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 Posted: Sat Nov 10th, 2012 05:20 pm
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GF , Woodrow , fellers...

I am reading threads..I want to comment upon spaghetti bowls..less is more..

The real artsy dudes...advocate ....a coupla tracks..wending..{ hey..thatsa word..}.

.All of the modelling without the total time / energy / enthusiam sap of building a switching yard..

Really a bit of foam..some more foam for buildings...a bit of tracks..waaaa laaa....a module worthy of shewing..portable..set it on a  desktop..{ analog..}..there you have it..




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 Posted: Sat Nov 10th, 2012 05:30 pm
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A. J . fellers...

Now ..thinking outside the box..it is important..to be able to have space to build a bit or railroad..

I propose...1:35th..n 2"...yessir..A bachman dizzle..OR..the Porter..which is no out of print.....?..that a question fellers..?....:sad:

These are the motive power thing solved..all of the fun..W/O the milling of frames..quartering of drivers..rods..grease cups..in yer cups..over the cups..etc..etc..:Crazy:

I have built several of Grandt Porters. which  ran well ...this  is the acid test..NOT ALL ran..it is a major effort ..but it can be done..

That said..I wouldn't do it again..un less I just wanted a mantle piece model..


And this is why i am talking up 1:35th n 2' now so much..even with track powa...{ Woodie...shhhhhhh }...it can be done..up and running..in no time atall..the fun..without the ditch digging aspect..of building each iota..and quarks..like duck sounds like  a duck..etc etc..





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 Posted: Sat Nov 10th, 2012 06:50 pm
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There's a reason why I chose On20. One, because I will have an On30 layout of which I would like to have a tramway. Second, I'm a glutton for punishment when it comes to building models. ^^;



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 Posted: Mon Feb 11th, 2013 12:29 am
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Hey all, sorry for dropping off the grid again. Unfortunately I've had a string of bad luck the past few months. I had to go to the hospital for a while. So that put a damper on my modeling for a while. Then while working on the my On20 Porter bash I completely deformed the side frames in an attempt to straiten/flatten them. Fortunately I was able to acquire some replacement parts and I should receive them shortly within the next week.

I know it's been a while, but thank you for watching this thread.



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 Posted: Mon Feb 11th, 2013 08:53 pm
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Sorry to hear about going to the hospital, and that the frame deformed. Hope that things get better, can't wait to see some photos of the model.



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Right now my main focus is to get at least a rolling chassis going. I'm still hunting for detail parts and such for the bash.

Although I do have my eyes set on an HOn3 MDC shay kit. If I can get it I'll convert it to an On20 shay.



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PROGRESS!!!! :glad:

Well sort of. :moose: The other day my new wheel sets and new frame parts for my Porter bash FINALLY came in!! HUZZAH!!! I haven't gotten to fiddle with it quite yet, but at the same time I'm hesitant to do anything because I have yet to acquire suitable motor and gear box for the locomotive.

However I was able to work on the first peice of rolling stock for the Ocalla Tramway!! A little Bobber Caboose made from an old LGB Gnomy toy. I'll post some pics when I get the chance! :2t:



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 Posted: Thu Feb 21st, 2013 12:34 am
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hmm, LGB Gnomy toy, I didn't even know about it until know, lol.



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Well, as promised, here are some photos of the Caboose Bash.



Here are some shots of each end of the caboose. The doors were scavenged from a Bachmann On30 Passenger Car. The steps, platforms, railings/endsills are from a B'mann On30 caboose.


This photo shows all the primary components of the frame and chassis. The wheels/chassis are, obviosly, a B'mann passenger car truck. The pin on the truck was cut off using flush cutters. Then I drilled a hole through the frame and passenger truck. The end platforms, steps, ect... were cut off from a B'mann caboose frame and attatched to the original Gnomy toy frame using plastic welder.



I'm also planning on adding a detailed interior and here is a photo of my "Wood" floor. I made the floor using a piece of cardstock, scribed with an Xacto knife. Then I stained the cardstock with a woodstain marker and then given a few applications of a lite blackwash. This was an experiment I tried due to the inability of finding a propper scale floor. I think the end results are fairly impressive.


Here are the rest of the interior components for the caboose. All of which were scavenged from the Bachmann On30 one. The two cabinets on the left are to be wall mounted. The stove was also from the bachmann model, but it is nowhere near as detailed or realistic as I would like. So it will be replaced by a Grandt Line D&RGW Caboose Stove kit.


Here is a rough "dry" fit of the interior components. The larger wall mount cabinet is to be mounted between the windows on the same side of the caboose as the stove is located. The other, smaller cabinet will be mounted in the corner directly next to the stove. I also plan on fabricating a sink/washbasin to place near or under the window there. Other details will be a fold away desk and a chair for the conductor or train cewmen to sit in while on the run.

As for painting I intend on coloring the caboose red. The roof will be a tarpaper roof painted black, though I'm not sure what to do for the interior color(s). I'm open to sugestions.

Also, I must note that at present the caboose is technically On30. However I plan on narrowing the gauge to On20 for my Ocalla Tramway.

So, YES!!! There is actual progress afoot!! :moose:



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 Posted: Fri Feb 22nd, 2013 12:07 am
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Very cool! I like the cardstock floor, I think I will keep that modeling technique in mind for whenever I may need it. :thumb:

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