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 Posted: Fri Feb 22nd, 2013 01:12 am
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Nice bobber A.J.

Just the job, Bob !

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 Posted: Sun Oct 6th, 2013 08:06 pm
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Wow... once again I have let the cobwebs and dust build in this old thread. A simple apology isn't enough if you ask me.

I think must of us can understand that circumstances in life can keep us from doing things and unfortunately that's the case with the Ocalla Tramway. I'm not going to go into detail, but the past few months have not been all that great for me. However I have just moved to Florida a week ago and hopefully things will start looking up for me. And hopefully for the Ocalla Tramway as well! However I may not be able to build the 4x8 plan as proposed. I may downsize it to a 2x4' or 2x6 plan, until I have the resources to build a 4x8.

Though it will still be a while before I can work on some serious modeling. Most, if not all, my hobby tools and supplies are still in GA. Although I do hope I can get them down here soon. In the mean time I want to experiment with a few small micro or modular track plans with the above dimensions.

It isn't much, a little depressing, but that's what I have for now. Hopefully I can show some real progress of the Ocalla Tramway soon. Take care and thanks for staying tuned!



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 Posted: Wed Oct 9th, 2013 01:31 am
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A.J. Nicely done. I too like how you did the flooring. As for an interior colour ... my vote is for a cream or a light green.



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 Posted: Wed Oct 23rd, 2013 04:16 pm
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Is the Gnomyboose going to be 20 or 30 inch gauge? I'm going to be following that build closely. I'm really interested in doing some Gnomy bashes (once I can find some gnomys!)



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 Posted: Thu Oct 24th, 2013 01:04 am
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Marsh_Creek wrote:
Is the Gnomyboose going to be 20 or 30 inch gauge? I'm going to be following that build closely. I'm really interested in doing some Gnomy bashes (once I can find some gnomys!)

Gnomy cars and engines tend to pop up on ebay every so often, so keep an eye out there.

As for the interior color I've used "concrete" as an off white color to use. It doesn't look half bad and regrettably I don't have any photos to show of it right now.

As for the gauge... I'm debating on that actually. It fits remarkably well with On30 equipment and the cars is slightly wider than I would prefer for On20. I try to keep all my 20" gauge equipment no wider than a scale 6 feet. I think the Gnomy caboose is close to 6.5 to 7 feet, if I recall correctly.



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 Posted: Thu Oct 24th, 2013 02:30 pm
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It's a shame that Daniel Caso's FCLAV laser models is no longer in business...he offered several "On18" cars that worked nicely on On20. I have a couple of his passenger coaches and some box cars and a stock car.

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Here's one of Daniel's On20 (On18) box cars.  It has one end platform and has run many miles on the Gila Tram.

Woodie



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 Posted: Thu Oct 24th, 2013 08:29 pm
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The more I think about the more I'm set on keeping the Gnomy caboose On30. Now I do have two other of the Gnomy Cabeese so I may try to narrow one of them for On20.

As for other rolling stock I'm really drawn to Cache Creek Scale Models' line of 2 axle 10' car kits. The cars are 6 scale feet wide, which is perfect for On20.

They have a wonderful work/freight caboose kit:
http://loggingcars.com/bin/ON30C10-a.jpg

As well as a box car and "wood chip hopper", which would make a fantastic ore car!
http://loggingcars.com/bin/on30wch10_1.jpg
http://loggingcars.com/bin/on30bx10-b.jpg



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 Posted: Mon Oct 28th, 2013 01:59 am
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Well I've got another update for the Ocalla Tramway. I've finally acquired an MDC HOn3 shay kit! The unfortunate part is that I won't be able to start working on it until some time in December. It's being sent to my old address, fortunately a friend lives there and he plans on visiting me in December, so he's going to bring the kit down with him.

I had worked with one of the MDC Shay kits before, a 2-Truck shay specifically. I have some experience with the kits, but not much. That being said I'm always open for help, tips, and advice. Which I would very much like to have with this kit. I've bought some of the replacement gears and such, but does anyone have any advise aside of the NWSL gears?



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 Posted: Sun Nov 10th, 2013 04:28 pm
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Hey all! I have a little bit of news. It's not much, but worth mentioning.

This week I finally acquired a Wiseman Model Services Sn3 conversion kit for the MDC shay! Components of the kit will be used to aid in building an On20 shay with a wagon top boiler. Sadly I still need to get my hobby supplies and tools from my last residence. Still working on moving my worldly possession. So I can't quite start working on the locomotive yet. But stay tuned and I'll post pictures of the Wiseman kit when I can.



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