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Is anyone doing Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge in On30??RegardsGreg Hiley

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Howdy Greg, while I'm not building SPNG, I still love it and probably even more the old Carson & Colorado which was sold to SP later. I know that in On3/30, there have been brass models of X-1 diesel, many On3 brass SP locos, whaleback tender kits for On30 4-6-0's, freight & passenger cars that would work, and some O scale SP/C&C structures available over the years. To quote an author of one book, "all it takes to model the SPNG is some flex track and a bucket of sand!"...well, I don't know about that but the C&C interested me since I was a young un'.
I would imagine that the SPNG is "under modeled" so you may be able to take some liberties with the line. Imagine that X-1 was the beginning and by now, the railroad might have Alcos, etc. and modern rolling stock like the White Pass. That would be pretty cool.

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The SPNG/ex-C&C was built away from towns going through Owens Valley so doing scenery would be fairly easy (bucket of sand) with the Inyo Mountains as a backdrop.

I would think that there are at least a few people modeling the SPNG.

How about the Bodie & Benton?  That was a simple operation.

Or, the Death Valley Railroad?

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I have been scratchbuilding spng freight cars for a couple of years now, last count 26 plus combine 0401 completed another. 6 cars in various stagesof completion.
I have scratch built some of the structures for laws and am presentlt working on the depot.
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Hi Gregory :wave:



'elminero67' ( Duane ) is modeling S.P.N.G.


He has been making a very nice model of Keeler.


S.P.N.G. Keeler modules 1:48





Sadly his photos were all affected by the 'PhotoBucket ripoff'.


You may still be able to see them though, see advice in the 'Photo Posting' Forum.


Fix to defeat 'PhotoRobbers' blackout


Hopefully he will Post some more photos as well, as his modules progress.


Hope that helps.



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Yes, I knew that Duane was doing the SPNG in On30...but my being ancient, I fergot! Sorry about that Duane and Greg.
Here's something you may (or may not) be on the lookout for. In the very old TV show "Annie Oakley", one of the shows was about train robbers and guess what? They filmed it on the SPNG using loco #9 (I believe) and a couple of cars and combine #0401!!! Yep, the robbers hijacked the train and Annie & sheriff rode their horses along side. The sheriff got on the train and fought one of the robbers while Annie shot at the robber-engineer and he fell off! Then Annie had to ride faster and she climbed in the cab and stopped the train! I know there are old films of the railroad but I have never seen them...just still photos. I enjoyed the old show and occasionally watch the old TV channel when Annie is on in hopes of seeing that story again! Whatta hoot!!!

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Grounded car body shed at Keeler.






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Train pulls into Keeler.





Keeler, November 1934.





Keeler today.






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'Bad Day At Black Rock' - Spencer Tracy, Owens Valley, 1955.





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I remember an article on a great-looking conversion of a Bachmann ten-wheeler to a SP NG loco, I think it was in the NG/Short Line gazette?

I'm a big SP fan, so I have more than a passing interest in their NG stuff.

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Old thread, but thought I'd add what I can:
from what I can tell, there aren't many people modelling SP narrow gauge stuff. As Si mentioned, I have been modelling it for the last few years but haven't been posting online for some time. Between losing all the photographs to the Photobucket scam and being busy with other projects that tend to take over the garage, I haven't been too active in modelling but am hoping to get back into it at some point.
Would love to see others modelling and posting SP narrow gauge stuff though!
Duane

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And another pic attached. That's about all I have that are post-able: 

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Very nicely done!:2t:

Really like that pickup truck in the 2nd photo.

How do you model those tumbleweeds?


For whatever reason the SPNG just doesn't seem to get that much attention, although the modeling possibilities are quite large.

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The tumblweeds are made of synthetic pillow filler material lightly sprayed with flat spray paint then gently rolled in the palm of your hand like a prized booger...sorry for the graphic description, but that's the best way I can describe it. The ones in the pic with the old Model A truck are earlier versions, later ones I used less color and they looked better.  

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Thanks for the information.

We're all here to learn and share.

A quick trip to WalMart should produce the needed materials for those tumbleweeds.


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I can't remember what magazine it was, but someone did a really nice conversion of a Bachmann On30 4-6-0 into a SP NG one. Wish I could recall which magazine that was, likely it was the NG and Shortline gazette...


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