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 Posted: Tue Mar 6th, 2018 05:42 pm
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Hey Mack, glad that you are posting.
Concrete... In the past I have made forms and a very wet plaster and poured it, just like the real thing.  Then you can sand and scribe expansion joints etc.  It takes stain really well.
I have had joint compound shrink and leave cracks, which isn't too bad, just fill and sand, I've never had plaster do that though.  Nothing like masonry products to reproduce masonry products!  
Looking forward to seeing progress.  :rah:



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Morning Si ... You have led me down another rabbit hole then. I'm hoping there's a couple of pints of York Breweries's Centurian Ale at the bottom ... or perhaps a jar or two of Old Peculiar!
As it happens, I have played with most things r/c for over 30 years and I have a box or two of spare parts, including these wee beauties ...


They are from the winch for an r/c crawler truck. The complete set up on the right has the warranted lifting capacity of 3 1/2 lbs, so plenty for what I want. I have 4 altogether, with a couple of spare gearboxes as well.
A question for you ... I have looked at at lot of your stuff on the Noose line ... are you basically doing 1/35 size stuff on ho rail? I am finding that 1/48 around here is like finding chicken lips. However, there is no end of 1/35 stuff, and if I was to change, now would be the time.
Besides, I am totally enthralled with the r/c stuff, so any layout I do now will have very little to do with trains, and more to do with animated dioramas.
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Thanks Steven B.  I will see if I can find some plaster at the local Home Depot.
Mack

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I am experimenting with some 3d printed stuff. This is a tank that I printed in three parts and then glued together with gel ca. I have put a couple of coats of filler and done some sanding. It isn't where I want it yet, but with a bit more work and the addition of a couple more parts, and I think it will work for something found in a gypo logging camp from the 40's.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 6th, 2018 08:58 pm
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" A question for you ...
I have looked at at lot of your stuff on the Moose line ...
are you basically doing 1/35 size stuff on ho rail ?

I am finding that 1/48 around here is like finding chicken lips.
However, there is no end of 1/35 stuff, and if I was to change, now would be the time.

Besides, I am totally enthralled with the r/c stuff,
so any layout I do now will have very little to do with trains,
and more to do with animated dioramas."



Hi Tom :wave:



You may well have answered your own question ! :)

Yes, I am modeling 1:35n2, 2' narrow-gauge on 16.5mm track.



Compared to any other scale ...

... the amount of kits, figures, vehicles, detail-parts etc. etc. IMO is totally MASSIVE !

The cost is also modest, compared to most other scales also.



The disadvantage however, is there are NO R.T.R. TRAINS AVAILABLE. :f:

The size of buildings, compared to 1:48 is much bigger.

But for the more scratchbuilding & diorama inclined modeler, this is not the end of the world !



There are 1 or 2 nice loco kits available, plus of course there's BASHing your own.

If you don't wanna make your own track, PECO O-16.5 looks very good for 1:35n2



A 6' human figure works out to be exactly 2" tall.

1:32 car models are 'close' in scale-size, but somewhat bigger next to a 1:35 equivalent.

On30 or HO wheels, trucks & mechanisms can be used & modified to good effect.

There are many suitable & cheap plastic model kits available in 1:35 scale.



If you have any specific questions on 1:35n2, please ask Tom.

Of course I like it, I'm doing it !

I have previously worked in a number of other scales & decided this is where my future is.

Perhaps it could be good for you ?



:moose:



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Si, don't forget that I know a little about 35n2 myself. And all that r/c stuff...just sayin'...

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Mack,

I got into 35n2 about a years and having a great time with it!  RC for locos of course.

I kinda followed in Woodie's footsteps and built my layout outdoors like he did. 



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Micheal, I have been doing a lot of thinking about it all, and since there is an abundance of 1/35 around here, I am leaning in that direction.

If I figured it out right, that scale is around 3/8" = 1 foot? That will give larger buildings, but I likely will only do one or two of them,  animated with r/c.

Did/do you make your own engines and cars?

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Mack,

I use HO and On30 trucks and parts, and modify HO and On30 engines to 1/35 scale.  Many detail parts are actually O scale, but work just fine for 35n2.

I modified a HO scale four-wheel Plymouth, which really measures out closer to O scale, for 35n2.  Kept the hood, built an open-air cab, installed RC in a trailing water car.

Right now I have a Tyco 0-4-0 Shifter undergoing surgery.  I built a new tender shell to replace the original tender and it's large enough to fit RC stuff into.

Peco On30 track works good for 35n2.  I've used regular HO track in some areas and just bury everything under dirt and sand.  'Course you can handlay also.

At train shows I always look at used equipment that can be adapted for my uses, and that is also cheap.  Triang and Hornby cars are fun to work with...Si does a lot of modification with those.

I think that 35n2 is cheaper than other scales since just about everything is scratchbuilt.



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Thanks Micheal, that was good information.
After a visit to a friend this afternoon, he gave me these trucks that he had no use for...  would they be good to build a wee wagon or mining caboose or the like on??


They look well detailed.
Mack

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