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 Posted: Wed Apr 4th, 2018 11:31 pm
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This kit will become my 1:35 railbus. I am looking for a prototype at the moment.


This will keep me busy for quite a while.
I also picked up some DAP and casting plaster today, to get going on a building or two.
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Mack

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Hi Mack :wave:



Pimp  :pimp:  my ride BABY !



An interesting kit. :thumb:

I have one of those Rodens, in the 'stash' ! :bg:

Quite a BIG lil' fella. :shocked:



This might be of some interest.

This is Maine 2'er the 'Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes' railbus ... No.4 ... I believe.

A kinda similar length & size to the Opel omnibus ... More or less kinda ...






:moose:



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Hi again Mack :wave:



Don't forget that some passengers travel with ...





... one or two bags !  :shocked:  :Crazy: :P



You might need a luggage rack.  L:



;)



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Si, I had my choice of the early or late Opel. I liked the early one better.
The kit has a wimpy roof rack, and I have already planned a larger one, as well as a good ladder on the back.
I was also thinking of making the very back of the thing into a baggage compartment. As you say, it is large, with a ton of room in it.
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The frame of the Opel is 7 3/4" in real time, so by my calculations, that works out to about 20 1/2 feet long in 35n2. That is about what I wanted.

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Post Lady Pat dropped off my speed controllers today. They are larger than the original one I had, but they will work just fine for the travelling crane in the diorama.


Next, I need to get the radio and get on with laying out the crane base.
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" Si, I had my choice of the early or late Opel. I liked the early one better "



Hi Mack :wave:



I have the 'late' Opel.

Not that much difference, is there ? ???



I seem to recall the 'late' one has the sunken spare-wheel holder in the side of the body work ...

... & the 'early' one doesn't. L:



You know what I really liked about the one I bought best ? ...

... It was about HALF THE PRICE of all the other versions I saw. :) :bg: :P :cool:





You prompted me to get mine out last night & have another good look at it.

Not sure what 'the plan' is yet.

So maybe I can 'steal' some ideas from another builder ! ;)



It's always interesting on the Forum, when several people are tinkering with similar models.

I thought this sprue-photo could tempt anyone who might see it. ;)





I really like the way that Doug did the front-truck mounting on his Updah railtruck. :brill:

Hadn't seen that before, or maybe I have on a turntable or sumtink ?



The track pick-up wires go up the middle of a thin-hollow-tube, which is the truck-pivot.

NEAT !  :thumb:



:moose:



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Si, mine was not cheap, but I did get it locally so no shipping involved. The shop has several more Roden kits, but I have spent enough on this at the moment. This one will be radio controlled when it is done. The quality of the kit looks pretty good, although the roof rack bits are all broken so I will have to make my own anyway.

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Things are getting a tad messy on the build table so I have had to bring in a professional organizer to spruce things up a bit. I will leave him to it whilst I go to the local train show.


There are way too many irons in the fire at the moment and not nearly enough time to do them all.
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Not a lot going on ... the 3d printer has been doing all the work. 
One of the buildings I want to do is a model of the waterworks department of Hamilton, Ontario Pumphouse. It has two huge, once steam powered beam engines. It also has huge windows, 12 to 14 feet tall. I have been doing some prints and have a range of sizes.


The ones on the left and in the centre are 1:35 scale, and the ones on the right are 1:48 scale. I haven't decided on the scale for that building and I am waiting for more info from Hamilton.
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