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 Posted: Mon Jan 7th, 2019 01:18 am
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Quickie post...





Did the door detail. I am learning a lot.

The windows should come out really nice. These are a bit uneven and the middle sash is different on each end.

No ruler, just eyeballs.




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I am getting ahead of myself with the CRap building.
Since I don't buy anything rtr, the new bad habit is downloading train car plans for future stock.

I found this interesting baggage car diagram.
Sadly this plan shows no sizes for things.
Luckily the same artist drew several other cars and I was able to get a wheel axle center of 4.5' as a reference.
With that info I scaled the drawing onto my scale rule PDF and I have a plan ready to go for when I get done with my caboose.





Sure is fun building what looks cool, rather than what must be made to fit a prototype.




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 Posted: Wed Jan 9th, 2019 09:05 pm
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Slowly getting more of this model done.

I could have gone whole hog and made the window sashes in two piece as they should be, but I am cheating.












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 Posted: Thu Jan 10th, 2019 11:11 pm
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Ok here goes.





I am using Tyco chassis pieces and trucks and couplers. 
Never look underneath my models as you'll see all kinds of weird crap under there.





Doing Crap building is like doing a puzzle.
Everything needs to fit and sometimes to save hassle I don't exactly follow the plans.

One thing I did was to eye how many boards across the end piece would be.
It turned out that my scribbed wood was a perfect fit.

I also did the same board count on my side pieces and just winged the length, which is within inches of the real thing.





This brand of scribbed wood is brilliant because it is as thick as an individual board and saved me a lot of trouble matching things up on the corners.





As you can see the chassis is hidden underneath some wood planks which also raises the model a tiny bit.
I have not measured to see how it would compare to the real thing.





This odd picture is of my roof piece getting steamed over my stove top tea pot.





And here you see it after the steam bending.
It took about 30 seconds and was ten times easier than expected.




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I got it done. Or as far as I can get until I locate my pin vice and can add railings.
I also think I am at the limits of my modeling ability, yet it works for me. 

I posed the caboose with the other 3 pieces of stock I have now.

My Workbench is the dining tale, so these photos were taken on some white pieces of paper to help bounce light a bit.
I kept the Tyco caboose steps and I will be putting some pieces of wood tread on them. not prototype, but I like steps. 

























I posed the caboose with the rest of the fleet just to give an idea of how it fits in.
Everything in my fleet needs the last finishing touches, but it can run.
I may have to get out an oval and do some test runs.
I am out of trucks and wheels until the Tyco car I bought on ebay arrives.




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 Posted: Thu Jan 24th, 2019 03:51 am
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I can't seem to stop.

Using computer print outs is a lot like a puzzle.
It's worse if you are making models that you can't find reference photos for either.
And since I am using wood that is not scaled, but rather just some standard measurement,
it gets even worse trying to figure out what I need to do.





I'm pondering exactly how high the trim should be on the train car in relation to the end corner beams.
But damn if I'm not having the time of my life making these semi fantasy models from a couple bucks of wood.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 24th, 2019 10:56 pm
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" But damn if I'm not having the time of my life making these semi fantasy models from a couple bucks of wood "



Hi T.G.B.  :wave:



Give me a 600-part $$$$$$ 'MiniArt' kit ...

... OR a pile of a couple o' Bucks $ $ o' wood ...

... & I'd take the whittling-wood any day of the week !  :pimp:



Somehow it seems closer to working in a 1:1 car shop ...  L:

... if that makes sense ?
I love the whole 'Blueprints & Setsquares' thaaang baby !  :old dude:



Your 'fleet' is lookin' pretty nice T.G.B.  :thumb:



Has the latest eBay 'victim' arrived yet ?  ;)

I love looking out for a nice 'new' bit of BASH fodder !!  :P



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Si,

Thanks for the kind comments.
If I could Hi-5 you through the computer monitor I would.


Got my eye on a lot of things on that auction site.
I really want a 4-4-0.


The Florida line The Celestial Railway has a nice little 3 footer.
Notice how high it is on the guys chest.

http://www.taplines.net/jalw/jlw_2.jpg


I have never owned either a Mantua, or Pocher 4-4-0, so they may run like crap, but that is what I am searching for.
Yet it seems, even a trashed one is worth lots of money at auction.

...and then there is the Roundhouse HO scale 2 truck Shay,
which could easily be made into a larger scale version as a smaller loco.

All is pricey to me. I am known for waiting up to 5 years for a deal. :P


But really, the rolling stock is just too much fun.
With no layout, I can make whatever I want.

I am thinking of a Maine two footer caboose as the model after this.
But then again, there is a need for some flat cars, and a box car, and and and, ha ha.


The blue prints really make it easy. And it's so easy to scale them to my scale.
This current car build is pretty obscure though. I can't seem to find photos of it online for details.
So I will have to really just wing it.




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Excellent use of simple materials TGB. Nicely done.



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Howdy, the old Pocher (AHM/Rivarossi, etc.) HO 4-4-0's were neat lokies. They had the hunky old 3 pole motor in the tender with the driveshaft to the loco's drivers but then that's the way things were. I had several of them and a couple I installed Sagami "can motors" (again, old tech) and they ran very nicely. If I found one today, I would get in touch with Micro Loco Motion and buy a nice gearhead motor to swap. But there again, if you will be running r/c then the old 3 pole job will be tamed down somewhat. Electrical wheel/track pickups were the REAL problems with these locos anyway-the loco picked up with 2 drivers and the tender had 4 tiny wheels (2 axles) and that ain't for crap anyway...track power ain't for crap (MY OPINION).
I am not familiar with the Mantua loco so I won't comment except that it would probably be OK also.
The MDC/Roundhouse Shays were really neat and I built several of the HOn3's for my On20 line. Matter of fact, I have one that is now about 25 years old still running on my old Gila Tram On20 layout. Years ago, NWSL offered a gear replacement kit (nothing really wrong with stock but the kit had better quality gears) and once you got the fiddly driveline (sidewinder) gears figgered out, the lokies were great runners. One of these in HO would make a nice 55n3 engine. That would be my choice, but then I love Shays.

These are my experiences with the locos you mentioned. I hope you find one at a good price...I am sure they are out there.
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