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 Posted: Sat Jan 26th, 2019 12:17 am
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" Si, Thanks for the kind comments.

If I could Hi-5 you through the computer monitor I would "



Hi T.G.B.  :wave:



Cheers !  :thumb:



I think that the 'up-scaling' of HO victims to 1:55n3 scale, is generally going to work out OK.  L:

A bit like 'up-scaling' HO to On2 1/2  L:

Or 'up-scaling' On2 1/2 to 1:35n2  L:



I don't think 'Gigi The Goalie' quite had his eye on the ball, when it comes to 'up-scaling' HO to 1:35n2 though

Much more tricky, due to the much more MASSIVE leap in scales.  :shocked:



I think in many ways, you probably have MORE of an 'easy' choice of HO scale BASH victims in 1:55n3 ...

... than even the On2 1/2er has, simply due to the significantly smaller scale.

The difference between a few numbers of 1:55 and 1:48 doesn't 'theoretically' seem like much ...

... But IT IS !  ... and the difference between 1:87 and 1:35 scales is HUGE !  :hyp:



It's all very well people saying, oh yeah do whatever you want, there are no rules ...

... but not so good if one goes down that path & invests a lot of time in something that just looks WRONG.

I should know ... I'VE DONE IT !  :f:



The locos on your 'watch list' sound like interesting choices to me ...  :P

... & may well principally just need 're-cabbing', which you've already done with your switcher. 



VIVA LE BASH !  :mex:



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 Posted: Sat Jan 26th, 2019 08:34 pm
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Si

I was reading back, because you were the one who pointed me to the essentials in this whole scale thing.
Does it look right, or wrong?
So far the HO scale wheels look right. 


I had posted this previously:

"I did a reduce the wheel size to get dimension calc.
by dividing a standard 33" and 20" wheel by both scales.

33 / 87 = 0.37931034482759

20 / 55 = 0.36363636363636

So in HO scale the 33 inch wheel ends up being around 1/100th of an inch different in size.
I'm sure there will be those who look at my models and will have a complete OCD crisis.
Not to worry, Emotional Trauma Teams are on hand."


The whole point of that is that you made me notice wheel sizes.
So the 33 and the 20 are inches being divided by the two scales.

Again because you mentioned wheel size.
Thus a 33 inch wheel reduced to HO scale is the dimension shown,
but if you take 20 inches and divide by 1:55 scale you get the next dimension.

So If I use a standard 33" wheel it comes out to this size in HO  0.37931034482759
If I use a 20 inch wheel it comes out to this size in 1:55  0.36363636363636

Now you see that the wheels are close enough in size that I do not care.
I am not seeing a huge difference in size that will preclude me being able to have fun.

But if I were to do something like 1:35th scale I would need a much bigger wheel to model a 20" wheel.
My HO scale Crap Builds would not work for many narrow gauge models in 1:35.

I assume everyone doing 1:35 is using On30 wheels as they will come out just about right for that scale.
Yet, buying On30 to chop up is expensive.
I am a cheap ass model railroader.

What you said about the difference between 1:48 and 1:55 being a huge difference.
IT IS!
I measured some figures at the local store and they were about a 6'6" tall with my 1:55 ruler.
I do think a few cuts and I can modify some to be more like 5'8" tall.
I am not going to bother with figures yet, they're so expensive!
A set can cost 10-12 dollars!




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 Posted: Mon Jan 28th, 2019 01:03 am
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Hi T.G.B.  :wave:


I would make it a TOP PRIORITY ! of yours, to get a few 'decent' figures.  :old dude: :old dude: :old dude: :old dude: :old dude:



Without those on your bench as an absolute reference ...

... you are trying to build stuff without THE BEST tool/scale-rule in the book !  :us:

An automobile or horse & cart etc. etc. would not go amiss either.  :thumb:



I don't think it's making life the slightest bit easy, trying to re-cab locos or anything else, without figures.

I'd retire 'Gigi The Goalie' promptly, he could be a bit deceptive at 6' 6" anyway !

( cue someone coming in now & saying 'people come in all sorts of shapes & sizes' )  :y:



You basically need a 2-Yard Stick with arms & legs !!  :P



When I was a schoolboy, I saved up my 'milk money' & cut down on the smokes, till I had the $10 Bucks !!

There is such a thing as 'low budget modelling' ...

... but ZERO BUDGET modelling ?  :Crazy:



:mex:



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Si,
it's nearly zero budget for me so far. :glad::glad::glad:

I spent about 1.99 buying some new strip wood for the new build.
And there will be so much left over I have enough wood for a near endless supply of fun-ness.

Yeah, figures. In due time, I am thinking I will learn to carve my own.
Most figures are so damn ugly and poorly sculpted anyway, I actually think I can do better!

I have a friend who is a professional caster. I might be able to get him to cast mine for me too.

http://www.pfc-cinc.com/front_page.html


Now onto the build. Setting out some wood.





Just cutting things and compensating for the size of the strip wood compared to the drawing dimensions.
Some pieces are slightly larger, but I am too lazy to mill everything now.

Oh yeah, you mentioned zero budget.
Well, there is a local shop that has a bunch of old Tyco HO cars for a dollar each.
I can cut those suckers up to extract the bolsters and trucks and I am set for just about any build out there. :mex:

hee hee hee




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I only accept CASH myself


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Speaking of narrow gauge:

http://karakullake.blogspot.com/2017/10/1955-narrow-gauge-electric-police-train.html

I was poking around the web looking for a future car to build, that came up.


An interesting passenger car that although Austraiian, would not look out of place in my little collection:

https://68.media.tumblr.com/86faeec5ca2ab49602d930d0122cb08d/tumblr_ojpwjjz7Yk1tx25rao1_1280.jpg


But also the Slim Princess came up, when I found this tank car:

http://www.owensvalleyhistory.com/carson_n_colorado/sp_narrow_g112_t.jpg


So then of course I google Colorado and Carson:

http://www.owensvalleyhistory.com/carson_n_colorado/page50.html

With photos of an old flat roof combine, S.P. No 401. I thought it would be pretty cool as a model, but it turns out it's actually a rebuild.

You can find an old old photo of car 401 on this site, and all the ownership changes.

http://www.girr.org/girr/relics/spng/spng.html

Scroll down and this page is full of odd things, a sprung frog and a gas mechanical critter.


So now, I am thinking an old car like 401 is an ideal model for a shorter type passenger car from the 1880's era.

Need to find a plan for it though!


Meanwhile, this is kind of an interesting source for loco ideas.

Porter made some cool things that could easily be mocked up with the mechs. one can find used.

http://www.catskillarchive.com/rrextra/porter07.Html




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Traingeekboy wrote: Meanwhile, this is kind of an interesting source for loco ideas.
Porter made some cool things that could easily be mocked up with the mechs. one can find used.

http://www.catskillarchive.com/rrextra/porter07.Html


You have found some interesting things!

Oh, I really like that 0-6-0 number 14.




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 Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2019 01:11 am
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Kitbash0n30 wrote: Traingeekboy wrote: Meanwhile, this is kind of an interesting source for loco ideas.
Porter made some cool things that could easily be mocked up with the mechs. one can find used.

http://www.catskillarchive.com/rrextra/porter07.Html


You have found some interesting things!

Oh, I really like that 0-6-0 number 14.


Yeah, I was looking at all of those and going... hmmm... I could use an old AHM, a Bachmann, or a Tyco...




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 Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2019 07:11 pm
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You might also look up Glover Locomotive Works, they made some great little critters that would get yer blood stirrin'...

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Photos and plans for SP 401 can be found in the book
"Slim Gauge Cars" by RMC, both with and without the monitor roof.



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