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 Posted: Sat Dec 8th, 2018 02:02 am
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More of the same.

It could really use some scribing for individual planks, I did do some as a test.

It could also use some nails holes.

I will let it sit while I begin on the tank car which is seen in the background.












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Can't wait to see that tank car on track!

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Surprisingly the Tank Car was the easiest to retrofit.





Here it is with the details cut off, so the wood will lay flat.





The basic underframe is on now.





And we have a tank car!





My sloppy nail holes.





A train!

The Loco needs more paint, and the two cars need a little bit of both love and abuse.

Love in the form of perhaps more detail work with a hobbyknife, and abuse in the form of weathering.




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Looks great to me.

Are you going to give it also a pair of ladders?

Two strips of wood with steps made of wire or, eventually, 1/4" staples would do it.


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I might do ladders. But for now it works for me.

I really want one of these.





http://www.freerails.com/gallery/4568/4568_230432_530000000.jpg

It will be all scratch built though. Sort of a new concept for me.




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I am beginning with my next fully scratch built project.





Here I have put the blue lines at 6 feet apart.

Then I cut and pasted another layer into my scale rule and expanded it until it fit within the lines.





And here I have expanded a rendering that shows the side panel plank width.

I use a 50% opacity to line it up so I can measure it.

I will print both drawings out at scale so I can be sure of my measurements.




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I felt pretty good about my models, until this afternoon when I printed out the plan at full scale.
Although there is plenty of space under the car to use 3' gauge trucks, it is all wrong.
The wheels would have to be too large.

Then when I held the plan up next to my Loco I realized my loco roof is about 4 feet taller than the caboose.
I am in crisis now.
I may have to make everything to a different scale.
Perhaps at 35mm scale it would be more within the scope of the loco and other cars.

And it still needs a small layout to go with.
I keep re-using the name of Glimmering as one town name.
It's kind of like glittering and seems like a good mine town name of no fixed location.
Perhaps the Glimmering Tramway?

So, if I go 35mm, how do I measure things?
There must be a 35mm scale rule all of you 2' modelers use.







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It gets more complicated.

Here is world Famous Soccer Goalie: Gigi Buffon.

I have placed him on my blue print of the Gilpin/Gigi Caboose.





Ok that works, AS you can see I have actually put 2 Gigi Buffons on the drawing.
One Gigi has just made a miraculous save from the back deck of a Gilpin caboose.

And in the other he is actually flying out of the window of a Gilpin Caboose to make yet another miraculous save--He's just that Good!

But now look at how tiny Gigi is next to my Loco.
Gigi is about 6'3", and he just looks too small!





I don't see how I can do this without changing scales and making my loco smaller.
The loco is measuring out to 20' in 55n3.
Seems just wrong for a small gas loco.

Waddya think?




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Hi T.G.B.  :wave:



Yeah ... There haven't been too many 5' tall goalies, that I know about anyway.  :P

Pat Jennings was Arsenals ACE goalkeeper back in the day ...  :thumb:

... & at about 6'3" the same as Gigi, probably would have got splinters from heading the Gilpin caboose roof !  :shocked:



The clearance from the end platforms to under the roof sills is a dead on 6' as far as I recall.  L:

The caboose being exactly 14' long & 6' wide as well. 



I don't think Gigi has got much of a chance at a 1:35 scale NBA tryout either !  :f:


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" Perhaps at 35mm scale it would be more within the scope of the loco and other cars "



You shouldn't call 1:35 scale "35mm scale" ^^ as it's rather misleading ...  ???

... almost implying that it might be 35mm/ft, which it obviously isn't.



A 6' tall 1:35 scale figure, is within a couple of cigarette-papers of being exactly 2" high.

Or about 52mm tall, compared to 33.5mm for a 6' figure in 1:55 scale.



I have no idea where this idea about using 28mm war-gaming figures for 1:55n3 came from, cos they are WAY out !  ???



I couldn't even begin to make any models without a 6' scale figure & a 'true scale' Model-T Ford, or the like.
Far more useful & essential than the scale-rule which I have, but very rarely use.  :brill:



What do I think ?



Well ... I don't really 'get it', the idea of modelling in 1:55n3 ...

... all it gets you is a 'correct' 3' gauge on regular HO/On30 16.5mm track.



1:35 scale gets you a 'correct' 2' Gilpin gauge, on regular HO/On30 16.5mm track ...

... but you ALSO have the MASSIVE advantage of all the stuff made for one of the worlds most popular scales ...

... you just can't buy RTR trains in that scale !  :P



Well, you know what scale I do ...  :cool:

... so go figure what I think.  :)



:moose:



Si.



There are some great 1:35 figure sets out there, for a few $ Bucks a pop.  :)
 
If you want a recommendation for a couple of good ones to search for, just ask, there are LOADS.
'Matchbox Models Of Yesteryear' & another $$ couple o' Bucks, gets you a basic diecast Model-T Ford.  :old dude:



Then you can see where you're going scale wise, with a few items on the bench to judge things by.  L:




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