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 Posted: Sat Feb 18th, 2017 09:57 am
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Michael M

Joined: Thu Jan 26th, 2017
Location: San Bernardino, California USA
Posts: 1913
This not an original idea by me...I know I've seen it done before.

I took a small plastic container/storage box that I found at WalMart for 99 cents and turned it into an ore car.
The box measures about 2.75 inches long by 2.25 inches long, and the the bottom part is about 1.75 inches.
I tossed the top and the two side clips the hold the top on.
Made a frame out of styrene, and painted it with sort of a mineral red from a rattle can.
Trucks and couplers and I'm in business.

I made it with the intention of using it for On30, but it seems to be on the large size.

It might go better in a larger scale like 1:35n2

Those are O scale figures.

I've been toying with the idea of trying 1:35n2...the car might look better for that scale.

Nye, Inyo & Esmeralda Railroad
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