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 Posted: Fri Mar 29th, 2019 03:25 pm
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David Laughery
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Michael, I think you are correct that it was an old Roundhouse tank car, and the trucks are Fox trucks.
Over the years I've found so many bargains at train shows I often can't remember what I have found.
I'll do some research to see what I can find.

Thanks for responding, Dave L.

I did find a photo on Google Images of a Roundhouse tank car, and you were correct.
Thanks again, Michael, for refreshing my memory.


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 Posted: Fri Mar 29th, 2019 04:44 pm
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Good eyes and memory...those are indeed MDC/Roundhouse parts.
MDC made the tank car and sold the frame as a "log car" also. The trucks are MDC also, nice old guys.
One suggestion, you might think about changing out the wheelsets with metal wheels,
since they roll better and don't promote gunk on the rails like plastic does...
unless you intend to use "alternative" power and then it don't matter.
I have a couple of the MDC Fox trucks and also some of the much older Central Valley metal Fox trucks with real springs.
However, the MDC trucks roll much better than the old dudes so there's a trade-off...
cool springs or better rolling.

End of my diatribe... Woodie




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 Posted: Fri Mar 29th, 2019 05:32 pm
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Diatribes always appreciated!!

I love going through my parts bin and seeing lots of old stuff.
How many of us remember Mantua hook couplers?

I have a few of the old Varney trucks with the little springs that flew off into space as I assembled them
(before I knew about the spit on the spring and the #11 exacto blade to insert it trick)

Lots of bits and pieces bring back fond memories of the "old days",
as a kid starting out in the hobby of model trains.

Regards, Dave L.


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 Posted: Fri Mar 29th, 2019 09:03 pm
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Hi Dave  :wave:



Nice one on all the  C :cool: :cool: L  train-show finds !

Who needs R.T.R Gn15 ... When a tube of Super Glue(TM) is only a Buck $1 away !  :thumb:



As for  "Good eyes and memory" ... to quote W.C.G.  :cb:



My eyes aint quite the 20-20 they used to be.  :shades:

I'd say about 19.318-18.926 these days.  ;)

& as for memory ... What I don't remember, don't hurt !  :sad:





But ...
... I was thinkin' DARN IT !  :old dude:

That's one of those 'old time' Roundhouse tank cars I'm after !!!!!  :P



Which IF you see one around this neck o' the woods ...

... it'll cost you a coffee  :java:  spluttering  :shocked:  THIRTY $ BEANS !  :f:



I'm a 'tough as nails' eBayer & NEVER give up !  :slow:

Except on Roundhouse old timey tanks !!  :us:



I'd love the tank & the trucks to ruin  :dt:  though.  ;)

Just right for an  M.M.M.M.M.& M.Co.  BASH !  :mex:



Keep up the BASHin' Dave !  :cool:



:moose:



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 Posted: Fri Mar 29th, 2019 09:58 pm
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Yep. Them's the ones!  I saw that photo on Google Images.
 
Regards, Dave L.


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 Posted: Fri Mar 29th, 2019 10:14 pm
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Here is another HO car destined for Gn15. 

Will be just an easy repaint. 

Again, maker unknown. 

Regards, Dave L.


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I used an old Mantua metal frame flat car originally for Gn15. 

Widend the frame slightly, and added new stake pockets, and gave it link n' pin couplers.

Then changed it to 1:35n2 with knuckle couplers. 

The metal frames give the cars some nice weight so that they track well.




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 Posted: Sun Mar 31st, 2019 06:42 pm
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I have many old HO cars adapted or a few still remaining to be converted to Gn15,
but I find that Bachmann On30 cars work great. 

Before Bachmann offered shorty On30 cars, I would shorten their gons. and flats,
by cutting out a section and gluing the body parts back together. 

Here are some examples. 

Thanks for looking. 

Regards, Dave L.


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 Posted: Sun Apr 7th, 2019 07:41 pm
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Since I like to control trains as they travel around the layout,
I now use small slide switches to put power into sidings or sections. 

I embed them into the surface of the layout. 

They are so small I cover them with scenic items like barrels, bags, and other "debris". 
To use the switch, I just lift the barrel, etc., and flip the switch. 

Hoping to get back on my feet soon to work on the layout again. 

Regards, Dave L.


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 Posted: Mon Apr 8th, 2019 01:32 am
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Hey Dave, here's hopping you get healed up real soon and back to that layout of yours.
LG

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