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 Posted: Wed Sep 24th, 2008 08:36 pm
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Youn came up with a good idea Woodrow- look at how much neat stuff has showed up all ready!

Wondered for a while about Paladin's avatar, now it all becomes clear. Riding in that thing as a kid, he probably thought that he had been swallowed by a tiger. Trauma like that as a kid would affect anyone. Would make me want to share a brew with a 'roo- - or maybe a gator-------


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 Posted: Wed Sep 24th, 2008 10:30 pm
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Thanks folks,
I agree there are some exellent standard gauge railcars/busses/trucks out there too!

Here's an N scale, standard gauge rail bus I'm building for my (fictional) Black Hills Lumber Co.:

It looks pretty trolly like to me...

-Cody

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Railbus circa 1930.

This is NOT narrow gauge.  It was used in the state of Victoria in Australia where the gauge was/is 5 feet 3 inches.

Texans tell us that bigger is better



The front and hood were painted with black and silver diagonal stripes



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Awesome new forum :D

Steaminthewoods has a section on Fordson tractors used in logging and converted to rail tractors, these things are cool :)

piccy!

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 Posted: Thu Sep 25th, 2008 07:04 pm
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Here are a couple of photos of railcars I have known. The truck was named Little Bill and he went off the turntable before the crew (I) could catch him and became a kit with lots of broken parts.



Little Bill's drive was used to build the current Model T railcar which is still unnamed but very much appreciated. And the new car is watched very carefully when he's on the turntable.



I plan to build more in the future, I can't get enough of railcars. The above cars are 1:32 scale narrow gauge.

                Woodie



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Here are a couple of more photos from Railroads of Nevada. The first is the Eureka & Palisade railcar, a 3 foot gauge piece of work.



Here is something. It's not really a critter, but Mudge will like it. A standard gauge McKeen car from the Silver Peak RR. This one is a short 40 or so footer and has cooling coils on the roof because it uses distillate to run and it needed to be kept cool in the desert heat.



More will usually follow... Woodie



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Now, here is something quite cool. My friend Jim Cooke built this Brill railbus in HO using a Jordan (Highway miniatures) plastic kit which is unobtainable now. The car is dc and is powered with a NWSL "flea" drive. Jim installed a complete interior with a bunch of Preiser figures. She runs great and when Jim takes it to the "club", everybody crowds around to watch her run. Sorry the pix isn't in color, but that just adds to the atmosphere. Bill (Mudge) took the photo some years back.



Sorry, the little photo got posted also. But that's life.   Woodie



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All fixed Woodie.



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OK then, shall we continue? Here are some more "vechicles" that may or may not be online elsewhere. However, here they are just for you'all.



The above is a Missouri, Kansas, & Texas inspection car which was powered by a vertical boiler and probably a single cylinder. Mudge told me he made an HO model of this back in the 50's.



Here is the Tijuana Taxi which probably provided a nice, airy ride across the border.



The Unitah Railway had this cool superintendent's car obviously made from a Model T with a neat chain drive to the rear wheels.



And another one from the Uintah Railway, both these cars were 3 foot gauge and great examples of what a dedicated shop crew could do with a little imagination. Maybe somebody will build models of these railcars, I know that I would love to .

                     Boudreaux



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Modern day China:



Didnt one of our German members modeling Romanian logging have something similar? :)

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