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 Posted: Thu Sep 25th, 2008 08:23 am
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Hi all.

I spoke of adding a sub forum exclusively for Rail cars, Rail Trucks and Critters.

Bob ( Trebor) generously volunteered to moderate it, so VIOLA! Here it is. :glad:

Thanks Treb!!:bow:



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Well done!!! There we go...

This is a model I made from scratch in H0n30. I started with a Roskpof van and made the box entirely in Evergreen styrene. Using a Proto 100 Alco in N scale mechanism. It was think for my CompaƱia Ferroviaria Siete Lagos. Recently I sold this car to a friend... because I like the big scale, so, I am thinking to do a big model in 0n30.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 26th, 2008 10:46 pm
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Nice work Lucas. It would be great in On30.



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Beautiful job Lucas!!:glad:

I agree with Trebor, that would look great in On30.

I have a few of the Galloping Geese with the bus body's and I have an old Cadillac
car that I have been planning on doing this with for a long time now.

I hope you follow through and build your large scale version and share with us as you go! :thumb:

Good Luck!



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Lucas-great model! It is really fine when we consider that it is HOn30...truly nice. Many years ago, I built in HOn30. It was a great size and lots of N scale stuff could be used..but now, my poor old eyes need a larger scale to enjoy building things. Goodness, I may get so bad that I will join DW in his 7/8 scale adventure! If I had the cash, I would out-do DW and build a real 2 foot line on my estate. Ahhh, to dream.

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Lucas I think that your railbus is stunning!

Woodmeister-

With 7/8 you could build a cattle car large enough for Peach Head to ride, and join in the fun!
Troublemaker in training:old dude:

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Herb,

 

Do you have any pictures of your avatar that you could post here?



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I'm sure that I do Bob- let me work on it.


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This car was built in the shops of the East Broad Top Railroad (3'gage) in 1924 from pieces salvaged from an old Maxwell automobile. It was called the "Maxwell car" at that time. It was used at various times in its life for track inspection, telephone line maintainance, payroll delivery, and as an ambulance.

While this is not the best of pictures, it is the oldest know photo of the car in its as built condition





Evidently, the Maxwell engine was not up to the job, so in 1928 the shops replaced the engine and transmission with one from a 1924 Nash auto. We don't know if the Maxwell rear was retained at that time, or not. Because the railroad had assembled the Brill gas electric by this time, the Maxwell became M3 and the Brill M1. M2 was a short lived abortion made from an old street car body, the less said about this the better, as it was a total failure.
The M3 ran when the railroad shut down in '56, but was finally  rendered non operable by people fooling with it that didn't know, or care, what they were doing.

Unfortunately, I don't have access to a picture of the car prior to the restoration.

A couple years ago, a plan to restore the car, at no expense to the railroad was made by volunteers. While many people lent a hand, the major part of the work (and money) was provided by Larry Freeman, Charlie Wooten, and myself. The car was brought to Larry's shop, and the engine transmission and rear to mine. Everything, and I do mean everything, was rebuilt or replaced.

Engine installed, and new pilot made- taken in Larry's shop





The controls





More pictures of the rear axle rebuild, which had been replaced sometime after the Nash parts were installed, are at General Talk, under the "Oh dear- what have I got myself into" thread, by Yetter_man.

Finished, at the EBT








Coming back to the station after the maiden run. I had the honor of being the first to run down the 7 miles to the picnic grove, and back





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^Woah, i was 100% sure that your avatar piccy was a model! Nice :)

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