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Gila Tramway mini layout in On20
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 Posted: Wed May 5th, 2010 11:03 am
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Neat Critter, Russ-

In the larger scales (above 1/48) I think that it would be entirely possible- Search back through the posts for the Lister that Toeffelholm built- it's all open cab!

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 Posted: Wed May 5th, 2010 11:44 am
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Russ-yes, it could be done in 1:35/1:32 with track power...but...my layout is not wired and if I hooked up an antiquated power supply to the rails, it would first make the rails glow and then the power pack would catch fire! You see, I have metal ties here & there, direct shorts everywhere, and open circuits out the kazoo! Why don't you build this critter? It could be 1:32n15 or so and be a really tiny thing!

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 Posted: Wed May 5th, 2010 12:34 pm
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Well, the only I/C loco I could imagine on the Mogollon is this:

http://www.interlok.info/LANZSchienenkuli.htm

Surely it's to tiny for an 1:35 r/c model, but you can order a 1:1 replica in Poland :bg:

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 Posted: Wed May 5th, 2010 11:04 pm
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Woodie-

That loco is so neat that it would warrant a "pusher car"  al la John Allen

A bird's nest in the funnel atop the exhaust pipe would set it off.

Highly recommended for the Mollogon!


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 Posted: Wed May 12th, 2010 08:22 pm
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Yep-that is one cool "thing-a-mabob". I can imagine making something like that, it's just a case of finding the "right stuff". It would need some sort of trailer car for the power, maybe the trailer car could be powered and just push the lokie. Using a gearhead motor for extreme slowness, a simple and cheap r/c board from a 5 buck car could be used and a small lithium camera battery could run the thing. It wouldn't have but one speed-S L O W....For the On20 layout, it could be built as a powered trailer car.   We shall see...



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Ole' Bobby B brought me some prickly pear cactus he made and it looks great! I put the pieces on the GT layout. His cactus makes the plastic Plastruct stuff look like s%^&! Thanks Bobby, now, you can make me about 100 more such pieces! (Right!)



I believed (wrongly) that the cactus would be too small for O, much less 1:35 scale, but as this photo shows, it looks great in O scale and would probably work for small cactus in the larger scale. Especially nice is the red flowers/fruit on the paddles. Again, thanks Bobby, I love it!



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 Posted: Tue Jun 29th, 2010 09:57 pm
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Now, some cars are to be built. The first one completed is this cool little boxcar, built from a FCALV laser kit sent to me by Daniel Caso.



I have several more cars to build including a couple of fine little coaches. I used MDC HOn3 trucks on this one since that's what I found in the "truck box". Many thanks to Daniel for these kits, they will all be running on the GT soon. I posted another photo of this car on Titus' thread so everybody will get a "double dose" of it. More coming.



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Wow Woodie. That Daniel made some really fine kits it looks like to me.

Somehow I missed the post where you had actually used the cacti that I dropped off. Heck if you really could use some more just let me know.

My flatcar build has been put on hold for a little while (got a bunch of honey-do's getting in the way) but making those cacti is quick and easy work.

So if you want some just let me know and when "She that must be obeyed" :Salute: allows me to take a little break I can punch some out and stick them together. Heck from one single sheet of plastic we could make enough to make that little layout look like it was a cacti farm. :)


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Woodie, I like the way you build Daniel's boxcar - a lot funkier as mine. What did you use as corrugated sheet  for the roof?

Michael

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 Posted: Wed Jun 30th, 2010 06:11 pm
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Bobby-I will take all the cactus you may want to make! I bet we can arrive at some barter deal for the stuff. Let me know...

Michael-instead of painting the little car, I stained it with some very diluted Tamiya NATO brown, that's what makes it look funky. The corrugated roof was made from thin aluminum (cookie sheet material) that was embossed with the corrugations. I use a piece of Evergreen or Plastruct corrugated plastic as a "master" and simply emboss the corrugations in the metal with a sharp stick. Takes some time but works very well. I have several more Caso cars to build, they will all be funky since that's what I like. The passenger cars will be a bit nicer. I will use HOn3 passenger car trucks for them. I messed around with my 32 Caso coach and decided to use passenger car trucks...after all that, I was finished with the car. Looks better anyway.

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