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Gila Tramway mini layout in On20
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 Posted: Fri Feb 3rd, 2017 10:17 am
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I'm with Hose. You can't have TOO much in this hobby, just too little time!



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Howdy Woodie :cb:


Not sure I 'get it' on the 1:24 Gn15 thing ??

It aint THAT different to what you're doing already.

OK a tad smaller prototypes.

But size wise, pretty similar really.


Now 7/8ths or 1:12 !


That would be some BAD ASS virus, if you caught that bug !! ;)


If you're tryin' to do something big, make sure you DO IT BIG ! :shocked:


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Si.

Or SM32 even ?
Us Brits. like a bit of that.
Not sure if that's at all popular in the U.S. though.
3/4" or 1:16 basically.
I think there are quite a few military items made in this size ... ??
Mmm...



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Willie didn't sing that. LOL, maybe Boxcar Willie...

Good for you for keeping the Tram, and for the Gn15 layout. Can't wait.



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Ken, but Willie wrote "Crazy", made famous by Patsy Cline. And yes, I'm still crazy.

The Gn15 layout will have at least one Model T, that alone may dictate how large the thing will be. I love my old cars and have way too many to use on my current layout, besides there were no 49' Merc's in 1920 New Mexico!
Back to some kind of future.

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http://freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=5880&forum_id=6&highlight=fed+4-4-0 Here is an "update" of sorts. I have been running the crap out of this little 0-4-4t while the Shay is being rebuilt for the umteenth time. Just watching it run on the Gila Tram made me remember building her.



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Woodie,

Any close up photos of that water car of yours?  I'm slowing (very slowly) building a small one for my line, and would like to get an idea of how you put yours together.  Thanks.



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Michael, the orange (?) water car was built about 20 years ago. I believe that I built it from cookie pan aluminum with rivets punched in and a wooden frame. I will take a photo in a little bit & post it. I rarely take photos of "in progress" work, I just get going and don't spend the time with photos.

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OK, here are both sides of Mogollon Railway (the original On20 version) water car #14.
This car and the others, like the ore car, ride on PSC HOn3 trucks which work well in On20 to replicate Gilpin Tramway trucks. There are patches and dents and bent handrails, some caused by being thrown in a box for 10 years or so. And I see that the brakewheel is missing also, how does that car keep from rolling down the grade?
Hope this helps.



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And here is a 1:35n2 water car, a somewhat "faithful" copy of Gilpin Tram's water car. This one was made from the aluminum cookie pan material but all the rivets were done with the "Kephart-O-Matic" rivet maker...not to be confused with rivet counters (get a rope!).



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Since I will be moving soon and the SC narrow gauge will be dismantled to rise again (the Phoenix rises again many times), I have enjoyed running the little Gila Tram while I work on other projects. Here are a couple of shots in a kind of "old timey" color.




The top photo shows the GT's motive power at the Gila, AZ station. Lower shot is #4 about to leave after taking on coal. #4's cab has been rebuilt and is now a "plantation" style job, similar to 0-4-4t's cab.
I have also thought about enlarging the tram after the move, who knows what will happen next?



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