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 Posted: Sat Jun 18th, 2011 01:16 am
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While I do like and appreciate the passenger trolleys , particularly the body styles from the 1920's , I'm going to scratchbuild one something like the pictured one ....it will have a wood body . I'm not sure of the frame , perhaps a flat car .




These steeple cabs and similar locos have really grabbed me ....gotta build one .

 

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 Posted: Sat Jun 18th, 2011 03:06 am
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This is the Tidewater Southern #100 on a painting. I made two of these back in January of 2008 in On30. I used an Athearn F7 chassis for power.







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 Posted: Sat Jun 18th, 2011 03:10 am
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Looks good , Bill .......the body looks like heavy cardstock ??

Terry

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 Posted: Sat Jun 18th, 2011 03:50 am
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Hi,

Yes, it is card stock but the light gray looking piece is aluminum from the side of a cat food can.

I made a Loco out of the Cat Food Can aluminum back in 2008 or so and was going to cover this one also. I didn't, just left it in card stock.

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I should post my pictures to show how I made it. This was my first scratch built Loco.

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 Posted: Sat Jun 18th, 2011 02:30 pm
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Pretty cool Bill. I can't imagine why you have empty cat food cans! LOL
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 Posted: Sat Jun 18th, 2011 08:15 pm
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See complete thread:

WWI - Crochat Locomotive - Gas/Electric - On30

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=3330&forum_id=4

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 Posted: Sat Jun 18th, 2011 10:12 pm
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Thanks for the write up ....an interesting read . I like the old armor too especially WW 1  English tanks . Hey , you want a challenge , how many tins of cat food would be needed for this old armor train ? :) 

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 Posted: Sat Jun 18th, 2011 11:00 pm
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In what scale?

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 Posted: Sat Jun 18th, 2011 11:15 pm
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Friskies scale . :bg:

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 Posted: Sun Jun 19th, 2011 12:02 am
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I like the WWI Tanks from both sides of the War.

Have you seen these?

https://www.fiddlersgreen.net/shop/category/name/WWI+Tanks.html

I have them all. They make nice loads for flat cars.

Do you know the history of the Armored Train from your picture?

Built by the Russians in1917, used in the Russian Civil War, captured by the Czech Legion in July 1918 and ended up somehow being captured by the Japanese Kwangtung Army from the Manchurian Army.

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