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 Posted: Sat Apr 18th, 2015 07:32 pm
   
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Robert Comerford
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Thanks fellas, I know it is not large scale but there is no O gauge folder here. However the method used could indeed support those scales used with gauge one track or even gauge 2 or 3.

The supports for the cross braces is steel sheet with folded edges for strength. It helps to have another mate who is a plumber. :>;)
Wood could be used instead.


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 Posted: Sun Apr 19th, 2015 05:57 am
   
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Here is a critter made on the cheap. It is a NSWGR X200 class rail tractor designed for one man operation within yard limits.
The model is made from scrap ply, paper clips, pc board, tin can, plastic bits, an old Hornby HO GM mech (that was on the way to the tip before I grabbed it) and Slaters rolling stock wheels.



It shunts around quite happily outdoors.

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 Bob

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 Posted: Mon Apr 20th, 2015 05:46 am
   
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Here's how I made a passenger rake. A mail train similar to what I travelled in for many years.




Several layers of cardboard, shaped wood pieces and some brass strip.

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 Bob

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 Posted: Mon Apr 20th, 2015 07:22 am
   
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Ingenuity at its finest Bob!

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 Posted: Mon Apr 20th, 2015 10:15 am
   
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 Posted: Mon Apr 20th, 2015 10:42 am
   
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Really like to see scratch-building, in any material. And yes, I've used card a lot over the years. Some of my (less than spectacular) efforts from over 60 years ago, done with card, --shredded wheat cereal boxes--which where always in supply in the Kephart household--are no longer used on the layout, but are holding up just fine because they were well sealed with paint---model airplane ''dope'' in some cases. Many dismiss card as unsuitable, but they are wrong.

So carry on, Mate, and goodonya!

Please keep the photos coming

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 Posted: Mon Apr 20th, 2015 10:24 pm
   
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I lashed out and purchased the cardboard rather than waiting for more cereal packet. :>;)
Many of the ventilators are ferrules from broken guitar strings and the bogies are old 3-rail era castings 2-railed. Most detail is wood and card.

Here is one closer to the finish. Buffers are thumb tacks and plastic.




Fortunately I was able to replace my dodgy signage with some decals later on . Hands are not steady enough these days.
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Bob

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 Posted: Tue Apr 21st, 2015 07:44 pm
   
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Just a thought, anybody casually scanning this forum would be forgiven for thinking there is no O gauge to be seen here and move on if that is what they are looking for.
If there is a limit to the number of folders available why not rename the On30 folder "O scale" and move the O gauge content to it. There is after all 3 narrow gauge folders here (4 if you consider most large scale is narrow gauge not standard gauge on gauge one track).

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 Posted: Wed Apr 22nd, 2015 05:29 am
   
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Hi Robert,
Boy did that bring back memories of my younger days. Nice work mate

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 Posted: Wed Apr 22nd, 2015 06:18 am
   
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thanks Dennis

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