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 Posted: Sat Dec 23rd, 2017 11:07 pm
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Hi Larry :wave:



Nice looking car builds ! :thumb:



If you like the spoked wheelsets that 'Thomas' wagons have ...

... then you'd probably like these 'Hornby' R8098 wheelsets.



Same size as yours at 12.6mm Dia. & insulated metal.

A straight swop point-point size for Bachmann, Kadee etc. etc. HO wheelsets. :cool:





Kitbash & Michael M have both bought these in the U.S.

They come in packs of 10x axles at about $10 Bucks.



I use them on my 1:35n2 car builds ...

... along with vintage diecast 'Tri-ang'(TM) Brit. underframes, the same as yours.

Of course in the U.K. this kinda '50s funky junkque, is budget booty ! :)



:mex:



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 Posted: Sun Dec 24th, 2017 03:51 am
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Thanks, Si. I will look for a place to buy them here in the US.

Spoked wheels were used on industrial railways over here but no one seems to care about such things in the US. Very little has been saved from these little rail lines.

I managed to save 6 two foot gauge cars. Three from a creosoting plant and three from various brick making plants. I no longer own these cars but they do still exist. Yes, that's me about 30 years ago.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 14th, 2018 11:44 pm
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To simplify loading and unloading my vertical hoist, I am reconfiguring the thing. It will be  sort of a combination vertical and incline hoist. The incline angle will be extremely steep, close to vertical. Also, it will now be side loading with just one track. The hoist cage/car will be long enough to handle a future two truck passenger car.

This first picture shows what I am starting with.

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This shot shows the curved extension added to the older section. Spackling paste has been used to fill in any imperfections in the 1/2" pink foam. Once dry, this will be sanded then painted and weathered. New mountain side will fill in the open space under the new retaining wall.   LG

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A lot of time, cardboard and hot glue has been lavished on the rebuild of the incline hoist. Also, a 5" foam extension has been added to the table base. This was added to increase the thickness of the mountain side. Now the tunnel, at the base, won't look so close to the edge. The tote containing my stash of hand cut cardboard strips can be seen on the right. Total height of the cliff is 31" from the base.
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I finished the corrugated cardboard webbing and covered it with 1 1/2 rolls of Woodland Scenic plaster cloth. I'm going for a more rugged, weathered look on this build. This structure is only half of the needed new mountainside. On the far side of the new incline hoist, an even larger mountainside will be built. I like building large imposing scenery, so this will be a labor of love.  Larry G


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Very impressive!

You certainly provide some great depth, and height, for your railroad.




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You've nailed the shape and form of the the rock on your new mountainside.



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Looks like the joke is on me. I thought I was mining a fictitious mineral, not so. I just stumbled across a gemstone site that talks about Apatite. Different spelling than my Appetite Mine. Turns out, Apatite is a real, multicolored, translucent gemstone. I have no intention of changing the spelling of my Appetite Mine. I do intend to adopt (steal) the full geologic description of Apatite. Look it up your self, very interesting read. Larry Gant

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Not bad Larry. :thumb:

Comes up quite nice, once you've washed all the dirt & rust orf of it ! ;)



:)



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