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 Posted: Sat Apr 15th, 2017 07:12 am
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YEP  folks  !


You are in the right place, for the long running saga of Mysterious Moose Mountain !!  :Crazy:


I thought since all the riveting excitement of ...


Howdy Doody

Vintage DVD box sets

Recollections of old radio shows

Ronald Reagan

C.W. McCall

Commander Cody and his lost planet airmen

The Kingston Trio

8 track cassettes

33 1/3 rpm recordings

The San Bernardino County Museum

Pacific Bell and AT&T

Rotary dial telephones

&

The rotten egg smell that's added to natural gas ... seems to have run it's course ...



... I might just Post some more stuff about a few of the models I've been working on lately !


 :doh:


Si.



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 Posted: Sat Apr 15th, 2017 11:18 am
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I thought since all the riveting excitement of ...

... being at Woodstock...

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 Posted: Sun Apr 16th, 2017 10:50 pm
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I decided a while back, to build quite a few tankcars for the rolling stock fleet.

I came up with a number of different basic tanks, which I figured could be good.

This is one which I have been working on recently.

The basic tank is from a Tyco HO car, which I picked up for a few coins.





Here she sits on one of the M.M.M scratchbuilt flatcar underframes.

HO ladders removed & the tank cut out from the Tyco model.

It's a pretty good size for 1:35n2 and looks good with my other builds.


:moose:


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More to follow  .  .  .



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Having removed the main tank from the Tyco HO model, I started to add a few new details.

A platform made from some tread-plate styrene I got recently, seemed like a good move.

I have done a bit more work on this, since the photo was taken.





I also started to add some new framing parts made from Plastruct styrene sections.

Two long side framing pieces were added from 'I'-beam plastic.


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 Posted: Wed Apr 19th, 2017 12:06 am
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I did a little more work on the new tread-plate platform for the tank.

The square corners in the last photo got trimmed a bit, to slightly diagonal corners.

The platform got some small Plastruct section supports added underneath it as well.

I might fit some edges to the platform & possibly some small railings also.


I have quite a few different tank bodies to use at the moment.

Some are being used to make cars, others may well become static tanks adjacent to buildings etc.


I had thought the TEXACO tank would go on a 16' ish underframe.

But then wondered if it was a tad too large, to look OK with my other car builds.

In messing around with trucks for it, I thought ARH, it could be being 'delivered' to a customers static-location ?
 




So as a test, here it sits on an 'odd' pair of the 4-wheel 'disconnect style' cars I've been making.

The 6-plank on the left, I made 2 of ages ago now.

The 5-plank on the right, I made 4 of a couple of months back.


They each use different trucks/wheels & slightly different wooden framing, for 'variety'.

As a result, the final car height is different also.

Hence the 2 'odd' bolsters, used here to 'level' the tank, for transporting to 'a customer'.


I kinda like it !


Mmm...


:moose:


Si.


Sorry about the HO track it's sitting on !

These small lengths are convenient for testing on the workbench.

I really must try and remember to photograph my builds on the Peco 'crazy track' I have.

It looks very nice as small 2' gauge track in 1:35n2 !





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 Posted: Fri Apr 21st, 2017 08:09 am
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One of the other, or I should say, 2 of the other tankcars I've been working on lately, I started some time ago.

I made 2 of these underframes, which were intended for 2 single-dome tanks from vintage Tri-ang OO models.

I modded the diecast underframe from the 2 original '60s Tri-ang Brit. tank wagons.

Then scratchbuilt a basic wooden decking, with coupler-pockets for the San Juan Car Co. 'Evolution Couplers' I've been using.


The photo makes the car look a bit big, but this is just the cameras wide-angle lens.

Sorry about that, but I did remember this time to snap it on the Peco 'crazy track' !





I have been tending to 'get the basics done' & then move on with further builds.

This has simply helped me to make the most of the time I have & not get too delayed on a single build.


It has meant a lot of my scratchbuilds are evolving over a longish period of time.

I find doing all of one kind of work at once, is a real timesaver.


So detailing with NBWs, grab-irons etc. will be 'phase 2'.

Painting & weathering will be 'phase 3'.


:moose:


Si.


Some more building pix. to follow on this pair of cars . . .




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 Posted: Fri Apr 21st, 2017 03:51 pm
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Si, I like the disconnected trucks plan. Many loggers (Mich-Cal for one) had tanks mounted on "bobbie trucks" and they look very cool.
Go for it!

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Digging through some boxes in the garage (you never know what you'll find) I stumbled across two Gn15 cars from Ozark Miniatures.  One is a water car and the other is an ore car.  The water car will get mounted on a short flat car.  That will at least help with the water issue on my 35n2 railroad (once it gets built.  There's just too many projects).  Not sure about what to do with the ore car yet.



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Si.

On your cars, the timbers appear to be fairly large.  What size are they ?



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 Posted: Mon Apr 24th, 2017 05:18 am
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Hi Michael :wave:



All I can really do, is quote myself, which you may have read in Post 436 :-

" The photo makes the car look a bit big, but this is just the cameras wide-angle lens."



A    v  e  r  y    l  o  n  g   t  i  m  e    a  g  o    I used to make 'Westside Lumber Company' cars in 1:24n3 scale.

I have a large collection of drawings from this time.

Drafted by among others, Russ Simpson & The California Shortline Historical Society.



Quoting Herb, who said :-

" Understanding how the prototype did it, when building your own cars, ensures they look real "

Or something like that.

I couldn't agree more, it is very easy to make engineering blunders, without this kind of research.



More recently, in addition to the inspiration from these old 3' drawings.

I have been following, 'broadly speaking', the general sizes & dimensions ...

... documented by C&S engineers 100-years ago, of 'The Gilpin Tram' cars in 2' gauge.





Plus of course taking 'liberal liberties' in producing my own logging based disconnect style trucks & 4-wheelers ...

... which the 'Gilpin Tram' didn't have.


Except for their 'cutey' snowplough, which Woodie has made a very nice model of ...

... and yer know what, I might have to have a 'bash' at as well.











If you look at the log-car No. TR2549 just behind my 4-wheeler in the Post 436 photo.

It looks the same length as the 4-wheeler.

IN FACT, it is in reality, TWICE the length !

But only JUST behind my 4-wheeler !!

Wolfgang standing between the 2 cars, also looks rather small ( for a 2" guy anyway ).



NEVER BELIEVE WHAT YOU SEE IN PHOTOS !



Especially not ones taken using cellphone cameras, with wide angle lenses !!

Most of my photos look reasonably OK.

But the extra close-up ones, do show the 'wide angle lens effect'.

The further back the camera is from the subject, the less this effect has on the size & perspective.



The short answer is ...

... roughly 5mm sq.



:moose:



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