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:s:   Seasons Greetings !   :s:   From the Moose & all the staff !   :s:






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A busy Christmas season here, doing just about ANYTHING other than  M.M.M.M.M.& M.Co.  stuff.

But I did have time to have a bit of a play around with some of my swingin' '60s Hopper Cars.  :cool:





If you measure out the funky ol' Gilpin Tram ore-cars & scale them correctly for 1:35n2 ...

... you'll find that the 'Tri-ang' R111 Hopper Car is literally an 1/8" ish off, in all 3-dimensions !  :)





I couldn't resist getting out an 'Unloading Bridge' as well, to have a go at the operating drop-bottoms ! 

A bit of MODDing & BASHing of aesthetics, and some 'San Juan Car Co.' Evolution couplers needed.  :thumb:



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One panel off each end and add end plates, 1/2 inch Evergreen channel,
would bring you close to the Gilpin cars.

Looking forward to a photo.

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" One panel off each end and add end plates "

" Looking forward to a photo "



Hi    Ken  :wave:



Don't hold your breath, waiting for that photo !  :P

You want me to HACKSAW right through my thumbnail  :thumb:  again ? ...  :doh:  :dt:





... Like I did working on the R137 Covered Hopper end-panel shortening BASH !  :f:  :td:





You really think Wolfy likes scrubbing the blood orf the inside of wrecked 'Tri-ang' models ?  :us:



The concept here at  M.M.M.M.M.& M.Co.  is ... "generally inspired by the Gilpin Tram" ...

... NOT  "totally obsessed by it"  down to every last RIVET & inch of car dimension.  ;)





( Although the  M.M.M.M.M.& M.Co.  car shop DO grind their teeth over Gilpin sometimes )  :w:





Having said all that ... I have a couple of R111s, that were mauled by someones dog back in the '60s !  :shocked:

So providing I can find my chain-mail gloves ... There is a SLIGHT chance they could see the HACKSAW !  :cool:





The principle body length & width dimensions are right in the ballpark though.  L:


I don't know of any other similar looking & suitably sized cars that could be usable ...

... & then there's those real working drop-bottoms .  .   .    :pimp:


N  I  C  E  !  :bg:



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A photo of 3 of 30 ore car conversion's without a drop of blood being spilled.

26 started life as Bachmann 2 bay coal cars, 1 ended up as a covered hopper for sand.

Wood car 1 of 4 started life as a O scale standard gauge (Rusty Rails?)
line was taken over by ATLAS but these cars never added to line.







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" ore car conversion's without a drop of blood being spilled "



Hi    Ken  :wave:



A really nice variety of ore car BASHes !  :thumb:

I do like making all my car builds as different as possible.  :cool:



You sure there's no blood stains on that red one in the middle ? ...

... Inspector Morse wouldn't leave a single grab-iron un-checked you know !!  ;)


' It was Canadian Ken, in The Library, with the lead-pipe Lewis '  :old dude:
' You're probably right Sir, but it was Colonel Mustard that got dun in, not Mr Bachmann '  :dope:





From the 1962 'Tri-ang Railways' 8th Edition Catalogue ...

... those were the days ... genuine plastic-coal ... 2/- Shillings a bag !  :shocked:


' Maybe Canadian Ken dun in Mr Bachmann, under the loading-bridge, with the coal-shovel Sir ? '  :dope:
' I'll see you back at the station later Lewis, I need a pint in the local '  :old dude:






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:old dude:  The  M.M.M.M.M.& M.Co.  car shop took delivery of a few spare 'Tri-ang' diecast chassis a while back ...

... including this 16.5mm gauge 'Dock Authority' 0-4-0 diesel chassis ... a seriously HEAVY chunk of metal !  :shocked:





An absolutely genuine & unused 'Tri-ang' spare-part from the swingin' '60s, or even earlier.  L:


I doubt that the spare-parts dept. at Margate shipped any of these out as spares at all ...  :us:

... as they are IMPOSSIBLE to break, even repeatedly derailed from 3' up onto a hard floor !  :Crazy:


Believe me I know ! ... My 'Dock Authority' left the rails at SPEED many times back in the '70s !  :P



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:old dude:  In fact, my ORIGINAL ! '70s owned & '50s or '60s made 'Dock Authority' 0-4-0 Diesel ...

... is the basis of  M.M.M.M.M.& M.Co.  Critter No.1 ... Now that's what I call MADE TO LAST !!  :shocked:





You can probably just about see that the spare chassis I recently scored, is exactly the same as this ^^ one.  L:


The myriad high speed dives orf the 3' high cliff, onto the hard floor below, was telling on the end beams ! ...

... but after some nifty HACKSAW work by Wolfy The Wolf ... We were good to go with new bits & bobs !!  :P



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