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 Posted: Fri Sep 9th, 2016 11:13 am
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' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.I

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" I wonder, where's Charlie Lix? "

Howdy Woodie :cb:

Last I knew, Charley was doing the photos for his new article...

...' The Secret Narrow Gauge Lines Near Area-51 Nevada '

L: ... :us:

I was checking out one of Charleys pre-publication photos the other day, as it happens.
Charley owes me one, so I figure his lawyers 'll be OK on the copyright.



This track photo was shot in Nevada, I think, just before Charley went AWOL.

Kinda looks the same proportions, as how PECO 'Crazy-Track' looks in 1:35 scale.

Is this a 2ft track, or 18" ??

???

Si.

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Charley still post over on the 78 forum. Building his 1:1 railroad. I wish he would come post here again. He has been building a new critter out of lawnmower parts and such.
Stephen

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Hi Stephen.

Yeah I did look to see how Charleys 1:1 line was doing over there at 7/8ths.
But I couldn't seem to find where he was posting it ??

:moose:

Si.

Just worked out why I haven't been able to check on Chas.
I'm not a member at 7/8ths, so they don't let you in for a look see.
Has anyone got one of those 'special-links' that sneaks you in there ??

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Although I've been messing about with a 1:35 adobe building lately...
...I do tend to swap between models quite a bit, depending on how ideas are going.

The M.M.M mobile-crane ... or ' Si.Hoist ' as they say in Texas...
...was up for a bit of progress.

New Plastruct H T L etc. has arrived, so a metal-style underframe can be built.
The trucks for it had been a sticking point for me.
I had not found ones that looked right until a couple of days ago.
The underframe can now be designed & built.

:moose:

Whooops ... Too many late nights ... I can't find the crane pix.



Here's a top view of the adobe building instead, I gotta thicken up the walls a tad methinks !
The neighbours are Zed Zepellin fans !!
Crane pix tomorrow ...

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The Airfix locomotive crane kit I'm bashing, came with these trucks.
I've swopped out the wheels here, for some Hornby R8098 spoked ones.
The trucks are kinda interesting & different to others I have.
They are HO & rather small for a 1:35n2 'Si.Hoist' though.

The new trucks I got the other day are from, yep, you guessed it...
...an old Tri-ang rolling-stock item from the swingin' sixties.
A new type of truck that I had not had any of previously.

These ones that came with the Airfix model are probably good for something...
...I just haven't figured out what yet !



Maybe a couple of small push-cars, or a one off 'odd purpose' car ??
Mmm...

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I think they look fine even for 1:35. Pretty neat frames look very "industrial" and heavy duty. Man, you got the bug for cranes, don't you??!!

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" Man, you got the bug for cranes, don't you??!! "


Howdy Woodie :cb:

Weeell ... You could be RIGHT !

I was gonna save this for later.
My jumbled up photo stream is confusing enough already.
But there's no time like the PRESENT for a good crane pic. !!



NEW ! ... It says

54 years ago, back in 1962, it was indeed the very latest maintenance must have !

I forked out some serious lolly last week for my MIB (mashed in bits) example.
Only the best for this operation !!
About 2 beers, at todays prices.

Some photos of the overworked Wolfy checking her out, to follow of course.
I think she has a good jib.

:moose:

Si.

Yes I know Michael ... the rail looks a bit over scale :P



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Hi Si (sorry, Lord Si of Digital Derailment)

Oversize ??  Looks like that stuff they've been laying down for the TransEuropean High Speed network, ugly as hell & all set in concrete.

Interesting photo you posted above (Post No. 11).  Purely as a semi-informed guess by a Brit,  possibly somewhere near Virginia City or Carson River, NV - judging by the scenery & surface geology.
Not less than 24" I reckon - or one of those 'intermediate' mining gauges around 26" - 28". Looks to have been well laid & graded, except for too few spikes on an outside curve - but I can see a welded steel tie. Judging by the state of the ties & railhead this track may have been relaid not too many years ago. Somebody did a good job.

Regards,            Michael

Ps: Aha, so someone else's Gallery is now also in random order, maybe everybody's is ?

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" That blue hopper wagon predates my orange Triang hopper, but look like it has the same dumping gear installed in the bottom of the hopper.
So my orange hopper may have had up to 10 years of product development before I got to play with mine many years ago "

Hi John.

I think you're more or less right.
The blue ore-car on the previous page <<< is the very first type Tri-ang made in 1956.
It does look like it might have the operating-doors in my photo.
But in fact it doesn't, that indeed came a few years later.

I've now got 3 different colours of the R111 drop-bottom ore-car.
I doesn't matter of course, they'll all get sprayed black to start with anyhow.
But the history is kinda interesting.

1st produced was in 'Battlespace' Green, I think before Tri-ang thought up 'Battlespace'.
2nd produced was in Orange, like yours.
3rd produced was in Red, all having the new style, closed-loop couplers.

The R111 car is slightly rare in the U.K maybe because it just doesn't match a U.K prototype, prices are reasonable.
I managed to score about a dozen though, over the course of 6 months, in a mix of colours.
Although the other more U.K looking ore-cars were clearly sold in greater numbers here...
...they seem to be very rare & go for quite a high price, probably to U.K vintage train fans.

:moose:

Si.

I mostly bought the blue ore-car & 2 others for their trucks.



They had the very earliest pattern of 'Transcontinental' truck, used as well on tenders & cabeese.
All the drop-bottom ore-cars have the latter, more conventional looking, arch-bars.

Wolfy looks a bit smaller than he really is, due to the slightly wide-angle camera-lens.
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Hi Si,
I'm sure my orange one pre-dated my searchlight car- I had the first version of the searchlight car that was lettered for NATO rather than Battleforce)

I also had the single missile launcher with the red missile and the yellow launcher mounted on a grey bogie flatcar that was earlier than both of the above.(or I did until I accidentally trod on the flatcar and snapped it in two)

When I lost the rubber tip for the missile, an expired .303 bullet casing made a far more destructive missile - But that's another story from my legendary past ;)

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