This is a better look at the half top. Sometimes called catch trailers, these are handy for cowboys to load roped cattle without getting off their horse. You lock the bovine up front then close the center gate, and load your horses and head home.
The floor of both trailers are made from a piece of scribed wood with styren channel superglued on the edges. The frames and goosenecks will be made from brass. The trailer will hitch to the pickups in a functional manner, but I have yet to develop anything solid for tires and wheels.
I still want to build some RC Vehicles but right now my dreams are bigger than my fabrication skills.
In the long, long past...Uncle Bob built a nice TTn3 model of an RGS (Rio Grande Southern) loco. I can't seem to supply the link to it (probably due to doofus-ism) but if you click on "search" then put in TTn3/Uncle Bob, the 2010 thread shows up. Bob was starting to build a TTn3 layout but got "sidetracked" by a scale large enough to ride in (Bountyland Railway). Check it out if you want.
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Working on getting some trains running on a freelanced branch set somewhere on the South Island of New Zealand. I can't tell if it's in Canterbury or Otago. Hell it might be in Southland, I don't know...
Trains enter from staging on the right upper corner and continue to the yet to be named Junction in the left upper corner. The branch line trains continue around the loop, pickup or set cars off at the spur which will feature stockyards and some timber loading apparatus, and continues on to town which is the end of the line and will feature a 20x30 goods shed, a loading bank and engine house and facilities. If I use the mainline, the 2 track yard turns into a 2-2-3 Inglenook switching puzzle and if a runaround move is required, crews can use the whole loop to do so. The town is a shipping point for local farmers and we should expect to see grain and wool traffic as well as coal and limestone brought in from small local mines by wagon that might be shipped out on special trains if demand is high enough and the Midland Line isn't completed soon. Of course the railway will be bringing in goods and supplies for the area, but considering its locality to the Southern Alps we shouldn't be surprised if there is a Hydroelectric Power scheme in the near future.
Here's the end of a train headed through the cut at Frog Rock.
Scenery will be typical of Central Otago and Southland with tussock grass and limestone outcrops, but the inspiration for the branch is from Canterbury branch lines that dealt in lignite coal, limestone, timber and agricultural products.
Right now we have a serious lack in running NZR prototype equipment.