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 Posted: Sat Feb 11th, 2017 09:53 am
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2foot6 wrote: Welcome Paul,a hello from across the ditch,I like the fox bogies,tell us more.Some very interesting narrow guage things over there.Enjoy your trip here.....Peter
Hi Peter

Not a lot more to tell, really - I'm working from plans for the VR standard Fox bogie as found on a Yahoo! chat group a long time ago, so it is as accurate as can possibly be, with small compromises due to minimum thickness restrictions of the 3D printing process.  The increased thickness won't be visible anyway, because it's only the edges of the sideframes which face the wheels which had to be beefed up, and everything is well hidden under wide wagon bodies.

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Paul Woods

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 Posted: Sat Feb 11th, 2017 09:58 am
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Si. wrote: What happened to the last 10 thou ? :shocked:


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Si.

You're modelling 1:35n2 using ancient Triang wagons, and you're hassling ME about a missing 10thou?  Really?

:moose:

Paul Woods

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 Posted: Sat Feb 11th, 2017 10:41 am
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Hi Paul :wave:


No not 'hassling'.

I have a sense of humour for these things.

You have to, with eyesight like mine.

Good light helps.

But as you say, it's all hidden in the dark under the wide wagon bodies.

I actually made it 31.5mm or 20 thou. ;)


I guess the loco is essentially designed to work on O-gauge track, right ?


I do use a few parts in 1:35n2 from some Tri-ang stuff made in the swingin' '60s.

The heavy diecast truck frames are really excellent for both tracking & appearance.

Variety is the key here, they actually made quite a number of different types over the years.

Very nice with some Kadee or Hornby wheelsets added, same as I use in the 3D-printed ones.


Car building in 1:35 is loads of fun !

I have always loved scratchbuilding more than anything.

Finding the possibilities in the huge amount of 1:35 bits available, is a great bonus for my builds.

Creating and imagineering an independent industrial type railroad, has brought a sense of discovery & adventure back into the work for me.

Lots of research pays off also I think.


The Tri-ang HO is quite fun as well. :bg:


:moose:


Si.



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 Posted: Sat Feb 11th, 2017 12:34 pm
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Look forward to seeing your progress Paul. The blokes I know who did On42 Qld some time back used Slaters drivers and Bachmann OO wheels on their own axles. You seem to have hit the jackpot with the Slaters On3 range. I stretched an Athearn F7 mech to its limits to power an S gauge NSWGR 79 class. Like me with my former NSWGR S gauge layout you are treading a solo path.It can be fun! Almost too hot to work here at the moment. The temp was touching 40 at 4:40pm. Unknown up here before, this is supposed to be cold country. :>;) cheers BobC

p.s. where should we look for your future posts; Large scale or Narrow gauge ?

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Hi Bob

I have decided I will put future posts in 'Large Scale', because everything I do will be 1/32 or 9mm:ft and I thought it made sense to keep it all together.

The 'Narrow Gauge' department is a bit redundant, isn't it?  At least when there's also 'On30'.  Come to think of it, so many of the people on Freerails are modeling narrow gauge, perhaps we should forget about gauge and just group things by scale; it's a moot point that it's narrow gauge.

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Paul Woods

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 Posted: Sun Feb 12th, 2017 09:20 am
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Thanks Paul, I will keep my eye out.
Yes, many of the folders overlap !

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Howdy Paul, I don't worry about where I post stuff.I model 1:35n2 which goes in narrow gauge, large scale, unknown scale, or craziness. We are all having fun here anyway so continue on.

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