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The Nye, Inyo & Esmeralda Railroad
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 Posted: Sat Feb 18th, 2017 05:57 am
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This not an original idea by me...I know I've seen it done before.  I took a small plastic container/storage box that I found at WalMart for 99 cents and turned it into an ore car.  The box measures about 2.75 inches long by 2.25 inches long, and the the bottom part is about 1.75 inches.  I tossed the top and the two side clips the hold the top on, made a frame out of styrene, and painted it with sort of a mineral red from a rattle can.  Trucks and couplers and I'm in business.

I made it with the intention of using it for On30, but it seems to be on the large size.  It might go better in a larger scale like 35n2.









Those are O scale figures.  I've been toying with the idea of trying 35n2...the car might look better for that scale.



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 Posted: Sat Feb 18th, 2017 02:15 pm
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Rail crew is not wearing OSHA-approved hard hats....
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 Posted: Sat Feb 18th, 2017 04:26 pm
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Hard hats be damned...I love their attire! The ore car is an interesting idea, I'm always looking at stuff to use in modelling...whether at the drug store, grocery store, wherever...You never know what will catch the eye.

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pipopak wrote: Rail crew is not wearing OSHA-approved hard hats....
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don't forget the aproved safety boots(_!_)
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 Posted: Sat Feb 18th, 2017 05:45 pm
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Railroad management is rather progressive thinking.  Women engineers...why not?  And, who needs a dress code.



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I knew I had seen this before.  Here's the link: http://gardenrails.myfreeforum.org/ftopic7718-0-asc-0.php



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 Posted: Fri Mar 3rd, 2017 02:09 am
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Would anyone happen to know what the absolute minimum radius a HO Mantua 0-6-0 with tender would take?  I got a new narrow gauge locomotive in mind.



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Michael, I have one also. It will run around 15" radius, maybe less. Why don't you get a length of flex track and see for yourself?
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 Posted: Fri Mar 3rd, 2017 02:58 am
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I would, but I haven't bought one yet.  The middle drivers are blind so I'm thinking that it might take a 12" or even a 9" radius?



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 Posted: Fri Mar 3rd, 2017 11:34 am
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Pardon my housekeeping disaster here. Mechanism shown is from an older 0-6-0T by Mantua. Note same blind center driver.
And note that it is off the rails.
But even so, it will make the 9 inch radius curve.
Just out of sight to right are alligator clips from an ancient MRC power pack for a test drive to make sure I know what I'm talking about.
Mechanism will take down to nine just fine. Limiting factor for a tender engine is whether drawbar length is long enough to allow clearance on such curves.
12 inch that Michael suggested is probably the better choice.
Oh, wait, you are Michael!

IMG_5180 by Forrest Wood, on Flickr

Last edited on Fri Mar 3rd, 2017 11:41 am by Kitbash0n30



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