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 Posted: Sun May 14th, 2017 05:57 pm
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Hi Michael :wave:


I hope you don't mind.

I have re-Posted this here.

People can't easily follow your story, if stuff is Posted 'here & there'.

It's good to get it all in your Thread, so it is easy to find & follow.

It certainly confuses the hell outta me. ;)



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My Tri-Ang TT scale tank car just showed up in the mail.  Kinda on the tiny side.  Only cost me about $5.00 including postage.





It measures about two inches long, or about six feet in 1/35 scale.  Thinking of turning it into an open-air passenger car.  I've got some of those Hornby spoked wheels on order which should look nice on this car.  Figured I would cut the frame and spread it wide enough to accept 16.5mm wheelsets.  With a bench seat at each end at about 18 inches deep would leave 3 feet in the middle.  Passengers would enter in the middle of the car.  With a width of 5 scale feet the car would hold 4 passengers.  Add some siding about 3 feet high, and a curved corrugated tin roof.  I'll install some couplers so that my planned rail bus (just as soon as I find some suitable RC componets...still thinking of that RC tank with two speeds; very slow and slow) could haul paying passenger around.

The tank itself could be put to other uses.  Maybe as a water container, or a fuel tank.

The shop foreman is not the kind of person to look a gift horse in the mouth.  Again, his motto is "as long as it works it doesn't have to look good."





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 Posted: Sun May 14th, 2017 08:33 pm
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Si,

No problem...I just seem to have a tendency to wander.


Finishing up an ore/borax bin.  Still need to add some details like nbw here and there.  The chute does operate.  In the up position it stops the flow of borax; in the down position it extends a little over the track so that I can actually fill my borax cars.  I'll have an actuating rod underneath connected to the chute, and a knob on the fascia to move the chute up or down.  I figure that I can load 3-4 of my borax cars without having to reload the bin.  Since borax is much lighter in density than ore my cars can carry more material.  Looking at using aquarium salt for borax.





In the background you might be able to catch a glimpse of my covered patio that is off the back end of the garage.  Could be the perfect place to set up an outdoor 35n2 RC model railroad a la Woodie style.  Even during hot summer days it stays fairly comfortable back there.  I even installed some misters to help cool people off on really hot days.

If anyone lives near the Pomona Valley area in Southern California go check out Pegasus Hobbies in Montclair.  They are heavy into RC, some HO and Lionel, a bunch of scratch building material, and a lot of military kits especially in 1/35 scale.  I've picked up a few 1/35 military figure sets for $5-6.00 each.  A neat place to wander around.

A quick trip to Home Depot to pick up some lumber to start on the frame for the first module of the 35n2 railway.  Still working on a name for the thing.  I've been collecting names that appeal to me.  Since the Spanish were the first to explore much of the Southwest I want to use some Spanish names.  The Animas River in southwestern Colorado was named by the Spanish as 'Rio de las Animas Perdidas', or River of Lost Souls'.  I haven't come across any mention of the Spanish visiting Death Valley though it is possible that they may have come close to it.  I have read some accounts of padres traveling from Santa Fe to the missions in California. 

For one of the desert flats I want to model I did come up with a Spanish name of 'Las Lagrimas del Diablo', or 'Tears of the Devil.'  Sounds like a great place to build a railroad.



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For all you Tri-Ang lovers out there I took a Tri-Ang TT scale tank car and went at it with my Dremel rotary tool.

Sure hope the car wasn't some special collectors item.

Cut off everything but the journals, and split the frame to widen the gauge to 16.5mm.

Installing Hornby spoked wheels.




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Took the Tri-Ang TT scale tank car apart.  Cut the frame to widen it to 16.5mm gauge.  Installing Hornby spoked wheels.


Good news and bad news:

Bad news:  Used JB Weld (two-part epoxy) to glue the frames to a new styrene frame but it didn't hold.

Good news:  JB Weld didn't hold, but needed to trim the frame a little so no problem in removing the metal frame from the styrene.

Trimmed the frame a little more and used E6000 to glue the metal frames to the styrene.

Now I have to wait for everything to dry.



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Howdy Michael, did you use JB WELD 5 minute epoxy? If so then I can imagine it being crappy...don't know why. However, I like regular old JB WELD, the one that takes 24 hours to set & cure. I once used it to repair an engine block on my old MGB and it worked fine until some teen bastards stole the car and totaled it! I also have good results gluing styrene and metal together with medium thickness CA. You need to get everything nice and clean but that works for me.

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Woodie,

I used the old JB Weld that needs 24 hours to cure.  I'm thinking the frame wasn't clean and needed some roughness for the epoxy to grip.  The E6000 seems to be doing the job.  I'll give it some time to set.



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Here's a photo with the Tri-Ang frame mounted to the styrene frame.  The E6000 adhesive seemed to work good.






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Looks a little better with wood decking.




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Found a photo that gives a rough idea of what I'm attempting to do with this car.



http://www.zahradni-zeleznice.info/p_cars.html




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The photograph of the thing with the propane tank has been DELETED

The image was CLEARLY MARKED WITH COPYRIGHT information

Photographs like this CANNOT BE POSTED on Freeraills


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Ran across a photo on Pinterest of a inspection car powered by a 1" scale 4-6-2 Pacific that's propane fired.  Certainly gotta rank as one of the most unusual types of 'critters' bashed together.  Okay so you take a N scale steam loco and mount it on a short frame and have the motor power the wheels.  Easy to do in 1/35 scale.  Okay a prototype for everything!



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