Freerails Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Narrow Gauge > Big Bend Two Foot Gauge

Freerails IS ACCEPTING new Members ... To join Freerails ... See how to Register as a Member in the 'Joining Freerails' Forum

Big Bend Two Foot Gauge
 Moderated by: W C Greene Page:  First Page Previous Page  ...  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  Next Page Last Page  
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
 Rating:  Rating
AuthorPost
 Posted: Sat Aug 18th, 2018 12:20 am
  PMQuoteReply
121st Post
Traingeekboy
Registered


Joined: Sun Aug 28th, 2011
Location:  
Posts: 215
Status: 
Online
Lovely shots on this discussion.

Sitting here looking ay my own model parts and thinking: O.k. I need a similar sort of layout experience of my own, time to get cutting and gluing. :P

Thank you for the continuous inspiration.



____________________
Did I ever mention that I like trains?
Back To Top

 Posted: Sat Aug 18th, 2018 02:47 am
  PMQuoteReply
122nd Post
W C Greene
Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 7826
Status: 
Offline
Doug, with my luck, the r/c Model TT would run off the layout and #$%^&*...Giles is a master, I am but a caveman blacksmith.

Back to the wax works.
Woodie



____________________
It doesn't matter if you win or lose, its' how you rig the game.
Back To Top

 Posted: Sat Aug 18th, 2018 07:04 pm
  PMQuoteReply
123rd Post
slateworks
Registered


Joined: Wed Oct 6th, 2010
Location: Twickenham, United Kingdom
Posts: 706
Status: 
Offline
I bet Neolithic man didn't say that when he invented the wheel!!!:brill:



____________________

Doug

Updah Creek http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7457&forum_id=4&page=1
My Flickr albums https://www.flickr.com/photos/33431492@N04/albums
Back To Top

 Posted: Sat Aug 18th, 2018 09:34 pm
  PMQuoteReply
124th Post
Rob V
Registered


Joined: Thu Nov 30th, 2017
Location: On My Computer
Posts: 27
Status: 
Offline
 
Been hearing all "the wax" since page 1:

"wax which was used for lubricants, polish, and, yes, candles.
Matter of fact, the snooty "new age" types still love the candles made from the plant to add "atmosphere" to their million dollar homes.
Imagine what a cool model that would be! I may in fact build something like this for the layout."

13 pages later:

"I have been furiously working on something new...a wax factory.
...wax was used in lubricants, candles(duh!), polishes, and...CHEWING GUM!
It is still sought after today for scented candles sold to fru-fru upwardly mobile noveau-rich millennials and other such snoot in the air types."

OK we've heard all the "wax".
Where's the works?

Lots of talk and Chewing gum?
But no photos.

Rob


Back To Top

 Posted: Mon Aug 20th, 2018 10:20 pm
  PMQuoteReply
125th Post
W C Greene
Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 7826
Status: 
Offline
OK, ya want photos?











The wax factory as it is now...unfinished. 
More info is available on the Silver City Narrow Gauge thread which I posted there not thinking at the time.






Here's another view of the "Hairpin Curve" which is now the wax factory's location. 
The area in front of the horse & rider back to the hills beyond is "prime real estate".





____________________
It doesn't matter if you win or lose, its' how you rig the game.
Back To Top

 Posted: Fri Sep 14th, 2018 10:48 am
  PMQuoteReply
126th Post
Daniel Osvaldo Caso
Registered
 

Joined: Sun Aug 5th, 2007
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 1058
Status: 
Offline
I am waiting for new photos... :old dude:

Yeah...! So do I. :y:

We all are getting nervous so you better post some images soon... :mex::mex::mex::mex::mex::mex::mex:

Zorro



____________________
Extract from "THE FOUR STEPS METHOD" by Ching Pang Tsè:
1) Calm down.
2) Calm down.
3) Calm down.
4) First calm down.
Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Sep 16th, 2018 08:19 pm
  PMQuoteReply
127th Post
W C Greene
Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 7826
Status: 
Offline
I have been "busy" with this n' that...here's something new however. 
While reading about rolling stock in the GILPIN ERA book, I became "interested" in the GT's little cabooses (cabeese?) and decided to build something similar. 
For more "inspiration", I sat at this here computer for a bit and while doing so, I ran my little Gilpin Tram On20 layout for a while. 

As I looked up to watch the tiny Shay and it's train of GT ore cars and tiny caboose...and there she was! Just exactly what I wanted to build, again. 
The little hack was built for my old On20 Mogollon Railway and is about 20 something years old.






On the right is the original, complete with it's ancient Central Valley HOn3 (On20) sprung arch-bar trucks. 
At one time she had just 4 wheels but tended to bounce around (that's why they call em' bouncers) too much for me. 
And she still has the old M2Ry lettering. This little gal has more real miles on her than many real ones!






So after several days of building and thinking and memories (the Gilpin Tram layout was owned by my late buddy Joe Bostick and he ran the train most every day)...
I rolled this red job outta the shops. Built of basswood with an aircraft plywood frame and rolling on some old Grandt Line SR&RL trucks. 
The red paint is old also, Floquil lacquer "AT&SF Red" which looks like what I wanted.
So there they are, the little one is over 20 and the big one is less than a week old. 
Now the little one can go back to work trailing her tiny train and the big one will be trailing ore cars from Terlingua to Boquillas.

    JUST EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED





____________________
It doesn't matter if you win or lose, its' how you rig the game.
Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Sep 16th, 2018 10:49 pm
  PMQuoteReply
128th Post
Daniel Osvaldo Caso
Registered
 

Joined: Sun Aug 5th, 2007
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 1058
Status: 
Offline
GREAT!!!

Beautiful furgones de cola, Woodie.

Plenty of character and perfectly fitting the scene.

Number 2 looks also beautiful.

Thank you for sharing.

Daniel



____________________
Extract from "THE FOUR STEPS METHOD" by Ching Pang Tsè:
1) Calm down.
2) Calm down.
3) Calm down.
4) First calm down.
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2018 03:42 am
  PMQuoteReply
129th Post
W C Greene
Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 7826
Status: 
Offline
The Gila Tram, the tour bus line in the Big Bend, needed something larger to carry more tourists through the canyons and scenery of the bend. 
They had only an old REO touring car adapted with a larger roof and it could only carry maybe 7 or 8 folks...hardly a paying proposition. 

Something needed to be done and when word came that up in Alpine, TX there was an old British double decker bus, 
which was being used as a roadside promotion for a "snake and lizard" show, 
the Gila owners jumped into action and bought the non-running hunk of rusty metal, hauling it down to the "offices" in Terlingua. 

There the old curiosity was rebuilt and adapted to a life along the Rio Grande river. 
The original motor was a piece of rusted junk so the mechanic found a suitable 1930 Ford Model A truck motor, 
and some other parts of the Ford, the hood and radiator and the front wheels. 

The bus also got a set of old military truck rear wheels which all replaced the ancient hard rubber tires, 
which wouldn't give a good ride along the dirt and rocky roads in the park.
 
Well, that's my little story about this machine.











So, here she is with a nice new green and tan paint job, ready to haul some visitors from Terlingua down to Boquillas.






And here is a wretched photo of the first "run" to the dusty little border town. 
A bit more "detail", maybe some seated tourists, some "stuff" lashed down on the roof, and the Tram's name on the side will be added as I see fit. 
But now I have spent some time building this thing and full ore cars are waiting at the mines so back to work.

Ingredients: 
Airfix 1:32 scale Omnibus kit, Lindberg 1:32 scale Model A pickup kit, 
radiator and front wheels/tires from a diecast 1:32 Model A, 
rear wheels/tires from a 1:35 scale military 4 X 4 kit, and some razor saw work.





____________________
It doesn't matter if you win or lose, its' how you rig the game.
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2018 07:54 am
  PMQuoteReply
130th Post
Daniel Osvaldo Caso
Registered
 

Joined: Sun Aug 5th, 2007
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 1058
Status: 
Offline
Excellent job, Woodie!

 :2t: :apl::apl::apl::2t:

Looks very good. 
The mix is a very good, interesting one and in this moment here Mr. Wallet hates you.

Daniel



____________________
Extract from "THE FOUR STEPS METHOD" by Ching Pang Tsè:
1) Calm down.
2) Calm down.
3) Calm down.
4) First calm down.
Back To Top


 Current time is 10:53 pm
Page:  First Page Previous Page  ...  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  Next Page Last Page  

Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Narrow Gauge > Big Bend Two Foot Gauge
Top



UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2016 Data 1 Systems