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 Posted: Wed Nov 8th, 2017 04:17 pm
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Kurt Ubl
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I said more to come
The most important change in modelling was the 100 year set from LGB, I bought two sets and the first action was to change the Stainz to an american locomotive. New cab, glass windows, sliding side windows, opening front doors with windows, tender with 4 axle trucks and most important two rubber tires.
This 2-4-0  loco was able to pull 16 cars of my homemade american boxcars, cattle cars, pickle cars, tank cars, hoppers, high side gondolas, low side gondolas, flatcars and caboose with metal trucks and wheels on a straight track and the whole consist of cars rolled over a pencil on one side of the track without derailing.











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 Posted: Thu Nov 9th, 2017 09:12 pm
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Hello Kurt,

Great looking locomotives and equipement! The photo's of the railroad itself are cool too!

Alwin

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 Posted: Sat Nov 11th, 2017 10:37 pm
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Hello again
Now I want to show you a special train I saw somewhere on the net. The pictures are self explainating, the ingrediences are  a Playmobile brick with 24" wheels, one homecast truck some wood, half of a metal pickup, superstructure claded with coffee stirers and some bits and pieces from the scrap box. Interior is fully detailed with high bed and stove, cabinet, toilet and sink and working table. Clearly all doors open. The distance between the axles was solved by adding 3mm to the cut apart side frames of a passenger car. It is the car of the blacksmith with the real blacksmith car behind when he is on the road to several stations to do his work.



































This consist is not finished, there are some details to ad and weathering has to be done.
Now the blacksmith car.











I have forgotten a very important detail - the vise on the table is working, made by an old friend of mine.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 11th, 2017 11:43 pm
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Good to see that the type-metal cast archbar trucks we made once are still in working order.



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 Posted: Sun Nov 12th, 2017 02:07 am
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Fantastic! :glad:

It's tempting to try a larger scale!



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 Posted: Sun Nov 12th, 2017 08:07 am
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:wave:Great work,loving it,but we need more pics..:rah::rah:....Peter.



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 Posted: Sun Nov 12th, 2017 02:04 pm
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Yes Helmut and a few days ago I saved the casting equipment from going in the trash. Our helpers didn`t know what it was, they looked for old metal to sell:glad:



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 Posted: Sun Nov 12th, 2017 02:20 pm
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Hello 2foot6
to satisfy your wishes here are some pictures of models I build for a friend in south Germany.













You see a mix of lengthened LGB and Bachman cars surely complete interior.



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Kurt, first class model making and I DO like your blacksmith's train, particularly the rail truck part. Being a smaller gauge - On30 - modeller, you've given me an idea for a Goose substitute, the proprietary models of which I can never justify the price of so must make my own.

Maybe the front end of a 1/43 Tin's Toys 1934 Ford truck,

b (2) by slateworks, on Flickr

the Ford's chassis suitably adapted

c (6) by slateworks, on Flickr

or even a car chassis of which I have several and the front end underpinnings of a defunct Bachmann rail truck which will provide power pickups with a decent drive mechanism, perhaps a Halling or Tenshodo, in the trailer as you have produced. The trailer might be a scaled down Bachmann passenger car or a modified Street Car shell, both of which are readily available - or  it could be a scratch build!

Oh dear! I can see another Updah project developing here!:doh:



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Very nice work..thanks for posting Kurt.:rah:................Peter



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