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 Posted: Wed Jan 24th, 2018 07:40 pm
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  Although Alwin did a great job on his ore cars, I wanted a few? more, ended up with 25 ore cars and a covered sand car.  Photo shows a S scale 2 bay from American Models similar to the Bachmann 2 bay cars,and the conversion of the Bachmann car to a ore car. I perfer hard rock to coal mining on my layout. 2nd photo to follow.

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 2nd photo of the conversion showing change in car length. Now need to settle on a mine or mill to model to some degree.

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 Hi Ken :wave:



HEY ! ... Or should I say Eh! ;)



Good idea 'upscaling' the 'S' standard-gauge car, to On30 ! :brill:

I would never have thought of that.

I guess cos North American 'S' is rarer than hens-teeth round these parts. :f:



It is possible to have some fun with 'other-scales' hoppers though. :)

More so than boxcars I guess, where the doors are perhaps the give away.



On the back-burner at present here at the M.M.M.M.M.& M.Co. whilst more 'imagineering' is happening. L:

A few pix. of my 'Tri-ang Railways' trashed R137 cement-car chop & bash.





Started with 2 swingin' '60s really clapped-out R137s from eBay ! :old dude:

Pretty busted-up, as far as ladders & stanchions were concerned !!

The trucks & working unloading mechanism were both OK though. :P





This ISN'T one of the ones getting 'the chop' (much too clean & nice).

These often go quite cheaply, if the removable-roof moulding is missing, which it often is ! ???





With a couple of tankcars, just for a comparison.

The R137 cement car is quite a big long HO car as it comes. :shocked:





Underframes removed & rusty iron ladders taken orf.

Look at that 'Real Rust'(TM) on those unloading doors.

These are eBays finest, playworn, loft-weathered, un-boxed & un-collectable items. :cool:





2-segments cut orf from each end so far ... Mmm ...

I think another 'chop' where the diagonal rivet-lines are at the ends is next.

Wolfy, my 1:35n2 crash test dummy, checks the operating unloading door. :mex:



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  Interesting conversion of the TRIANG  hopper car. Surprised you did not catch yet another on going crane project in the background.
  A wood ore car conversion O-27 to On2&1/2 , cannot recall the name of the outfit who made them, but they were taken over by ATLAS for their O gauge line. Ore car never released by them. 

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 OK this time I will post the correct photo, got ahead of myself.
I'VE GONE TO FIND MYSELF IF I GET BACK BEFORE I RETURN KEEP ME HERE!!!!

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Are the cars made by Industrial Rail?



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Hi Ken,

Nice work on your orecar. I don't know if it is possible but it looks even better when you place the trucks a bit more outside. Try to keep the couplers where they are.

That wooden orecar is great too!

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That is the name of the outfit.:bang: I knew it had some thing with term "rail" in it!.

Alwin

With 26 conversion's I can live with the truck placement.
Did 3 styles of conversion, in line dump 7, side dump 1, and cross dump 17 plus the covered hopper. If? I can find the doodles I did for the inline dumps I will likely modify the cross dumps to a inline dump arrangement.



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Hi Ken :wave: Eh!



The wooden hopper looks great !

I could easily get to like one or two similar to it.

Been looking for stake-pockets suitable for my use ...

... but no luck here.

Looks like they might have to be scratched. :f:



You've reminded me as well ...

... that I have an old 'Grandt Line' On3 D.& R.G.W drop-bottom gondola stashed ! :bg:

From memory, I think they were 30' long ...

... Mmm ... That's 190mm in 1:35n2

Could be a bit BIG for my lil' ol' R.R. in fact. L:



I was thinking I might be able to make a typical M.M.M.M.M.& M.Co. wood or steel underframe ...

... and mount that modded hopper body at the correct working height for the drop-bottom to operate.

It would be a nice variety & different from my 'Tri-ang' R111s. :P






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Crane projects ?? :bg:

I was wondering what that mystery yellow construction in the background of your photo is ? ???


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Missed your query on the MYC (Mystery Yellow Construction) item, it is a "LIONEL" 0-27 derrick crane, I was looking at pairing it with a Bachmann Hoist, but it is a bit over powering on a flat car. OK it is longer then a Bachmann flat car, with no room for the hoist engine!.

The mast is 4 inches in height, the boom has a length of
6 & 5/8 Inches. Likely more suitable for your modelling scale then mine. They seem to show up at my LHS a couple of times a year.

Canadian Ken Eh!



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