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 Posted: Fri Feb 21st, 2020 12:37 pm
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Russ:

You're welcome, anytime I can be of any help just ask.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 22nd, 2020 06:54 am
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CharlieB wrote:
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Thank you CharlieB




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 Posted: Fri Mar 6th, 2020 02:31 pm
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Hey Charlie

I'm starting a fleet of 30' cars.

MOW flats and A frame ore cars,
all built on a common flatcar design.

I started using HO 6x6 for the side sills,
but now I think maybe a HO 3x6 would be better.

What did you use for the side sills on your cars?




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Russell.

I used Northeastern Scale Lumber freight floor HO item #662 for the HO cars.
Just a piece of any thin wood, the right thickness works, just as well.

The N scale cars, I used 1/16" thick bass wood strip.

Glued the sides to the flooring for both scales.
Less work.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 6th, 2020 03:12 pm
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Thanks mate.

I used HO dimensioned strip styrene, as it was more convenient,
the HO 6x6 is roughly 12" square in N scale.

I made up a jig to hold them at 9' spacing,
and just glued some V grooved sheet, cut to size into them,
then cut the assembly from the strips, and trimmed it up,
before gluing the end sills on.

They seem to look ok from the side,
just a bit concerned about the thick side sills.
 
But they don't seem to interfere with the trucks,
but so far only 1 car has trucks.

I'll post photos when I take some,
probably tomorrow, rather today as it's after midnight here.




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Anxious to see your photo's.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 16th, 2020 01:00 pm
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Hi Charlie  :wave:


Totally  AWESOME :bg: WORK  on all of the models !  :thumb:


As a former N-scaler in my younger days ...  :old dude:

... I really enjoyed scratchbuilding layout structures ...

... but only attempted rolling stock once, with a Boxcab.  L:


I especially like your M.O.W. cars, as I have a thing for cranes & such.  :cool:

Also your very very fine hopper car ...





... which you must have had the patience of a SAINT ! to construct so well !!  :shocked:  :shocked:


I am considering (and dreading) attempting one in 1:35 scale & thought I had it tough !  :f:  :dt:


Fantastic & inspirational work, for everyone in ALL scales & types of modeling !  :bow:

Great to see you Posting it all here Charlie.  :thumb:



:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:



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 Posted: Thu Mar 19th, 2020 06:10 pm
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Si,

Thanks for the nice comments.

Site looks deserted. (Lonesome)

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