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 Posted: Sat Apr 9th, 2022 02:17 pm
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Either cab will require work to make a complete shell.

Thanks for following along.

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 Posted: Sun Apr 10th, 2022 09:23 am
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I see you have mastered those pesky handrail stanchions,

Congratulations !


Both boiler & cab combinations look good.

Will you build two locomotives from them ?


You can never have enough locos.




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 Posted: Sun Apr 10th, 2022 01:45 pm
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Thanks, Gerold.

I'm waiting until the financial department
OKs funding a new Bachmann 2-6-2
with the hope these shells will work on that chassis.

Steam engine chassis are hard to find,
other than the Bachmanns.


The little KATO diesel drives are available
on eBay and Amazon and not too expensive.

Shapeways has a number of shells for these drives.

Regards, Dave L.


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 Posted: Tue Apr 12th, 2022 05:23 pm
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If I were to do another MDC 2-8-0 conversion...

I would just remove the front dome,
since I now know it will pop off,
and hollow out the Shapeways rear dome,
to fit over the original.

I do really like the Shapeways cab,
and would work to make it better.


I'd be able to keep the handrails, too...

Getting the cut-off disc in,
to remove the rear dome messed them up,
and I had to eliminate them from the final model.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 14th, 2022 01:46 pm
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Justtrainsandstuff has this little pickle car kit for the HOn30 modeler.

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 Posted: Fri Apr 15th, 2022 01:53 pm
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Over the years I've collected a lot of bottles of paint,
and the contents have separated into pigments and liquid.

Efforts to shake into usable paint were not too successful.

Looking through the junk drawer,
I found this double curtain rod holder.

A minute spinning with a drill,
stirred up the old bottle of paint pretty well,
and I could paint my HOn30 boxcars.

Regards, Dave L.





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 Posted: Sat Apr 16th, 2022 06:05 pm
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For now my final HOn30 additions,
until I can start a small layout to run these tiny trains.

It has been quite a change,
from my Gn15 and large scale vehicle projects.

Thanks for following along.

Regards, Dave L.   





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 Posted: Sat Apr 16th, 2022 06:18 pm
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I was going to post this photo on April 1st,
and show my new scale/gauge invention.

Sadly, Amazon held up an on-time delivery,
of my fake large penny, and I didn't get it done.

So.... APRIL FOOLS !!

:us:

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 Posted: Tue May 3rd, 2022 08:30 pm
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Finding a photo of a small diesel,
gave me ideas for a small loco for a layout.

Digging through my HO bits and pieces, for two cabs and an old Canon cab kit,
I was wondering if I could mate one of them, to an N-scale GP or switcher unit.

Regards, Dave L.  















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 Posted: Thu May 19th, 2022 09:00 pm
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Today the loco shell arrived from Shapeways.

It mates to a Kato 11-105 chassis.
I had to remove part of the end frame to seat the chassis in the shell,
and I'll have to remove more to enable the trucks to  swing properly.

It is a press fit,
but I'll put a little Aileen's Tacky Glue inside at the final attachment.
This will not be the simple shell on chassis project I was expecting.

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