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 Posted: 4 Feb 2020 08:16 pm
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I am guessing that there are not too many HOn30 kits out there,
but a PA company has a few to offer to us. 

At a show last year I picked of two of the three kits they offer. 
The flat car kit has two models, and the tank car is a single kit. 

In following posts I'll show the kits and give a short review. 

Regards, Dave L. 





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 Posted: 5 Feb 2020 10:29 am
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The flat car kit contains two complete models,
less trucks and couplers. 

The kit is very complete with small detail parts,
and includes decals. 

The resin castings are nicely detailed,
and a separate frame and planked deck are provided. 

Thanks for looking

Dave L. 





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The tank car kit is more elaborate and has quite a few small details in the bag. 

Dave L. 





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There is an underframe, deck, sub-frame, and the tank casting. 

Three sheets of decals are included. 

I am impressed by these kits and hope to actually build them some day. 

A caboose is the third kit in the series. 

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Looks like Fun Briefcase Projects...

Take 'em with you anywhere.  :)





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Todd, I only hope my old eyes and wobbly fingers are up to it.

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My fondness for water scenes,
and the boats that would accompany them,
have prompted my collecting boats. 

Kits of many scales has provided hulls and parts,
for models I someday would like to scratch build. 

Here some old Lindburg kits gave me hulls. 
Notice that one of them has been cut to make a waterline hull. 

Regards, Dave L. 





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You have a good start on outfitting a small port area.

A Boat rental place and a fish company for sure....

I see a couple of trawlers with nets draped all over....
Or 1 trawler and a lobster boat.
 
But that's just me.


he he  :glad:




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Todd, I can see it too. :wave: Regards, Dave L.

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I am still looking for the perfect hull for a little steamboat,

to ferry passengers to a rail connection. 

Regards, Dave L. 





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Seaport Model Works makes a couple.

http://seaportmodelworks.com

And there is this one,
a bit pricey, but makes up into a beautiful model.

https://www.interactionhobbies.com/HO-7302-CR-LAMB-Sternwheeler-Ship_p_64.html

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Thanks, Jim, for the links.

Some of their models would make dandy little steamers.

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Here are some hulls in my "collection." 

They are from kits once made by Maritime Art. 

They are nice resin castings,
but not exactly what I am looking for to make that little steamer.

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That Link had some nice little ships, the great lakes fishing boat was spot on,
for the ones used by Severtsons fisheries for Smelt in lake superior.

( don't ask how I know that, I was young once LOL )

Modified it might make a nice little ferry...




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https://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server3700/07c20/products/72/images/595/painted_port_front_quarter_reduced__88344.1420340981.235.250.jpg?c=2


O scale but a nice lil boat.  :)




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Thanks, Todd, for sending the links.

I modeled boats, before I crashed model airplanes, before I modeled trains.

:)

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Fifty years ago, my first project in HOn30,
was to make some passenger cars. 

I started with MDC Overton cars,
and cut a section out of the middle of the car to narrow it. 

This involved cutting the body, under frame, and roof. 
As I remember I used 'Grandt Line' trucks under them.

I found a few of these Overton cars at a show a few years ago,
and bought them, thinking I would try again. 

When the Mini-Trains cars became available,
I put the project way on the back burner. 

I wish I had kept the originals. 

Regards, Dave L.   





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Hi Dave


For your ferry Google up the "Sabino". Deerfield Laser did one in HO -

http://www.deerfieldriverlaser.com/DRL-H-614.html.

It looks like their HO boat range is not showing in their catalogue at present.


However, their S scale tug should give you a flying start -

http://www.deerfieldriverlaser.com/DRL-S-701.html
 
Ditch the towing bollards front and back,
and extend the deck behind the bridge over the back deck,
and you're almost done.




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John

That kit is still listed under their steam boats.
I guess it is still  available.

I have a great book on the steamships of Maine's Cosco Bay,
and I am familiar with the Sabino.

Thanks for the links.

Regards, Dave L.


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Because I would like to model the 1920s in HOn30,
I am always on the lookout for suitable vehicles. 

There does not seem to be much available today. 
Jordan kits were nice, but they are no longer available. 

I found some strange, bagged kits at a show a few years ago,
but don't know the manufacturer. 

Some trucks I found in England years ago are nice,
but a bit oversize for HO. 

Dave L. 





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