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 Posted: Sat Mar 19th, 2022 04:17 pm
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David Laughery
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Here are the Shapeways parts for the engine conversion.

Since the engine has tender drive I cannot use a larger tender,
but would have to widen this one.

Regards, Dave L.  





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Dave,

Those cars look good.


Been toying with the idea of doing some small mining operation in HOn30.

I even have one of those HO/HOn30 crossings put out by AHM tucked away.




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 Posted: Sun Mar 20th, 2022 02:53 pm
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That guy has small hoppers and gons,

that would be good mine cars.


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 Posted: Sun Mar 20th, 2022 08:52 pm
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I've found some cast resin crates
I was going to use in this little boxcar.

The bigger crates wouldn't fit through the door,
so this might not be a good idea.

I've glued metal nuts in the caboose.

I am not sure I really need the extra weight,
since the light cars ran well on my N-scale.

I should mention that JT Trains and Stuff
is the source of these cars
and has a store on Ebay.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 20th, 2022 10:24 pm
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Hi Dave  :wave:


Your new HOn30 freight train looks ...

... T :cool: :cool:   C :cool: :cool: L  on the river bridge !  :thumb:


No one would ever believe the town behind ...

... is populated by MUNCHKINS !!  :shocked:


The 3D-printed HOn30 cars are lookin' great.

Those 3D-printed hoppers are amazingly intricate.





Your G-scale guys checking out their garden railway stock ...  :shocked:

... is pretty funny & amazing to see the HUGE scale difference.





I got the N-scale 'Bachmann' U.S.R.A. 0-6-0 tender loco ...

... way back in the late '70s or early '80s sometime.  :time:

Mine was the original, with the 'proper' straight tender ...  :old dude:

... that came in the blue plastic box, with clear acrylic lid !


Its running was impaired a bit, by poor weight distribution ...

... & tendency to PULL WHEELIES ! due to cab-mounted motor.


Also the drawbar linkage to the tender, could have been looser ...

... the drawbar encouraged the locos 'wheelieing' somewhat.


Amazing difference, some lead in the boiler, over the drivers.  :thumb:

Loosening the drawbar & some 'lecy pickup trucks, would ACE it.


Nice 3D-printed HOn30 loco body & tender.  :)


:java::moose::dt:


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 Posted: Mon Mar 21st, 2022 01:10 am
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Si.

I just can't seem to click
the "buy now" box for the Bachmann 0-6-0

I keep putting it off.

:w:

I remember the one I had years ago.


Yep, I am having a lot of fun with the HOn30 cars.

I still love the Gn15, but this is a little break
from the large scale models and vehicles.

Regards, Dave L.


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 Posted: Mon Mar 21st, 2022 05:26 pm
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I continue to run these little cars on the layout,
to make sure the bulkhead cars don't need additional weight.

So far there is no problem with derailing.

Regards, Dave L.















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The proportions of the little caboose didn't seem right.

I removed an eighth of an inch from the body,
and it seems better to me.

I placed an unbuilt kit next to my finished caboose for contrast.

Regards, Dave L. 










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 Posted: Wed Mar 23rd, 2022 01:36 pm
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With the cupola attached,

the little caboose sits about right,

and fits through my tunnels on the layout.

(just barely)

:glad:

Regards, Dave L.  





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 Posted: Thu Mar 24th, 2022 03:14 pm
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I've added these little gons
from JT Trains and Stuff, to the roster.

He is always adding new styles,
to the list of available HOn30 cars.

Regards, Dave L.  










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