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Ken C
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A couple of On2½ versions of C.of P. standard gauge boxcars, 20 feet in length.

The car on the right shows a conversion for work train service.
Far side of this car retained the same swing style door as the car on the left.  

With construction and putting together an article for publication,
the cars kept me busy for a while during the winter.

Now onto the next project.





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Neat little models.

Whatever hue that is that they are,
kind of splits the difference between brown and grey,
at least on this monitor it does.

I would guess the door change was for simpler access,
than using the heavier original door would be.


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The cars were sprayed painted with "Vallejo" Black Grey.

I find it provides a good weathered effect for the cars,
which were painted Black while in service.

Even Black fades over the years.

Ken


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Hi    Ken  :wave:


Ah from darkest Peru ... Eh !  :!:


I thought you must be up to something Ken ...  L:

... & I'm pleased to see it isn't 12" to the foot DIY jobs for people !  :f:


That looks just like my front door !  :shocked:

A few brews & a dark night, folk could mistake that for their crib !  :cool:

Might not find the light-switch inside next to the door frame though !!  :us:





They are absolutely delightful prototypes to make models of ...  :thumb:

... you can be sure no one else has got a pair of those on their On2½ layout !  :mex:


I'm sure there must be masses of Peruvians making models of their railroads ...

... but you're the only modeller, Canadian    or otherwise, I know doing proto-Peru !


I think you're trying to fool us though ...

... they are both low-relief models, right ? ...

... you haven't modelled the other sides & ends.  :P


:java: ;)


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Si.

Actually a Canadian friend of mine also models the railways in Peru,
only in HO standard gauge.

Bob sent me photos of the prototype and his model.

He more or less grew up in South America,
and has authored a few books on the railways of Peru and Columbia.

:glad:
Couple of more projects on the go to play catch up with.  :bang:

Stay tuned  :bg:  be a while though.  L:

Construction article sent off for future publication,
likely later this year.


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Is there some recommended prototype info online,

re. Peruvian railroads ?


Google didn't bring up much.


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Nice little cars Ken.






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Gerold

I have not looked on Google for info on the railways in Peru.
Most of my modelling is based on a trip in 2000 to Peru, and books I have on Peru.

A friend of mine Bob Whetham authored a two volume set  "The Railways of Peru",
those along with Brian Fawcett's books  "Railways of the Andes"  and  "Steam in the Andes",
and Donald Binns book  "The Central Rly of Peru & The Cerro de Pasco Rly",
are my main sources for ideas.

With 50 or 60 books related to Central & South American railways,
I have enough to keep me busy.


Just need the layout to get finished so I can run a few trains.
 
I have a eclectic mix of rolling stock from 8 or 9 different countries.  :shocked:

I do need more Canadian railway cars though.  L:


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Rod

Neat thing about these cars, I did not need to shorten them,
as I have done with a few other cars I've modelled from Peru.

As the majority of rolling stock there is standard gauge on 3 foot gauge track,
what is left that is.

The H&H was standard gauged in 2008,
which only leaves the C&SA as a NG operation, serving Machu Picchu.


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Those cars look great Ken!

I have to check the Central / South American railways.

It looks like they had a nice bunch of rolling stock.

Alwin


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" Construction article sent off for future publication "


Hi    Ken  :wave:

Construction article ... Eh !  :brill:


I've never actually got my paws on a 'Narrow Gauge Downunder'.  :f:

Oztrainz tells me it is a 101% super well done magazine for sure.  :cool:

Quarterly I think he said ?  :time:


Jeeez ... Just looked in the Piggy-Bank ...  ;)

... I haven't had a subscription to anything ...

... since stopping the 'N.G.& S.L.G.' years ago.  :us:


Mmm ...  :old dude:  There's a few coins in there.


:java::moose:


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Si.

I have to admit 'Narrow Gauge Down Under' is the only magazine I get,

Oztrainz is on the money!, only downside is that it is quarterly.  :f:


Got hooked with the first issue and never regretted it,

had my first published article in the magazine. :2t:



Need to reduce photo size,

and will post a few more items of the rolling stock I've modelled,

from Peru and other parts of the world.  :)


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Best book I have found on South America is 

"Railways at the End of the World"


Contact the authors at this site.

http://www.railwaysofthefarsouth.co.uk/01ahomepage.html



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Rod

I do have a copy of the book.


Lots of ideas for modelling,

including wind powered rolling stock,  L:

wonder how to build one ?


A few years ago in Continental Modeller,

there was a review for an axle mounted motor drive setup.

Forgot to take down the information though,  :bang:  :bang:

would have been the answer!


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Ken

I don't know about commercial drives,

but the poms have scratchbuilt them.

http://www.clag.org.uk/axle-hung.html


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Rod

Those are very neat,

still oversized for a project I am thinking of doing.


Meanwhile in the car shop, the "Master Maniac!",

is working on a conversion project of a Bachmann stock car,

into a WP&YRly stock car #955


Next up ?

Tank car #11 again WP&YRly.



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