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John Allen 'Gasatronic' Type Railcar - In HOn3
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 Posted: Tue Mar 30th, 2021 02:10 pm
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Had a 3D-print of a railcar.
I think the designer is a member of this Forum, but forgot who?

It's roughly patterned after John Allens 'Gasatronic'.
But I think it's a little small compared to my other gas-electrics.

I need some transport for mine workers on my future narrow gauge layout anyway,
so I plan to put it on a custom HOn3 chassis.


First attempt to primer it ended in disaster,
something was wrong with the primer and it turned out grainy... 

Fortunately, I know already that those Shapeways prints,
may be washed in acetone without damage (ask me why I know).

Then was miffed up of spraying, and painted it with a brush, with Revell colors.
I am quite happy with the different shades of brown that resulted.
 

Roof is still missing paint, radiators, exhaust and other small details. 







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Looking great,

an interesting project.


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Just found a complete (HO) Halling power chassis,
already modified with nice Baldwin sideframes,
which fits with little modifications.

Will speed up construction considerably!

Maybe will put it together as a standard gauge car right now,
and press together wheels only later when n/g track is laid.

Some day in the future....




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Mostly finished by now... 

Didn't use the Halling HOe drive,
as it was already set up for HO standard gauge... 

Found another one, still 9mm,
which I fitted with longer axles for HOn3.


Found that John Allen apparently modified his Gasatronic when in service,
exhaust stacks were different in various pictures. 

Had the idea to hotrod my version, with eight straight pipes,
to make her roar when climbing a grade.... 





Radiators were left over from a German electric motor, 
other parts came from the parts box.

As I haven't yet any narrow gauge trackage,
I have not installed DCC. 







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Gerold

After seeing your build,
I am tempted to build something similar.

Sure I have more then a few parts to get started,  L:  L:
on one for On2 & 1/2 gauge.

:2t: :2t:




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Very nice build Gerold.

:bow:  :bow:  :bow: :2t: :2t: :2t:


So Ken, show us what you can do.


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Peter

Have way too many projects on the go at the moment.

Other then getting parts together for the model,
it will be a while before I have a go. 

It would be a companion to the Coffee Pot on the layout.  L:


Or do I model a Sentinal-Cammell model,
of one of the 2 foot 6 inch gauge Ceylon Gov't Railways units.

Only time will tell. :us:




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corv8 wrote:  
Had the idea to hotrod my version, with eight straight pipes


If only I was good for Photo-Shopping in a spoiler and a drag chute ...  :)

Model looks good.


Somewhere on the shelf is a book about Baldwin diesel locomotives,
where a paragraph, or caption, about giving one straight pipes like that,
does indeed use the "hotrod" phrase.

Those radiators are really nice castings.


Model looks straight off the pages of a 1950s - 70s Model Railroader,
or similar era Railroad Model Craftsman magazine.
 
In the era when people built their own models because ... building stuff !




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Kitbash0n30 wrote:
Somewhere on the shelf is a book about Baldwin diesel locomotives,
where a paragraph or caption about giving one straight pipes like that,
does indeed use the "hotrod" phrase.


There goes the story,
that when old Santa Fe M-190, still had its distillate engine with multiple carburetors, 
the guys who operated it, pulled the camshaft after the last run,
and had its lobes welded up by the local rod shop, during the wee hours of the night.

Apparently, the experiment was successful,
and they returned with a broad grin from the first trip.

And it is told, the roof of the carbarn, several times caught fire,
when flames shot out of those pipes, when starting her. 


Model looks straight off the pages of a 1950 - 70s Model Railroader
In the era when people built their own models because ... building stuff !


Best praise I heard in a long time.
That's what I had in mind.

Thanks !

 



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101% vintage Model Railroader !


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