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  1/72 Scale Narrow Gauge Modeling
Posted by: hminky - 10-03-2018, 01:01 PM - Forum: Narrow Gauge, Logging and Mining - Replies (20)

Found this idea on the net but was written up in Kalmbach's "Model Railroad Planning 2018". The issue featured Doug Tagsold's Colorado & Southern. The premise is using HO gauge equipment to represent 1/72 scale narrow gauge.



 Liking out-of-the-box thinking this is my take on the idea:


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Thank you if you Visit


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  Lowering Bachmann On30 Freight Cars
Posted by: hminky - 10-02-2018, 10:44 AM - Forum: Narrow Gauge, Logging and Mining - No Replies

Hard to believe that I bought my first Bachmann On30 Wonderland Express train-set 20 years ago. Wow, twenty years ago.

Have a "what-I-did" about lowering the Bachmann On30 freight cars to eliminate the funky draft gear look.


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Engineer Bill is excited to be back on the net.

I know that lowering the cars has been done before. Never did it because most used the Bachmann On30 logging truck which is expensive and scarce. Found a really cheap On30 truck at Shapeways.

Speaking of time, been spouting my garbage on the internet for 15 years. Next March is the 15th anniversity of pacificcoastairlinerr.com. Have refreshed some of the "moving" stuff on the website to reflect On30 today.


Thanks everyone who has visited

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  Modeller's Licence
Posted by: cn nutbar - 10-02-2018, 08:23 AM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (5)

I've often heard the term "modeller's licence" which in my interpretation means it's your model railroad so anything goes.I model the CNR in the mid 50's and I do try to keep my collection as close to the prototypes during that era but every once in a while I get into a "what if" frame of mind.The CNR T4 Santa Fe (2-10-2) steam locomotives were primarily found in Western Canada and were oil-burners with the typical big square oil bunker tenders.When #4300 arrived on the Leetown Division the maintenance dept. decided to change tenders---personally I really like the new look---sorry if I have offended any true die hard CNR steam collectors.


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  Private messages
Posted by: Charlie B - 09-29-2018, 05:35 AM - Forum: Forums Issues, requests, and FAQ - Replies (3)

I tried sending a PM the other day and my limit had been reached. I think when the move was made even all of the previously deleted messages were transferred. I had to empty all of my folders, including the trash (which is where they go when deleted)  so members should clean them out if they want more messages. I tried sending one to Ralph this AM but he is over limit so I am thinking it may a be widespread problem

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  A CNR Wood Boxcar
Posted by: CNR5103 - 09-28-2018, 03:19 PM - Forum: HO Modeling - Replies (2)

I had a Accurail boxcar which didn't fit the era I am modeling.


I stripped the paint off, carved off some molded-in grab irons and stirrups and replaced them with metal ones.


I replaced the Fishbelly with Center Sills and added some brake rods and plumbing.


Some paint and lettering from Black Cat Decals


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  Weekly Photo Fun 28/09-05/10
Posted by: cn nutbar - 09-28-2018, 08:36 AM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (2)

CNR N4A #2659 leads a double-headed freight train with a string of OCS (ON COMPANY SERVICE) loaded hoppers towards Leetown.This locomotive is from Overland Models Inc.


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  CNR Boxcar
Posted by: CNR5103 - 09-23-2018, 12:32 PM - Forum: HO Modeling - Replies (2)

Here is a project I did some months ago.

I began with a Tichy Train Group Rebuilt USRA Boxcar. I wanted to finish it as a CNR Boxcar series 470000.

As the CNR (just like the GTW) prototype was a little bit different than the normal Rebuilt USRA Boxcar, i had to make some modifications to the kit.

First, I had to replace the center sill with a Fishbelly I borrowed from an Accurail kit.


Then I replaced the side ladders with grab irons and made new stirrups more appropriate for the CNR prototype.


After some issues with paint and decals, here is the finished car.


Far from perfect but a nice addition to my car roster.

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  Electric steeple cab
Posted by: Rscott417 - 09-22-2018, 05:10 AM - Forum: HO Modeling - Replies (9)

I got this steeple cab kit that I thought had a close resemblance to bush terminal #10/22. It's a pretty basic kit with no detail parts. #10 later became #22 and the pantograph was changed similar to a trolley pole type. I found a trolley pole and bell I can use, anyone have a an idea on what headlights to use?
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(Photos are from Bush terminal trainweb website)

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  Weekly Photo Fun 9/21 - 9/27/18
Posted by: bdw9535 - 09-21-2018, 03:06 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (3)

A few shots from Whiskey Points' Division Street from September 21, 1980.







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  Glitch in the system
Posted by: Duffy - 09-19-2018, 10:35 PM - Forum: Forums Issues, requests, and FAQ - Replies (5)

Just a heads up, 

There was a glitch last night in the forum and it was knocked off line. I had to restore from a backup that was made around 5 pm yesterday evening. So if you posted anything between 5-8 pm MST yesterday, and it's gone, that's what happened to it

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