55n3 Reboot - Proof of Concept

hminky Jul 10, 2018

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    Wanting to retain my PcalRwy passenger car lettering that I had done earlier in On30.
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    Searching references the Bachmann passenger cars are 10'-3" high in the body, most narrow gauge cars are about 9'-3". Standard gauge cars match the 10'-3" height of the Bachmann cars.

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    Works for me.

    The Bachmann passenger car's interior is actually Scale55. These Scale55 figures fit the seating. O scale figures are too big.

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    Harold
     
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    Referring to my previous post about the Bachmann passenger cars being 10'-3" in Scale55 brings up a question.

    Were there any 10'-3" narrow gauge cars?

    Going south of the border the answer is yes. The Mexican narrow gauge lines had tall narrow gauge cars in both wood and steel.

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    The Bachmann cars work as issued.

    Harold
     
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    No intent to hijack, but merely add to this concept for a scale.

    As I said before I am giving it a shot. It's kind of a tiny test project to see if I can build my own loco. I tend to work slowly on things, yet today I added the cab pieces. I took the photos and realized the cbab was slightly crooked, so had to take it apart and re-glue it. Hmmm... perhaps more photos to show my flaws as I work are needed. ;)

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    I expect I will be doing a lot of filing and filling before I am even to the point of painting. Yet, I am finding this side project quite fun.
     
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    I find that things look perfect until you photograph it and look at it. My iPhone camera is one of my most useful tools for scratch building.
     
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    My biggest problem is that in my mind it WILL be perfect. I plan and plan -- ARGH POOR EXECUTION! :D

    I just keep plugging away and making my second rate models. LOL
     
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