Narrow Gauge- "What's on your workbench?"

SteamDonkey74 Jan 14, 2013

  1. ArtinCA

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    That sucks. It would have added alot to the look..
     
  2. Nick_Burman

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    Worry not, a new corrected version is being worked upon as I write.

    Cheers NB

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  3. SVRailroader

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    I'm currently working on a second On30 Stock car. The concept of these "Dinosaur Stock Cars" are based on real (smaller) cars used by the Sumpter Valley Railway; after ranchers complained about cattle having to bow their heads in the low-height narrow-gauge cars, the SVRy added cupolas to the top!

    Since these are for my own freelanced John Day Valley Railway, I'm sizing the cars up to a slightly longer length. In the future I'll probably add better doors, but at least the ones I have slide. The first car got its nickname because, next to a standard Bachmann stock car, it looks massive! Moreso before I knocked it down about a scale foot or so. This second car will not have a cupola, just to show the difference between a "standard" car and a modified one.

     
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  4. JimJ

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    108F404F-31AC-4BE1-AA47-CFA8B830B730.jpeg FADA44A5-2194-470F-A02C-FEA36BEFB0B0.jpeg I’m getting closer to finishing this Showcase Miniatures Nn3 16 ton Shay kit. It still needs some detail painting and light weathering. I scratchbuilt the cab roof and supports to replicate an open air version that I saw in a prototype photo.
     
  5. gjslsffan

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    Such detail that small Jim. It is really something else. Nn3 wow.
     
  6. JimJ

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    34698C74-7A3F-48EA-856C-FC38463D25E0.jpeg I consider this Shay kit finished after some final detail painting. Thanks for checking it out.
     
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    9A0378C9-6B54-4884-B413-8F5B3D797157.jpeg Just finished this Showcase Miniatures Nn3 tank car kit.
     
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  8. gjslsffan

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    I like it Jim! Does Nn3 run on Z scale track? I could see some link and pin action on that outfit. Not too many folks modeling link and pin I bet. I have a link (not hyperlink) from the old RR action into Telluride "To Hell You Ride" CO.
     
  9. JimJ

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    Thanks, Tom. Yes, it runs on Z scale track. I just bought 20’ of Atlas code 55 flex.
    I don’t think my eyes could take link and pin coupling. I might explore the possibility though.
     
  10. JimJ

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    AB2D2E1F-6DDF-4486-BAC2-8D6A0D9C2F20.jpeg Showcase Miniatures Nn3 Climax kit.
     
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  11. tracktoo

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    Is that the Climax? Or is it maybe the Shay?
     
  12. JimJ

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    Climax.
     
  13. JimJ

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    6C17FE61-36E6-48F2-9623-20ECC7350A7C.jpeg Here’s a pic showing the pistons and side rods. Looks more like a Climax now.
     

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  14. JimJ

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    AD8996FC-4E41-4D0E-AF87-0FC7FB0CBC0A.jpeg Just finished this Nn3 30’ flat car kit tonight. I added the sideboards to make it into a makeshift gondola.
     
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