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

SteamDonkey74 Jan 14, 2013

  1. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

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    I have an idler flat and wooden gondola that I need to build. Not impressed with the instructions on these things. They are a Durango press and rail line kits.
     
  2. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    Tom, no flywheels but it’s runs fairly smoothly for its micro size. I haven’t laid any track yet so it’s hard to run it very much.
    Kevin, take a look at Showcase Miniatures. I like their products and they’re nice folks as well.
     
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    JimJ Staff Member

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    8C99488D-86F5-4EFF-AC2E-34F26EE086D7.jpeg C90C40A9-3691-49D5-AADF-29BDD3F423A0.jpeg C0772806-8DAC-42BF-AFB0-446587B8F0EF.jpeg Working on recreating an old wooden tank car in Nn3. I’m using a Showcase Miniatures 30’ flat car and making the tank from a dowel rod and scale lumber.
     
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    832DA617-A312-4D2D-81F2-5F34F799E90B.jpeg 5EE4021C-0AC2-4D8C-82DA-0FFA9A9FFE79.jpeg Progress pic.
     
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  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Jim- Is this a water car? Or other commodity?
     
  6. JimJ

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    I was inspired by a car I saw online when I did a search for narrow gauge tank cars. I’m not positive but I do think it’s a home built type of water car.
     
  7. HOexplorer

    HOexplorer TrainBoard Supporter

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    I vote water, or maybe a camera car? Jim camera train.jpg
     
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  8. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    Very cool!
     
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    8A3B5F4E-55A2-4D47-9620-213884438F37.jpeg 3E9090BB-0BF1-410A-A008-AC4CC599FB38.jpeg I’m calling it finished. Nn3 is a challenging scale for scratchbuilding.
     
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    70EFAFA1-0E94-4563-8D9A-6CA74C6FBC0D.jpeg A941925E-9197-40F2-8A97-D0B5868042EF.jpeg Just finished the Showcase Miniatures log car kit tonight. Just a single casting that needed only trucks to complete. Painting, weathering and a bit of chain really brings this tiny model to life.
     
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