Modular HOn30

ArtinCA Aug 27, 2022

  1. ArtinCA

    ArtinCA TrainBoard Member

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    Sorry, been a little busy around here. But here’s a little tease for you…

    Working on some power for a train. I’m making a pair of boxcab locos for local power. The chassis are the good old Bachman MDT switchers in N which I have a few of.

    Now to build the superstructure. I plan to drawbar them to run as a pair.

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    Still have a few parts to add/make. The grey parts are Cannon & Co parts from my stash. Everything else is styrene from the multi boxes of material.


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    Got more done this weekend. It’s probably 75% done at this point. I’ll have to start its partner next.

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    More details added…

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    Posted a clearer picture of the engine. First one was a little fuzzy.
     
  6. Kurt Moose

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    Nice details!(y)
     
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    Nothing new to report on my end. Been busy with non narrow gauge stuff and going to train shows with my grandson. Should have something to show before too long.
     
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  8. BoxcabE50

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    Saw your post on the 3D HOn3. They look almost R-T-R. I wonder if anyone will do that kind of quality in HOn30? So far, I have not seen anything comparable on such as Shapeways.
     
  9. ArtinCA

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    Depends on what would sell I think. And what people would want. Maine specific or more freelanced stuff?
     
  10. BoxcabE50

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    I would go with Maine specific. It is good for the folks who model that prototypically, and also is easily adapted to freelance. The other way around asks the proto folks to spend a bunch of effort to make it M2F specific. I believe the latter way would the harder sell.
     
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    That's a good point.
     
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    So does the F&C kits not work for some? Looks like they have pretty much all the SRRL cars covered in resin. I remember building the boxcars years ago but I really didn't do that good a job on them.
     
  13. BoxcabE50

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    In my opinion, F&C cars are just fine, even for non-M2F specific adaptation. I have built about a dozen or so. I have also built some of the beautiful Mount Blue M2F laser kits, plus some Shapeways and other 3D offerings.

    My HOn30 empire is based in the Pacific NW, (Olympic Peninsula), which early on had a very few three footers, but no two footers. But it is the perfect non-Maine setting for imitating those M2F RRs. Seashore & bays/logging & sawmilling, pulp mills/agriculture.
     

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