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

SteamDonkey74 Jan 14, 2013

  1. SteamDonkey74

    SteamDonkey74 TrainBoard Supporter

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    Z scale has one, N scale has one, and now we narrow-gaugers of all scales have ours. Welcome to the narrow gauge "What's on your workbench?" thread.

    Please post snapshots and brief descriptions of whatever you're working on.


    I am getting rid of that nasty stock back-end on my On30 railtruck and building a nice laser cut wooden box kit. I am also adding sound/DCC.

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    What are your current projects, narrow gaugers?

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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Is this a scratch build? Or from a supplier such as Mount Blue Models?
     
  3. SteamDonkey74

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    The kit is made by Sidetrack Laser, a company here in Oregon.
     
  4. Midniteflyer1

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    Just finished this.......Telluride Enginehouse................ HOn3
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  5. BoxcabE50

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    OK. I have heard that name. Do they have a web site?
     
  6. SteamDonkey74

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    Nice engine house.

    Ken, I was too narrow-minded earlier. Can we go ahead and make this the Narrow Gauge "What's on your workbench?" thread to make it less scale specific? Also, the website for Sidetrack Laser is http://www.sidetracklaser.com/ .

    Adam
     
  7. BoxcabE50

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    Adam-

    Topic title now edited as requested. Now I'll be off to check that web site.
     
  8. SteamDonkey74

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    Thank you for the editing, Ken. I don't know what I was thinking.

    Okay, folks. I know you narrow gaugers are out there. Let's see it. Sn3, Fn3, On3, Nn3....
     
  9. ChiloquinRuss

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    Working on three more section houses for the layout. I don't have a build pix but here is one from a while ago. Russ

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  10. SteamDonkey74

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    Welcome to TrainBoard, ChiloquinRuss!

    What scale are these. I am trying to judge by objects in the background, and I am guessing maybe O or S scale? Nice work!


    This is the railtruck I have been working on. I took it to the UNW Model Railroad Show in Monroe and ran it all weekend. It performed wonderfully. I need to move ahead with adding tool-racks, maybe a water tank for fire suppression, a winch or something like that, and so on.

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    ON30 - having posting problems! Sorry! Russ
     
  12. ChiloquinRuss

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    SteamDonkey74 - OK I got the word about what I was attempting to do that was wrong on my part. Seems you can do a simple replies during the first three days of Trainboard membership and I was attempting to do more than that. So tomorrow will be my third day and I will post more. In the mean time I think you can click on my user name ChiloquinRuss and when the profile comes up I think you can click on HOMEPAGE and get to my ON30 railroad website. I can't post the link here because it hasn't been three days yet. Anyhow that's the story. Russ
     
  13. FriscoCharlie

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    Russ,

    It looks like you are registered for over 72 hours now so I think everything should be enabled for you.

    Charlie
     
  14. BoxcabE50

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    Russ-

    Let's see what you have!
     
  15. ChiloquinRuss

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    Thanks Charlie, I appreciate the help.

    Since what we are modeling used standard structures for most of the places we are going to show, we have the need to produce multiples of the same structure. Also my friend and I are on a limited budget so we are not going to buy $150 kits when we can build stand-ins cheaper. We call them stand-ins because at some point in time in the future we MAY want to replace them with better more scale models. An example would be the water tanks, we need 7 of them. Kits are $159 if you can find them, so our stand-ins use 4 inch pvc pipe, a paper wrapper and a vey simple base structure. For our purpose they are 'good enough' for now. Please see our website for more details. www.hobby-tronics.com/1940DRGW I have completed 4 of them and 3 more are on the workbench in keeping with this thread. Next up is bunk houses and toolsheds. Russ

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  16. SteamDonkey74

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    ChiloquinRuss, there are a few automatic safeguards on this site that go away once it is clear that someone's intent here is to not sell us discount medications. I think it is clear that you are here for genuine purposes and with Ken and Charlie (BoxcabE50 and E-8) knowing that you should be okay now. If there is something baffling about the site the Support forum is good for that.

    I like the idea of the stand-in. One of my kids wants to make a lighthouse model but she doesn't like the kits out there that I consider even sort of good value (I am not paying what a lot of them are priced at) and so we're going to scratch-bash most likely. We'll get a house kit for the keeper's house and then fake up some sort of tower for the lighthouse itself.
     
  17. ChiloquinRuss

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    Another section house

    I cut out another quickie section house and also did a quickie glue up. Just a couple more of these to go and then on to other structures. Russ

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  18. BoxcabE50

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    Those look really nice. More than just "good enough".
     
  19. customNscaler

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    Thought I'd join in, this is Hon3 scale I'm sharing. Here is a balboa k-36 I just did added sound/dcc, lights and custom painted still needs a little weathering. I'm building the durango sand house at the moment this is a campbell scale models kit. Enjoy and thanks for looking!
     

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    Nice! Welcome CustomNScaler, and pull up a chair. I love those DRGW HOn3 locos.
     

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