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adrian_batey
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Posted - 08/04/2012 :  8:45:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit adrian_batey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bruce im not sure were he is located but Phil is a member here.
He has had powered a moose jaws MDC kit in a topic here.

If your interested in his project just contact him since i have found him very easy to talk to and always gets back to you.


Modeling the Northern Pacific Yacolt Branch
https://yacoltbranch.blogspot.com.au/

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Dutchman
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Posted - 08/05/2012 :  07:28:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for that info, Adrian. I don't know why I didn't make the connection between Phil and LightScaleModels.

Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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adrian_batey
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Posted - 12/12/2012 :  9:37:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit adrian_batey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Im curious who out there has a hon3 module and what standard did you build it to?

In the recent discusion about what to do with built dioramas many people mentioned modules. I would love to build oporating hon3 modules with the option of connecting with someone else. I don't know any active hon3 guys in sydney but it would be awesome if there was a club.


Modeling the Northern Pacific Yacolt Branch
https://yacoltbranch.blogspot.com.au/

Edited by - adrian_batey on 12/12/2012 9:38:53 PM

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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/03/2013 :  08:25:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, there are so many cobwebs in this lounge that it took me an hour to clean the place up and get a fire going in the stove!

I have found the Carstens Book "Slim Gauge Cars" to be a good resource for my HOn3 modeling, and I'm sure that a number of you already have it.

If not, I just got an e-mail from Carstens announcing a decent sale on the book for the next week or so. If you order from their website and enter the code sgc0312 at check out, you get $5 off - that brings it down to about $15. (Offer good until March 15th.)

Here is the link to their website.

http://carstensbookstore.com/slgacaseeded.html


Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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George D
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Posted - 03/03/2013 :  08:39:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce, bad timing on my part. I bought the book a month ago. No real regrets though - it has some interesting potential projects in it. I need a narrow gauge gondola for my coaling station.

George



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resqrk
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Posted - 03/04/2013 :  5:34:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey, I'm just jumping into HOn3 so I'll be here a lot.........


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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/04/2013 :  5:56:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome, Rick.

What is the focus of your HOn3 modeling?

We have a bit of everything here. I focus on the railroad logging era of Pennsylvania.


Bruce

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ELK RIVER RR
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Posted - 03/04/2013 :  6:29:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK I've in narrow gauge for awhile and this is a loaded question but I am going to make everything I have more uniform so what brand couplers is everyone using as a whole. I hope I'm not opening a big can of worms. Tom


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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/04/2013 :  6:40:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tom,

On anything that I've scratch built or refurbished, I've used Kadee #714's. A bit of a pain to assemble, but they seem to work fine.



Bruce

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adrian_batey
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Posted - 03/04/2013 :  8:04:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit adrian_batey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Im with bruce. Im using kadee 714's but then again i dont have anything to run my stuff on so i can't provide an opinion on them more then i like the way they look :-)

Has anyone tried out the new peco flex track or turnouts in hon3 yet?


Modeling the Northern Pacific Yacolt Branch
https://yacoltbranch.blogspot.com.au/

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resqrk
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Posted - 03/20/2013 :  11:23:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce I'm modeling Colorado Narrow gauge. Kind of a mix of D&RGW and RGS. Room almost done, couple buildings started and some switches soldered up. Hope to get a track plan and some benchwork started. Does anyone use Cadrail????


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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/20/2013 :  6:00:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rick,

I don't know if anyone in the HOn3/HOn30 forum uses Cadrail, but I'm sure in the larger forum there are members who use it. You might post questions about Cadrail in either the Crew Lounge or in the Layout Design sub-forum.

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=37



Bruce

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acousticco
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Posted - 03/31/2013 :  02:59:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Howdy Folks,

I've been using Kadee 714s for most of my HOn3 and Micro-Trains 1025s for my HOn30 stuff, but I don't really like either. Both are prone to the slinky effect, which I can (mostly) deal with, but after building in larger scales I don't really like the giant 'draft' box that hangs down under the ends of my cars. Especially in HOn30 because I mount my couplers at a close to scale height instead of the usual N-scale standard height. I've experimented a bit with McHenry couplers which have a narrower, thinner profile on the mounting end but seem a little less reliable than the MT 1025s. They do eliminate the slinky effect though... I'm tempted to try out some Sergent Engineering couplers for my HOn3 stuff (and the little bit of standard gauge stuff I have, but I don't mind the Kadee #58s I've been using...), but they are probably a little big for my Maine styled stuff. I've heard they look great on Sn2 equipment. For the time being though I'll probably just continue to use up the bits I have laying around...

And because I know everyone likes pictures, here's a quick shot of a Grandt Line 25 ton diesel that I've had for a long, long time, and that has been rebuilt and regauged several times:


It was originally assembled over a Kato four wheel pocket mechanism, but then I didn't like the fact that the wheel base didn't match the side-frames so I rebuilt it to standard gauge using the original Grandt Line mechanism which for some reason I didn't like either so I recently regauged it to HOn30, just by pushing in the Grandt Line wheelsets and adjusting the pickups. Only the back axle is powered until I can salvage some extra axle gears from another HOn3 kit. I feel bad for this poor guy, always getting torn apart and rebuilt. I want to just finish him one day and just leave him in peace...

So how many of you have a model that you seem to always be working on but never seems to ever get any closer to completion?

-Cody



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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/31/2013 :  08:51:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cody, that little Grandt-Line diesel looks good - even if you don't give it much of a rest.

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Originally posted by acousticco


So how many of you have a model that you seem to always be working on but never seems to ever get any closer to completion?

-Cody



Not quite in the same category as your diesel, but I have a combine that I have been scratch building for a year now. I pull it out, spend a few hours on it, then get distracted and there it sits for weeks (months) at a time.


Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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George D
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Posted - 03/31/2013 :  10:15:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking locomotive, Cody. I have one of those Grandt Line kits that I need to start. I'm seriously thinking about making it HOn3.

I have a large chain link fence project for the club layout that is dragging on much longer than it should. A couple weeks ago I built the frame for a 30" section using my new toy, a resistance soldering unit. I don't know when I'll finish it - I keep getting distracted with other projects.

George



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