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desertdrover
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Posted - 06/02/2017 :  7:42:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nothing much to the set, but I have an area on the L&R with a Walthers New River Mining Company structure, and thought a scene of a coal industrial locomotive and string of cars coming out of a nearby mountain area portal into one of the structure’s bays, would give some more interest to the overall scene.
I purchased this Walthers HO scale Light Industrial Rail Track and Car set #949-3007.
It comes with the items shown in below pictures. The locomotive, three dump cars and four sprues of track, straights, curves and switches. The kit is easily assembled from the instructions and looks of the kit items. So when completed, I’ll return with my completed build.







Louis
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George D
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Posted - 06/02/2017 :  7:44:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What's the track gauge, Louis?

George



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desertdrover
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Posted - 06/02/2017 :  7:53:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George D

What's the track gauge, Louis?

George



They say the models are full size HO scale, with 22.2" (0.55mm) gauge which approximates 2' gauge lines built in North America.
I had hoped that I could use "N" scale flex track instead of the plastic kit track, but it is to wide for the loco and car wheels. I guess in my case I'll have to use the plastic track and hope it looks OK once in the dirt.


Louis
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quartergauger48
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Posted - 06/02/2017 :  9:27:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Once you doctor it up Louis, I'm sure it will look just fine'..


Ted

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jbvb
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Posted - 06/02/2017 :  9:52:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It will take careful painting, but I think the light rail and widely spaced ties have much more potential than heavier N rail.


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 06/02/2017 :  10:12:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
By the time he's done, he'll have a motor, DCC, and sound in that monster.

Jim



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Cowboybilly
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Posted - 06/03/2017 :  01:51:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
look here now..i hope its helpfull

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Frank The Cowboybilly

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Cowboybilly
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Posted - 06/03/2017 :  01:53:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
and here...

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Frank The Cowboybilly

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Cowboybilly
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Posted - 06/03/2017 :  01:55:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
or search for Busch Feldbahnen

in Germany

and you found a lot of ideas


Frank The Cowboybilly

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wvrr
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Posted - 06/03/2017 :  07:08:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am interested to see how they look when you are done, Louis.

Chuck



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Bernd
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Posted - 06/03/2017 :  08:15:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Another inspirational project to follow. I was wondering when you would come up with another interesting project. I'll definitely be following along.

(Idea for extra track) Code40 soldered to strips of .020" thick brass might work.

Bernd



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desertdrover
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Posted - 06/03/2017 :  10:56:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys for your comments, and posting your thoughts. 9 years ago in 2008 I started the kit bash of my New River Mine kit, you may remember Chuck. I had found plans to cut down the size of this structure, and did so; http://www.railroad-line.com/discussion/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=21670
My thoughts for the mine cars are for them to come out of a mountain mine portal and enter the structure from the rear, as seen in the drawing below. Nick Ogden did a 1/24th diorama of a mine entrance that I always liked, and saved the idea for use at some point in time. Now I want to follow alone this idea for my tunnel entrance as seen in the second picture.
Ted and James, after looking at some proto types, and looking at Nick's diorama again, I think you guys are right about the track looking just fine after paint and weathering applied.






Louis
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MarkF
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Posted - 06/03/2017 :  12:51:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I never saw that kit before but I like it! I have a section that I need to use similar track/cars and was planning to use the N scale track I had obtained. I will be following along and will be interested in your thoughts as you assemble and install this.

Mark

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desertdrover
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Posted - 06/03/2017 :  1:28:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MarkF

I never saw that kit before but I like it! I have a section that I need to use similar track/cars and was planning to use the N scale track I had obtained. I will be following along and will be interested in your thoughts as you assemble and install this.



Hi Mark, they also sell flatcars, gondola cars, and the locomotive separately.


Louis
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Cowboybilly
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Posted - 06/03/2017 :  2:33:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
and the sigh is mine closed

Frank The Cowboybilly

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wvrr
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Posted - 06/03/2017 :  8:38:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great inspiration for the mine entrance, Louis. That will look terrific. Great kitbashing plan, too.

Chuck



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