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    I'm glad there a good amout of narrow gauge folk around here. I have an HOn3 layout in the planning stages, but am quite happy putting together rolling stock kits in the meantime. Here's an RGS boxcar from Grandt Line that I recently completed. Somehow I lost the brake wheel somewhere between the shelf and the photo table...



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    Here's the second, a Railline D&RGW boxcar, lettered for the Canadian Pacific. I had envisioned a while back to build an HOn3 version of the Canadian Pacifics Big Hill in the Rocky Mountains using whatever I liked from the Colorado lines. The momentum for that kind of spent itself, but I have this one reminder. The lettering is CDS dry transfers that I think I'll redo some time. One thing I really like about Railline kits is all the grab irons are pre-bent...[:-splat]



    Thanks for lookin'

    -Cody

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      Cody, those are two great looking box cars. Nice work. Thanks for the pics.

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        Hey, Cody...

        Looking great from over here! I built some of the Grandt Line and Railline kits myself back when I was a narrow gauger. Into traction now, but that's another story. I liked the fine detail of the Railline kits' molded car body. Here's a shot of a couple of Railline box cars that I put togethere. One is built as a box for my Catskill & Ramapo and the other is a work/camp car scratchbashed from another Railline box.

        Russ


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        • #5
          Some nice looking narrow gauge stuff here, guys. :up:

          Here are a couple of photos of an HOn3 tool caboose I scratchbuilt about 6 years ago. I based the model on a set of Julian Cavalier drawings that appeared in the Gazette several years ago.




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            Here's another boxcar that I recently built. It's a scribed wood body with Grandt Line details from a 'boxcar hardware' kit. The trucks are also Grandt Line.




            Mike & Russ, those are some great looking cars! I thought I'd replied to this thread a while ago and was quite surprised to see that I hadn't

            -Cody

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            • #7
              Hi Guys,

              Cody, Mike, Russ, great looking cars, I like the well used look on them.

              I have a Vance Bass 120.3 box car kit I want to start on one of these days, as soon as I get caught up with the "hony do" list.

              chuckger

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              • #8
                Originally posted by acousticco

                Here's another boxcar that I recently built. It's a scribed wood body with Grandt Line details from a 'boxcar hardware' kit. The trucks are also Grandt Line.




                Cody, beautiful car!...looks to be a 24-26'car. Very nicely done!! Your detailing is crisp...ever think of moving up to .......O scale?

                You could do a really nice job modeling in On30"!!!!.....keep the photos coming!...tom

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                • #9
                  Hey Guys

                  The narrow gauge rolling stock looks great. There is just something about 36 inches between the rails, that has a charm of it's own.

                  Peter [:-kitty]

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                  • #10
                    quote:


                    Originally posted by Tom Sullivan


                    ...ever think of moving up to .......O scale?

                    You could do a really nice job modeling in On30"!!!!.....keep the photos coming!...tom


                    Thanks Tom,

                    I'm actually moving my focus back to HOn3. I tend to try building the same model in different scales to see what I like better. Here's a similar On3 box car I built a while back:



                    At this point I want to build an operating layout and my budget & available space make HOn3 the way to go...

                    -Cody

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                    • #11
                      That's a beautifully done O scale version, Cody! :up:

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                        Again, very nicely done Cody! You mentioned moving back to HOn3 for operations (and space issues). Years ago I considered HOn3 for similar reasons but at the time very little motive power ran slowly and smoothly. I realize times have changed. What are you modeling? D&RGW?....logging?.....What motive power are you using?

                        Again, nice modeling....talk to you soon...tom

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                          Originally posted by Tom Sullivan


                          Again, very nicely done Cody! You mentioned moving back to HOn3 for operations (and space issues). Years ago I considered HOn3 for similar reasons but at the time very little motive power ran slowly and smoothly. I realize times have changed. What are you modeling? D&RGW?....logging?.....What motive power are you using?

                          Again, nice modeling....talk to you soon...tom


                          Hi Tom,

                          I mostly model logging stuff. I really like the early Climax and Dunkirk locomotives, that arn't too difficult to scratchbuild over regauged N-scale deisel mechanisms. I also have an MDC three truck shay that I'm regauging to 3' and planning to scratch a new frame and boiler to get the proportions I want. And a Keystone Locomotive works Shay with a NWSL powering kit that I'm working on...

                          One last piece I'm working on is an MDC outside frame 2-8-0 that I'm modifying to resemble Klondike Mines Railway number three..

                          -Cody

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