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  • #16
    Nice additions to the fleet, Cody. BTW, what do you use for the truss rods?
    Bruce

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    • #17
      Thanks Folks! I'm enjoying building them. I'm thinking I'd like to do and older Dyer built 24 foot boxcar next. I also have plans somewhere for a B&SR 26' boxcar that looks nice...

      Bruce, I've been using brass wire instead of the usual fishing line lately because I tend to pull fishing line too tight and 'buckle' my cars. Especially my flatcars which don't have much to them...

      -Cody

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      • #18
        Thanks, Cody. I've been using fishing line, but I think that I'll give brass wire a try on my current build.
        Bruce

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        • #19
          Nice roster, Cody.

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          • #20
            Greetings Folks,

            A new piece is in the works for my SR&N. It's a Steven's Creek Models Monson 26' boxcar:







            It still needs lots of detail bits attached and some paint. I modified the kit a little by building semi-scale draft gear and using McHenry couplers, which I have mixed feelings about.

            More soon,

            -Cody

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            • #21
              And I've also been working on an enclosed flanger snowplow based on a SR&RL prototype. Just started but looking pretty good I think. It's running on an old Fleischmann N-scale 4-wheel chassis.





              As usual, more updates as they occur.

              -Cody

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              • #22
                Looks real good, Cody. How long is the flanger?

                Jeff S.

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                • #23
                  Hi Jeff, it's 18 feet, 3 inches over the end beams. It's a little shorter than the prototype I based it on, which is Sandy River & Rangley Lakes No. 505. There's a drawing in the May/June 1990 NG&SLG.

                  -Cody

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                  • #24
                    Yep, I'm familiar with that one. I like the idea of using the 4-wheel frame.

                    Jeff S.

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                    • #25
                      I used the one I had with the closest wheelbase to the prototype. I could have modified one to be correct but I'm a freelancer and am just going for the 'Maine-look'...

                      I want to finish the Forney I started ages ago and get some Maine-style passenger equipment in the works next.

                      -Cody

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                      • #26
                        Is that the forney you were building from a Model Power unit?

                        Jeff S.

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                        • #27
                          Yeah, waaaay back. I decided to just use a Bachmann unit the kit was designed for, but I'm going to remotor it somehow. I'll have to dig up the Model power mechanism and see what else I can do with it...

                          -Cody

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                          • #28
                            Lookin' good, Cody! Where does one find HOn30 trucks now-a-days? Grandt Line trucks are impossible to find.
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                            Chuck

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                            • #29
                              The Model RR General Store has HOn30 trucks. I think you can also get them from Chivers Finelines in England.

                              Jeff S.

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                              • #30

                                There are also trucks being produced by 3D printing. Check Shapeways.com.

                                Jeff S.

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