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  • On building MoW cars

    I used to have a rather long topic on the MoW cars that I'd built over on the Car Shop forum. There were 30-40 scratchbuilt cars in it.....

    It's since dried up and blown away thanks to Photoshop imploding. And, I really had not built another MoW car for a while.....ok, what that really translates to is O have not built a MoW can for way too long and I'm having withdrawal.

    Must... Build... MoW car.... Now!

    Ok, let's go!
    In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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    I'm feeling much better now,
    In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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    • #3
      Good start! Do you have anything in mind for it?

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      • #4
        quote:


        Originally posted by slimrails


        Good start! Do you have anything in mind for it?


        Yup! Looking at a short water tank car for fire fighting. Saw one in the contest room at the O scale Nat'l in Aug. and decided I want one.

        Plans? Not a prayer... Picture? Maybe or not.... Just build it? Yup!
        In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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        • #5
          Martin,

          I feel your pain! This looks like a Good Start, but on my screen it looks very short. As Russ asked, "What's da Plan, Man?"

          The Stash here just "inherited" an old Silver Streak wood caboose kit with castings, and it's just festering there, quietly calling me. Must. Find. Time.... [:-irked]

          Pete

          in Michigan

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          • #6
            Crossed posts in the ether. Tanker. With pumps. Great idea! :up:

            Pete

            in Michigan

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            • #7
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              ....... but on my screen it looks very short.



              It is short! Maybe 34' but not too short for the trucks and all to go round and round,

              After I get my MoW car fix, there's a big box of tanks cars to do - I'd bet that some will end up in MoW while some will just end up being "quirky", but all good fun!
              In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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              • #8
                Make it so!

                Those old, abandoned kits can be a whale of a lot of fun!

                Pete

                in Michigan

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                • #9
                  34' was a common length for 1880s era boxcars. Could make a "boxcar cut down" car….

                  dave
                  Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by deemery


                    34' was a common length for 1880s era boxcars. Could make a "boxcar cut down" car….


                    I'm thinking more along the lines of a shop built logging company type car, but if could very well originate from a box car with the box removed, but then that's called a flat car,
                    In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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                    • #11
                      Nice to see another build started going on Martin. Looking forward to your progress.


                      Louis
                      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                      • #12
                        Joining the gang of observers. Love threads like this.

                        NOTE: Check your PM

                        Bernd
                        New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by Bernd


                          Joining the gang of observers. Love threads like this.

                          NOTE: Check your PM

                          Bernd


                          Checked and responded!

                          I better get to work on this and my other project! Later today back into the shop after I've run an errand or two and split firewood for a bit - budget health club....
                          In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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                          • #14
                            A cut-down boxcar wouldn't necessarily have stake pockets, and the brake staff (if any :-) ) would be an add-on too.

                            dave
                            Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                            • #15
                              Your water tank car has a lot of scope for creativity, Martin. I’ll be following also.

                              Mike
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                              Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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