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  • Rolling Stock for The DK-and-SR

    Greetings folks,

    I've finished some old and started some new rolling stock projects and thought I'd start an overall thread for my Darjeeling, Kisofukushima & Saco River HOn30/HOn3 layout.

    The first piece of rolling stock built for the Maine section is a Chivers gondola, primed and ready for paint:



    Second, for the lumbering portion of the layout, I finally finished a skeleton log car, scratchbuilt from stripwood based on a Keystone Model Works white metal kit:



    Detail:



    And I think I may have posted this before, but here's a new shot:



    It's a West Side Lumber Co. caboose #3, assembled from a Durango Press kit.

    In the works is a pair of disconnects for the Kiso Forest Railway made from kits from Modellwagen: http://www.modellwagen.com/product/09113.html and a 28' Carter Flatcar:





    More soon!

    -Cody

  • #2
    Nice cars Cody. The west side caboose is my favorite. Nice start on the Carter flatcar.

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    • #3
      Nice pieces of rolling stock Cody, I like the look of the last one.

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      • #4
        Thanks Nelson & Frederic

        Rolling stock is probably my favorite area of the hobby, which makes it surprising at how little I actually have. I have plans for several pieces of all different types, but I have to build a layout sometime to run this stuff!

        -Cody

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        • #5
          Very nice looking cars, Cody. Post some more pictures when you finish with the gon and flat car.

          George
          Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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          • #6
            Thanks Folks,

            Here's a pair of HOn30 Kiso Forest Railway logging disconnects, assembled from a Modellwagen Spezialkrafte kit:



            These are tiny, but heavy brass so they track well.

            I'll get back to work on the Carter flat tomorrow...

            -Cody

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            • #7
              Once more, you show us fine rolling stock. These disconnects are great, and look very different from those we found on American logging lines.

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              • #8
                Cody

                Some very delicate and wonderful work. You sure have the touch.

                Peter [:-kitty]

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                • #9
                  Cody,

                  Beautiful modeling! Is there any way you could post a photo of the underside of that 28' Carter Flatcar?
                  Bruce

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Everyone,

                    I think the Kiso Forest Railway used these kind of disconnects right into the 1970s, when they ceased operation. They also used them as the basis for allot of their passenger cars and other MOW equipment. I really like how tiny they are and the small diametre of their wheels, (only 12"!).

                    Bruce, I'll post the underside of the Carter flat once I get something there to photograph. I'm going to add very simple hand brakes only, not unlike the cars that used to run on the North Pacific Coast railroad in California (Boone Morrison writes about the NPC allot in the NG&SLG)...

                    Thanks again,

                    -Cody

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                    • #11
                      Thanks, Cody. I look forward to seeing it. I also wanted a look at the bolsters from some scratchbuilding ideas.
                      Bruce

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                      • #12
                        You are doing some wonderful modeling Cody!

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                        • #13
                          Cody...

                          You've done it again, pal! I have to say that the flat car frame is my favorite. You have it right down to the truss rods...too bad you can't get scale truss rod bearings for where the rods pass over the spacing blocks! [:-bigmouth] Those Grandt Line trucks? Luv 'em with the brake beams! Way to go!

                          Russ

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by Dutchman


                            Thanks, Cody. I look forward to seeing it. I also wanted a look at the bolsters from some scratchbuilding ideas.


                            I'll probably be able to post some shots tomorrow. I'll take some pictures of the jig I made for these as well, at the moment I have enough parts cut and stained for six of these flat cars, some of which will probably become tankcars, gondolas etc...

                            The four centre sills are 6x8s, the two side sills are 6x10s. The bolster is a 4x10 cut to fit between the side sills, I might try a 6x10 on future models to give the wheels a little more clearance and raise the couplers a little, as it is though, it'll go around a 14" radius curve with no problems. The needle beams are 4x6s that are notched on the ends to fit over the side sills. The end beams are 6x8s and the buffer blocks are 6x6s.

                            -Cody

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                            • #15
                              Cody,

                              Thanks for the dimensions of the timbers!
                              Bruce

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