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    Howdy folks,

    As I'm (again) between places and the majority of my RR gear is in storage, I've been fooling around with some N scale vehicle & equipment kits to get some building done, just for the fun of it. Here's a couple of pictures of some pretty basic builds to eventually populate a small N scale plank layout (about 10 x 40 inches) that's currently in storage. No paint at my disposal, so they're all in their natural finish.

    Cheers,

    -Cody
    Last edited by acousticco; 10-18-2021, 07:18 PM.

  • #2
    Great details for N-scale. Who makes the COE metal one?
    Philip

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    • #3
      It's from Showcase Miniatures, 1952 GMC stake-bed (I thought it was a COE too). You can't really see in the picture but I added a pair of aftermarket etched mud flaps. They're nice little kits.

      -Cody

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      • Philip
        Philip commented
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        I see! cool man!

    • #4
      Nice vehicles Cody, and nice work with the extra detail.

      BTW, because you used the camera icon to post your photo, it only loads it as a thumbnail. so have to click on the thumbnail to see full size.

      to load full size direct to the forum, Instead, use the Image icon about 3/4 along the editing bar for photos (see below)
      Click upload tab, choose file (then select your photo, then click send to server, and then post reply. Apparently the max photo size is now 2mg

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      Regards Rob

      Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

      My current build.

      https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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      • #5
        Neat vehicles!

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        • #6
          Thanks folks,

          I picked up a GHQ garbage truck today at my local train store. That'll be up next. I'm enjoying these tiny kits
          -Cody

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          • #7
            Work has begun on the GHQ garbage truck with the three piece garbage container assembled (anyone know what this is actually called?). Next up I'll start the truck itself.

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            • #8
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ID:	968918 Let's see if I have this picture posting process down... This is the garbage truck chassis, it even come with a bit of interior and a pair of workers. You have to glue on the four outer rear wheels which are larger than the inner ones, which is kind of disappointing but will probably not be too noticable once the superstructure is in place. Also added the fuel tanks and have to add the rear mudflaps next. Pretty smooth so far...

              -Cody
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              • #9
                Neat little vehicles Cody. They bring back memories from the days I used to model in N scale. I put together some GHQ kits in the past, they turned into nice models when they were built.
                Ron Newby

                General Manager

                Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                http://cvry.ca

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by acousticco View Post
                  Work has begun on the GHQ garbage truck with the three piece garbage container assembled (anyone know what this is actually called?). Next up I'll start the truck itself.
                  I hope this information is what you asked about.

                  Garbage trucks collect trash in a container that usually comprises most of the vehicle's mass, known as the hopper. Hoppers may consist of a single, large open space or a series of compartments for collecting different types of trash. Garbage truck hoppers may also be referred to as compactors in cases where a packer blade is used. The packer blade is used to compress the trash in order to make more space inside the hopper. Packer blades are controlled through a hydraulic system capable of exerting large pressure on the trash. Some modern garbage trucks are able to use their packer blades while driving, so that the trash is compressed between stops leaving room for more to be added. It is the hopper and packer blade that set garbage trucks apart from other types of vehicles or from the multipurpose carts and trucks that preceded the modern garbage truck.


                  Louis
                  Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                  • #11
                    Thanks Ron, they are fun little kits!

                    -Cody

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                    • #12
                      Thanks Louis, HOPPER! I should have guessed, thanks for the info!

                      -Cody

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                      • #13
                        I got a little further along on the truck but went to bed before I could get any pics. The cab had a bit of flash that was tricky but I think it'll turn out nice. The etched rear view mirrors are a nice touch.

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                        I've also finished this etched scaffolding and a couple of chairs. Name of the manufacturer escapes me at the moment...

                        I'll probably have some more to show later today, stay tuned!

                        -Cody

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                        • #14
                          Nice work Cody. I've never done brass etched pieces. I know Gold Medal Models has a lot of items, for N scale , and ship model detail parts too.
                          http://www.goldmm.com/

                          That scaffolding looks very intricate. Would be interesting in a scene, as rarely modelled.
                          Regards Rob

                          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                          My current build.

                          https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by robert_goslin View Post
                            Nice work Cody. I've never done brass etched pieces. I know Gold Medal Models has a lot of items, for N scale , and ship model detail parts too.
                            http://www.goldmm.com/

                            That scaffolding looks very intricate. Would be interesting in a scene, as rarely modelled.
                            Thanks Rob,

                            The chairs are from Gold Metal Models, they're nice to have around to use up the little bits of glue leftover from other builds. I have a pair of phonebooths from then to assemble too. The scaffolding is Showcase Miniatures and wasn't as much of a pain to assemble as I thought it would be...

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                            here's the garbage truck, it's just sitting together waiting for the paint shop. Still needs the exhaust stacks added but I want to wait until final assembly.

                            Not much else on the build pile but I'll keep adding to this thread as new stuff get made.

                            -Cody

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