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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2126 Posts

Posted - 11/19/2018 :  3:57:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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!

Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.

mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2126 Posts

Posted - 11/19/2018 :  3:58:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


I'm feeling much better now,

Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
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slimrails
Moderator

USA
8453 Posts

Posted - 11/19/2018 :  4:20:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Good start! Do you have anything in mind for it?
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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2126 Posts

Posted - 11/19/2018 :  4:33:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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!

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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
7157 Posts

Posted - 11/19/2018 :  4:35:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.... [:-boggled] [:-irked]

Pete
in Michigan
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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
7157 Posts

Posted - 11/19/2018 :  4:37:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Crossed posts in the ether. Tanker. With pumps. Great idea! [:-thumbu]

Pete
in Michigan
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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2126 Posts

Posted - 11/19/2018 :  5:00:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
....... 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!

Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.

Edited by - mwbpequod on 11/19/2018 5:02:31 PM
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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
7157 Posts

Posted - 11/19/2018 :  5:16:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Make it so!

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

Pete
in Michigan
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deemery
Fireman

USA
8241 Posts

Posted - 11/19/2018 :  5:22:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2126 Posts

Posted - 11/19/2018 :  6:32:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
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,

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desertdrover
Engineer

USA
15637 Posts

Posted - 11/19/2018 :  6:38:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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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Bernd
Fireman

USA
3534 Posts

Posted - 11/20/2018 :  08:24:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Joining the gang of observers. Love threads like this.

NOTE: Check your PM

Bernd

WWG1WGA

Edited by - Bernd on 11/20/2018 11:27:06 AM
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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2126 Posts

Posted - 11/20/2018 :  11:56:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
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....

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deemery
Fireman

USA
8241 Posts

Posted - 11/20/2018 :  12:16:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6086 Posts

Posted - 11/20/2018 :  12:28:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Your water tank car has a lot of scope for creativity, Martin. I’ll be following also.

Mike

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Terrell
Fireman

USA
2167 Posts

Posted - 11/20/2018 :  3:38:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like you've found the remedy for what ails you, Martin.
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