Railroad Line Forums - New 18'-0" boxcar Build
Railroad Line Forums
Username:
Password:
Save Password


Register
Forgot Password?
  Home   Forums   Events Calendar   Sponsors   Support the RRLine   Guestbook   FAQ     Register
Active Topics | Active Polls | Resources | Members | Online Users | Live Chat | Avatar Legend | Search | Statistics
Photo Album | File Lister | File Library
[ Active Members: 0 | Anonymous Members: 0 | Guests: 204 ]  [ Total: 204 ]  [ Newest Member: SceneryTime ]
 All Forums
 Model Railroad Forums
 The On30 Line
 New 18'-0" boxcar Build
Previous Page | Next Page
 New Topic |   New Poll New Poll |   Reply to Topic | 
Author Previous Topic: 1/48, 1/43, 1/50 - 25, 28, 32, 40 mm, figure ref. Topic Next Topic: Coast Line RR vol 7
Page: of 38

Jerry Kitts
New Hire



Posted - 11/16/2011 :  12:53:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Bill in Florida,

I am still hunting for the On3 coupler information. Alas I am still searching. I did find the first part about the new O scale coupler.

I found this from Sam the Answer Man

"This year's NMRA National Train Show and Convention is in Sacramento, California with the convention starting on July 3rd and the train show beginning on the 8th and going through the 10th. This issue will be posted on our web site during this week but our printed version may not be received until after the show. Fortunately Sacramento is close enough for use to drive to which will save on airline and shipping costs for our materials. With the constant rising costs of everything we appreciate the chance to attend a show closer to home.

This year we will have a few new items to show like the "test shots" of our new generation Type "E" "O" Scale coupler which is a scaled down version of our new line of #1 and G Scale couplers. We'll have a short coupler #743, like the #806, medium centerset #740 (metal box) #745 (plastic box) like the #805 type, and now a medium underset #747 (raises the coupler head) and a medium overset #742 (lowers the head) and also a long centerset coupler #746. These are all scale metal couplers with a more detailed coupler head and a hidden knuckle spring."



Jerry
Diamond Springs and Fiddletown Ry.

Country: USA | Posts: 37 Go to Top of Page

Tommatthews
Engineer

Premium Member


Posted - 11/16/2011 :  09:51:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Parts Department: some grab irons, turn buckles and queen posts arrived.

I am still pondering painting the letters / numbers or using Woodland Scenics dry transfer decals.


Tom M.

Country: | Posts: 9572 Go to Top of Page

Tommatthews
Engineer

Premium Member


Posted - 11/16/2011 :  1:49:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just back from the Post Office with a parcel of detailed parts from Foothill Model Works ..

Tom M.

Country: | Posts: 9572 Go to Top of Page

Tommatthews
Engineer

Premium Member


Posted - 11/16/2011 :  2:19:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
While building these box cars I was thinking that I might have enough space on my railroad to have an area for a small shop to build railroad cars.

Does any one have pictures of car shops in the early 1920's?

I thought I saw a post somewhere on the forum where a member built such a facility.


Tom M.

Country: | Posts: 9572 Go to Top of Page

morganhillmodels
Engine Wiper

Posted - 11/16/2011 :  10:05:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit morganhillmodels's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I thought I would share this set of boxcar Hardware from Coronado Scale Models.









This set may be of interest because it has a ladder instead of grabs. All the hardware is there and the price is right. It is only sold from Coronado Scale models in Phoenix. You can always find their ad in the Gazette.



Country: USA | Posts: 238 Go to Top of Page

Ron Knepp
New Hire

Posted - 11/17/2011 :  11:49:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


I thought that I would update the progress on
my three 3/4 inch boxcars. I have used a couple of different stains for bottom. This photo shows Minwax Driftwood with an overspray
of dark gray primer that turned out to dark.
I then oversprayed with Krylon red primer. I
plan on using this color for the body.




This frame has the Minwax Driftwood only
which I like better. I may use this on the body
with a light coat of the Krylon red since I
think that will give an aged look.





This is the lighter frame with the trucks to
show what the finished frame will look like.
All of the hardware is aluminum soaked in blackener.





Ron Knepp








Country: | Posts: 12 Go to Top of Page

Tommatthews
Engineer

Premium Member


Posted - 11/17/2011 :  11:58:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ron,

Great progress on the frame. Your color(s) came out very nice.


Tom M.

Country: | Posts: 9572 Go to Top of Page

Rick
Administrator

Premium Member


Posted - 11/17/2011 :  12:23:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great Ron.
Where did you get Minwax Driftwood?
I thought it was discontinued.



Country: USA | Posts: 23951 Go to Top of Page

Tommatthews
Engineer

Premium Member


Posted - 11/17/2011 :  12:49:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rick,

This is the companies site:

http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/stains-color-guide/


Tom M.

Country: | Posts: 9572 Go to Top of Page

Rick
Administrator

Premium Member


Posted - 11/17/2011 :  1:54:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Tom.
Whenever I've looked for it at HD or Lowes they never have it.
I thought I read here on the forums a few years back that it was discontinued.
But looking at that color chart the driftwood looks more green and Ron's model doesn't look green at all.



Country: USA | Posts: 23951 Go to Top of Page

Jerry Kitts
New Hire



Posted - 11/17/2011 :  3:26:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Drift wood and Pine both look a bit green under florescent light has been my experience. Taking the same sample out doors in the sun light it looks right. The photos of the frame were taken out doors perhaps that is the difference.

Jerry
Diamond Springs and Fiddletown Ry.

Country: USA | Posts: 37 Go to Top of Page

Tommatthews
Engineer

Premium Member


Posted - 11/17/2011 :  3:37:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Minwax has two different colors of Driftwood:

Minwax wood finish

Miwax water base


Tom M.

Country: | Posts: 9572 Go to Top of Page

Ron Knepp
New Hire

Posted - 11/17/2011 :  5:50:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


I was not aware that it had been discontinued.
It is a shame as I think it is a realistic color

Ron Knepp



Country: | Posts: 12 Go to Top of Page

spyder62
Crew Chief



Posted - 11/17/2011 :  6:09:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit spyder62's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It's a custom mix so you have to have them make it up for you. I have a quart here smallest my store would make up. Wish they had in it the pens but not to be
rich


In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame,
two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.
--John Adams

Country: USA | Posts: 669 Go to Top of Page

Tommatthews
Engineer

Premium Member


Posted - 11/17/2011 :  6:26:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I had it in my mind to build a small work car. Today, not wanting to work on small details, I decided to start the build of a work car.



This one is built on the 18 ft. frame.



The car will have the flat peaked like the box cars.


Tom M.

Country: | Posts: 9572 Go to Top of Page
Page: of 38 Previous Topic: 1/48, 1/43, 1/50 - 25, 28, 32, 40 mm, figure ref. Topic Next Topic: Coast Line RR vol 7  
 New Topic |   New Poll New Poll |   Reply to Topic | 
Previous Page | Next Page
Jump To:
Railroad Line Forums © 2000-2020 Railroad Line Co. Go To Top Of Page
Steam was generated in 0.62 seconds. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000