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Rick
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Posted - 12/06/2011 :  09:26:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Frederic Testard

This is very nice modelling, Rick. Where did you shoot these pictures?



This was a diorama in the contest room at the St. Louis NG Convention.
Modeler unknown.



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Tommatthews
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Posted - 12/06/2011 :  09:42:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rick,

Nice building. Thanks for sharing.


Tom M.

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Jerry Kitts
New Hire



Posted - 12/06/2011 :  11:16:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greetings All:

I found some time this week to work on my version of the build in styrene.



Kind of hard to photograph white styrene. The bracing is in place on all sides.

A removable roof is the next part to tackle. I will have a look and see what Richard was doing with the roof ribs and see if I can do the same in styrene.

I am going to have an interior, not exactly sure what will be in the car just yet besides the interior.


Jerry
Diamond Springs and Fiddletown Ry.

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mabloodhound
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Posted - 12/07/2011 :  08:19:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work with the styrene Jerry.



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Tommatthews
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Posted - 12/07/2011 :  09:35:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry,

Nice work with the styrene. Nice set of trucks and other details.


Tom M.

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morganhillmodels
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Posted - 12/07/2011 :  6:25:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit morganhillmodels's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yea Jerry,
Where did you get them? I would like some On30 brake beams too!



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Jerry Kitts
New Hire



Posted - 12/07/2011 :  6:57:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yea Yea,

Squint your eyes and the On3 break beams become On30.


Jerry
Diamond Springs and Fiddletown Ry.

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Richard Gardner
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Posted - 12/07/2011 :  8:42:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Kitts

Yea Yea,

Squint your eyes and the On3 break beams become On30.



There is more to this story than Jerry lets on... although what he is saying is of course, he has On3 trucks under his project car. Which is quite all right seeing as how some modelers participating in this build are modeling in 3/4" scale among others.

All is not lost though. Jerry probably did not mention because he is careful not to turn his post into a commercial... but I can... because I have nothing to gain... There is a way to get those cool brake beams on an On30 car. Several years ago, before FMW came out with their new wheelsets and NWSL wheels could be had, Jerry had a tip on his web-site where you could use his On3 brake beams with McLeod Western trucks and NWSL On3 wheels in On30. All you had to do was slide the wheelsets in to match HO gauge. I got an NWSL puller for the job and it took minutes. It's very difficult to detect the gimmick. Pictures here and comments to follow:







Good news and bad news...

Bad news, I won't say NWSL wheels are unobtainable but I've had rotten luck getting any. After a month of waiting on two separate orders, I finally cancelled them. FMW had the same problem after Oso took over. So, he up and developed his own wheels. One diameter, 24" but 4 axel lengths.

And that's the good news. One version of his wheels has an On3 axel but gauged to fit On30 or HO gauge. One stop shopping, McLW truck frames, FMW wheels and brake beams.

Trust me, this combo is not the cheapest way to go but if you're looking for something to put under a 1/4" scale this can't be beat. We use HO trucks a lot for a number of reasons but it almost always looks like a fat diva in spike heels. Now, YOU try and get that image out of your head!

This is part of the treatise on trucks I'm preparing, consider this as a trailer.

Richard, trucking in New Orleans






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Tommatthews
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Posted - 12/07/2011 :  8:50:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

"Trailer" I thought we were talking "trucks"


Tom M.

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Richard Gardner
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Posted - 12/08/2011 :  01:37:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Jim Ellis

Richard,

How about this...

MacCleod Western On30 trucks, with NWSL On30 wheel sets and correctly gauged On30 brake beams:




Jim Ellis



Hi Jim...

Got everything except where did the brake beams come from?

Richard...



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 12/08/2011 :  4:09:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
These trucks with the brake beams are really great ones!


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Geezer
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Posted - 12/08/2011 :  5:28:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grrrrrrrrr...........


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n6nvr
Engine Wiper



Posted - 12/09/2011 :  01:55:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So how many have asked for a BRAKE beam??

Don't push me bureaucrat, I've got a bit of hangover

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Dustymalaymann
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Posted - 12/09/2011 :  05:58:13 AM  Show Profile  Send Dustymalaymann a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Jerry, for the unitiated where does one purchase the Brake Beams?

Keith Miller



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mabloodhound
Fireman



Posted - 12/09/2011 :  09:36:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, oh. Jerry got a PM from Sheriff Rick.

Good info Jerry, thanks. I'm familiar with the website and the good supply of rolling stock parts. http://www.foothillmodelworks.com/DetailPt.html

Keep on posting and we will let everyone know about the website.



Edited by - mabloodhound on 12/09/2011 2:47:22 PM

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