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acousticco
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Posted - 10/14/2013 :  3:25:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Howdy Folks,

So, has anyone seen the latest On30 beauty from Toma Model Works?

This is it:
http://homepage1.nifty.com/tfw/0481-2.jpg

More info:
http://homepage1.nifty.com/tfw/index-e.html

Watching all you On30 guys making such interesting creations and having tons of fun, resistance is pretty much futile, so I ended up ordering one. Kinda like that guy from the Godfather, thinking I'm out, getting dragged back in or something. On30 is the dark side...

Three and a half tons is TINY for a steam engine so I'm envisioning a string of little four wheel cars, or maybe tippers or something. I'll probably stick close to the coal hauling prototype... I'm very much looking forward to getting my hands on this one.

-Cody

(***DISCLAIMER*** No affiliation with Toma Model Works except a happy customer)

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visman48
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Posted - 10/14/2013 :  4:48:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Cody,
Pretty cool, except for the round windows...what US dollars did that translate too?

Les



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acousticco
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Posted - 10/14/2013 :  5:28:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I like the round windows, but I'm not going for a North American look. I love the tiny engines that ran all over Asia, this one is built by a Japanese company (I think) called Kusuki Works and ran in Taiwan.

It wasn't cheap (about 350$ Canadian), but on the plus side, I only need one.

-Cody



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acousticco
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Posted - 10/14/2013 :  5:49:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by acousticco

...but on the plus side, I only need one.

-Cody



WELL, I might eventually need two:
http://homepage1.nifty.com/tfw/0212-2.jpg

-Cody



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RodH
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Posted - 10/14/2013 :  6:18:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit RodH's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Cody,
Yes; I new it was coming. It would make a nice compliment to the O&K.
Here is a video of the prototype.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDsQtkaZ3xE


Rod Hutchinson
Growing Old Disgracefully
Australia

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acousticco
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Posted - 10/14/2013 :  6:33:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've seen that video, which is probably partially responsible for making me want one so bad. I wonder if there's a way to model all that leaking steam...

Thanks for posting that, I hadn't seen it in a while.

-Cody



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RodH
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Posted - 10/14/2013 :  6:45:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit RodH's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Maybe we can model the steam with Dry Ice

Rod Hutchinson
Growing Old Disgracefully
Australia

Edited by - RodH on 10/14/2013 6:46:01 PM

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Tommatthews
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Posted - 10/14/2013 :  6:45:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cody,

Thanks for sharing. Very nice loco but a bit pricey for me. A string of little cars would be awesome.

Looking forward to your comments on the purchase.


Tom M.

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BigLars
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Posted - 10/14/2013 :  8:17:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cody,
You are on a slippery slope my friend.


My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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acousticco
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Posted - 10/14/2013 :  10:51:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm looking forward to getting ahold of this one too, I have several of Toma's HOn30 kits and they are superb (I actually have this engine in HOn30 as well, heh...), but are not for the faint of heart... I'll need to track down a set of metric taps before I get started on them though...

I started building a car for it to pull:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=41047
Not much to it but I like it so far.

Larry, I've always been on that slippery slope. You can only hold off for so long... :)

-Cody



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Geezer
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Posted - 10/15/2013 :  05:36:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Neat lil' guy (gal)....
A bit out of my reach, but it's still kool!
Thanks for sharing Cody.....



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acousticco
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Posted - 10/23/2013 :  6:31:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yay yay! The box arrived today. I had a quick inspection and everything looks to be there and it looks up to the usual Toma Model Works standard (which is very high). I've assembled some of his Nn3 and HOn30 kits, but not yet an engine and nothing this complicated, but I'm not too worried, his kits are very well engineered. I'll just take it slow.

A couple shots of the box contents:




I would like to source some metric taps before I start on this guy (I actually have the HOn30 version of this engine started but stalled due to my lack of metric taps...). I'll update this thread once I start building!

-Cody



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 10/26/2013 :  05:01:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe NWSL (NorthWest ShortLine) has some.


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Geezer
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Posted - 10/26/2013 :  05:48:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Try here Cody -

http://www.jimorrisco.com/?gclid=CNnDr_ebtLoCFZSk4AoddA4A8Q

I hope that works.....
neat kit!!!



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 10/26/2013 :  06:42:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You search fast, Bill...
Here is the NWSL page with their metric taps and drills : http://shop.osorail.com/category.sc?categoryId=25



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acousticco
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Posted - 10/26/2013 :  11:31:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Gents!

I have some taps on order, hopefully they will arrive shortly. I also bought some code 83 rail (all they had at my LHS) and a wye switch to hack into a little 'fork' style test track/mini layout. Good times!

-Cody



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