I've been busy between mowing the lawn, cutting trees, and trimming bushes as summer comes to Appalachia. Here are some flatcars for my Gn15 line...[img][img]http://my.gn15.info/img_0265.jpg[/img]
In front is the "oldest" car, then a well used car, and in the back a new car, right out of the shops.
All the cars are made from strip wood and card stock. Stake pockets are card stock from 3x5" file cards bent to shappe, coupler pockets are plastic tubing, coupling pins are auto "pop rivets", and the coupler links are cut down paper clips. Trucks are Bachmann On30 Freight trucks and the brake wheel is an old Ozark Miniatures piece. The tightening nuts and washers for the truss rods at the ends of the cars are made from a paper punch cut out and a small square of stripwood.
Here's a closer look at the "old" car. Note that the tightening nut is missing from the end beam and the truss rod under the car has rusted off. The whole car's "back has been broken" by overloading the damaged car. Deck planking has rotted and been broken, and the car is ready for the scrap line!
I've got other projects working and will post them as they are finished.[/img]