now on to the new creations of the rolling stock.
Thanks Chris. A agree it should be interesting once the basic landscape id finished and the track down.
OK, here we go.
First my 4 axle cars. I got the ugly paint off with the help of break fluid.....it worked great.
I used SHELL Brake and Clutch fluid DOT 4 ESL. I loosened the paint in to a blistering film and with the help of a brush it came off quite easy without
attacking the plastic.
Besides changing the couplers, i distressed the wood and started the weathering with wash and powder. This is a different approach to me and quite a learning experience from my usual way of doing it in the large scale.....
So one started and quite a few to go....
OK...somehow the picture ended up at the end...go figure....
Next I bought 2 MINITRIX Faribanks Morse Switchers at EU 50 each. Great runners, heavy, good on the grades and easy to work with.
The conversion was done on one ,following an old article from Model Railroader. If anyone is interested, send me a PM and I send you the article. I can not post it here for some reason.
And here is the beginnings:
Th cab is a cut down BACHMAN HO switcher cab.
The Grab Irons and railings will be put to use on the other one.
Here I used a Shapeways body designed by TeeBee. It is the cheapest body offered without a lot of detail. I just wanted to see how it will look and work. But with some creativity it will be a good looking little critter.
what looks like fuzz un the pilot are the pre drilled holes for the grab irons.
So you can see i will stay busy for a while......
Hera are some pictures of some other HOn30 conversions I found on line.
There is one floating around my head that is roughly based on a true SHOP BUILT one from a South American Mine RR......
Once I get the pieces I can play around enough to see if it works as imagined.
again friends, enjoy
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