well I did a bit more modeling and built a few cars for my steamer.Here are
a few pictures of the whole train:
OK just realized I need to do some more "aging" on the front buffer plate
The ore car is scaled up from a paper pdf I got from a fiend in Germany.
Anyone interested in the paper kit ,send me a note and I will e mail it to you.
Built it out of card stock with a wood center and On30 trucks
this is a picture of the original
This one was built on a Fleischmann Magic Train chassis.Balsa wood floor and sides colored with aging fluid and chalk.
This one is on a regular HO chassis with coffee stir stick frame and balsa floor.Also Chalk pigment color.
My first box car.HO chassis,cardboard frame as sides clad with coffee stir sticks and colored again with pigment.
Well, I will built 3 more cars,one as a box car on an other Fleischmann Magic Train Chassis.The other 2 are one 4 axle box car and one 4 axle open gondola.These are kits from Germany,just waiting for the4 axle boogies that match the cars.
The loco and cars a bigger then my other stuff ,ergo once I get back to building a layout it will have to be in a way that can (sort of) logically support both.I have tried my luck twice in the layout department and both times built myself in to a corner.Next time I will not get close to any scenery until the track is down and everything running without any flaws.
Well enjoy and let me know what you think.