HOn2 a mini...

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Re: HOn2 a mini...

Postby chris69 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:17 pm

Hi Chris,
I do agree but the downward spiral in to the pit is quite intriguing. If one has enough space, this would be a great feature to use.....

So, I went ahead with some more RECYCLING ....of the Switcher parts for my new creation.
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Have a great weekend
Chris
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Re: HOn2 a mini...

Postby chris69 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:03 am

Hi,
here is an other one that is in the works.
The chassis is a N Scale German Electric and the Body a HOn30 Electric.

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The Electric Body is supposed to be a Tramway locomotive. Since I am in to the mining stuff, she will be modified a bit. Instead of a large panto graph in the center, she will have 2 smaller ones on a frame spanning the cab and hoods. Just like the Big German Mining Locos.

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This is the one that inspired me....

So lots to do and in different field. should I get bored with one...there are others. That is so great about this hobby.

Cheers
Chris
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Re: HOn2 a mini...

Postby chris69 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:26 pm

And got a bit further along.....
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The blue grey will be the paint job for this one...It definitely needs a rework of the window trim. In this scale a new one for me, coming from GN15 .
But some other details are in the works as well. Recycling some pieces from the Bachmann Switcher.



I also bought 4 N Scale 42 FT Gondolas. They will become HOn30 ones.
The process is quite simple. File down the Ends/ Bulkheads . Cut the car lengthwise and fit a scale 7,5 Foot wide piece inside making the car 8 Scale feet wide when finished. Then Cut the pieces for the Bulkheads and a top piece...Bingo a new reasonably inexpensive car. For the floor I will try to use scale lumber for the floor planks glued on a piece of plastic sheet.
But will report about that when I get to it.

cheers
Chris

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Re: HOn2 a mini...

Postby chris69 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:52 pm

Happy Weekend,
Well, I am discarding the conversion of the N Scale Gondolas. I will finish the 2 I started but that will be it. The reason, the trucks just do not look right to me.
Since I still wanted some short 4 axle wagons, I took a closer look at the LILLIPUT gondolas I have. By cutting out a section they became exactly what I wanted.
here are some pictures.

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It turns out that some ideas become a bit of an expensive trial and error....

Since I need some more of them, the hunt is on to get some more. But the new ones are not cheap and the old ones become rare......

Have a great Sunday

Chris
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Re: HOn2 a mini...

Postby chris69 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:18 pm

I just love the MINITRIX FM engines.....got an other one that is being converted

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Now o0n to more filing and filling, some tweaking.....and then paint!

Cheers
Chris
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Re: HOn2 a mini...

Postby chris69 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:41 pm

I am falling in love with my new one......

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Enjoy
Chris
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Re: HOn2 a mini...

Postby chris69 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:56 pm

YESSSSSS, I can post again !
Glad the site is working again, THANK YOU !
Well, I went along with my Engine Conversions and some modification of the track work...as well as some car modifications.
For starters, I changed the switch in the front to a 15 Degree one and placed it under the bridges....makes for much easier transitions and the possibility of a siding connected to a later extension.

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Then I build a few more Locos.....

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As soon as I get them downloaded I will post them...
Hope you are all well and healthy
Cheers
Chris
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Re: HOn2 a mini...

Postby chris69 » Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:56 pm

Hi,
here are some more pictures...
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And here is an interesting approach.....
This is a TT Scale side dump car from BUSH...a super fine model! a bit expensive but it fits the HOe HOn 2 1/2 roster really well.
regauging only works if you have LARGE radius curves. On a mining /quarry site you will have to rebuilt the Truck mounts and replace the Trucks. I used the ones from Lilliput. Not a cheap solution but for a 5 car train still manageable.

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So, in the meantime, casting rocks while I wait for my scale lumber for the bridges and tunnel entrances...
Cheers
Chris
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Re: HOn2 a mini...

Postby chris69 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:45 pm

Hi,
cast a box of rocks by now......
Since I had a problem logging in, I posted on an other tread but you can catch up by opening the following link:
https://modelrailroadforums.com/forum/i ... cos.32935/

Have fun and let me know your thoughts
Stay healthy
Chris
It's my RR and it exists,in my mind!!!!!!!!


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