View Full Version : My first (working) HOn3 loco
09-24-2006, 12:21 PM
Well I managed to complete my first HOn3 engine. It's an MDC 2-8-0 outside frame engine:
I added NWSL gears to it and now it runs quite smoothly. I only painted and decalled it. I has yet to be weathered, which explains to'stark' look of the paint job.
09-24-2006, 02:40 PM
:thumb: I just love the look of outside frame valve motion, second only to shays in my book.:thumb:
09-25-2006, 02:21 AM
Nice job Glen, looks great.:thumb: :thumb:
09-25-2006, 08:59 AM
Great Work Glen.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
09-25-2006, 09:40 AM
Very nice, Glenn.
I have an inside frame version to build. Thanks for the inspiration.
09-25-2006, 01:48 PM
Nothing like one of these little tea-kettles simmering and hissing on a siding to make your blood run fast. Great job Glen!
09-25-2006, 08:44 PM
Great looking model Glen.
09-25-2006, 10:01 PM
Thanks for all the comments and compliments. My next project is an HOn3 MDC shay which I'm rebuilding from a swap meet find:
09-26-2006, 08:19 PM
So tell me Glen, What car kits do you prefer building? Have you tried any of the Rail Line product? I am building a 300 series boxcar right now and I'm really impressed with the quality.
09-27-2006, 07:05 PM
To tell you the truth my HOn3 portion of my layout is very small, just a logging spur with some switching. Just about all my rolling stock is a free-lance scratchbuild like the lumber flat in the picture. I have a couple Keystone skeleton logging cars and plans for logging caboose but for now that's it.
09-30-2006, 07:53 AM
Outside frame = superior to any other steam engine ever.
Good work, looks nice. What kind of build was it? (I'm unfamiliar with MDC kits)
09-30-2006, 08:42 PM
I'm not quite sure I understand the question. If you mean if it was an easy build it sort of was but I've built other steam kits before.
10-06-2006, 04:33 PM
Nice work, Glen. Those sure are fun locos to build. And a challenge to get running smoothly as well! Do you have a working headlight?
10-07-2006, 12:09 PM
it ws a bit of a challenge, a fair amout of filing due to flash binding up the gears and other moving parts. The NWSL gears do wonders as well. It doesn't have a working headlight, I plan to add a jewel to simulate the headlight instead
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