First 0n30 scratchbuild

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by shamus, Apr 20, 2003.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Well I have taken the plunge and scratchbuilt my first 0n30 climax body. still needs weathering and some more details adding but all in all she is finished. I only have one 0 gauge person at the moment. It was all I had to go with as far as scale. Not abit like making something in H0, still thinking H0 when I was making it and had to re-adjust my brain to 0.

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  2. Greg Elems

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    Ah Paul, a fine piece of workmanship. As usual, you give us something to strive for. I think you will enjoy the On30 size. Question, is that a powered unit? I would be interested in seeing an underside view.

    Greg Elems
  3. Catt

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    Yes Paul,fess up.Is that little beauty powered inquiring 0n30 modelers want to know.:D
  4. Clerk

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    Come on Paul. Is it powered?? Either way it looks great.
  5. shamus

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    Okay guys, yes it is powered by an old shay chassis, but the chassis still works. I took this chassis to bits some time ago and cut off the coupler pockets so it would fit into a brill bus I was making, but never ever got around to finishing it so the chassis has been sat in a draw just waiting for this climax body to be made.
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  6. Clerk

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    Ok Paul. It is powered. It is a wonder how you can take a chassis like this and turn it into a climax
  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Just what we expected from you Shamus. I am really ignorant about 0N30. What is the gauge of the track? I presume it is supposed to emulate the prototypical 2 foot gauge that a lot of loggers used.
  8. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    I guess that answers that question !

    Shamus,
    That's what we've been waiting for ! Looks like the new On30 red fox is going to have some class motive power!:cool: :cool:
    Pete
  9. shamus

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    Hi Robin
    0n30 represents "0" gauge "N"arrow gauge with a track width of 30" (2'-6") Hmmm, next scale should be gauge 1. then 1 to 1:rolleyes:

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  10. Greg Elems

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    Paul, that is really slick. Thanks for the look inside.

    Greg Elems
  11. shamus

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    Here's what shes looks like now.

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  12. jon-monon

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    A real BEAUT, my friend, where's the bugfoot?
  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Very nice Shamus. Do you find this larger gauge any simpler to work in compared to HO?
  14. shamus

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    Jon, Bugfoot not arrived yet :D try me next week:D:D

    Robin,
    I find it amusing to model in 0n30 as apart from the track width staying at HO gauge and the ties (Sleepers) abit wider, the size of the people are gigantic. More details go into area's never even seen before:D

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  15. Catt

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    Paul,welcome to the world of 0n30.If you think 0 scale people are big after playing with HO for so long just think about me.N scale folks are about the size of 0 scale babies.:D
  16. JeanDagenais

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    Hello Paul,

    I like it very much. :D It's very interesting to see the changes from the intitial picture to the last one.

    Does the frame is in wood?

    What do you use for wheathering?

    What kind of tracks are you using for HOn3? Peco?

    Thanks,
    Jean
  17. shamus

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    Hi Jean,

    Yes the frame was made out of wood strips and glued together.

    For weathering I used chalks, grey & black for this model and rust for the roof.

    The track is Peco 0 gauge- 16.5 (H0 track width) which is called narrow gauge

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    Hi Paul,
    The Climax looks great. I look forward to seeing more as you build it. I am mostly into the larger scales (O, S and G Gauge operating layouts). I am building a operating wood kit for a late Class A Climax (practicaling kitbashing as the instructions really @*#!). Do you know what color/s they were originally? Here is a link to a guy scratchbuilding one and it has a prototype picture of the version I am building. I will post pics when there is some thing to see of mine.

    www.mylargescale.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13946

    Also, Arttista Accessories makes some great pewter people and animals in O and S gauge. You can get them painted or unpainted, I have dozens of them myself. Also, check out Gold Coast Station for some great prices on Bachmann On30 equipment. If I remember correctly, they had the Shay for around $160 US at the last show I attended. Links to websites for both below. Steve

    www.arttista.com

    www.goldcoaststation.net
  19. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Steve,
    That is an excellent link ! Some really fine model building, and the pictures will be a big help when I start my On30 climax.
    Thanks,
    Pete
  20. Tyson Rayles

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    Paul, Pete or whoever: You always see a water tank on the back of the Climax and they where powered by wood,oil and coal. Yet you never see a tender (on the class A's anyways) , where was the fuel (wood, oil etc.) kept???? :confused: