Got Some More Projects this weekend

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  1. C&O Fan

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    I made it to a train show at Upper Marboro, MD this past weekend. It was pretty good with quite a few vendors selling everything from junkers to new stuff. Here are some of the things I ended up taking home:

    Varney Plastic hopper (it still has the loop/hook couplers):

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    Athearn Composite Hopper (look at that weight rust):

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  3. C&O Fan

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    Another Athearn in Clinchfield markings:

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    Wood Boxcar. I'm not sure if this one was scratchbuilt on a toy car chassis, or was a craftsman kit. It has talgo trucks which will have to be remedied.

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    Another boxcar with some fire damage. It appeard to mab be scratchbuilt, but the coupler boxes say Varney. I liked the looks of it, so I picked it up.

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    One more, a 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler. I got it in pieces for $10, and got a new Cal-scale front pilot thrown in. It is made be Rivarossi for AHM. The motor does run.

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    looks like you will be doing a bit of rebulding:) the box car if it has metal ends looks like a old melgow? kit.
  8. Ray Marinaccio

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    Nice lot of oldies.
    I've been searching for one of those 10 wheelers in HO scale.
    I have 2 O scale ones and am searching for the motorizing kits to power them.
    If you can't find parts let us know. someone here may have them.
  9. nachoman

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    that burnt boxcar - take the couplers off and set it as junk in near your yard. It looks unbelievably real to me :)

    kevin
  10. Glen Haasdyk

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    Love everything. I can see real potential in the ten wheeler. Did you manage to score the rods as well?
  11. C&O Fan

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    Thanks everyone:) . The rods did come with the locomotive. At this point, I believe the biggest thing that would help me right now is an exploded drawing of the rod assemblies. I started work on the Varney hopper, and started posting its progress in Scratchin and Bashin. Thanks again.
  12. Ray Marinaccio

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    Excellent! Thanks Ray! :thumb:
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    Some of those are excellant examples of dicards or junk when well placed on the layout, others look great parked at a siding. Very natural looking
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    Some of those are excellant examples of discards or junk when well placed on the layout, others look great parked at a siding. Very natural looking
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    I love finding some of those "junk lots" at shows & swap meets! One man's trash is another mon's treasure! :thumb:
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    I agree. So far, my favorite part of the hobby is finding a bunch of old junk rolling stock for cheap and then either fixing them up to good running condition, or chopping them up and using the parts for scratchbuilding. Anybody got a bunch of junk they want to sell me for cheap?