HOe Critter

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by jon-monon, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Day 1:

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    Day 3:

    TBA :D

    But we have high hopes of some steps, rails, windows, and interior.

    Will still have to accomplish sanding, filling, painting and who knows, maybe even a decal :D
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Nice work Jon. Looks like it will be a hard working addition to your layout.
  3. Drew1125

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    Wow!
    That is VERY cool, Jon!
    Nice job!
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  4. Tyson Rayles

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    That's looking really neat Jon, but what does the "e" in HOe stand for?
  5. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    TY guys!

    That's a good question Ty, it's what the British calls HOn30. I think all of Europe calls it that too. Some folks call it HOn2 1/2, but that's jest too dangnabbed hard ta spell!

    Shamus?

    Luis?

    RailRon?

    Errol?

    hmmmm? why the "e"???

    :D :D :D

    OK, take my meds, then back to work on the little critter.
  6. shaygetz

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    "e" is an abreviation for the sound N scalers make when they see that another N scale loco has been savaged by an HOer...you know, "EEeeEeeeeEEEeeEeeeeeeeK!":eek:

    Great going, Jon.
  7. Ray Marinaccio

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    Looking good Jon.
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nice restoration project Jon!
    Ralph
  9. interurban

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    You are gonna put a pantagraph on the little thing

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  10. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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  11. Greg Elems

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    Very cool D cell there. Watching you guys with your modeling series is really inspiring. Keep up the good work and I'm looking forward to your next installment.

    Greg
  12. absnut

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    It's looking great, Jon! Can't wait to see it finished.

    Dick
  13. shamus

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    Hi Jon,
    Great looking critter that and very nice photos as well. Looks real nice work.

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  14. RailRon

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    That critter looks pretty, Jon. I also love the radius of that curve! Puts the high line of the Durango & Silverton to shame! :D :D :D

    About that 'e': Shaygetz may have an emotional answer, but I have a less attractive one. In Continental Europe H0e is the same as H0n30". And the 'e' stands for the German word 'eng' which means narrow. So it's the German counterpart for the 'n' in H0n...

    In fact we have/had quite a few of 750mm railroads (= 2 1/2 ft = 30") in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Eggerbahn came out first with small industrial trains, then followed Liliput with beautiful and nicely running models of Swiss and Austrian prototypes - and they called it H0e, runnning on N scale track.

    (The other European narrow gauge is 'meter gauge', called H0m of course. Many prototype lines are a) beautiful and b) very alive! Don't miss a ride on meter gauge trains in the Swiss alps whenever you come over here. [End of advertisement plug] ) :D

    Ron
  15. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Thanks for the compliments folks, and for the info, Ron! I got rid of a rear window I really didn't like, and replaced them with a pair off the orignal N scale lokey. Also squared up the rear and added some details.

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    Oh, and then there's Sparky, the one legged Engineer. He worked his way up the company ladder at RFLC, and finally became an engineer on their 44 tonner. Well, soon after poor old Sparky lost his leg in a terrible accident and they had to let him go. He knew he didn't have a leg to stand on since the EEOC would be around for another 30 years, much less the handy cap laws. So when he came along to the PKLC lookin' for work they almost laughed him outa the office, until they realized he was the only one who would fit in the newly acquired NG switcher. He sensed he had a leg up on PKLC and used it to his advantage in salary negotiations.

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    Looking good Jon. I'm wondering though, how you plan to power it? Will you modify the existing motor, or do you have other plans?

    cheers
    Val
  17. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Already powered, Val, with the N scale mechy, it will run on N scale track as a 30" gauge in HO scale. It's a nice runnin' lokey too :D I did chop off some metal at the back, but it's not effecting the mechanical-electric.
  18. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Well, due to my recent outage, and dedication to finishing up the blacksmith shop before Dad's B-day, day 3 never happened. I did get a chance to send her off to the paint shop though.

    Here we see Sparky pulling her out of the Badger Crick Shops:
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    Driving into the bright sun in a terrible blizzard!

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    OK, so it's just a white sheet of paper and camera flash reflecting off the fresh shiny paint.


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    When I can get back to modlin' I still need rails, wetherin' and fadin' paint. Probably add some details too.
  19. shamus

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  20. Ray Marinaccio

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    Lookin good. Good job on the body work, blending all those seams.
    Keep us posted on your progress.