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Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by absnut, Nov 11, 2002.
The "Mountain" passing behind the roundhouse.
The "Mixed" entering the yard.
Wow. Double Wow.
They're right. The coaches alone are splendid, but the whole train looks amazing.
That is truly fantastic work, sir.
I finally got some brass wire and corrected the MDC truss rods so that they had a more "correct" look. Funny how big a difference one small detail can make in the over-all look of a project!
Combine with correct length truss rods.
Looks great. Yup. It's the details that make the difference between good and excellent. Surprising how many modelers --- and manufacturers --- overlook that.
awesome dick very nice work there rich
Beautiful cars, nice bashing project! I have a MDC 2-6-0 on order and N scale supply has some under certain road names. I've had a MDC 2-8-0 for over a year now, THAT is an EXCELLENT running engine. As you can see at my "A Day on the A & T" thread I did add some detailing to it to make it more added on to. One more thing, it's seems that Bachmann' HO 4-6-0 should be coming out in N soon (this year?) there's a lot of chatter about it. Now that would really look cool at the head of your cars!
I know what you are saying about the boiler on the MDC 2-8-0 but I have a book of early steam and you should see the size of the boiler on a Colorado & Southern 1890's 2-8-0. If you modeled it in N you could put an HO sized motor in it. I guess boilers came in all sizes and like they say, "There's a Prototype for Everything".
Dick Absolutely fantabulstic modeling! You are the King of Styrene! Great pics of the layout too! Glad to see it! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
If you told me those cars came from the factory like that, I'd believe you! Nice quality work there!
Only now I stumbled over this thread. These cars really look fine - great work!
You mentioned the Fleischmann 4-6-0. I had one on my N scale pike and I Americanized her a bit. As far as I remember (this was 25 years ago! ) she was a good runner, but a fairly bad puller. The tender with the motor was too light, so she slipped badly with only three coaches in tow.
Did you mean this lokey? (That's the only pic I found of her)
Looks like yer feelin' better Dick :thumb:
You never cease to amaze me. Now I have a razor saw
Is there nothin' that ye canna' do?
Ron, it appears to be the same loco. However, Fleischmann must have made some improvements over the years because this one of mine will pull 8 coaches with ease up a 3% grade! I Americanized it a bit by removing the buffers, adding a cowcatcher and a bell.
Looking good absnut. :thumb:
And what is this.... a worldwide shortage of Dullcoate? I can't get any either!!:cry:
Why don't they just make some more!! :curse: