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Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by sumpter250, Jan 18, 2003.
SHLC #3 with two skeleton log cars from Rivarossi. One car has the provided log load.
Here's a closeup of the empty car. They come two to a package, RTR, approx. $30.00 US.
I've built the Kadee kits of this type of car. The kit cost as much(if not more) than each of these. The detail is great, the cars are cast, and need no additional weight.
Look very detailed , the brakes especially , do they come with Kadee couplers like shown.''
Hi Pete, great looking log cars, I haven't as yet got any of the Kadee type as the price put me off. Look good yours do.
Hi Pete, Those are "right spiffy lookin" Very nice
If anyone would like to make some short HO log cars the cast metal frame for MDC's old time tank car makes a great 30 ft log car. They use the same frame for HO and HOn3. All you have to do is add some bunker pieces and up rights (wood or styrene) and the trucks of your choice...the bolsters, coupler pockets, rivet details and etc are already there. MDC sells the frames seperatley just for this purpose.
Unfortunately, no they come with Bachmann easymate couplers.
I always convert to Kadee as soon as possible.
I have several of those frames left over from converting the tank cars to narrow gauge, boiler feedwater tanks for the shipyard. I had forgotten they were here, and will have to investigate their use as logging cars.