Shop flat conversion...

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by shaygetz, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Since it will be a while before the HOn30 OC R.R. has trackage of it's own, I wanted a way to display some of its motive power. Since I'm long on ideas and short on green, my flat hadda come from whatever was in the scrap box...in this case, an old boom tender. After stripping off the cabin, sidewalls and boom rest, I was left with this...

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    shaygetz Active Member

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    Obviously, the holes had to go. Instead of covering them, I decided to remove the surrounding decking and replace it with scrap siding. First I scribed the floor, then nibbled it out with pliers and finally cleaned it up with a file...

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    shaygetz Active Member

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    I then fitted scrap siding into the openings and followed that up by distressing the floor with a razor saw to blend them together.

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    shaygetz Active Member

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    A bit of paint and weathering, some rail on the deck, a pair of good ole fashioned Varney trucks...too bad I just found out I'm out of Kadee draft gear boxes :oops:

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  5. Catt

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    Not to shabby for HO. :D :D :D :D :D :D
















    I like it .
  6. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Why thank you, Catt. I thought you'd like to know that that is an N scale Alco RS15 wearing that HOn30 Climax as a disguise ;) There ARE some uses for N scale after all :p
  7. Iron Goat

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    Cool models, and photos !
  8. Tyson Rayles

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    Works for me!
  9. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Gauge old-timers would recognize the Climax as one of the first projects I did on The Gauge.

    http://www.the-gauge.com/showthread.php?t=5989

    ....yes, Tyson, you were right :p . My choice of drive train wasn't exactly the best choice. Hence the near permanent display on the flat 'til I can cough up the $40 for an NWSL micro can motor :rolleyes: .
  10. NYC-BKO

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    Nice Bob, very nice, I like the floor idea, looks better than filler.:thumb: The loco is great, too!:thumb:
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    A very nice bash, Shaygetz! I remember the Climax thread, too...it was great. :thumb:
  12. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Nice flat car! :thumb: :thumb:

    All the better with the"load" :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
    Pete
  13. Tyson Rayles

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    "yes, Tyson, you were right . My choice of drive train wasn't exactly the best choice. Hence the near permanent display on the flat 'til I can cough up the $40 for an NWSL micro can motor ."


    Sorry SG I didn't mean to jinx you! :( :oops: :eek: :cry: