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HOn3 General Discussion Forum / Re: Some New Brass for the Slate Run RR
« on: December 11, 2012, 07:41:25 AM »
Adrian, my brass Forney was the exception.  It didn't run well at all.  A friend re-motored it, and it is a lot better now, but still not as smooth as this Shay or those diesels.

I look forward to seeing what you do with your log car build(s).  Disconnects were most prevalent in the PA woods, and I have a few of those plus some less prototypical log cars - some brass, some wood.  A few are built, but most are still in the box.

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HOn3 General Discussion Forum / Re: Thoughts on HOn3 Shays
« on: December 11, 2012, 07:38:22 AM »
I just picked up a Joe Works Mich-Cal tiny shay.  It surprised me with how well it runs.

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HOn3 General Discussion Forum / Re: Some New Brass for the Slate Run RR
« on: December 10, 2012, 07:59:28 PM »
I just found a real gem that I bought as an early Christmas Present for myself.  This little Joe Works brass Shay runs like a charm!  It is a perfect size for the logging camps of western Pennslyvania, too.  It is based on at Mich-Cal prototype.

Here is a prototype shot:  http://www.gearedsteam.com/shay/images/michigan-california_lbr_co_2.jpg

And here is the little beauty - yet to be painted.











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HOn3 General Discussion Forum / Re: Very Quiet around here
« on: December 10, 2012, 07:54:10 PM »
Adrian,

I've just got back to some modeling again after a long spring/summer break!  I'll add some recent photos to my Slate Run thread.

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Challenges / Re: Group Challenge: 0580 series long caboose
« on: March 23, 2012, 04:19:33 PM »
It is looking better with every post, JackPine.  Any notes you can provide as you add the marker lights would be appreciated!

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HOn3 General Discussion Forum / Re: Anyone model freelance Eastern NG?
« on: March 19, 2012, 07:54:00 AM »
My Slate Run RR is based on a Pennsylvania logging theme.  The name is real, it was  a three footer, and I will included a few structures that I was able to research.  However, much of the rest will be freelanced.  The majority of motive power will be brass or scratch built and I have been scratch building rolling stock with an eastern flavor.

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Announcements / Re: This Forum!
« on: March 15, 2012, 03:57:47 PM »
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The more those of us here post our work, the more information there will be, drawing newcomers, etc.

Jackpine, I can't agree more.  Even for the 82 of us who are already members, why come back unless there is new (and interesting) content?  

I will continue to try and post anything new  (acquisitions, builds, etc.), and we should all make a commitment to do so.  Also make a commitment to respond to others who post, so the 'conversation' goes on for more than one or two posts.

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Challenges / Re: Group Challenge: 0580 series long caboose
« on: March 15, 2012, 09:13:55 AM »
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Well, she's starting to look more like a caboose.

She is indeed, Jackpine.

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Thanks, guys.

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That GE 50 tonner would make a great RTR plastic model.

Jackpine, I agree.  In the meantime I have another Bachmann 70 ton GE like the one lettered for the Susquehanna, the magazine article on cutting it down to HOn3, and the NWSL wheelsets needed.  At some point, I will tackle that project.

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HOn3 General Discussion Forum / Some New Brass for the Slate Run RR
« on: March 04, 2012, 01:17:19 PM »
A friend of mine is getting out of HOn3 and sold me some vintage brass locos at a very reasonable price.

The largest is a NWSL model of a 50 ton GE end cab. Here is a picture with an HO standard gauge 70 ton GE end cab.



This one will be painted and lettered for the Slate Run RR.

The smallest is a 25 Ton GE loco sold by Mulvi Models. Cute little bugger.   This one will be painted an lettered for one of the online industries.





My personal favorite is this 30 ton Davenport offered by Westside Model Company. Other than covering up that Texaco logo, I have no intention of repainting it. Instead, it will be owned by a chemical company whose yet to be determined name will begin with the letter "N"





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Challenges / Re: Group Challenge: Pennslyvania Logging Caboose
« on: March 04, 2012, 01:08:20 PM »
Thank you Jackpine.  I think that my next build will be a passenger car of some type where I have a little more roof for 'interior decoration'.

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Challenges / Re: Group Challenge: Pennslyvania Logging Caboose
« on: March 01, 2012, 07:16:14 PM »
Thanks, Mark.

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Challenges / Re: Group Challenge: 0580 series long caboose
« on: March 01, 2012, 07:15:49 PM »
Or at least 1.5 cabeese. :)

I've done similar things.  You can check my spare parts box for examples.

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Challenges / Re: Group Challenge: Pennslyvania Logging Caboose
« on: February 29, 2012, 10:18:22 AM »
Well, I finished my caboose yesterday.




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Challenges / Re: Group Challenge: 0580 series long caboose
« on: February 29, 2012, 10:16:07 AM »
I have one of those corner punches, and it will work, but often is too big (legs on each side of the 90 degree angle too long) for the small windows in a little HOn3 caboose.

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