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Re: Bachmann On30 engines

Steve Austin <sea110947@...>
 

Varies by engine. 



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From: William Oram <billoram@...>
Date: 9/25/20 10:03 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: ETWNC@groups.io
Subject: [ETWNC] Bachmann On30 engines

Can the On30 engines be re-gauged to On3?


Bachmann On30 engines

William Oram
 

Can the On30 engines be re-gauged to On3?


Re: Is there interest in HOn3 3D printed trucks?

Jim King
 

Thanks for pointing me there, Mark.  No need for me to enter the mix if these satisfy market demand.

Jim


Re: Is there interest in HOn3 3D printed trucks?

Mark Lewis
 

Jim,

For reference,  David at Western Rails, produces a set of 3D printed McCord trucks for use under his 3D printed ET&WNC rolling stock.

Mark Lewis 
Narrow gauge modeling in N.C.


Is there interest in HOn3 3D printed trucks?

Jim King
 

I’m working thru a production run of Sn2 freight and passenger trucks using my Form3 SLA 3D printing system and was wondering if there is “market demand” for HOn3 printed trucks, primarily aimed at Eastern roads, like EBT and Tweetsie?  I once produced a few HOn3 ET resin kits and finding good-rolling, accurate trucks was always a problem.

 

If you have interest in seeing trucks, such as the McCord style, please contact me off-list with your comments, suggestions, etc.  As a reference, my Sn2 trucks sell for $18/pair including Kadee 718 HOn3 wheelsets and 0-48 screws and are packaged in a foam-lined hinged box for protection.  Trucks without wheelsets sell for $12/pair.  Below is a CAD image of the “Swing Motion” style” Sn2 truck (brake beams are separate parts).  Sideframes, lids and bolster are a single printed part.  Wheelbase is .750”.

 

 

Jim King

http://smokymountainmodelworks.com/

 


ETWNC items at Howard Station restaurant

 

Sorry, I think I hit the send button with photos before I added a note. 

Making great progress at the restaurant,( see previous post).

We’re setting up #12 to run overhead and around the bar. 

Still accepting donations, loans, and reasonably priced items/memorabilia.

We could use about  20 feet of straight track and looking for framed pictures. 

Call me or the restaurant if you need additional information

336-403-5652 Lee
828-865-1122 Howard Station 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Howard Station

 

Test 


Re: ET&WNC conductor hat badge?

Lee Bishop
 

Well, if someone from the group wants to make them, feel free. My wife would lose her mind if I suggested taking that expense on for something I have no reason to think would sell more than a handful...
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: ET&WNC conductor hat badge?

Tweetsie12
 

On Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 02:39 PM, Lee Bishop wrote:
Sundance said they could make them, but it's a $175 die setup fee and a minimum of 50.
So, that's out...
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge

 Perhaps Not! It COULD be a limited time item available from the ET&WNC Historical Society.


Re: ET&WNC conductor hat badge?

Lee Bishop
 

Sundance said they could make them, but it's a $175 die setup fee and a minimum of 50.
So, that's out...
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: ET&WNC conductor hat badge?

Lee Bishop
 

Todd,
I'm very familiar with them and have several of their pins, but I think they only make really small stuff and 3D oriented. I contacted them with the photo above, asking if they could (hey, you never know), or know someone who can.
This is very old and simple technology, I'm sure there must be someplace out there that'll do it. Heck, though I'd rather it be a perfect replica, I'd accept something a little different, as I just want something to put on my conductor hat,
BTW, see the chinstrap on my own hat? That came off my Army service hat as I didn't like the twisted yellow yarn one that comes with the 'conductor' style ones. Heck, I hardly ever wore that hat on active duty (I can count the number of times I had to wear my Class As with just my figures and have some left over), so it might as well be seen after all these years in the same box, right?
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: ET&WNC conductor hat badge?

 

Lee I found this place on line that does custom badges. Good luck!

http://www.sundancepins.com/

Todd P


Re: ET&WNC conductor hat badge?

Lee Bishop
 

Nice idea Brian, but I don't have the expertise or software to design something like this.
There has to be a company out there somewhere who can stamp stuff like this in small numbers.
I'm a brakeman at a local tourist RR and I'd love to have a badge like this on my hat, as I'd make one for my role and conductor as next year I'll be working up to that.  

Nobody cares what RR name is on our stuff, as a conductor runs with only Conrail stuff...
Note that I'm wearing a ET&WNC historical society pin on my vest!
--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: ET&WNC conductor hat badge?

Brian Kopp
 

Let me correct that brass sheet size. The 600mmx1200mm is their max size I think.
For $70 I got about 200mm by300mm, which is about 8" x12"
--
Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, Florida


Re: ET&WNC conductor hat badge?

Brian Kopp
 

Lee I had some one-off brass parts photo-etched for an HOn3 bridge by a British company PPD Limited.
It was a thin 0.55mm sheet of brass about 600mm x 1200mm for $70 delivered. They go up to 4mm thickness I believe.

You could half etch the loose bits in the letters and leave them attached. That is how I designed the support attachments for the bridge parts.


https://www.ppdltd.com/services/model-rail

The downside is, you have to do the design work.....

--
Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, Florida


Re: ET&WNC conductor hat badge?

Chris Jessee
 

That would be awesome.

Chris Jessee


ET&WNC conductor hat badge?

Lee Bishop
 

Does anyone know of a company which can do single or small runs of a hat badge like this? I'd love to make one...

--
Lee Bishop
Owner, Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC in On30 gauge


Re: Locomotive Series Underway

Dean Smith
 

Received my copy today. Great article, Johnny!
 
Dean
 

From: Tweetsie12
Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 2020 7:18 AM
Subject: Re: [ETWNC] Locomotive Series Underway
 
Thanks for letting me know! I am not subscribed to the magazine yet. I think I might at some point!


Re: Locomotive Series Underway

Tweetsie12
 

Thanks for letting me know! I am not subscribed to the magazine yet. I think I might at some point!


Re: Harry and his "Hack" at the Linville Depot

Tom Grabenstein
 

Thanks for this information. Thank you for also looking at the pictures and commenting. Sounds like Harry’s got his work cut out on Labor Day. I’m sure there was a lot of vacationers that weekend to the cool of the mountains. Dr. Tom


On Sep 7, 2020, at 10:14 AM, Curtis Brookshire via groups.io <curtis.brookshire@...> wrote:

More great photos and another vignette bringing the narrow gauge back to life in the 21st century.

Tom, you bring up an interesting question. A quick check of timetables from my Official Guide issue from 1926 and the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Every Time With No Complaint are silent regarding holidays. So, sorry Harry, not likely there will be no train running on Labor Day. Might even see an excursion this weekend. Go get another pitcher of sweet tea and put your feet up and rest a bit until you hear Sherman's whistle coming. Don't worry, winter comes early in these mountains, so you'll soon have less visitors to haul.

Happy Labor Day,
Curtis Brookshire
Pine Level, NC