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Re: hon3 collection labelling

Brian Kopp
 

Thanks Dave.

Looking for Micro Trains HOn3 Victor Gold Mining Gold Belt Line gondola. Anyone willing to part with one ?

Paul Sturtz
 

Email alpha papa alpha underscore two zero eight at comcast.net or call 505-856-6136 with price including shipping.  Thanks in advance.
Paul

Re: hon3 collection labelling

Jim Spencer
 

Another option if you already use DCC and DecoderPro is to input each loco into the roster. It includes columns for the loco number, railroad, owner, builder, and other criteria.

Re: hon3 collection labelling

Brian Kopp
 

Dusty and Jim thanks for your ideas too. 

Brian

Re: Business car B-2

Risrwy@...
 


B-2 just came out of the paint shop tonight, 27JUN19. Pictures in the Business car album.
There are just two more things to add, Baker Heater tank and partitions inside for view blocks.
The General Superintendent says SHE will be using the car to check up on me.

--
Paul Buhrke
Recreating the 14th. Subdivision
D&RGW Salida Division in 1929

Blackstone Green Coaches to Trade (Want Yellow and Red)

bassb04011
 

I picked up 4 Blackstone Coaches this week.  They don't appear to have ever been run and are in near perfect shape though the boxes have some minor scuffing on the corners etc.
I'm keeping one or two green coaches but also want some variety for the module I'm building and would like to see if anyone wants to trade a green coach for one of the Blackstone Yellow Coaches from the Silverton Set or for a lettered and numbered Red Coach from the Red set.  I have a few different numbers so let me know if you're looking for a specific one.  I'd also be open to buying a lettered red coach or yellow coach then selling a couple green ones after that face.  Looking for mint/near mint in the box.  Some run time is ok as long as they are in near new condition.
Thanks,
Brian Bass

Re: Blackstone Green Coaches to Trade (Want Yellow and Red)

Doug Boudakian
 

Brian
If you want to sell one or both of the coaches I am interested depending on the price?
Doug Boudakian 


On Jun 28, 2019, at 2:18 PM, bassb04011 <fishingmaine@...> wrote:

I picked up 4 Blackstone Coaches this week.  They don't appear to have ever been run and are in near perfect shape though the boxes have some minor scuffing on the corners etc.
I'm keeping one or two green coaches but also want some variety for the module I'm building and would like to see if anyone wants to trade a green coach for one of the Blackstone Yellow Coaches from the Silverton Set or for a lettered and numbered Red Coach from the Red set.  I have a few different numbers so let me know if you're looking for a specific one.  I'd also be open to buying a lettered red coach or yellow coach then selling a couple green ones after that face.  Looking for mint/near mint in the box.  Some run time is ok as long as they are in near new condition.
Thanks,
Brian Bass
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MDC HOn3 2-8-0 kit identifications

Mike Conder
 

With the closing of NWSL soon, I want to get a few regear kits for my unbuilt MDC kits.  NWSL has a couple of different kits, including one that doesn't fit pre-1998 lits.

But how does one tell which are pre-19998 and which are post-1998?  Are all brown flat boxes pre-1998?

Any help would be appreciated ...

Mike Conder

Re: MDC HOn3 2-8-0 kit identifications

Brian Kopp
 

check the bottom margin of the instructions for a date after about 9/1998.
Also i think you can compare instructions at https://hoseeker.net/mdcinstructions.html

Place your order tomorrow though. I think they shut down Monday if I remember right.

Brian
Jacksonville, FL

Re: MDC HOn3 2-8-0 kit identifications

bassb04011
 

Mike,
Pre 1998 have the larger motor, brass wheels and for outside frame have all metal. 
Post 1998 (mine is in bigger red box) has plastic outside frame, silver wheels and a smaller motor with flywheel.
Brian
ps looking for an inside frame 2-8-0 kit in case you have too many :) 


On Jun 28, 2019, at 9:05 PM, Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:

With the closing of NWSL soon, I want to get a few regear kits for my unbuilt MDC kits.  NWSL has a couple of different kits, including one that doesn't fit pre-1998 lits.

But how does one tell which are pre-19998 and which are post-1998?  Are all brown flat boxes pre-1998?

Any help would be appreciated ...

Mike Conder

NG convention attraction

Brian Kopp
 

I was lucky enough to visit Roaring Camp for the first time last Sunday while on vacation with the family. We road the 3' gauge Redwood train with their 40 ton shay and had a great time on the switchbacks and that one grade that is near 10%. The Heisler was out when we got back and it took the next Redwood train out. First time I ever saw a Heisler running so it was a special day. What a blast! Why wife and daughter even gave me a few minutes to rummage around in the yard where the Climax is disassembled (as well as another Shay). The Climax trucks were sitting out and it was really cool to see the ring and beveled gear arrangement on the axles up close. Picture below.....

Re: NG convention attraction

Climax@...
 

Another good trip to plan is a visit to the Mt. Rayonier RR site.  I have been to both and as a "gear head" I was not disappointed at all.  One in the east to go and see is the West Virginia one, forgot the name though, some large mill (that burned down? but the camp town and Railroad are still there.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Kopp
Sent: Jun 29, 2019 12:55 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: [HOn3] NG convention attraction

I was lucky enough to visit Roaring Camp for the first time last Sunday while on vacation with the family. We road the 3' gauge Redwood train with their 40 ton shay and had a great time on the switchbacks and that one grade that is near 10%. The Heisler was out when we got back and it took the next Redwood train out. First time I ever saw a Heisler running so it was a special day. What a blast! Why wife and daughter even gave me a few minutes to rummage around in the yard where the Climax is disassembled (as well as another Shay). The Climax trucks were sitting out and it was really cool to see the ring and beveled gear arrangement on the axles up close. Picture below.....

Re: NG convention attraction

Ken Martin
 

That would be Cass Scenic RR. Nice ride but not exactly on the way to the convention in Sacramento.

Ken Martin


On Jun 29, 2019, at 10:18 AM, Climax@... wrote:

Another good trip to plan is a visit to the Mt. Rayonier RR site.  I have been to both and as a "gear head" I was not disappointed at all.  One in the east to go and see is the West Virginia one, forgot the name though, some large mill (that burned down? but the camp town and Railroad are still there.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Brian Kopp 
Sent: Jun 29, 2019 12:55 PM 
To: HOn3@groups.io 
Subject: [HOn3] NG convention attraction 

I was lucky enough to visit Roaring Camp for the first time last Sunday while on vacation with the family. We road the 3' gauge Redwood train with their 40 ton shay and had a great time on the switchbacks and that one grade that is near 10%. The Heisler was out when we got back and it took the next Redwood train out. First time I ever saw a Heisler running so it was a special day. What a blast! Why wife and daughter even gave me a few minutes to rummage around in the yard where the Climax is disassembled (as well as another Shay). The Climax trucks were sitting out and it was really cool to see the ring and beveled gear arrangement on the axles up close. Picture below.....

Re: NG convention attraction

Climax@...
 

correct!  Well, if you start im
n Richmond VA. it might be!hahaha

-----Original Message-----
From: "Ken Martin via Groups.Io"
Sent: Jun 29, 2019 1:25 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] NG convention attraction

That would be Cass Scenic RR. Nice ride but not exactly on the way to the convention in Sacramento.

Ken Martin


On Jun 29, 2019, at 10:18 AM, Climax@... wrote:

Another good trip to plan is a visit to the Mt. Rayonier RR site.  I have been to both and as a "gear head" I was not disappointed at all.  One in the east to go and see is the West Virginia one, forgot the name though, some large mill (that burned down? but the camp town and Railroad are still there.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Brian Kopp 
Sent: Jun 29, 2019 12:55 PM 
To: HOn3@groups.io 
Subject: [HOn3] NG convention attraction 

I was lucky enough to visit Roaring Camp for the first time last Sunday while on vacation with the family. We road the 3' gauge Redwood train with their 40 ton shay and had a great time on the switchbacks and that one grade that is near 10%. The Heisler was out when we got back and it took the next Redwood train out. First time I ever saw a Heisler running so it was a special day. What a blast! Why wife and daughter even gave me a few minutes to rummage around in the yard where the Climax is disassembled (as well as another Shay). The Climax trucks were sitting out and it was really cool to see the ring and beveled gear arrangement on the axles up close. Picture below.....

Re: Looking for Micro Trains HOn3 Victor Gold Mining Gold Belt Line gondola. Anyone willing to part with one ?

Sam Urrate
 

Have you found one yet? I just bought one, brand new, 2 weeks ago but it sounds like you need one more than me.  Sam U.

Re: Looking for Micro Trains HOn3 Victor Gold Mining Gold Belt Line gondola. Anyone willing to part with one ?

Paul Sturtz
 

Price?

Re: Blackstone Green Coaches to Trade (Want Yellow and Red)

bassb04011
 

Anyone interested in trading my Green Coach 280 or 284 for an UNLETTERED red coach? Those were sold individually.

Or is considering pulling my Chili Line 306 from its set to trade for a yellow coach from the Silverton set.

Thanks
Brian Bass 


On Jun 28, 2019, at 6:43 PM, Doug Boudakian <dboudrrtrain@...> wrote:

Brian
If you want to sell one or both of the coaches I am interested depending on the price?
Doug Boudakian 


On Jun 28, 2019, at 2:18 PM, bassb04011 <fishingmaine@...> wrote:

I picked up 4 Blackstone Coaches this week.  They don't appear to have ever been run and are in near perfect shape though the boxes have some minor scuffing on the corners etc.
I'm keeping one or two green coaches but also want some variety for the module I'm building and would like to see if anyone wants to trade a green coach for one of the Blackstone Yellow Coaches from the Silverton Set or for a lettered and numbered Red Coach from the Red set.  I have a few different numbers so let me know if you're looking for a specific one.  I'd also be open to buying a lettered red coach or yellow coach then selling a couple green ones after that face.  Looking for mint/near mint in the box.  Some run time is ok as long as they are in near new condition.
Thanks,
Brian Bass
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track cleaning car

Brian Kopp
 

I have another question for this great HOn3 brain trust......( I will owe a bunch of beers or coffees at an NG convention when I can get to one easily from Florida)

Is there a particular track cleaning car that works well for HOn3 track or do you mostly make your own, from an HO track cleaner. Are the $160 brass HO track cleaners on ebay worth the investment?

Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, FL

Re: track cleaning car

Dusty
 

Brian,
I made my relatively inexpensive 'roller' out of strip styrene, 1/2 PVC pipe, lead shot bonded with acrylic varnish, micro fiber cloth, and a pair of excess Tomalco 4' 8" reefer trucks. The roller is also almost full of loose shot.

The 'dragger' is acrylic, styrene, Masonite (MDF?), lead weights and Blackstone trucks.

There's probably some additional bits as well. Again a skill builder. Imagine, measure, cut, square, glue, drill, tap, screw, test, adjust.

Dusty Burman

Re: track cleaning car

Climax@...
 

Wow, you must have taken a long time to line all those lead shots up in their appropriate bays!

-----Original Message-----
From: Dusty
Sent: Jun 30, 2019 7:13 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] track cleaning car

Brian,
I made my relatively inexpensive 'roller' out of strip styrene, 1/2 PVC pipe, lead shot bonded with acrylic varnish, micro fiber cloth, and a pair of excess Tomalco 4' 8" reefer trucks. The roller is also almost full of loose shot.

The 'dragger' is acrylic, styrene, Masonite (MDF?), lead weights and Blackstone trucks.

There's probably some additional bits as well. Again a skill builder. Imagine, measure, cut, square, glue, drill, tap, screw, test, adjust.

Dusty Burman