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Re: the future of HON3

Mark Kasprowicz
 

Dave,
Here's a sample of an early 0-10-0 and a more modern 2-10-2. The other photo hs the Mallett and a Meyer. They're all H0e or HOn30.
Mark K


Re: Tapping Shapeways high def plastic

Ric Case
 

Gents I am printing my own 3D cars and drill out the holes for the 00/80 tap with no problem! 
Mine are resin and tap very clean ! If I get a little sloppy with the tap, I just use a very fine coating of white glue on the tip of the screw to hold it in place.
Have around thirty already done.

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Jun 15, 2020, at 8:23 AM, Jim Marlett <jmarlett@...> wrote:

I think I would tap the existing holes and see if it works. If it doesn’t, drill them out and glue in the styrene rod.

Jim Marlett
http://flatheaddrag.com/
http://jimmarlett.zenfolio.com/


On Jun 15, 2020, at 1:16 AM, Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:

Thought about that,  but the holes are already there and just about the right size.  Just not sure how that plastic would take to tapping, ands I don't have any plastic rod at hand ...

Mike Conder, enjoying local openings ...

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020, 12:02 AM Mark Kasprowicz <marowicz@...> wrote:

I think I would get some thin plastic rod a little bigger than the screws you're going to use, drill the car body out for it, superglue a suitable section in place and tap that out for the screw. A small post drill helps get the holes straight. Tedious I know but with all that time on your hands it will keep you busy!

Mark K
Oxon, England (Slightly stir crazy!)





Re: Tapping Shapeways high def plastic

Jim Marlett
 

I think I would tap the existing holes and see if it works. If it doesn’t, drill them out and glue in the styrene rod.

Jim Marlett
http://flatheaddrag.com/
http://jimmarlett.zenfolio.com/


On Jun 15, 2020, at 1:16 AM, Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:

Thought about that,  but the holes are already there and just about the right size.  Just not sure how that plastic would take to tapping, ands I don't have any plastic rod at hand ...

Mike Conder, enjoying local openings ...

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020, 12:02 AM Mark Kasprowicz <marowicz@...> wrote:

I think I would get some thin plastic rod a little bigger than the screws you're going to use, drill the car body out for it, superglue a suitable section in place and tap that out for the screw. A small post drill helps get the holes straight. Tedious I know but with all that time on your hands it will keep you busy!

Mark K
Oxon, England (Slightly stir crazy!)





Re: Tapping Shapeways high def plastic

Mike Conder
 

Thought about that,  but the holes are already there and just about the right size.  Just not sure how that plastic would take to tapping, ands I don't have any plastic rod at hand ...

Mike Conder, enjoying local openings ...

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020, 12:02 AM Mark Kasprowicz <marowicz@...> wrote:

I think I would get some thin plastic rod a little bigger than the screws you're going to use, drill the car body out for it, superglue a suitable section in place and tap that out for the screw. A small post drill helps get the holes straight. Tedious I know but with all that time on your hands it will keep you busy!

Mark K
Oxon, England (Slightly stir crazy!)


Re: Tapping Shapeways high def plastic

Mark Kasprowicz
 

I think I would get some thin plastic rod a little bigger than the screws you're going to use, drill the car body out for it, superglue a suitable section in place and tap that out for the screw. A small post drill helps get the holes straight. Tedious I know but with all that time on your hands it will keep you busy!

Mark K
Oxon, England (Slightly stir crazy!)


Tapping Shapeways high def plastic

Mike Conder
 

Anybody have good experience with tapping Shapeways' fine plastic 3D prints?  I have a bunch of cars needing truck screws, wanting to tap 0-80 (or is it 00-80) for their Blackstone trucks.

Advice etc. appreciated ...

Mike Conder


Upcoming Zoom meeting Fw: Craftsman Courtyard Virtual Train Show

Darryl Huffman
 



from Chris Coarse, Conowingo Models:

I’ve been working with Steve Milley, Mark Schreier and Jeff Grove to develop a virtual train show around Steve’s Craftsman Courtyard. Zoom seems to be the platform of choice. My intent is to have a structured format with a presenter (demo something, show off dioramas or a layout tour), a little question time and then roll into a vendor highlighting their wares. Each session would be about 15 minutes-ish, plus a few minutes for questions. The free option of Zoom allows for up to 40 minutes. However, Jim Kellow’s sessions have gone for two hours without a charge or cutoff. My thought is to go through the structured part and then turn the beer light on (or drink of your choice) and gab for a bit. If we get cut off, hopefully we’ll at least have the two presentations done.

Here’s the info on the virtual train show. 

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76164339008?pwd=WWdUcFB6bFFIVmwwM0wxTEd5akNpZz09

 is the address for the meeting.     June 28th at 7:00 PM eastern time.


Re: the future of HON3

Climax@...
 

Got any pix of those EG 0-4-4-0 and 0-10-0's

DB

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Kasprowicz
Sent: Jun 14, 2020 12:51 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] the future of HON3

Great photos Ed, thank you.

One of the reason I mess with European HOe is that the early overhead electric Krokodyls have a character of ther own.

(I also rather like the East German 0-4-4-0 Mallets and 0-10-0 tank engines biut that's another heresy)

Mark K
Oxon, England (Still - alas!)


Re: the future of HON3

Mark Kasprowicz
 

Great photos Ed, thank you.

One of the reason I mess with European HOe is that the early overhead electric Krokodyls have a character of ther own.

(I also rather like the East German 0-4-4-0 Mallets and 0-10-0 tank engines biut that's another heresy)

Mark K
Oxon, England (Still - alas!)


Re: the future of HON3

kevin b
 

that's a neat looking loco, wouldn't half mind having one or two of those on my pike.
YUKON






There aren't a lot of good images of these Granby Hidden Creek (Anyox) 3 foot Baldwin steeple cabs. Here's (attached) what I have in my Anyox image collection. Ed Weldon


Re: the future of HON3

 

There aren't a lot of good images of these Granby Hidden Creek (Anyox) 3 foot Baldwin steeple cabs. Here's (attached) what I have in my Anyox image collection.  Ed Weldon


Re: the future of HON3

Mark Lewis
 

Paul,

Wow...that looks amazing!!

Mark Lewis
Narrow gauge modeling in N.C.


On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 6:22 PM hiroechan <hiroechan@...> wrote:
Yes, absolutely.

It's not for sale, is it?
--Drew


On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 6:14 PM Paul Sturtz <apa_208@...> wrote:
Like this one?
Paul


Re: the future of HON3

hiroechan
 

Yes, absolutely.

It's not for sale, is it?
--Drew


On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 6:14 PM Paul Sturtz <apa_208@...> wrote:
Like this one?
Paul


Re: the future of HON3

Paul Sturtz
 

Like this one?
Paul


Re: NG diesels

Paul Sturtz
 

Those are neat!  Maybe converting to HOn30 is the answer.  My 44t didn't look as good as these.  Most of my conversions were completed as leased/demonstrator units that could fit in any layout.
Paul


Re: NG diesels

Paul Sturtz
 

That one sure has traveled!  I did send one to England, I think this may be that one.  
Paul


Re: NG diesels

Paul Sturtz
 

Thanks, Ted, and yes, they run very well.  One of the biggest problems with the conversions are the split axles, a common Bachmann problem.  I repair them by cutting washers from tube aluminum and press fitting them on the axles.  This could be your problem.  If you cut the gearboxes correctly, check your axles.  See the attached photos.  I have also upgraded the DCC.
Paul


New Log Wagon

richrands
 

We have released a new Log Wagon #2106 in HO $10.95.
See more at:  https://www.berkshirevalleymodels.com/apps/webstore/products/category/1558878?page=1


Re: NG diesels

Bruce
 

Very, very nicely done!  Any hints as to what all you did to turn out such great looking models?

With cinders in your eyes,
Bruce
419-602-3584 cell


Re: NG diesels

TED <MECU18B@...>
 

Orrrrrrr you can modify the 45 tonner or the 70 tonner into correct width units. These have all been narrowed to proper HOn3 widths of 8 ft. the 70 tonner has a bit more work to go on it.  Now these all sit on N scale drives (HOn30) but  I would must rather have them with HOn3 drives. A simple switch a roo  if a drive ever becomes available.

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