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Re: Corrugated siding

Scott Baker
 

I appreciate all of the ideas you all have shared, looking forward to trying a few!
Scott Baker


Re: Corrugated siding

Eric Schrowang
 

Hi All,
Here is a tool to make your own corrugated metal. It is in 1/72nd scale but I fiquire it is close enough to 1/87 for most folks. They also make one in 1/48th scale for any O scale modelers. Rick Green did a good video on this in Train Masters TV.

Eric


On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 10:50 PM Steve Hatch <hatch@...> wrote:
   I actually make my own as needed.   I make it out of the real thick aluminum foil
and form it on a "stick" I made with corrugations on it.
 The stick is the right size to make panels and I just rub the foil on the
surface of the stick and "voila" you have a corrugated panel.
I can send a picture if you want it.


Re: Corrugated siding

Steve Hatch
 

   I actually make my own as needed.   I make it out of the real thick aluminum foil
and form it on a "stick" I made with corrugations on it.
 The stick is the right size to make panels and I just rub the foil on the
surface of the stick and "voila" you have a corrugated panel.
I can send a picture if you want it.


Web page at last.

Steve Hatch
 


Well at last I managed to put together enough pieces from my computers to
recreate some of the front page of my web site. It's been months now.
   Not all of the links and secondary pages work yet.   Some of them do but there
are broken links that I have to find or re-write orsomething before they will work.
BUUT it's finally starting to come back from the dead.
  Boy when they crash they crash.  Total loss.
-Stephen Hatch
  At least Railwayeng is being re-born.


Re: Corrugated siding

alsands@...
 

Have a look at this site http://www.brunelhobbies.com.au/ironmaker/ironmaker.htm, I use one of these, it is so simple to use, watch the video on the page.
Luke suggests using Caterers foil as it is stronger, you can buy a pack from them which will make a lot of iron.
One Iron Maker and one packof foil will cost about $au18.00 which is less than $us15.00 all prices shown in Australia include the 10% GST, whic will come of
when shipped to the US.

Alan Sandsrule

Perth

Western Australia


Re: Corrugated siding

jmcqiv@...
 

I used plastruct N scale corrugated siding sheets for HO scale roofing  It is extruded with the ribs on both sides of the sheet rather than on one side like the Evergreen. 
Jim McQueeny MMR


On Jan 22, 2021, at 12:01 PM, sbake5570@... wrote:

Thanks for the heads up on the Wild West Models. I have noticed that a lot of the manufacturers that are making the laser cut kits don't offer the details, roofing, siding separately. It is awesome Berkshire Valley is keeping the Anvil line going and would love to order their tram tower hardware sometime. I considered the engine house kit, but I enjoy scratch building off of plans, or old kits, even though I'm slow LOL. One of these days I will try a laser kit though, the folks designing these are doing an awesome (and beautiful) job and giving us a lot of unique prototypes unseen in the past!


Re: What got you in to HOn3?

cars4857656971@...
 

It started with a family vacation in 1968 to the Durango Silverton that was still run by the D&RGW.  As a 12 yr old , I then wanted to do a model of it.  Built 4 Labelle wooden coaches and got a Grant Line narrow gauge diesel.   My dad was impressed with the Labelle coaches and bought me a brass Hon3 K36.  I was on top of the world.  Still have it, it has been converted to dcc.  Dad solder extra pickups on the tender wheels to get it to go through the switches.


Re: Corrugated siding

Scott Baker
 

Thanks for the heads up on the Wild West Models. I have noticed that a lot of the manufacturers that are making the laser cut kits don't offer the details, roofing, siding separately. It is awesome Berkshire Valley is keeping the Anvil line going and would love to order their tram tower hardware sometime. I considered the engine house kit, but I enjoy scratch building off of plans, or old kits, even though I'm slow LOL. One of these days I will try a laser kit though, the folks designing these are doing an awesome (and beautiful) job and giving us a lot of unique prototypes unseen in the past!


Re: Corrugated siding

John G Massura
 

Wild West Models makes a nice paper corrugated.


Also Berkshire Valley makes a SN Engine house kit.


John

On Jan 22, 2021, at 10:49, sbake5570@... wrote:

Hello friends,
I took about 6 years off from the hobby due to returning to school, but I'm building structures, rolling stock, and planing a layout again. I was modeling "the three little lines" out of Silverton before (along with modeling some C&S equipment, I couldn't help myself!). I don't know what I'm going to focus on now, but I'm in the process of planning/building some structures in Durango and I'm still drawn to the SG&N, SN, and Silverton.
Question:
I'm scratch building the SN engine house now and I have enough Campbell corrugated siding to complete it. Since being gone from the hobby a bit, a lot of new modeling supplies/techniques have been introduced. I have a lot of (hoarded) stuff from before luckily such as the Campbell siding, but I'm looking for a cheaper substitute for the future, maybe a printed product, etc. I have some Eastern scale basswood sheets and Evergreen and Plastruct plastic sheets, but the ribs scale out too large. I also know some have made their own out of foil which I have never tried. Do you have any recommendations for realistic products?
Thanks in advance,
Scott Baker


Corrugated siding

Scott Baker
 

Hello friends,
I took about 6 years off from the hobby due to returning to school, but I'm building structures, rolling stock, and planing a layout again. I was modeling "the three little lines" out of Silverton before (along with modeling some C&S equipment, I couldn't help myself!). I don't know what I'm going to focus on now, but I'm in the process of planning/building some structures in Durango and I'm still drawn to the SG&N, SN, and Silverton.
Question:
I'm scratch building the SN engine house now and I have enough Campbell corrugated siding to complete it. Since being gone from the hobby a bit, a lot of new modeling supplies/techniques have been introduced. I have a lot of (hoarded) stuff from before luckily such as the Campbell siding, but I'm looking for a cheaper substitute for the future, maybe a printed product, etc. I have some Eastern scale basswood sheets and Evergreen and Plastruct plastic sheets, but the ribs scale out too large. I also know some have made their own out of foil which I have never tried. Do you have any recommendations for realistic products?
Thanks in advance,
Scott Baker


Re: What got you in to HOn3?

burrst54
 

Friends, and quality, mainly. I started out in HO as a kid, then switched to N when space was limited after college, then back to HO when the Atlas-Kato drive came out, which was so smooth-running compared to N, I had to go back. HOn3 is right in the sweet spot between them, and friends kept bringing over their locos to play with, so I made a dual-gage yard and a loop of HOn3 to keep them happy. Then Blackstone came out with smooth-running locos, so my interest in HOn3 has expanded.

Burr Stewart
Seattle, WA


Re: San Juan Details Castings!!!

Climax@...
 

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-----Original Message-----
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Subject: Re: [HOn3] Beware San Juan Details Castings!!!

Great news! Replacement parts arrived from San Juan to continue box car projects. Excellent job Starla and Doug!

Dusty Burman
623 261-8707


Re: San Juan Details Castings!!!

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-----Original Message-----
From: Dusty
Sent: Jan 21, 2021 7:23 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Beware San Juan Details Castings!!!

Great news! Replacement parts arrived from San Juan to continue box car projects. Excellent job Starla and Doug!

Dusty Burman
623 261-8707


Re: What got you in to HOn3?

hiroechan
 

Craig, et.al

For me, HOn3 is kind of a side project for puttering around with. I grew up in the shadow of the Northeast Corridor (quite literally, as it was across the street from my house), and spent many a day in the 1980's playing hooky from school so my grandfather could take me in to work with him at Zoo tower, where he was the lead operator for many years. I have a ton of bad railfan photos taken from inside the tower, of everything still plying the rails at that time.

Then at around 15 or 16, I discovered Narrow Gauge in the Rockies in a used bookstore. The idea of such diminutive trains and hairpin turns (such as the section in the book on the Uintah) was absolutely fascinating. Then Malcolm Furlow published his articles on the San Juan Central in MR. Since then, my modeling has been multifaceted. 

I still model the Corridor primarily, started the NECHS, and pioneered a variant of Free-Mo that we call Uni-Mo, as we're more welcoming to legacy participants than many Free-Mo groups are. 
But I do appreciate that with HOn3, I can set up a layout in a fraction of the space that the Corridor eats up, such as my living room. (The full Corridor modular layout currently takes about 3000 square feet to set up the whole thing. It's worth it though, to see 14-car Clockers and grimy 140-car freight drags with four GG1's slinking around the 66"R corners. Every single car has a prototypical justification for being there, as appropriate to the time period and location modeled.)

With HOn3, I don't worry about prototypicality quite so much, as I love oddball paint schemes and interesting freight cars. (My HOn3 is also getting catenary, as a pseudo-freelance electrified bridge line west out of Denver to the Pacific Coast, similar to the Milwaukee Road electrified pacific extension. I have eight of the original Grandt Line 23-ton boxcabs with the Faulhaber gearhead motors, that I'm putting pantographs on so I can use them as paired box motors.)

In 2020, I and my team won the Walthers National Model Railroad Build-Off competition, for the Adult Team category, with a module of Crum Lynne station on the Philly-Wilmington stretch of the NEC, set in midsummer 1974.
For 2021, I may enter an HOn3 module instead, depending on the flavors of entry-build-kits they offer this year, required for participation. (There were no HOn3 entries of any kind last year. It would be nice to see some narrow gauge entries; and I bet it would be popular in the public voting portion of the contest.)

--Drew McCann


On Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 11:21 AM Craig Linn <drgw346@...> wrote:

1). What got you into HOn3?  What appealed to you or what was the driving factor that moved you to HOn3
2). What is the one thing you really love about HOn3?
3). What is the one thing you watch out for in HOn3?

 


Re: Desperately seeking Coal Shed Plan

Dusty
 

Ben,

Thank you for the scans. Of course I saw your post after returning to the bench with J/F 89 in hand but thank you very much!!!!!!

Now I have to locate my clear S scale rule. I sure hope the guy who did the article knows his stuff! Just kidding Dave!

I'll cheat on the walls and use scribed styrene but I may sandwich short planks in between the 2 x 6s corners to simulate the alternating boards. Or not. Herein lies the problem. No 1/87 scale 12" scribed.  I can use .125, close but small. These sheds will be on the back side of the trackage so maybe they aren't 'the' primary focal point and .125 scribed will fill the bill. Decisions, decisions.

Thanks again for everyone's generous and gracious contributions!

Dusty Burman
623 261-8707


Re: Desperately seeking Coal Shed Plan

Ben Poole
 

Dusty,

I have the online version of the Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette and was able to take snapshots of the four pages of the coal shed article.  They are attached.

I hope I am not violating any copyright laws here.

Good luck and stay safe!

Ben Poole
Atlanta


On Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 11:47 AM Dusty <Dustburm@q.com> wrote:
Mike, That's pretty close to what I'm looking for. There's enough of the critical info for me to get a grip on. I'll put the car unloading doors on the tall side and the 'delivery' doors on the low side. I like the idea of the foundation and floor joists raising the floor up to a good-looking height for trucks or wagons.

Dave, it's gonna take a few minutes to access Jan-Feb 1989 but I'm in hot pursuit.

Thank you everyone for all of your assistance in guiding me to some coal shed plans!

Dusty Burman
623 261-8707



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Re: Desperately seeking Coal Shed Plan

Dusty
 

Mike, That's pretty close to what I'm looking for. There's enough of the critical info for me to get a grip on. I'll put the car unloading doors on the tall side and the 'delivery' doors on the low side. I like the idea of the foundation and floor joists raising the floor up to a good-looking height for trucks or wagons.

Dave, it's gonna take a few minutes to access Jan-Feb 1989 but I'm in hot pursuit.

Thank you everyone for all of your assistance in guiding me to some coal shed plans!

Dusty Burman
623 261-8707


Re: Desperately seeking Coal Shed Plan

drgw169
 

You might check out pages 62-65 of the NG&SL Gazette January/February 1989 and see if that might be what you are looking for.
Dave Adams


Re: Desperately seeking Coal Shed Plan

Jim Marlett
 

I plan to have similar coal sheds on my railroad, but I was just going to take a shot at it. I suspect they varied from shed to shed, so I plan to build them sort of freelance. Luckily, my railroad is a fictitious freelance anyhow.

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


On Jan 20, 2021, at 2:59 PM, Dusty <Dustburm@q.com> wrote:

Something like this but larger. Three or four times larger.

Dusty Burman



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Re: Desperately seeking Coal Shed Plan

Mike Conder
 

Check out the HOn3 Annual, I think 2014 (could be wrong). Cameron Bryars and I did articles onncoal sheds like this, I copied mine from plans for a Rico coal shed from Mike Blazek.  I'd share but they are his business product and that wouldn't be right, bb it I think he sells the plan for a relatively low cost of $18. 


Mike Conder

On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 4:29 PM Eric Schrowang <eschrowang@...> wrote:
Guys attached are two photos of the plans for the Monero Coaling station Sa Juan Engineering put out in the 70s. If someone would like a copy I would need to have them scanned into a file. Just as a FYI these are in 1/4 inch scale.

Eric 

On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 5:52 PM John Stutz <john.stutz@...> wrote:
Dusty

Attached are field notes and 1976 photographs of the WP&Y coal shed at Fraser BC.   Not quite what you are asking for, but similar in function and size.  Backside was plain diagonal sheathing.  This shed has concealed the railroad's Fraser toilets for at least  three decades.

I believe this coal shed not only supplied the section house, but also served as an emergency locomotive and rotary supply.  The pipe brackets, of which most are missing, could hold the doors level.   Coal could first be shoveled onto the doors, and then into the tender.  Clearly not suitable for regular use, but doable. 

Similar, but smaller sheds, show up in historic photographs of several other WP&Y section house complexes.

John Stutz
On January 20, 2021 10:29 AM Dusty <dustburm@q.com> wrote:

Seeking a SW Colorado narrow guage type coal shed plan. Like a commercial sized (15 or 20ish x 30 or 40) track side, shovel it in from the gon, load it out of the doors on the other side type structure. Single plane roof. External cut studs or round poles. The kind you might see in a group of 1 or 2 or 3 or 4.

I'd prefer a 'scholarship' (free) plan if possible.

Dusty Burman
623 261-8707

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