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Re: New Kadee HOn3 Trucks

John Stutz
 

Bill

There are several options for HOn3 trucks beyond Blackstone and Kadee.

Both PSC and Rio Grand Models produce a far wider choice of prototypes than either Blackstone or Kadee. Both offer the 3'7" archbar that was unique to the D&RG, PSC in several versions, and are your goto sources for non-D&RGW trucks. Many PSC trucks are available in both brass and Delren, all with their own metal wheels. RGM's trucks are cast in a pewter alloy and provided with NWSL Wheels. Check out their web sites.

David Hoffman offers several Eastern NG prototype freight and passenger trucks, cast in brass and provided with NWSL wheels. He is not accessible online, but advertises in the NG&SLG. Trout Creek Models may still be offering the very nice brass HOn3 trucks, mostly Colorado prototypes, from the old Tomalco line.

I consider that most of the new Kadee trucks are just downsized versions of their SG sideframes, with narrowed bolsters. But if that is not a problem, they do roll well and the self centering design makes it easier to put cars on the track.

John Stutz

On 06/22/2018 12:19 PM, Bill Nelson wrote:
Thanks, with Blackstone trucks playing hard to get I may have to try these. from my experience with HO stuff, I despise KD wheels, but I have projects that need trucks.
Bill Nelson


Re: New Kadee HOn3 Trucks

Bill Nelson
 

Thanks, with Blackstone trucks playing hard to get I may have to try these. from my experience with HO stuff, I despise KD wheels, but I have projects that need trucks.


Bill Nelson

Clarksville TN.


Re: D&S back in business

Doug Cummings
 

Sorry, I don't live in or near the area and have never heard of the 416 fire. But what your words it sounds like there may have been a forest fire somewhere near where they run. 

Doug



Look up the 416 Fire.  They have been shut down for 3 weeks, but restarting now.



Re: D&S back in business

Doug Cummings
 

They have several. They are used for work trains, switching, and as protection. It is easier to crank one of them up for a short switching duty than to spend hours firing up a steam locomotive to do the same thing.
Doug



What diesels do they run?  I frankly didn't know they had any, though it
makes sense.


Re: D&S back in business

Mike Conder
 

Look up the 416 Fire.  They have been shut down for 3 weeks, but restarting now.

Mike Conder 

On Thu, Jun 21, 2018, 9:27 PM Doug Cummings <dougcummings@...> wrote:
"Back in Business". Did I miss something? I thought they ran year round but with a reduced schedule in the winter.

Doug






Re: D&S back in business

Doug Cummings
 

"Back in Business". Did I miss something? I thought they ran year round but with a reduced schedule in the winter.

Doug


Re: D&S back in business

Bill Lugg
 

What diesels do they run?  I frankly didn't know they had any, though it
makes sense.

Also, I heard an unsubstantiated rumor that the 416 fire was started by
one of their locomotives (Note I state it's an UNSUBSTANTIATED rumor). 
I believe the official sites have not identified a cause yet.  Has
anyone heard anything different?

Bill Lugg

On 06/21/2018 05:02 PM, Mike Conder wrote:
Looks like they'll start diesle stuff tomorrow and full steam back on
the 4th of July, if everything goes well and is safe.

Mike Conder
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10216854360698408&set=gm.1869491126447505&type=3&theater&ifg=1


D&S back in business

Mike Conder
 

Looks like they'll start diesle stuff tomorrow and full steam back on the 4th of July, if everything goes well and is safe.

Mike Conder


Re: Bulkhead Flats 6526 & 6527

Mick Moignard
 

The ones with canvas tops for autos were not the two with bulkheads.  Those , wwere converted in around 1955 for carryin wallboard to Farmington.  The autocarriers were other 6500 series cars modified much earlier.  Craig Symington did a piece on them in the Gazette a year or two back.

Mick

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Re: Bulkhead Flats 6526 & 6527

Terry Schmidt <schmidt.terry@...>
 

Sloan on p 110 (org book) reports that The D&RGW had 5 fishbelly flats with canvas tops for auto transport. There is a small picture there.

 


Re: Bulkhead Flats 6526 & 6527

Ed Tibbetts
 

I have seen a picture of one with a cover similar to the front car, but the height of the bulkheads, I think on the R G S, alleged to be transporting automobiles. Don't remember where I saw it.


Re: Bulkhead Flats 6526 & 6527

schmidt.terry@...
 

Thanks Ed, that appears to be a great source of images.

 


Re: Bulkhead Flats 6526 & 6527

Ed Tibbetts
 

Found a picture of both of them. Google "a life wasted chasing trains" under smugmug select "the rest of the story" 7 photo's down. Posting a copy in photos "Bulkhead"


Re: #18 Q

Paul Sturtz
 

Glenn
It's the one with 5 gears showing.  Unfortunately, the wheel/axle set by NWSL is no longer available but you might be able to scrounge one.
Paul


Bulkhead Flats 6526 & 6527

schmidt.terry@...
 

Just finishing the PSC kit for these flats and am trying to find, unsuccessfully, a picture of one of them loaded. Would appreciate any leads, thanks.


Re: #18 Q

Glenn
 

Paul,

Which 70T chassis did you use. I found four different ones. One was the old 44T two motor version, another had five openings for the gears.. Two may have been the same flat panel, but they looked different.

Glenn

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Sturtz
Sent: Jun 13, 2018 5:52 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] #18

Bachmann HO 70t chassis and frame, body by Roundhouse.  Only the boxcab track cleaner version has end doors.
Paul
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Re: Underbody detailing

Dusty
 

My concern with gons and flats is weight. Clear creek / Durango Press cars w/sandwich weight, no problem. Scratch built flats and gons start with a .020 deck.Then they get side sills and end beams. Bolsters and couplers to get proper height. Next brass 3/4 x .090 or .065 between the bolsters. Brake cylinders on top of strips of Evergreen representing center and intermediate sills on top of brass of an appropriate height. Brake levers if space allows but not manditory.

Dusty Burman 


Re: Boone Morrison and His collection

Keith Wiseman
 

All the Morrison items will be clearly Marked as from His collection. We track Our consignments with the Consignors initials as the first 2 characters in the title. So all of Boone's items will start with "BM" .  I am sure much of it We will make mention in the title with His full name if room.  Will not start until later this week. 

Keith  


Re: Boone Morrison and His collection

gnorwood6 gnorwood6
 

The passing of Boone Morrison was some sad news. I had the privilege of meeting Boone at the Australian Narrow Gauge Convention in 2003.
When he came to Australia he was into HOn3. After seeing the Red Stag Lumber Company On3 layout at this convention he was bitten by the On3 bug. 
He was a most interesting person to talk with. There was an instant respect for Boone. Most of were very surprised with his description of the Red Stag Lumber Company that was in four Gazette issues. The best article in the Gazette was his column that was entitled "Thanks Aussies". Us narrow gauge guys in Australia were very surprised with this column as we had never previously received such nice comments. Boone was surprised with the standards that we were working to and how resourceful we were. Praise indeed from such a talented model builder.
Us Aussies will miss Boone Morrison.
Gary Norwood,
Sydney, Australia



------ Original Message ------
From: "Keith Wiseman" <kwiseman@...>
To: HOn3@groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, 19 Jun, 2018 At 10:40 AM
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Boone Morrison and His collection

Hello All,
 
We were also very sorry to hear the news of Our good friend Boone’s  passing. Also be advised We will start selling His collection on ebay beginning  this week. Many Historical and unique models in His collection as You all  know.  Not as large a collection as you might think, but all the models are  super nice. 
 
Thanks,

Keith  Wiseman
Wiseman Model Services Inc.
898 Blacks Cross Road
Paris KY  40361
859-484-9573
kwiseman@...
www.wisemanmodelservices.com
   


Re: Underbody detailing

Mick Moignard
 

I'm afraid I do it all, always have done, and still do when I build cars.  The only ones on my railroad that don't have full or largely full undeframe detail are two Blackstone reefers. Personally I think it completes the models, and secondly, there is part if my layout where the trains are see in silhouette against a window, and the brake gear does stand out.  But then I also do it because I like doing it...  

Mick
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