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Re: 6200 Series flat car model

Mark Kasprowicz
 

Sea worthy wooden boats or indeed wooden working boats. Wonderful subects.

Mark K


Re: Tarp color

Mark Kasprowicz
 

Many thanks for all the information. I think it going to be something light grey. It's not cab curtains (I hope the new owner of RGM will consider restoring the HOn3 cast curtain to the range!), it's the ongoing self drive Goose 6 project. I get these 'what if..' moments in the middle of the night and some part of the project gets modified. So it's taking longer that it should...much longer. What I'm trying to do is disguise the Con Cor gear tower and motor which rises from the centre of the 6's open deck. I've already used the stacked ties idea for the decoder, so I thought a tarp might work ... unless someone can offer an alternative solution.
Good news is that it runs perfectly in both directions on DC. The DCCification is stirring up some grey cells that haven't been used in eons. But it will get done.

Thanks again.
Mark K


Re: 6200 Series flat car model

Climax@...
 

I can only imagine the frustration of trying to find a specific part amongst the "swamp".  Thank God that someone had the fortitude to actually say, hay lets just put all this worthless stuff over here because its going to cost us more to do differently.  Manufacturing the items once again is next to impossible due to possible lack of skills, information, and tooling.  I time that has passed for sure, like making ocean worthy wooden boats again.

Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Kasprowicz
Sent: Feb 14, 2021 12:09 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] 6200 Series flat car model

Dave,
I used to think the D&S has Silverton and Tacoma to store their unwanted stuff, but they keep dragging stuff down to their workshops and restoring it. But C&TS has an area called 'the  swamp' where there are many bits and pieces of great value to the restoration movement. The Friends of course have primary access to the swamp but we've benefitted from it in the past too, though sometimes its a bit like trying to find HOn3 Blackstone archbar trucks.

Mark K
Oxon England


Re: 6200 Series flat car model

Mark Kasprowicz
 

Dave,
I used to think the D&S has Silverton and Tacoma to store their unwanted stuff, but they keep dragging stuff down to their workshops and restoring it. But C&TS has an area called 'the  swamp' where there are many bits and pieces of great value to the restoration movement. The Friends of course have primary access to the swamp but we've benefitted from it in the past too, though sometimes its a bit like trying to find HOn3 Blackstone archbar trucks.

Mark K
Oxon England


Re: 6200 Series flat car model

Climax@...
 

If the prototype railroads had as many dedicated people doing work like this the equipment would never end up in the same condition.  Imagine if you will, a place that railroads could just take their nonwanted stuff and leave it lock stock and barrel, for anyone to take for the purposes of restoration, not scrapping.  Even old rail.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dale Buxton
Sent: Feb 14, 2021 7:05 AM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] 6200 Series flat car model

There is a mid-west museum / tourist RR that rebuilt two of these in the early 2000's. I used to have link to it. Many photos of the rebuilding process

Dale Buxton

On Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 1:56 AM Mark Kasprowicz <mark@...> wrote:
Heh! My club has one of those.

https://www.drhs315.org/blog/?page_id=4024

Mark K
Oxon England


Re: 6200 Series flat car model

Mick Moignard
 

My 6206 was made by Jim Vail and was one of about half a dozen items I bought from his estate. I changed the trucks for Microtrains arch bars as they were closer than the 3’7” Grande trucks Jim used.



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Re: 6200 Series flat car model

Dale Buxton
 

I found them. They are at the Midwest Central RR in Mount Pleasant, IA. Scroll down to the very bottom for photos of these cars rebuilding.


Dale Buxton

On Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 5:05 AM Dale Buxton <dbtuathaddana@...> wrote:
There is a mid-west museum / tourist RR that rebuilt two of these in the early 2000's. I used to have link to it. Many photos of the rebuilding process

Dale Buxton

On Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 1:56 AM Mark Kasprowicz <mark@...> wrote:
Heh! My club has one of those.

https://www.drhs315.org/blog/?page_id=4024

Mark K
Oxon England


Re: 6200 Series flat car model

Dale Buxton
 

There is a mid-west museum / tourist RR that rebuilt two of these in the early 2000's. I used to have link to it. Many photos of the rebuilding process

Dale Buxton

On Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 1:56 AM Mark Kasprowicz <mark@...> wrote:
Heh! My club has one of those.

https://www.drhs315.org/blog/?page_id=4024

Mark K
Oxon England


Re: 6200 Series flat car model

Mark Lewis
 

Mark,

That's great, Mark!
The photos will be good for proper detailing of our 6200 series models.
Thanks for posting and l am looking forward to the completed restoration. 

Mark Lewis 
Narrow gauge modeling in N.C.

On Sun, Feb 14, 2021, 3:56 AM Mark Kasprowicz <mark@...> wrote:
Heh! My club has one of those.

https://www.drhs315.org/blog/?page_id=4024

Mark K
Oxon England


Re: 6200 Series flat car model

Mark Kasprowicz
 

Heh! My club has one of those.

https://www.drhs315.org/blog/?page_id=4024

Mark K
Oxon England


Re: 6200 Series flat car model

gnorwood6 gnorwood6
 

Ernie,
The deck was initially brush painted with Tamiya Deck Tan. When dry it was given a very light wash of Black Tamiya Panel Line Accent Color.
This does tend to leave slightly glossy traces when dry. Final finish was various shades of grey acrylic tube paints, Paynes Grey, Light Grey. 
Knowing when to stop just depends on your personal taste. I had several color shots in books to work from.
I scratch built my first HOn3 cars in 1964. So 57 years later I have got most of the bugs sorted out and still enjoy scratch building.
Regards,
Gary



------ Original Message ------
From: "Ernie Barney" <Chililine38@...>
To: HOn3@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, 14 Feb, 2021 At 12:06 PM
Subject: Re: [HOn3] 6200 Series flat car model

Outstanding! The deck of the model is really well done and looks totally realistic. How did you achieve that?
     


Re: Tarp color

Bill Lugg
 

What are you printing them on?

Thanks
Bill Lugg

On 2/13/21 6:22 PM, Art D3 wrote:
Ernie, I just recently finished my first 6200 series flat car. 3D printed car body with added brake hardware, grabs, etc. Designed to accept Kadee 705 couplers hidden in the draft gear. I'm using some Blackstone UTLX arch bar trucks that are fairly close in appearance and wheel base to the prototype.

I plan on building several, hence the reason for CAD and 3D printing. I have a couple of 6500 cars with the auto covers that I'm finishing, so I think all of my 6200 cars will be for general service.


--
Art Dutra
Meriden, CT


Re: Tarp color

Ernie Barney
 

Art, I would be interested in buying a couple of the 6200s if you choose to sell them.  Great work. Looking forward to seeing the other covered flats when you complete them.  On my ever expanding to-do list!


Re: Tarp color

Mark Lewis
 

Art,

Great looking build. Are you going to make the 3D prints available for sale?

Mark Lewis
Narrow gauge modeling in N.C.


On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 8:22 PM Art D3 <apdutra3@...> wrote:
Ernie, I just recently finished my first 6200 series flat car. 3D printed car body with added brake hardware, grabs, etc. Designed to accept Kadee 705 couplers hidden in the draft gear. I'm using some Blackstone UTLX arch bar trucks that are fairly close in appearance and wheel base to the prototype.

I plan on building several, hence the reason for CAD and 3D printing. I have a couple of 6500 cars with the auto covers that I'm finishing, so I think all of my 6200 cars will be for general service.


--
Art Dutra
Meriden, CT


Re: Tarp color

Art D3
 

Ernie, I just recently finished my first 6200 series flat car. 3D printed car body with added brake hardware, grabs, etc. Designed to accept Kadee 705 couplers hidden in the draft gear. I'm using some Blackstone UTLX arch bar trucks that are fairly close in appearance and wheel base to the prototype.

I plan on building several, hence the reason for CAD and 3D printing. I have a couple of 6500 cars with the auto covers that I'm finishing, so I think all of my 6200 cars will be for general service.


--
Art Dutra
Meriden, CT


Re: 6200 Series flat car model

Ernie Barney
 

Outstanding! The deck of the model is really well done and looks totally realistic. How did you achieve that?


Re: 6200 Series flat car model

Mark Lewis
 

Gary,

What a great looking build! Nicely done....

Mark Lewis
Narrow gauge modeling in N.C.


On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 7:51 PM gnorwood6 gnorwood6 <gnorwood6@...> wrote:
Ernie,
Here is a photo of my HOn3 model of Flat car 6217. This was built back in September, 2016.
Scratch built with Northeastern lumber, ancient Westside Model trucks.
It has no additional weight. The brass trucks provide enough weight.
Gary



------ Original Message ------
From: "Ernie Barney" <Chililine38@...>
To: HOn3@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, 14 Feb, 2021 At 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Tarp color

Has anyone built models of these 6200 series flat cars?       


6200 Series flat car model

gnorwood6 gnorwood6
 

Ernie,
Here is a photo of my HOn3 model of Flat car 6217. This was built back in September, 2016.
Scratch built with Northeastern lumber, ancient Westside Model trucks.
It has no additional weight. The brass trucks provide enough weight.
Gary



------ Original Message ------
From: "Ernie Barney" <Chililine38@...>
To: HOn3@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, 14 Feb, 2021 At 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Tarp color

Has anyone built models of these 6200 series flat cars?       


Re: San Juan(Grandtline order)

Eric Schrowang
 

I have made multiple orders with them. Always filled and delivered in record time.

Eric

On Sat, Feb 13, 2021, 19:05 <Climax@...> wrote:
Good to hear!
-----Original Message-----
From: "John via groups.io"
Sent: Feb 13, 2021 6:57 PM
To: "hon3@groups.io"
Subject: [HOn3] San Juan(Grandtline order)

Just want to find a shout out to San Juan and the quick turnaround on a small parts order. Ordered some passenger car roof detail on Feb 8, they were shipped the next day and arrived today Feb 13. Great job!
John Peckham
Torrance, Calif 


Re: San Juan(Grandtline order)

Climax@...
 

Good to hear!

-----Original Message-----
From: "John via groups.io"
Sent: Feb 13, 2021 6:57 PM
To: "hon3@groups.io"
Subject: [HOn3] San Juan(Grandtline order)

Just want to find a shout out to San Juan and the quick turnaround on a small parts order. Ordered some passenger car roof detail on Feb 8, they were shipped the next day and arrived today Feb 13. Great job!
John Peckham
Torrance, Calif 

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