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121  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: How do I get extra Brake wheels for On30 cars? on: May 05, 2015, 01:21:09 PM
Why don't you join some of the Yahoo On30 groups like the conspiracy.
They can steer you in the direction you need to go and there are even swap meets.

I'm already on that group, but it seemed to make sense to look here first, at a forum dedicated to the actual company who makes the part I'm looking for...
122  Discussion Boards / On30 / How do I get extra Brake wheels for On30 cars? on: May 04, 2015, 01:21:30 PM
I have been gluing brake wheels and associated stuff to my On30 cars but a couple of brake wheels popped off, never to be seen again.
I looked on the site but nothing is listed for spare parts.
Is there anywhere I can get some replacement brake wheels for my cars?
123  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 tank car decal and weathering job on: May 04, 2015, 02:26:42 AM
Nice work!
That looks great!
Here is # 600, made up just like the other:

Not to many modelers can say they've re-created their modelled RR's entire roster of a type of car, I'd think. But it's easy in this case...

Here's what the real cars looked like.
124  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 4-6-0s needing crew figures, what'll fit in those cabs? on: April 21, 2015, 02:50:35 PM
Here's ET&WNC # 10 (going through a rebuild at the Northern Pacific South Tacoma shops in 1943 after a year on the White Pass & Yukon), showing very well the firebox and the back of the cab, showing the unusual placement of the cab on the backhead. When 10 and 14 (a twin Baldwin) returned to Alaska, they had cabs which were much further back.
Anyway, this is what the Bachmann On30 ten-wheeler's backhead looks like:
125  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 4-6-0s needing crew figures, what'll fit in those cabs? on: April 21, 2015, 01:50:26 PM
Union of Missing Limb Operators.  (UMLO)
I guess it's a good thing I model the WW2 era, when unions didn't have much power to speak of!
But I suspect many a scale hogger on a layout is missing legs...
126  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 4-6-0s needing crew figures, what'll fit in those cabs? on: April 20, 2015, 06:38:14 PM

Like I mentioned above, I don't own an On30 4-6-0, but out of curiousity how hard would it be to remove the cab to install the figure?
Removing the cab is a moot point in regard to the figure fitting inside as there's almost no room at all for a figure to fit all the way down to the cab floor.
I've seen the prototype for the Bachmann 4-6-0, formet ET&WNC # 12 at Tweetsie RR in Blowing Rock, NC. Those cabs were ridiculously tight and crews there would rather run their former White Pass 2-8-0 as that cab is pretyt comfortable. The Baldwin ten-wheelers had cabs astride the firebox, not behind it. The engineers must have roasted in the summer time while running them.
I've seen lots of photos of the ET&WNC engineers and they were all very small men, at least the ones who ran those ten wheelers.
I decided to cut down some of the woodland scenics figures, ridiculously so (one is just a 'pie shaped' wedge of the figure itself, all were cut off at the waist or much higher). Four fit in the cabs, the other two won't at all as they have outstretched hands on each direction. I will either:
-Do arm surgery on them
-Sell them or use them elsewhere on the layout
-Buy some artistta ones, if I can find the right ones (they'll need to be badly cut down even then).
127  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 4-6-0s needing crew figures, what'll fit in those cabs? on: April 17, 2015, 06:45:15 PM
I use artista figures, i feel they are truer to scale the others.
I have a couple of their figures, but no engine crew figures just yet. They're actually tough to find, I've found.
I'm looking to see what figures people have actually placed into a Bachmann On30 ten-wheeler.
128  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 4-6-0s needing crew figures, what'll fit in those cabs? on: April 14, 2015, 04:08:09 PM
If your figure is from the A2733 set, you may have to just cut the legs off and let an arm hanging out the window support the figure.
That's the set, all right. I thought about making them legless (had to do the same with all the passengers in my coaches) but they still seemed awfully wide even then.
I assume you've done this yourself?
I have four On30 ten-wheelers, I can always mess with one to see how the others would work. I know in real life those Baldwin cabs were crazy tight, even for the thin men on the ET&WNC who ran that prototype locomotive.
129  Discussion Boards / On30 / On30 4-6-0s needing crew figures, what'll fit in those cabs? on: April 13, 2015, 06:15:20 PM
I have four Bachmann On30 4-6-0s that I want to put at least engineers at the throttles, the firemen can be at the coal bunker on the tender if need be.
What commerical crew figures will fit inside the cab of one of these? I have a set of Woodland Scenics crew figures, but none will fit through the cab windows or are thin enough to fit between the cab wall and the firebox.
I need figures which can be slid through those small cab windows.
Has anyone managed to find figures which will fit?

130  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Winter Steam in Vaser Valley - part 1 - Bavaria on: April 10, 2015, 03:22:23 PM
You just wouldn't wanna ride it like this:
131  Discussion Boards / On30 / On30 tank car decal and weathering job on: April 09, 2015, 12:41:57 PM
I finished the first of what eventually will be two tank cars. The ET&WNC only had two tanks on the property by 1943, and I have created reasonably accurate decals of the tank body markings for each. The Bachmann tanks aren't perfect for the Tweetsie gasoline cars (they also had tanks for asphalt which were open frame ones, much like the 'Gramps' cars on the D&RGW) but they are easily close enough to be 'representational' models of them.
I like how this turned out. I used weathering powders for the first time and liked the rust results.

132  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: You tube model narrow gauge many scales Mar 7 15 on: March 10, 2015, 07:57:02 PM
Wow, great modeling!
Utrecht has the Dutch RR museum, which was really good when I was there the one time. I spent a month in Holland once in the late 80s, I loved every day of it and really miss the area. The Dutch are really good people.
133  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Bob Rule's On30 railroad. on: February 04, 2015, 10:10:37 PM
Great work!
Not the best lighting, but this shows the overall layout well:
While I think, "engineer view" videos are cool, the problem is they greatly show the stuff you never intended for people to see, such as backs of structures you never completed as they face away from everyone, insides of tunnels, and such 'hidden' stuff like that.
134  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 Market? on: January 23, 2015, 09:25:41 PM
Australia is pretty large market in that they have some actually narrow gauge trains still running there.
I would think so because a lot of bandwidth and ink originates out of the Land Down Under on the subject.
135  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Why not a White Pass 4-6-0? on: January 12, 2015, 07:29:19 PM
I'd love to see photos of your WP&Y layout if you have some!
I did not realize that the Army kept the ET&WNC engines in the ET&WNC paint so now I can run these engines on my RR.
Glad to be of help. You can use ET&WNC #14 (the right road number and in the green/gold paint) right out of the box if you want, but you'd probably want to weather down the lettering quite a bit. That gold paint was very badly faded by then.
Just cover over the ET&WNC portion of the cab markings and tender lettering and you're good.
As you can see, 10 and 14 came back from Tacoma very different locomotives. I'd love to see someone tackling a good conversion for a post-Tacoma WP&Y 10 or 14!
The sad part is that the roundhouse they burned in is of course gone, the locos were scrapped in 1945, and even the NP shops at South Tacoma are totally gone now, scraped clean from a federal Superfund cleanup several years back. You can't tell at all where the shops were, today.
At least the WP&Y is still around though! I have a soft spot for that RR for various reasons. Not only have I ridden it in person, I've gotten cab rides on several of their former steam locomotives, at parks like Tweetsie and Dollywood...
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