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Title: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: JohnR on February 01, 2008, 02:14:42 AM
Mr Bach-man -

Firstly, it was great meeting you in Sacramento.

Here are a couple rollingstock ideas -

Four wheel caboose

Short combine

MoW cars

Westcoast beer reefers  :D

-John


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: the Bach-man on February 01, 2008, 11:43:59 PM
Dear John,
You as well! Thanks for the suggestions!
Best,
the Bach-man


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: Ken on February 02, 2008, 02:24:16 AM

   To add to the list, some Steel ore cars,  similar to the Kilbourne & Jacobs steel orecars, as used by Grandby on their 3ft gauge Hidden CreekCopper line. Some of these car's ended up on the WP&Y as ballast cars.

   Plans shown in "Steel Rail & Silver Dreams".

  For a reefer "Rouge Breweries" out of Oregon.

  Ken
    GWN


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: ksivils on February 02, 2008, 01:40:07 PM
Steel box car!


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: SRRL Maine on February 02, 2008, 01:48:29 PM
Mr. Bachman,

I would like to see more Maine type rolling stock, Combine, Caboose
or exsisting stock lettered for SRRL
Disconect log-bunks like on the FM
Remember the kit undecorated in the Big Hauler line some years ago?
Would be great to have for kit bashing, and save on assembly costs?
Thanks 8) 8) 8) 8)


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: James Thomas on February 02, 2008, 02:58:48 PM
Seems like it is time for a long caboose to go with your short caboose.
Thanks.


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: aussie30inch on February 02, 2008, 10:09:01 PM
hi

Yes I agree a new caboose either long or short would be wonderfully accepted ( not a 4 wheel though ) also a steel box another great idea, would be welcome to my roster ! :D  ;D  :D

Geoff

aussie30inch


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: superthomasfan on January 17, 2009, 10:43:25 PM
Here are a couple of ideas:

http://www.midcontinent.org/collectn/woodfrt/cnw10.html

http://www.midcontinent.org/collectn/woodpas/cnw1099.html



Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: Tomcat on January 18, 2009, 05:08:24 AM
Steel Boxcar would be a favorite.

Something for the Loggers: Logging Caboose - a West Side prototype for example...

More Maine 2-footers rolling stock: SR&RL after you already produce the Forneys...

Cheers, Tom ;)


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: wade on January 18, 2009, 02:36:36 PM
Yes, please more Maine rolling stock and how about log loaders, cranes and/or rail mounted steam shovels to go with the side dumps and V dumps.
Wade


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: Frisco on January 18, 2009, 06:12:10 PM
A CandS style caboose would be great.


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: sd90mac on January 18, 2009, 06:27:34 PM
http://archive.mylargescale.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47281&SearchTerms=caboose
 this caboose would be easy to make (just modify the existing one) and I woyld buy a few.


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: Dusten Barefoot on January 18, 2009, 09:23:02 PM
How'a bout some ET&WNC Piggy backs. Great way to haul trailers around. Would go really great for the new Ten Wheelers.
Rock On!
Dusten


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: lvrr325 on January 18, 2009, 10:00:36 PM
Grandt Line offers a C&S style 4-wheel short caboose kit in O that would be realtively easy to modify to On30.  Check their web page, there are pictures of it up and you can buy a lot of the parts seperately, I've been using them on some SP/C&C and D&RGW scratchbuilds.

Something that would be relatively easy to tool up is a snowplow based on the current caboose.  A new roof to move the cupola to one end and a blade with some side wings designed to fit on one end of the body and over the sides of it, would do the job.  I was debating on scratchbuilding some parts to turn one of my cabooses into a plow.


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: Dusten Barefoot on January 18, 2009, 10:47:32 PM
Or an longer caboose, such as 505 & 506 of the ET&WNC. Just add some length to already existing cabeese, and make the cupola a little wider, and it would be perfect.
Rock On!
Dusten


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: Frisco on January 19, 2009, 02:04:33 AM
Grandt Line offers a C&S style 4-wheel short caboose kit in O that would be realtively easy to modify to On30.  Check their web page, there are pictures of it up and you can buy a lot of the parts seperately, I've been using them on some SP/C&C and D&RGW scratchbuilds.
Thanks, I already knew that but I'm not verry good at putting kits together so I was really hoping for something that was ready to run.


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: superthomasfan on January 19, 2009, 09:06:29 AM
How about an On30 model of this beauty:

http://www.oerm.org/pages/GF5.htm


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: Dusten Barefoot on January 19, 2009, 08:51:57 PM
How about some ET&WNC Vistibul coaches, or ET&WNC Excursion cars.
Rock On!
Dusten


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: ksivils on January 19, 2009, 11:39:14 PM
Deerfield River Laser (models?) is producing kits for these.  They are doing the open platform coach from the Linville River, combine/RPO #15, the Azalea, and the closed vestibule coaches!

Bachmann coach frame and roof are used with the wood bodies.

Great looking stuff on the web site!


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: Dusten Barefoot on January 20, 2009, 04:55:06 PM
That's right! I forgot about that; but a ET&WNC Excursion car would be awesome as well.
Rock On!
Dusten


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: aussie30inch on January 20, 2009, 05:15:54 PM
A great suggestion was made here a while back, that perhaps a new Curved roof both plain / corragated styles be produced as an accessory to be a replacement for the Box/ cattle cars and reefer cars.

The could be sold like the new replacement underframes in a 3 pack.

What about Mr Bachmann?

Geoff ;)


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: superthomasfan on January 20, 2009, 06:17:29 PM
Here are some more interesting ideas for Mr. Bachmann. Enjoy!  :D ;D :) ;)

http://www.mcrr.org/PAGES/cabooseMain.html

http://www.mcrr.org/PAGES/coachMain.html


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: Mister Lee on January 23, 2009, 12:33:36 PM
I concurr with others that curved-roofed or corrugated-roof boxcars or stock cars/banana cars would be great. I also like the idea of a two-truck Caribbean/Cuban style sugar cane car, too.

While I would also like to see an Railway Post Office car or a combination Railway Post Office--baggage car with either a clerestory roof or round roof and NO end platforms, I'm beginning to think that even modelers with my minimal skill might be able to kitbash such a beastie.


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: superthomasfan on January 23, 2009, 02:26:58 PM
I have noticed that bachmann is planning to make an open air coach in HO.
How about one in On30, too?  :) ;D


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: ksivils on January 23, 2009, 02:44:16 PM
Steel box car - outside frame 24-26 feet in length.

Two different roofs and you have North American and international box cars.


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: superthomasfan on January 23, 2009, 03:13:54 PM
And how about these cars...

http://www.cumbrestoltec.org/rs.php?num=Hinman

http://www.ebtrr.com/equip/passcars.html

http://www.ebtrr.com/equip/freightcars.html


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: Frisco on January 24, 2009, 05:54:02 PM
I would also like to see a double door bagage car like the ones used by the Rio Grande only sized to fit with the existing passenger cars.


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: superthomasfan on January 24, 2009, 07:37:14 PM
Here is an idea for a bachmann set with rolling stock.

http://www.steamlocomotive.info/vlocomotive.cfm?Display=5872


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: lvrr325 on January 26, 2009, 05:19:10 AM
Funaro is offering a kit for the EBT steel box car.  Not a simple shake the box job but with patience they're not that hard to assemble. 


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: superthomasfan on January 26, 2009, 08:05:24 AM
How about a coach with a cupula?  ;)


Title: Re: Rollingstock ideas
Post by: lvrr325 on January 27, 2009, 03:58:35 AM
Micro-Mark has a laser-cut wood kit to add one to the Bachmann coach/combine.  Don't care for the appearance or the cost on it so I scratchbuilt one out of styrene, took me about 20 minutes copying one for a Carson & Colorado combine/caboose from some old plans.  Cut the top on a combine to fit it between the baggage door and the window section, and it looks a lot better. 

Just made my third cupola for an entirely freelanced caboose today.  Nothing that difficult to make.