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 on: October 12, 2018, 03:49:11 PM 
Started by WoundedBear - Last post by WoundedBear
I ballasted some more track and got the Rueben Katz building planted permanently.

 on: October 12, 2018, 03:47:08 PM 
Started by WoundedBear - Last post by WoundedBear
Have I mentioned that I like Banta kits? They fit perfectly and have a look to them the just appeals to my modeler's eye.

This is a laser cut frame with individual planking for the walls. Again I failed to take enough construction photos.

The model is planted on a thin piece of plexiglass and will look good with a couple of Tichy 22ft ore cars. The ore car on top of the tipple is a Grandt Line part.

 on: October 12, 2018, 03:42:21 PM 
Started by WoundedBear - Last post by WoundedBear
This one is a Banta Modelworks laser kit. The Silver Plume Bakery. I colored it by dissolving weathering pigments in mineral spirits......essentially making my own paint. This has just about become my new favorite building on the layout. The interior is simply a few computer generated prints of bakery displays from Google Images.

 on: October 12, 2018, 03:38:57 PM 
Started by WoundedBear - Last post by WoundedBear's time to add a bit to this thread. The summer is gone......and a crappy one it was. We have had snow, on and off, for three weeks already. Looks like this is going to be a long train season coming up. We never got to the race track once past September the 2nd. Weather killed it all.

But on the bright side......I did get some building done. I try to spend a few hours a day at the bench doing something.

First up is a Campbell Scale Models Branchline Water Tank kit and the shed that goes with it. I never took any construction shots. I hate when I do that. I get so focused on the build that I neglect the camera.

This tank/shed kit is a pile of sticks, some die cut slabs, cardstock for the shed and corrugated aluminum for the roofing. Windows and doors are styrene.

 on: October 12, 2018, 01:53:51 PM 
Started by quark51 - Last post by Rickenbacker 325
I have put mine on the 4 bay covered hoppers, all box cars and gondola's with load. The only one that it does not work on that I have tried is the 100 ton hoppers. Wishing it did. The little chip hits against the bay.

 on: October 12, 2018, 01:50:32 PM 
Started by GEverestB - Last post by Len
If you're looking at the intro track plan books, you'll find the biggest difference between Snap-Track and EZ-Track is the 30deg crossing, which has longer legs than the Snap-Track equivelant So you may have to do some "jiggering", to use a technical term, if the layout includes a 30deg crossing. Otherwise the 15", 18" & 22" radius curves and the straight sections are pretty much the same in both systems. One thing to watch out for is a lot of the older Snap-Track plans have a bit "looser" track joints than the EZ-Track roadbed may let you get away with. In fact some of the Snap-Track plans don't work at all if you try them using track planning software set for "tight" connections.


 on: October 12, 2018, 12:48:56 PM 
Started by GEverestB - Last post by Terry Toenges
I don't know it there is a conversion table out there. If you find one you like and post it on here, we (meaning those of us who frequent this forum) can probably figure out what Bachmann pieces you would need.

 on: October 12, 2018, 12:47:21 PM 
Started by collectors - Last post by collectors
Hi, i hope you can help?. I have had an accident with my Bachmann #26565 1:48 Scale On30 Narrow Gauge caboose & i am trying to find what wheels & couplings fit this model by part number & cant find a blown up diagram with part numbers for this particular model. Or just the part numbers would be great.


 on: October 12, 2018, 12:28:06 PM 
Started by GEverestB - Last post by GEverestB
I am building my first layout and I am using EZ Track.  I have seen several layouts that I like using Atlas Snap Track.  Is there some sort of conversion table available that would show the EZ Track equivalent to Snap Track?

 on: October 12, 2018, 10:20:50 AM 
Started by Trainboy100 - Last post by Streak
Good lists you two. Really good choices. BoCo, while a long shot, would be pretty cool in Bachmann. While I'm not a big fan of BoCo as a character (I've warmed up to him overtime), a model of him would look very nice and he is one of the few OG classic characters yet to get in. Although I think Daisy and Stepney have a better chance in 2019, BoCo would be cool further down the line. Especially if he gets into CGI sometime soon.

Flying Scotsman would be a great model for Bachmann to make. I know many people don't like Scotsman's CGI design but I like the fact that it's a combination of both his major designs. That's why he's got smoke deflectors AND two tenders at the same time.While historically inaccurate, it's a-OK in my book. The only hurdle I see is that Flying Scotsman is so big and long. With two tenders he might be more expensive than a possible Bachmann Daisy, BoCo, Hiro, or Rebecca. He is relevant enough to warrant the expense but it's a tough call to make.

James' Express Coaches would be good to see come back as well as getting a Troublesome Truck 6. Although I have to ask... What do you want T. Truck 6 to be? A tanker? A goods van?

Smudger and Freddie are strange choices indeed but they would be cool. Freddie would have a unique color and basis. Since I doubt Bachmann would ever make Ivo Hugh for the HOn30 range, Freddie is top candidate for Skarloey Railway's #7. (I'd actually like to see Freddie come back in CGI some day, not before Duke of course). I find it funny that Rheneas has two possible recolors they could do for him: Smudger and Yellow Rheneas. Smudger would be much better though. I have a feeling that if the HOn30 range ever gets to the point where they've run out of characters with original basis to do, they would do recolor characters like Smudger, Bertram, and Proteus.

Finally, Sir Handel. According to this board, Sir Handel and Peter Sam are the most wanted and most likely narrow gauge engines. However, with Sir Haydn being overhauled and his blueprints unavailable, Peter Sam is the more likely of the two. I would really Sir Handel to be made though.

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