Kit-Bashed Coaches

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by absnut, Nov 11, 2002.

  1. absnut

    absnut Member

    The "Mountain" passing behind the roundhouse.

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  2. absnut

    absnut Member

    The "Mixed" entering the yard.

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  3. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Wow. Double Wow.

    They're right. The coaches alone are splendid, but the whole train looks amazing.

    That is truly fantastic work, sir.:)
  4. absnut

    absnut Member

    I finally got some brass wire and corrected the MDC truss rods so that they had a more "correct" look. Funny how big a difference one small detail can make in the over-all look of a project!


    The diner/buffet

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  5. absnut

    absnut Member

    Combine with correct length truss rods.

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  6. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

    Looks great. Yup. It's the details that make the difference between good and excellent. Surprising how many modelers --- and manufacturers --- overlook that.
  7. rich maiorano

    rich maiorano Member

    awesome dick very nice work there :p ;) ;) ;) ;) :D rich
  8. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    Your Coaches


    Beautiful cars, nice bashing project! I have a MDC 2-6-0 on order and N scale supply has some under certain road names. I've had a MDC 2-8-0 for over a year now, THAT is an EXCELLENT running engine. As you can see at my "A Day on the A & T" thread I did add some detailing to it to make it more added on to. One more thing, it's seems that Bachmann' HO 4-6-0 should be coming out in N soon (this year?) there's a lot of chatter about it. Now that would really look cool at the head of your cars!

    Bill Stone:

    I know what you are saying about the boiler on the MDC 2-8-0 but I have a book of early steam and you should see the size of the boiler on a Colorado & Southern 1890's 2-8-0. If you modeled it in N you could put an HO sized motor in it. I guess boilers came in all sizes and like they say, "There's a Prototype for Everything".

  9. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    :wave: Dick:wave: Absolutely fantabulstic modeling! You are the King of Styrene! Great pics of the layout too! Glad to see it! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  10. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    If you told me those cars came from the factory like that, I'd believe you! Nice quality work there! :D
  11. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Hi Dick!

    Only now I stumbled over this thread. These cars really look fine - great work!

    You mentioned the Fleischmann 4-6-0. I had one on my N scale pike and I Americanized her a bit. As far as I remember (this was 25 years ago! :() she was a good runner, but a fairly bad puller. The tender with the motor was too light, so she slipped badly with only three coaches in tow.

    Did you mean this lokey? (That's the only pic I found of her)


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  12. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    Looks like yer feelin' better Dick :thumb:

    You never cease to amaze me. Now I have a razor saw :D

    Is there nothin' that ye canna' do? ;)

    TrainClown :wave:
  13. absnut

    absnut Member

    Ron, it appears to be the same loco. However, Fleischmann must have made some improvements over the years because this one of mine will pull 8 coaches with ease up a 3% grade! I Americanized it a bit by removing the buffers, adding a cowcatcher and a bell.

    Thanks TC.
  14. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Looking good absnut. :thumb:

    And what is this.... a worldwide shortage of Dullcoate? I can't get any either!!:cry:

    Why don't they just make some more!! :curse: :mad:

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