Scrap load in a gon

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by mhdishere, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. mhdishere

    mhdishere Member

    I was playing around with making a removable scrap load for a gon, and here are my results.

    The gon is a P2K model weathered with craft paints, the load is mostly cut-up blue foam with hunks of stuff (balsa scraps, pieces of wire, gears from an asthma medicine inhaler), held together with diluted white glue and painted with craft paints.

    I was thinking of doing a step-by-step for the-gauge e-magazine on how to do this, what do you think?

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  2. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    I think it looks great and you should go for it!
  3. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Very nice!!! I think its magazine worthy! Lots of people will find it helpful.
  4. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Go for it. :thumb:
    You can e-mail me your article when you are finished.
    Lots of pics, Please. :) :)
    And thanks!
    E-mag (Ed)itor
  5. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Looks great!!! Fred
  6. mhdishere

    mhdishere Member

    Thanks for all the kind comments. The idea for this was kicking around in my head for a couple weeks, I tweaked it a little as I went along, and all told I'm happy with the results.

    Should I put it together as a Word document and attach it?

    Might not be until after the holidays, but I'll try to get it together. It also takes DAYS for the glue to dry, so getting all the pics will take some time. You'll be hearing from me!
  7. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Looks great!!! Definitely worthy of the magazine!!

  8. CalFlash

    CalFlash Member

    coil load

    This is a coiled wire load I made a few years back. It's soft iron wire wound on a former I made to keep them uniform.

  9. XavierJ123

    XavierJ123 Member

    Yep, this is a good idea. You could do a whole series of articles. I wanted to replace some terrible looking fake plastic logs on my flat car with some real logs and did so. Finding real straight pieces of wood that look real isn't as easy as it should be. LOL Your next project should be your model "junk yard," my favorite place as a kid.

  10. Jamison1

    Jamison1 New Member

    Looks very real, nicely done.
  11. trainking49

    trainking49 New Member

    go for it. it looks great to me.

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