some new HOn3 projects

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by sumpter250, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    I haven't been exactly idle. I did get some HOn3 projects started, and made some progress. Finally was able to get downstairs, and actually carry some things up, so I could take some pictures.
    The first is a new outside frame 2-8-2 built from an MDC 2-8-0 kit.

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  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Here's a shot showing the backhead detail.

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  3. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    I decided to build a vanderbilt tender for this one. I started with the original kit tender, and an MDC "old time" tank car, and merged them into this.

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  4. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    I also used one of the "old time" tanks to build a new narrow gauge tank.

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  5. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    The water tank is an Atlas kit, with the supporting legs shortened to the proper height for the narrow gauge loco. The coal tower is the Model Power "Bors coal tower". there are more changes, and detailing before it is ready for paint.

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  6. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Finally, a left side 3/4 shot.

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  7. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Beautiful work Pete. I like the detail.
  8. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Great work, especially on the vandy, they are my favorite tender for a locomotive.
  9. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

    I love to see the work of creative, immaginative, capable craftsmanship. Gives me something to strive toward.

    And your modeling meets all that in spades, Sumpter.

    Although I realize the hobby seems to have moved away from craftsmanship toward "spend the money and get it up and running fast," for me, your kind of modeling is what model railroading is all about.

    Bill S
  10. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

    No, I wouldn't say idle either. Most excellent work there. I look forward to see them painted and lettered up.

  11. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Good lookin' stuff Pete. Sounds like you're on the mend. What's the status on your foot? Is the cast off yet? I hope so, been a long time.:)

  12. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Great work...!

    I love the shot of the interior of the cab - lots and lots of fantastic detail. It's too bad it gets covered up... ;)

  13. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    I've got one more week with the cast. The bone is healed, but the tendons and ligaments needed a little extra time. I am putting full weight on it now, so walking should be pretty quick after the cast comes off.
    I keep telling the hobby shop owners, when they have nothing but preassembled/read-to-run, and don't carry detail parts,and scratchbuilding materials, I won't be back.
    Yes, I enjoy operating the trains, and visiting other layouts, but it's building that I enjoy the most.
    There's a lot more detail, and the loco has to have the electrical work(which will probably include sound) before painting, and weathering.
    Yeah, it gets covered up.......but I know it's there.

    Thanks everyone,
  14. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Oh Pete, that is beautiful work my friend. Just love that loco. The water tank looks great also.

  15. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Fantastic modelling Pete. A joy to behold.
    As Shamus says the water tank looks great.
  16. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member


    I second that! Fantastic detail work!!! Where did you get the brass bits on the backhead detail shot? Please don't tell me you made them yourself - LOL!!

  17. grlakeslogger

    grlakeslogger Member


    Pete, you build locos (and other models) like a pro. After all that work in brass on the backhead, there has got to be a way to allow the cab to be removed to show it off. Small magnet, maybe? The loco and tender especially belong in a contest. The tender is very photogenic, as well as being my favorite type. Care to do a tutorial on it? I, for one, would love to see it. Besides, I'd like to eventually build one for an HO Mikado. And, how about a straight-on photo looking directly at that backhead?

    Thanks for sharing such inspirational work with us. --Stu--
  18. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Most excellent Pete, most excellent!!! :cool:
  19. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    There are a variety of manufacturers of lost wax brass detail castings. Most of the details came from Precision Scale, and Cal Scale.

    At the moment, the loco is primed, and the paint still wet. As soon as I can, I'll post a shot of the backhead. I am a little rushed to get this one done as I would like to have it running in time for Trainfest, in Milwaukee, even if I have to run it unpowered, in a doublehead with a powered unit.
  20. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Here's the shot of the backhead.

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