The OVT&L's Tyson Rayles Car

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Casey Feedwater, Apr 8, 2003.

  1. OK, I couldn't resist the pun.. :D

    Anyway, here is the Osage Valley's tie and rail car. It was inspired by a prototype photo in the latest issue of TimberTimes. I plan to build 5 more.

    It's constructed on a scratchbuilt frame that I sent to Rusty Stumps for molding and casting in white metal. Once that was done, it was a simple, quick car to build. I have decided it needs a brake wheel and undercarriage truss rods, though, so I've got a little more to do on it. :rolleyes:

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  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    It's amazing and hard to believe, but just about every railroad there ever was had a MOW car named after me!!!! :D :rolleyes: :D Beautiful little car Mike, great detail! :cool:
  4. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

    Very nice car. Your paint job makes the car look like it is all wood. A couple of questions. Do you know how Rusty Stumps made the mold for casting the white metal? You had the frame cast in white metal, did you glue a wood deck on?

    Greg Elems
  5. Thanks, guys.

    Greg, Rusty and I have been kicking around the idea of casting and possible kit production for quite a while. He's tried several different methods of mold making and casting using a variety of materials. Right now, he's experimenting with spin casting and two-part molds.

    As for the decking, it's scale stripwood glued on with Duco Cement. I like Duco better than ACC for gluing together two dissimilar materials.
  6. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Wow Casey, fantastic as usual! You sure do capture that old-time back woodsy feel in your modelling. Very impressive.

    :D Val
  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Casey - Nice work!! -- I want that bridge (in G Scale) :D :D :D

    Looks like youre having some Fun!!!!!! :)
  8. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    The Tyson Rayles Car...

    Impressive as usual, Casey. Love that trestle, too.
  9. Thanks, everyone. :)
  10. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    When you look at something long enough, you finally realize what is there that captures your attention. I've seen your trestle, water, rocks, before in several photos you've posted, but the wetlands.....the ground under the trestle, looks so natural !
    I'll have to save this shot out for future reference.
    I still have about thirty flatcars to build for the SVRY, and there are no kits for them. Might have to talk to Rusty about some casting.
    Nice T&R flat !!

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