Wood Sises Goindola (N Scale)

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Drew1125, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Wood Sided Gondola (N Scale)

    First, I'll show you what I started with...
    It's one of those Bachman "Old Tyme" freight cars....

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  2. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Then I made some "wooden" sides out of styrene, added MT archbar trucks, & couplers, & some heavy weathering...

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  3. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member


    Wood Sises Goindola!!!!???
    What the hell was that?!:eek: :eek: :eek:
    Sorry, shoun't be on here at this un-godly hour!
  4. That's a great looking "goindola" :D

    Your weathering is superb. I never would have guessed that the sides are styrene.

    I'm beginning to think that some of the very best N scale modelers in the country are right here on the Gauge. Very nicely done.:)
  5. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks Casey!
    I think I am going to switch to a larger scale keyboard though! :D

    Maybe Fisher-Price makes one that I could deal with! :D
  6. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Hey Charlie, That's really neat looking. :) I think B'Man made that same car in HO too. Looks like there may be another NG project in the making.
  7. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Hey Charle, that looks great! I have some from MDC (HO) that came with plastic "wood" sides and I was wondering if I should try to make the plastic look like wood, or jsut make new ones out of wood. Wood sure does look like wood, at least to me :D but the plastic ones have grain and nails and would look good. Could you shed some light on how you made the plastic look so real?

    I was thinking to just paint the plastic a tan color then paint nail heads and hardware black, then just ues a black wash. The plast semms nice and removable, too, I have a load of John Deere model B's to deliver to P-K impliments before spring!
  8. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks again!
    If you look at the last couple of posts in the "tips 'n tricks" thread, it'll give you an idea of how I rough up styrene to represent wood...
    I agree with you though, nothing looks more like wood than wood, & if I was working in HO, I'd probably be more inclined to use real wood. But I've got lots of styrene on hand, & a lot of the scale lumber is too large to use in N scale.
  9. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Thanks Charlie, I didn't realize you had already answered my question! I think if I can do a good job with the plastic, the overall effect may prove better than real wood, because of the detail parts. I'm gunna give it a try anywho :)
  10. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Charlie, that's awesome! Job well done my friend. :cool: :) :D
  11. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks Tyson!
    That means a lot coming from you!

    It's funny, but building that one car has got me toying with the idea for a whole new layout! :rolleyes: :eek: :D
    Maybe more on that later...?
  12. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Been meaning to ask you if progress had started on the expansion of the K&I.
  13. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Nice work Charlie
  14. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    Looks great my friend, I will be making a couple of these myself. Thanks, Jim :D
  15. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Having dabbled in N scale, I can appreciate the work that went into that gon. Hats off to you sir, that's some nice work!
  16. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Jim & Pete,
    Thanks for the kind words...
    It means a lot, coming from the likes of you two! :)
  17. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    I have one of those B/mann flat cars. Been looking and looking at it for nigh on 5 yrs now wondering why I ever bought it!!!
    You're superb model is now in my archives to remind me of how to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear! :D :D

    Wanna swap a pair of MT archbar truck/couplers for a pair of bettendorf ones?? .. :)

    That's a really nice model you've made there! It has real character.


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