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San Juan Car Co.
« on: August 15, 2007, 07:28:23 AM »
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On page 10 of MR, there is a photo of a San Juan Car Company DRGW high side gon.  It looks great.

Does anyone have any San Juan products?

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Re: San Juan Car Co.
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2007, 09:49:10 AM »
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They are really detailed On3 models. Don't get them for On30 because they are too large as they are large 3 foot narrow gauge cars. Plus the trucks in On30 will hang up on the underframe.

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Re: San Juan Car Co.
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2007, 09:18:18 PM »
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Harold,

So how much bigger are they than, say, a bachmann boxcar?

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Re: San Juan Car Co.
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2007, 09:23:14 PM »
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I think they would be mostly wider. I forget how long a Bachmann car is, but these would be around 30'

If you take the 3' gauge equipment and the 2' gauge equipment, then On30 should be right in the middle width wise.

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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2007, 09:44:22 PM »
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Harold,

So how much bigger are they than, say, a bachmann boxcar?

Too big to be used as On30. I tried converting a SJ flatcar before Bachmann came out with their freight cars and it didn't look right.

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Re: San Juan Car Co.
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2007, 09:42:10 PM »
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Tom,

If you want to learn --  really learn -- how a prototype wood frame car is built without having to crawl around under a real one then build a San Juan kit. (The proprieter of San Juan, John Parker, is an N scale Rio Grande modeler by the way) Bulding one of these will let you see the how the parts relate to one another on the real thing.

If the On3 stuff seems a little big, then try an Sn3 kit from P-B-L -- they are essentially the same (many were tooled by the same guy for both outfits) -- and, yes, there are as many pieces on an Sn3 car as there is on the On3 versions . . .

Good luck, and be sure to share the results!

Marty


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