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Anyone do this trailer in N?
« on: August 26, 2007, 10:45:16 PM »
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I know the paint scheme is not done, but is there anything I can use as a starting point in N?  Photo from, I think, 1964:
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Re: Anyone do this trailer in N?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2007, 11:17:28 PM »
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I think maybe Ultimate N Scale . Maybe the last one on their list B-35T

http://www.ultimatenscale.com/n-scale-box-trailers.html
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Re: Anyone do this trailer in N?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2007, 02:01:24 PM »
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Geez, they gotta get better with their photos on that web site. Everything looks like a white blob of plastic with black blobby details. I wonder if they bother to shoot each product, or just rearrange the pieces of the same one over and over. You can't tell... How do they expect to sell anything from their web site?
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Re: Anyone do this trailer in N?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2007, 02:17:28 PM »
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That's really funny, I was thinking the EXACT same thing.

Some of these companies would be dangerous if they actually got it all together...

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Re: Anyone do this trailer in N?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2007, 02:31:34 PM »
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If you saw some of the rims on some of their trucks , you'd know why the photos were good to go with such terrible clarity . To be fair , their rims/tires come in two types , good , and lousy . I would call them first to see which you get on any model if that is a deal make/breaker . I will post 2 photos to show you .




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Re: Anyone do this trailer in N?
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2007, 10:30:22 PM »
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In their defense, those photos are very old, back when buying a 1MP digital camera was a multi hundred dollar proposition. Of course the age also is probably an indication of how much they sell of their product, which I'd guess is not much.

That said, they are decent resin castings, not awful not wonder, but decent. Reasonably quick service in terms of shipping once they get payment. I have a number of their Strict TOFC 35' footers doing standin work for 39' trailers, until I get around to bashing the SRS models 40' into more of a Strict TOFC with side door that I'm looking for.

They also make decent decks for flatcars and full TOFC flatcar models, in particular the PRR F39d style 75' flatcar, designed to carry 2 30-35' trailers. Not nearly as nice as the Alan Curtis (can't remember the name of the new company that's using his molds now) product. They sometimes even arrive warped, but can be straightened with lots of hot water and pressure and make acceptable models.

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Re: Anyone do this trailer in N?
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2007, 02:24:03 PM »
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I wonder if the horizonal 'ribbing' could be simulated with a decal...
 OR ...
could thin 'ribbed' styrene be applied to a 40 smoothside trailer to make a representation ?

Anyone experiemented with either way ?

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Re: Anyone do this trailer in N?
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2007, 03:02:56 PM »
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Doing the ribbing would be like putting ribbing on a Milwaukee Road boxcar...almost impossible in N-scale. Somebody really anal-retentive could probably do it, but Geez you'd go blind doing it.

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Re: Anyone do this trailer in N?
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2007, 03:17:25 PM »
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Hope yor realize this was the original Norfolk Southern, not todays mega corp.  The railroad with the silver painted diesels with red lettering.
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Re: Anyone do this trailer in N?
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2007, 03:36:34 PM »
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Re: Anyone do this trailer in N?
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2007, 03:47:57 PM »
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Great, always liked the original NS. Used to see their diesels in VA Beach hauling loads of sand.   You would be surprised at the number of people who don't even know about the original NS.
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Re: Anyone do this trailer in N?
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2007, 03:52:15 PM »
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I did a rib side simulation by using v-groove siding run horizontally and sprayed with silver aluminum paint.  It doesn't have the 3-D texture, but the grooves provide the shadow lines, which is enough to fool my tired old eyes.

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Re: Anyone do this trailer in N?
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2007, 04:41:18 PM »
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I did a rib side simulation by using v-groove siding run horizontally and sprayed with silver aluminum paint.  It doesn't have the 3-D texture, but the grooves provide the shadow lines, which is enough to fool my tired old eyes.

You can get closer with a variation on this. Tape a sheet of scribed siding down on the workbench. Take a sheet of aluminum foil and tape it down over the siding. Press the foil into the grooves with a rubber eraser. Cut the foil away from the workbench with a sharp knife, flip over, and Presto--small, perfect ribs, and it's even metallic color if that's what you need.
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Re: Anyone do this trailer in N?
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2007, 05:29:10 PM »
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Too much work for a flat car load!
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Re: Anyone do this trailer in N?
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2007, 06:27:15 PM »
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Hope yor realize this was the original Norfolk Southern, not todays mega corp.  The railroad with the silver painted diesels with red lettering.
Bob
You mean gray?  I'm guessing you don't remember when the Beach line was electrified.














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