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Building an N scale U-18B
« on: December 14, 2007, 02:42:34 PM »
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Hello gang,

I seem to remember a while back someone built an N scale U-18 -- was wondering (1) Who that was and (2) what approach they took and (3) If there is an easier approach today. Would certainly like to add one to my MEC fleet, but want to learn from previous attempts.

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Marty
Modeling (or attempting to model) the Central Vermont circa October 1954  . . .

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Re: Building an N scale U-18B
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2007, 02:50:34 PM »
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Odds are it was Ron Beardon, check the Atlas forum (perhaps the archives) for posts about it.

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Re: Building an N scale U-18B
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2007, 06:43:41 PM »
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It was Ron. He used a cut down Kato U30C to produce the hood and walkways. The pilot is from an Atlas U25B. Today your best bet would be a U23B shell with a 4 door set of engine doors from an Atlas U25B.
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Re: Building an N scale U-18B
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2007, 07:42:37 PM »
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Marty,

That very well could have been mine you were thinking of. Ive
done three of them so far and actually have 5 more in various
stages of completion. You can go to this link http://www.n-scaler.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=59
and look at what I did for mine. Unfortunately it is not captioned
with much info. If you email me directly I can give you more
details as time permits.

Jon



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Re: Building an N scale U-18B
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2007, 05:37:15 PM »
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Marty,

Unless I'm complete mistaken, I thought word on the street is the InterMountain will be producing a U18 in N in the near future?
Now seeking Pacific NW N scalers to create a Modutrak-style modular club featuring NP's shared mainline between Seattle and Portland. PM me if interested.

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Re: Building an N scale U-18B
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2007, 06:10:40 PM »
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Marty,

Unless I'm complete mistaken, I thought word on the street is the InterMountain will be producing a U18 in N in the near future?

InterMountain announced an Espee AC-12 Cab Forward a couple of years ago, too.  :P  IMRC Hasn't even announced the U18B yet.

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Re: Building an N scale U-18B
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2007, 06:48:44 PM »
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Re: Building an N scale U-18B
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2007, 07:39:38 PM »
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Jon,

Yes, yours is the one I was thinking of. Would appreciate an basic blow by blow when and if you have the chance.

I don't believe IRC has announced the N scale U-18 officially yet -- and knowing what I know about IRC I would be shocked if the HO scale model hits the streets within the next 18 months -- and wouldn't count on seeing an N scale model of same by the end of the decade.

Marty


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Re: Building an N scale U-18B
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2007, 05:03:31 PM »
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and knowing what I know about IRC I would be shocked if the HO scale model hits the streets within the next 18 months...

Marty, please feel free to share your knowledge with us...  ;)

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Re: Building an N scale U-18B
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2007, 07:25:53 PM »
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jon, do you think any of the Atlas dash 7 parts would make the U18B kitbash any easier?

Or perhaps the U23B shell with a 4 door section from a B30-7?

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Re: Building an N scale U-18B
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2007, 07:38:48 PM »
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Wardie,
Possibly, but I haven't really looked into it.

Jon

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Re: Building an N scale U-18B
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2007, 08:02:59 PM »
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I haven't either, I've got 3 long hoods finished from Kato U30C's but haven't moved forward because of handrails and sills. I've kinda been hoping Atlas would do the U30B and make my it a really easy kitbash.

I had read somewhere, probably a Ron Bearden Article That the MEC units were late units and had a door latch more like the Dash 7 line then the early uboats.