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Re: Low side gondola , interest ?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 02:57:43 PM »
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I wouldn't use anything mountin car company makes as an example, almost everything they make is"close enough" for people in that scale at least.
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Re: Low side gondola , interest ?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 03:07:53 PM »
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ACL had them too.

And yes I would be interested!

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Re: Low side gondola , interest ?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 03:42:18 PM »
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It would save me from having to make them. They are on my kitbash list. MEC for me.
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Re: Low side gondola , interest ?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 03:47:15 PM »
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I''d be interested as well.

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Re: Low side gondola , interest ?
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2013, 04:18:57 PM »
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ATSF and BNSF have gigantic seats installed in theirs to carry the Jolly Green Giant.

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Re: Low side gondola , interest ?
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2013, 04:22:22 PM »
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Wasn't there a kitbash article on these in one of the N scale mags, or even on this list?
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Re: Low side gondola , interest ?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2013, 04:44:34 PM »
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Wasn't there a kitbash article on these in one of the N scale mags, or even on this list?

An article by keith kolman (sp) if I remember.
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Re: Low side gondola , interest ?
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2013, 06:28:04 PM »
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ACL had them too.


Even though I don't really need one, I'd be down for an ACL low side.  One thing though, these cars were rebuilt in the 50's.  SCL Modeler has drawings from the 1931 Car Builders and also the rebuild arrangement from the 50's.

Depending on how detailed you'd want the underside, it doesn't look to be all that difficult of a car to draw.  Another plus is that decals have been done in HO and they say they will do N.


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Re: Low side gondola , interest ? ESM please read .
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2013, 07:38:40 PM »
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I read that some of these were made 1937-37 and some lasted into the 80's .

I am thinking that Bryan of ESM would do these as they were pretty common model on the eastern seaboard . I haven't come up with one out west yet .

I have no intention on running point on a FUD thing .

As for bashing one , yeah , but I have a quintillion other projects , 'sides most other scales have these , so why not us . Near all our gons are the same height which is not the real world . Remember when all our boxcars were that way , and the better looking it is today with the differing heights . Same with C-Hops and Tanks . Yes we do have a nice variety of gons , but IMO this one would be more noticed in a cut of them . If ESM doesn't come through I will bash a couple for W&LG mow service . That leaves the N Scale still missing a worthwhile and noticeable addition to the choice of gons to pick from .

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Re: Low side gondola , interest ? ESM please read .
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2013, 08:37:49 PM »
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As I always say - there's no such thing as having too many gons.

I'll go for a couple of them if they're ever produced: either RTR or kit.
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Re: Low side gondola , interest ? [red]ESM please read .
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2013, 10:03:04 PM »
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I guess the question is out of all those shown are any alike?

I'd do a SOU, N&W, and ACL, but have no idea if they are similar.

Any drawings in MR or RMC I could look up?


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Re: Low side gondola , interest ? [red]ESM please read .
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2013, 10:35:37 PM »
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If Sou had it, I gotta have a few. And then one or two from close by roads.

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Re: Low side gondola , interest ? [red]ESM please read .
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2013, 10:52:34 PM »
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The preferred prototype would be one that has multiple roads.  The ideal design would be as a flat, with the high relief areas being XHD and the smooth areas being etched metal.  Then, the body gets assembled and a mold is made for resin castings, with the details being etched metal and OEM parts.

Gons are tricky.  Unless they are distinctive looking, as the G32C is, they don't have the appeal of other bodystyles.  I don't think a minimum would sell, especially a kit at a premium price, but I could be wrong.
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Re: Low side gondola , interest ? [red]ESM please read .
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2013, 11:16:29 PM »
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I will buy the first 10 in advance . The distinctiveness is the low sides . All the inside details I can do or leave out , all I want is the sides , ends and chassis ...... painted and unassembled or assembled .We can add our own wire grabs  , trucks , and couplers .