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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #480 on: August 20, 2020, 05:34:09 PM »
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This is just a place holder, but it shows the type of railroading I'm doing. And I plan to make those hoppers someday.



This was a small short line that ran from a coal mine to a loader at the standard gauge. The cool thing is that building was the mine office and it is still standing:
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.7437934,-81.2271167,3a,75y,343.44h,88.58t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sVdMWCl-z7aSrJe5jDLMX2Q!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #481 on: August 20, 2020, 05:42:09 PM »
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And I plan to make those hoppers someday.

Please tell me you plan to make them distressed to varying degrees, with bowed sides and some missing braces, as in the proto-photo. Oh, and a rider on the first car...
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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #482 on: August 20, 2020, 06:42:29 PM »
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Please tell me you plan to make them distressed to varying degrees, with bowed sides and some missing braces, as in the proto-photo. Oh, and a rider on the first car...

Yessir!

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #483 on: August 21, 2020, 03:12:57 AM »
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This will be the general layout of the Climax I'm building:


About 15 tons, wagon top boiler, enclosed rear wall and side windows to help hide the motor.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #484 on: August 21, 2020, 05:31:53 AM »
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Did the 3D deck. This will end up being printed in brass for weight, but I can see that it fits and I got the coupler height right on the first shot  :lol:


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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #485 on: August 22, 2020, 02:12:49 AM »
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My plan was to print the frame in brass at Shapeways and resin print the rest at home. But the frame came out to $96  :scared:   So I added the side walls and it came to $128. Added the rear wall and $140. So I hollowed out some under the frame and got the whole thing down to $117.

For fun I uploaded the boiler and it came to $49 in brass. Guess I'll do the boiler and water tank in resin.




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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #486 on: August 22, 2020, 07:34:38 AM »
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Why not print the boiler and water tank in brass for $49.00 and print the frame and walls at home in resin?  It would save you a chunk of cash and that brass boiler and water tank should give you plenty of weight.

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #487 on: August 22, 2020, 01:33:52 PM »
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I'm my other video you can see the resin bare frame is enough weight to pull a train up the hill. But the brass frame would help to keep it from becoming a banana.

And I added the water and sand tanks to the back platform, back up to $140 again...

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Re: Mill Creek HOn30
« Reply #488 on: August 23, 2020, 02:27:02 AM »
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Started a new thread on another small layout I'm building:
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=50322.msg677635#msg677635

Will still post here when I work on this layout.