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bbunge

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Re: Interurbans are trains too
« Reply #75 on: May 03, 2021, 04:33:15 PM »
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There is one problem - the distance between truck centers on the Kato chassis is too short

Guess it depends what you are trying model.  I haven't made detailed measurements, but for my purposes it's close enough, not to mention I'm not going to be able to reproduce the Brill Maximum Traction trucks used on these Kuhlman cars:



From http://www.columbusrailroads.com/new/html/cars527-536.htm

I also have one window too many. 

One fun one to try in the future would this:



Cheers,

Bob



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Re: Interurbans are trains too
« Reply #76 on: May 03, 2021, 04:43:53 PM »
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Guess it depends what you are trying model.  I haven't made detailed measurements, but for my purposes it's close enough, not to mention I'm not going to be able to reproduce the Brill Maximum Traction trucks used on these Kuhlman cars:



From http://www.columbusrailroads.com/new/html/cars527-536.htm

I also have one window too many. 

One fun one to try in the future would this:



Cheers,

Bob

I don't think the maximum traction truck is that difficult to do on a 3d printer. The open car would be neat as hell but I have no clue how to power it. It was a challenge to do in HO scale. I would be satisfied with a static display of an open car.

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Re: Interurbans are trains too
« Reply #77 on: May 03, 2021, 05:52:42 PM »
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If you model the open car with all those people hanging off it, it would be relatively easy to power it.  :)

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Re: Interurbans are trains too
« Reply #78 on: May 03, 2021, 06:48:11 PM »
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Anyone model this?


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Re: Interurbans are trains too
« Reply #79 on: May 04, 2021, 03:44:13 PM »
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Guess it depends what you are trying model.  I haven't made detailed measurements, but for my purposes it's close enough, not to mention I'm not going to be able to reproduce the Brill Maximum Traction trucks used on these Kuhlman cars:



From http://www.columbusrailroads.com/new/html/cars527-536.htm

I also have one window too many. 

One fun one to try in the future would this:



Cheers,

Bob

Those are some weird trucks....

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Re: Interurbans are trains too
« Reply #80 on: May 04, 2021, 04:04:10 PM »
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Anyone model this?

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Are we admiring the horse or the Model T dragging around the horse car?

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Re: Interurbans are trains too
« Reply #81 on: May 05, 2021, 01:58:27 PM »
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This is the third Electroliner I've painted. This one has been sold to a Railwire member and will be shipped soon.

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Re: Interurbans are trains too
« Reply #82 on: May 07, 2021, 02:22:22 AM »
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I just got a Tomytec TM-TR01 from Japan today!

I am going to paint her in Pre WWII maroon. I am considering numbering it as #530 since 530 is going to finally be restored in Perris, CA. 530 was someone's cabin in Crestline and is a prime candidate for restoration.

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Re: Interurbans are trains too
« Reply #83 on: May 08, 2021, 05:21:42 PM »
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Can’t wait to see it painted!

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Re: Interurbans are trains too
« Reply #84 on: May 08, 2021, 05:23:53 PM »
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Can’t wait to see it painted!
Me too!

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Re: Interurbans are trains too
« Reply #85 on: June 18, 2021, 09:54:53 AM »
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As far back as 1926 the North Shore interurban had mechanical refrigerator cars in service. Here's my attempt to duplicate them. Still needs some work, truss rods, grab irons, sill steps....

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Re: Interurbans are trains too
« Reply #86 on: June 23, 2021, 07:49:16 AM »
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I have ended up with some spare North Shore Electroliner stuff. I am willing to sell the unpowered display model for my break even price of $230.00 ea.

PM me if you want one.

Randy



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Re: Interurbans are trains too
« Reply #87 on: June 24, 2021, 11:39:14 AM »
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Not sure if this was posted already but for those interested in N Scale Pacific Electric trolley shells, Peter Harris (NScaleKits) now has several items available on his Shapeways page:

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/nscalekits

The Blimps and Hollywood cars look interesting and I would like to see detailed photos if any Railwire members chose to purchase any.
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Re: Interurbans are trains too
« Reply #88 on: June 24, 2021, 12:34:16 PM »
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Not sure if this was posted already but for those interested in N Scale Pacific Electric trolley shells, Peter Harris (NScaleKits) now has several items available on his Shapeways page:

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/nscalekits

The Blimps and Hollywood cars look interesting and I would like to see detailed photos if any Railwire members chose to purchase any.

One advantage of modeling the Pacifi Electric is the fact that Microscale has a nice decal set for them. Modeling the more obscure lines is not easy to get decals.

I may get some Hollywood cars just beause I like the style.

Randy

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Re: Interurbans are trains too
« Reply #89 on: July 08, 2021, 10:53:24 PM »
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Not sure if this was posted already but for those interested in N Scale Pacific Electric trolley shells, Peter Harris (NScaleKits) now has several items available on his Shapeways page:

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/nscalekits

The Blimps and Hollywood cars look interesting and I would like to see detailed photos if any Railwire members chose to purchase any.
too bad the Hollywood Car is not modernized