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thomasjmdavis

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Re: An N scale popcorn wagon? Do-able?
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2020, 11:29:56 PM »
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Maybe we could talk Model Tech Studios into scaling down their HO version (not as big and fancy as the one in the OP photo)....
http://modeltechstudios.com/hoscaledetailpopcornvendorcartcomeassembledunpainted.aspx

Also available in a couple HO versions on Shapeways.
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Re: An N scale popcorn wagon? Do-able?
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2020, 06:49:53 AM »
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I like the look of the MTS model. A good template for a scratchbuild if nothing else.

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Re: An N scale popcorn wagon? Do-able?
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2020, 09:45:36 AM »
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Micro-Trains released a series of circus wagon models that have the general appearance of the popcorn wagon (especially in regard to the spoked wheels) and might be used to kitbash a suitable model.
One example: https://www.hiawathahobbies.com/N-Scale-Vintage-wagons--470-00-219-FB-Baldwin-Milk-Kennebec-Ice_p_45150.html

You can see what the others look like here:
https://www.walthers.com/search/scale/n-scale/manufacturer-name/micro-trains-line/show/120?is_active_flag=141007&match=AND&q=circus

Another possible source for circus wagon type models: http://www.randgust.com/prod05.htm
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Re: An N scale popcorn wagon? Do-able?
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2020, 09:52:58 AM »
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Joe helped me find my wheels, those are the sunburst wheels from Grandt Line.   Got mine in bulk before they closed.   That's also where the regular spoked wheels came from.

I have no plans to make a popcorn wagon though!

Joe ended up in an interesting spot when Ringling Bros. closed because of the licensing issue, that's why you'll see MT using the wagon castings for about everything but a Ringling circus wagon.

Frankly that one looks more like an etch job.

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Re: An N scale popcorn wagon? Do-able?
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2020, 10:23:51 AM »
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I believe that N scale ciscus wagons are way too large to represent a popcorn wagon.  Maybe a Z scale circus wagon (if such a thing existed).

If scratch-building, nice photoetched wheels are included in many of the Micron Art and N Scale Architect wagon kits.

Here is the N Scale Arch. kit:
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Re: An N scale popcorn wagon? Do-able?
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2020, 12:45:11 AM »
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I wonder if it might be easier to photoetch most of the body, possibly over a printed core, which could include the rounded ends?  If nothing else, it would likely be much stronger.
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Re: An N scale popcorn wagon? Do-able?
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2021, 06:28:50 PM »
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OK, so I totally wimped out on this  :facepalm:



What can I say? No matter how you slice it, that Oxford weenie wagon was always going to be way cooler than any sort of half-assed popcorn cart I might've cooked up on my own. And hell, I'm sure Bob sells popcorn  ;)

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Re: An N scale popcorn wagon? Do-able?
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2021, 10:11:11 PM »
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That looks good Mark - I like it!

Never mind -  I mentioned this already much earlier in this thread.  :facepalm:
I also seem to recall that when the Photon printers became a "big thing" on TRW, someone printed an N scale old-fashion popcorn wagon. Maybe it was @Mark W  ?
I might also be confusing it with the stage coach.
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