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Re: AngrySailor's Scratchbuilt Rolling Stock Fleet.

Postby ConducTTor » Mon May 14, 2012 9:26 pm

CSD wrote:Do you think you could move the car to the side in the next picture so I can see the price on those Good Luck Nuggets? Sounds like something I could match up with my Q ray bracelet.


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Re: AngrySailor's Scratchbuilt Rolling Stock Fleet.

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon May 14, 2012 10:10 pm

Actually, the Nuggets are a High School team from a nearby school district.

It's supposed to be: "Good Luck, Nuggets!", but the people working the local paper suck at grammar.
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Re: AngrySailor's Scratchbuilt Rolling Stock Fleet.

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri May 18, 2012 11:38 am

Progress on the wagontop boxcar:

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Here is where I got the idea from for the car:
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Re: AngrySailor's Scratchbuilt Rolling Stock Fleet.

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed May 23, 2012 11:01 pm

More progress:
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By the way, the wedge shaped thing is the beginnings of a TT scale power boat.
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Re: AngrySailor's Scratchbuilt Rolling Stock Fleet.

Postby ConducTTor » Wed May 23, 2012 11:03 pm

I like boat and tender the most :)
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Re: AngrySailor's Scratchbuilt Rolling Stock Fleet.

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed May 23, 2012 11:22 pm

ConducTTor wrote:I like boat and tender the most :)


The tender is an HP products one that was missing a great deal of paint, and had a warped side.

The boat was made out of the scraps from the second 50' gondola's main assembly, and is meant as a "waterline" model.
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Re: AngrySailor's Scratchbuilt Rolling Stock Fleet.

Postby railtwister » Thu May 24, 2012 7:35 pm

It's hard to believe, but I just saw 3 prototype B&O wagontop boxcars and a B&O wagontop caboose sitting in a small rail yard in Willow, FL (just South of Tampa). The yard is the storage area for a The Florida Rail Museum 6 miles south of Willow, in Parrish, FL. All of them were pretty rusted out, but not beyond preserving. It was very interesting to see them up close, and to see how they were constructed. Very unique cars, indeed.

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Re: AngrySailor's Scratchbuilt Rolling Stock Fleet.

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu May 24, 2012 7:47 pm

railtwister wrote:It's hard to believe, but I just saw 3 prototype B&O wagontop boxcars and a B&O wagontop caboose sitting in a small rail yard in Willow, FL (just South of Tampa). The yard is the storage area for a The Florida Rail Museum 6 miles south of Willow, in Parrish, FL. All of them were pretty rusted out, but not beyond preserving. It was very interesting to see them up close, and to see how they were constructed. Very unique cars, indeed.

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The idea that sparked the building of my sample wagontop boxcar was reviewing some of the photos (and by some, I mean 7,359 photos in 115 sub folders within my digital train photos on my computer), and looking at photos that Nicholle took during my second (and most recent) trip to the B&O Museum in Baltimore, MD, where there is a fine example of a wagontop boxcar in good shape (along with Reading T-1 #2101 painted as AFT #1, and one of the two remaining 2-6-6-6 Alleghenies). She took a number of photos with the idea of possibility building some cars (and engines) at a later time. I do not remember the trip well, as I was just coming out of the side effects of the anesthesia from a failed nerve ablation in Washington, DC.

I saw the photo, remembered the old Gandy Dancer hint sheet, gathered the parts I needed, and set to work. Nicholle wants me to try to build another one, so she can decal it as a Chessie car.
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Re: AngrySailor's Scratchbuilt Rolling Stock Fleet.

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri May 25, 2012 11:55 pm

More of the boats, the new ones are two examples of what is called a "Jon Boat", used for fishing and hunting.
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Re: AngrySailor's Scratchbuilt Rolling Stock Fleet.

Postby richardedmonds » Sat May 26, 2012 4:29 am

Well done angry, I find looking at what others are doing extremly interesting so thanks for posting
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