RE: [FS32NGModelrail] What's on the Workbench
- View SourceJim,
I am using two similar unites for my 1 3/2nd scale layout. The chassis are
Life Like and only require widening of the truck to 19mm. Operation is
excellent. The bodies are scratch built using plasticard with turned bits.
The cabs are on the ends and the drivers sit sideways. These provide
reliable motive power while I finish other things. I thing I forgot is that
they are DCC equipped with sound.
[mailto:FS32NGModelrail@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of jimh98363
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2009 4:26 PM
Subject: [FS32NGModelrail] What's on the Workbench
I haven't posted much (just a lurker so far), but have seen this
(workbench-thing) done in other groups and thought I'd share what I'm
working on at the moment.
I'm not modeling 1/32 exactly, I am actually modeling 1/35 scale,
2-foot gauge using HO scale track and mechanisms. I also have plans to use
some of the Bachmann On30 trucks and locomotives.
At the moment, as sort of trial experiment in this, I have torn apart an old
Athearn S12 and am finishing up a 1/35 scale freelanced 2-foot gauge center
I couldn't use the Athearn frame intact, so I cut it up and used the
bolsters and motor mount, and built a new heavier frame I replaced the
Athearn wheel-sets with custom-turned larger wheel-sets from NWSL and then
scratch-built talgo truck frames around them. I'm using O scale standard
I replaced the Athearn motor with one of the "Helix Humpers" and have wired
it for DCC.
The body shell is entirely scratch built from styrene and I use O scale
standard detail parts (bell, etc), though I had a large set of HO scale SP
barrel headlights that fit this thing nicely.
No pictures as yet, but when it's finished I'll try to upload a couple.
Hope this is of interest. If not, sorry.
Port Angeles, WA
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