Re: Digest Number 4
- Dan -
Onelist has a list named CASTING which is a goldmine of information for
moldmaking, mold materials, resins and casting. Browse through the archives
and you'll see what I mean.
See http://member.nifty.ne.jp/yuzi/index.html for some nice coal hoppers as
well as an SD45.
Also, see http://www.ijtk.demon.co.uk/2mm/etch/etch.htm for a really good
view of photo-etching of brass components.
Wofford Heights, CA USA
> Date: Sun, 4 Jul 1999 16:50:27 -0400than
> From: "Dan MacKellar" <DMackellar@...>
> Subject: Introduction
> Hi all,
> My name's Dan MacKellar and I'm the only Z scaler in my area.
> I'm 22 years old and live just north of London, Ontario, Canada
> I got into Z about 2 years ago by accident, I purchased 2 MT F7's
> (pwd and dummy) a couple of gons and a van for use as an HO scale
> carnival train. One thing led to another, and the carnival never came
> about, but when I picked up the pieces I ordered at the hobby shop,
> he had four more Z scale cars (2 50' boxcars and 2 tanks) I picked
> them up as well. I just got my layout started in November. It's a
> 24"X42" double loop I'll post a trackplan later.
> Rolling stock now consists of the following
> F7A powered and Dummy
> 20 Misc. freight cars including 2 cabooses
> PRR 4-6-2
> B&O 2-8-2
> German 2-6-0
> German 0-6-0
> AT&SF F7A
> 6 misc. German cars
> 5 US cars incl. 2 cabooses
> I'm toying with the idea of turning the Marklin F7 into an FP7 by mounting
> it on an extended MT dummy chassis. The louvres won't be identical,
> but it'll come close seeing as how the Marklin shell's about 4' longer
> the MT shell. Right now however, I'm thinking of scratchbuilding a GP9
> to fit an MT dummy chassis. The chassis is on it's way, so we'll see.
> I'll keep the group posted on progress (hopefully with pics)
> I'm going to be modeling the Tennessee Central Railroad circa 1980-1990,
> even though the line went defunct in 1968.
> Now if I could only figure out how to cast hoppers in Z...
> Dan MacKellar