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by JeffSaxton
Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Prototype tipcar colors?
Replies: 6
Views: 2647

I exchanged a few emails with Andrew Neale, who supposedly is a guru on tipcars ... (I also bought a lot of books form him ...). He noted that he saw the last batch of six tipcars that Hudson ever built, at the plant sometime in the mid-1970's, and they were finished in a red lead primer color. He a...
by JeffSaxton
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Interesting prototype
Replies: 4
Views: 5371

Found this old thread during my trawl, and can help out a little bit (as well as bring a great website back to the fore). The locomotive in question is actually a very early Brookville, made back before they offered locomotives built on the Fordson tractor with a new frame. The drive here is of cour...
by JeffSaxton
Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Must ... resist ... spirit ... failing ....
Replies: 9
Views: 3187

Okay, I spent a little money last night at "PlazaJapan" for some Kato N track ... enough for an oval and a few turnouts ... The parcel from PlazaJapan literally just arrived. Ordered late on the evening on the 11th, from Japan to the Midwest in eight days. Not too shabby. On Sunday I stop...
by JeffSaxton
Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Feldbahn book
Replies: 4
Views: 2160

That's who I used as well, Neil. Unfortunately, mine took two months :x to arrive, and when it got here, the Postman and I were marveling ... it appeared there had been no postage applied to the package at all!
by JeffSaxton
Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Weed Sprayer
Replies: 6
Views: 2627

Barry is correct. The photos I have seen show a rather large contraption, similar to a vent hood over a large oven. I suppose the combustion takes place at the upper reaches of the hood, and the flames merely singe the grass and weeds away. Of course, this system also requires a small tankcar of wat...
by JeffSaxton
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My Gn15 cars
Replies: 5
Views: 2752

I do like these Heywood style wagons Jeff, Congratulations! For the travelling derrick, have you considered 4 x swivellling arms mounted on the solebars just inboard the end stocks, with screw-down jacks fitted at the ends? These would provide all round stabilisation for the derrick. Thanks, Mick! ...
by JeffSaxton
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Must ... resist ... spirit ... failing ....
Replies: 9
Views: 3187

JeffSaxton wrote:Almost forgot, the desire (since I was 14) for OO9 models of Class A Climaxes for a logging line.


On the plus side, PlazaJapan had a small Bandai double truck chassis that may work for the above idea. 12 ton vertical boiler ...
by JeffSaxton
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Must ... resist ... spirit ... failing ....
Replies: 9
Views: 3187

or a Bachmann Forney in On30, to convert into "Katie" in Gn15 ... Well that was depressing. I did the maths, and the Bachmann outside frame Forney is actually too small to be made into a Katie chassis. The wheelbase is a good eleven scale inches too short, and the drivers are too small by...
by JeffSaxton
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 locomotives
Replies: 4
Views: 4036

(Memory returns). Yes, it was an AMT/Ertl kit, one of their "3-in-1" kits (baby blue plastic!) that I had actually completed it as a road worthy Model T back in the 1980's -- it got hacked apart when this project came along.
by JeffSaxton
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 locomotives
Replies: 4
Views: 4036

The Model T was an Ertl plastic kit in 1:25 if memory serves. Very likely it was an AMT kit before Ertl bought them out.
by JeffSaxton
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My Gn15 cars
Replies: 5
Views: 2752

My Gn15 cars

Hello, All; Another longish post, this time to replace the images of rolling stock that are now long gone. (My tipcars are on a separate thread). Firstly, to explain, I worked 20 years for a model shop, as a professional builder, though near the end I was more of a kit designer for them. This will e...
by JeffSaxton
Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 locomotives
Replies: 4
Views: 4036

Gn15 locomotives

Hello, All; Since returning to the fold, I have noted that any old pictures I had uploaded long ago are now gone. So, here are images of the three Gn15 locos I have currently completed. The first finished was one of Steve's "Hornet" kits, bought in 2003. As with everything Steve does, it i...
by JeffSaxton
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Weed Sprayer
Replies: 6
Views: 2627

Not sure how British it is, but in the States, several narrow gauge lines had "weed burners" as well. Small tank of flammable stuff, sprayed through a sheet metal shroud held over the track a few inches ...
by JeffSaxton
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Coupler idea for larger scales.
Replies: 2
Views: 1904

True enough on the screws, Barry; but then you wouldn't have the occasional prototypical "break in two" when a coupler head failed! :P
by JeffSaxton
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: The Mablethorpe Model Railway
Replies: 15
Views: 6854

I generally dislike the look of Atlantics, but that one is very attractive. Maybe it's the six wheel tender and the large firebox with mainly hidden trailing truck? Hmmm ... start with a Bachmann "Henry" 4-6-0, then remove the rear driver, and bodge up a firebox extension and a trailing tr...
by JeffSaxton
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Feldbahn book
Replies: 4
Views: 2160

Feldbahn book

I hadn't seen it mentioned here, but I just received copies of "Die Feldbahn" (Band 11 and Band 12) by Andreas Cristopher recently. Copies still show as available from booksellers in Germany using http://www.ABEBooks.com Band 12 is a very thick book, with a section on each maker of Feldbah...
by JeffSaxton
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnomy based flatcar
Replies: 9
Views: 3737

Just found this image in my archive of the coupling in use:

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by JeffSaxton
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Weed Sprayer
Replies: 6
Views: 2627

Weed Sprayer

Hello, All; I don't think this one has been seen yet, I built it back in 2005 when I couldn't access the Forum. The car is a free-lance weed sprayer, based on one of my Hudson pattern skip frames (see this thread for chassis details http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=8967 ). The sprayer itself i...
by JeffSaxton
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnomy based flatcar
Replies: 9
Views: 3737

Nice work, Mike!

I do like the look of the raised rounded ends of the Gnomy flats ... reminds me of some purpose built car in a works, rather than a railway built item of rolling stock.
by JeffSaxton
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Must ... resist ... spirit ... failing ....
Replies: 9
Views: 3187

Okay, I spent a little money last night at "PlazaJapan" for some Kato N track ... enough for an oval and a few turnouts ... OO9, O9, Gnine ??? ... let me think ... :? In several of the Gnine threads, I found the appearance of the Kato track much more agreeable than I would have thought, se...
by JeffSaxton
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: The Mablethorpe Model Railway
Replies: 15
Views: 6854

The beach scenes show an Atlantic, while the town scenes are a Pacific ... interesting change ...
by JeffSaxton
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Coupler idea for larger scales.
Replies: 2
Views: 1904

Coupler idea for larger scales.

In another thread, I'd mentioned being productive with 7/8n2 rolling stock recently, and thought I'd pass along this tidbit as it may interest others in my solution. I have a number of the old LGB #40190 "Gable Bottom" dump cars, and had an idea they'd look better with Hudson style underfr...
by JeffSaxton
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnomy based flatcar
Replies: 9
Views: 3737

NICE! Do you have some dimensions or a sketch for them, I can make some from styrene if I know how big they are. I have some kits from Pepper7. It looks similar to one I have in a kit. Still looking for some wheelsets. The coupling blocks are similar to Steve's in size, though mine are laser cut in...
by JeffSaxton
Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Must ... resist ... spirit ... failing ....
Replies: 9
Views: 3187

Almost forgot, the desire (since I was 14) for OO9 models of Class A Climaxes for a logging line ...

or a Bachmann Forney in On30, to convert into "Katie" in Gn15 ...
by JeffSaxton
Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnomy based flatcar
Replies: 9
Views: 3737

Couplers on my Gn15 stock are very simple , a protruding buffer block with a pin on top. The other end of any car has the same block, but with a permanently attached coupling link on a loop:

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