The Triple Rock RR

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The Triple Rock RR

Postby Kerluk » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:35 pm

Hello,
I found these two images somewhere in this forum (but I don't remember where) and I decided to create this funny thing below. This is my first Gn15 test and I am very happy with the result. I know I can find everywhere in this forum many wonderful wagons really better built than mine. So, only constructive criticism are welcome.

Gn15 00 A.jpg


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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby Kerluk » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:07 am

A short video. As you can see I built another wagon. Have fun !

The first run !
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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby docnjoj » Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:37 pm

Triple rock really rocks! I definitely appreciate the nuts, too. Reminds me of my work.
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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby Kerluk » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:17 pm

Thanks for your kind comments.
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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby Kerluk » Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:17 pm

I also built a third wagon. I used Hornby wagon chassis.

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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby Kerluk » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:24 am

Next step: building a little critter. I'm working hard on it. My biggest hammer and my best chainsaw are ready ! :lol: :lol: :lol:
I'm planning to use a second hand Hornby 0-4-0 teapot.
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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby docnjoj » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:41 am

I find my chainsaw really handy for modelbuilding.
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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby Kerluk » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:45 pm

Yep ! Me too ! :mrgreen: I started to build my new critter with a Hornby Smokey Joe chassis. After using my chainsaw, the chassis looks like that:

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Re: The Triple Rock RR

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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby lesmond » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:45 pm

Those Hornby 0-4-0 chassis run really well if you add loads of weight. I've two under way at present.
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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby docnjoj » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:48 am

Yes those locos seem to run well. Definitely not "Bad Day at Black Rock".
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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby Kerluk » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:54 pm

I tried to build a critter but I'm very unhappy with the result. :evil:
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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby docnjoj » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:59 pm

Nah don't let it get to you. Post up and perhaps we can help. After all, the rest of us have difficulties with our models too.
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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby Kerluk » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:06 am

By popular request, a few photos of the disaster... :oops:

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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby docnjoj » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:24 am

Looks fine to me. Just paint it rusty and maybe paint a cushion for the drivers butt. Maybe some Blu-tac. Done.
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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby lesmond » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:42 pm

That looks fine to me as well. As otherDoc says, paint it to look battered, give the driver a cushion and it will do very well tootling round with a wagon or two.

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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby Kerluk » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:29 pm

Many thanks for your kind comments donjoj and lesmond. I put another coat of brown paint just before reading your last posts. The engineer is sitting on a piece of wood. I hope that my critter looks better now.

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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby Kerluk » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:07 pm

And now, it's time for a short video. Have fun ! Business as usual on The Triple Rock RR
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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby lesmond » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:25 pm

That made me laugh - thank you :)

I love the dragons, they really set the locomotive off to a T. Are you going for a Steampunk theme?

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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby chris stockdale » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:14 pm

No disaster there. You can , of course be picky about your own work and think, 'Ah yes, it would be even better if...' But I'd be quite comfortable myself about that little beastie.

Now, from little beastie to big beastie: if I was the driver I'd be more than a little concerned about my travelling companion getting flustered by being on the train and exhaling a gout of hot dragon breath!

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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby Kerluk » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:56 am

Thank you very much for all your kind comments. No problem for the driver health. I guess he's "dragon fire proof"... :lol:
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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby Kerluk » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:18 am

Hello Happy members,
The Triple Rock RR is built with Fleischmann H0 track (250mm radius) laying on a 23" plywood baseboard found in my personal organized chaos as usual. It's just the beginning.
A few rules:
1) it's my layout and I do what I want,
2) I just want to have fun,
3) I like roundy roundy layouts as I like watching trains rolling,
5) I'm not going for realism but you already know that !
All your constructive criticism are welcome.
I found this idea in these two videos:

HO scale micro pizza train layout

HO scale log train tiny layout

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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby Kerluk » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:42 am

I can also run H0, 00 and 0n30 trains on my layout:

The Triple Rock RR [H0]

The Triple Rock RR [0n30]

The Triple Rock RR [00]

Have fun !

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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby docnjoj » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:10 pm

HO or ON30 track is pretty versatile. You do have a good collection of locos. I'm impressed with the European ones. They always look cool.
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Re: The Triple Rock RR

Postby Kerluk » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:40 pm

Another busy working day on the Triple Rock RR:

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