Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The train is coming...slowly

Greetings leadheads,
   When I was in my other house I had a static train layout running on a H.O. track.  H.O. is too small for 25/28mm, so what I did is rebuild these two cars out of cardboard on top of the H.O. cars.  The addition of the cardboard made the cars bigger...wider and taller and closer to S scale , which is where this has to be. The bottom of the cars is set up for H.O. which will change to S scale to run on  a wider track. Finding an S scale Civil War train will not be easy, but this is a start.  The flatcar is transporting a siege gun and gun powder.

43 comments:

  1. Absolutely outstanding Captain, just the most inspirational thing I seen in a while.

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  2. Those are some really excellent pieces.

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  3. Tough to get 1/32 scale / 54mm RR cars as well. I like what you have done. The style fits the atmosphere of your buildings and scenery.

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    1. Thanks Scott...I try to give everything that gritty look

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  4. all what you do is always Great Work!
    .. just another one!
    I love it.

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  5. Great modeling, Capt. You can almost smell a hijack or robbery in the air!!

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  6. Beautiful Captain, who doesn't like a train!

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  7. This is truly a magnificent work, in terms of design, ideas, colors, and details...I love it!
    Phil.

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  8. Great work , very realistic Captain ;)
    Cheers

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  9. That's a really good job Captain. Trains and soldiers, what can be better?

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  10. It is the very beautiful work. The train was missing only, this absence will so be filled.

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  11. Hi, Capt. Me again. I missed it! I was taking a look at your train building project again and the title of your post lit me up (there is more here if you slow down and look!)!!! A allusion to one of my favorite Bob Dylan songs, "Slow Train."

    Great title!

    "There's slow, slow train coming up around the bend".

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  12. That's a great looking Reb train! Fantastic conversion work! Keep it up Capt!

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  13. Outstanding! It realy took my breath away.

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  14. Fantastic work, this is going to be the icing on the cake (or around the table)when its all done.

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  15. Excellent work Captain. Really like what you have done.

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  16. Great work again Captain!
    I really love the weathering of those cars very realistic!

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  17. All lloks brilliant captan, love the wee guy in red loking out the wagon door gun in hand.

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  18. You be able to find something of the sort in bric-a-brac or antique type shops. At the beginning of the year in just such a place, I found a locomotive of the sort and size you are looking for, and appropriate to the period, too, with its big conical smoke stack. Quite an attractive thing in green and brass. Didn't come with a coal tender, though.

    I'm not sure whether it is a toy, or what. Made in china, it says on the bottom, and the only indication of a maker is a block 'S' with what I can only describe as 'speed' marks. If it were on a car, you would say: 'Look at that 'S' car go!'

    My one caveat, is that the loco looks so pristine, hardly in keeping with the well-travelled and worn down rolling stock possessed by the Confederacy...
    Cheers,
    Ion

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  19. If you search for 'Ebay SS 7501' you might see a picture of the loco I'm talking about (one recently sold there). It is said to be pretty rare, though that doesn't appear to have been reflected in the price. I have not been able to track down the provenance of the thing.

    I only bought it because it looked good, but it might have gone with my own ACW project, overscale though it would be..
    Cheers,
    Ion

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