You may have noticed that I did some containers recently for the PNLTC world
record event. Well part of that discussion tailed off into the possibility of
doing boxcars. I don't know if the boxcar idea will come to fruition or not
but it inspired me to give it a try.
Unlike the Containers which required little or no thought I decided to really
try and give the boxcar some detail. I included fake sliding doors and a hand
break. I am also very happy with how the roof came out.
Partly because I have limited train supplies and partly because I wanted to see
how it works I did not use the bogie plates for this model. Instead I used the
2x2 turntable and it seems to work pretty well although it does not stand up
real well when the car is picked up repeatedly.
I basically used some G scale boxcars that I have for some ideas.
Anyway I have added a new Train section to my website. For those of you new to
my site all pictures are thumbnailed so just click on the pictures to see
or to go directly to the train site...
Now all I need is an engine and I'll be all set.
Please Let me know what you think seeing this is my first Train MOC.
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Message has 4 Replies:
| ||Re: First true Train MOC (NELUG Boxcar).|| John Neal|
|Eric- Nice work for a rookie;-) That is my favorite box car to model-- the ol' 40 footer. A couple of nits: 1. Loose the buffers. We are in America-- land of the free, and home of the bufferless;-) Use the 2x3 black plate with one side rounded and a (...) (13 years ago, 7-Jun-00, to lugnet.trains) |
| ||Re: First true Train MOC (NELUG Boxcar).|| Larry Pieniazek|
|(...) Very nice try. Lots of good detail. Since you don't have bogie plates (which are cheap, go get some) or a floor plate (which I feel isn't worth the money, doing it with regular plates is the way to go) another alternative to the turntable (...) (13 years ago, 7-Jun-00, to lugnet.trains) |
| ||Re: First true Train MOC (NELUG Boxcar).|| Bryan Kinkel|
|Eric, Very nice work. I can't see exactly how the fake doors are done. Can you (or someone) give me some pointers on using a plate as a sliding door? Bryan Kinkel (still working on his first MOC engine) "Eric Kingsley" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in (...) (13 years ago, 7-Jun-00, to lugnet.trains) |
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