Saturday, October 17, 2009
Narrow Gauge - Part 6
No more work on the locomotive tonight. I did begin to rough out a general purpose car that I can replicate pretty fast and cheaply without resorting to resin casting. It's a basic design using styrene, but it looks pretty good. After these pictures were taken I added covers to the axle bearings, which improved the overall appearance. I still need to add some angle or some other structural stuff to the axle bearings to act as additional supports and give this part of the model some more detail. I also need to pick up some HOn3 couplers for the loco and cars. The car will hold four seven foot scrap boxes (by Ken Ray Models) or two 11-ton ingot molds. The latter might be pushing it as the car has some big overhangs. Seven tons or less might work better.