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N scale scratchbuilt Steel Mill universal mill car 7 years 5 months ago #1

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building at the moment is much more fun than painting... :oops:

many moons ago I bought a bag with three Universal Mill Cars from State Tool & Die in H0 scale on TradeMe with the plan to build, paint and weather them just to sell them on TradeMe again...



unfortunately they are not of any use in H0 for the N scale JKSTEEL Mill so I decided to try to copy them in N while building them out of Evergreen Styrene from scratch just so I know how much material and time is needed to build a little fleet of them...



comparison with the H0 car...



the scratchbuilt N scale model...











loaded it will look like this...



the undercarriage is based on a shorten Athearn gondola (metal, nice and heavy) equiped with BLMA trucks with 36" low pro wheels and body mount MicroTrains couplers...

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Re: N scale scratchbuilt Steel Mill universal mill car 7 years 5 months ago #2

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wicked man, looks like fun. Scratch skills.

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Looking good. Sorry if I've missed it, do you have a steel mill for these builds?

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Awsome stuff steve,some nice straight cutting there.

Cheers
Stu

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Grant wrote: Looking good. Sorry if I've missed it, do you have a steel mill for these builds?


you missed nothing, the Steel Mill is still in the planing phase, all these builds are as a test to see how long it will take to build them or similar cars and trucks...

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coaster wrote: Awsome stuff steve,some nice straight cutting there.

Cheers
Stu


thanks Stu, hey it's not TT scale so it is easier to cut straight... :blush: :blush: :woohoo: :pucker:

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azaminis wrote: wicked man, looks like fun. Scratch skills.


thanks, yes it's lot of fun at the moment... :cowboy:

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and just for the fun of it I made one in Z scale 1:220 as well...
...I have to file the bolsters a bit down so the car rides a bit lower and have to body mount Z scale couplers





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