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    • June 20, 2018 12:35 AM EDT
    • Very awesome.

       

      I did two renditions of 6500 series flats in 1:22.5 scale using USA Trains flats as the start.  Not prototypical, but then again 1:22.5 isn't either

       

      I had a posting years ago on how I did the kitbashes.  But the photo links don't work anymore so it is kind of useless.

       

      But here is what one looks like:

       

    • June 19, 2018 5:47 PM EDT
    • Thanks for the kind words Stan. 

       

      Chris, yes I do have someone lined up in the USA to cut the streyne components. He also cut the parts I've assembled above, the photos above represent what you would get if you decide to purchase a set yourself when the time comes.

       

      Thanks Alan

    • June 18, 2018 9:59 AM EDT
    • Welcome to the forum, Alan..     It's certainly a pleasure to see modelling skills being displayed and shared....  

       

      Thanks so very much for posting your work.  

    • June 17, 2018 9:04 PM EDT
    • Thanks, that makes a lot of sense how you are doing it.  I was wondering because you are correct, shipping it will cost more than the parts.   Do you have a cutter in the U.S. lined up?

       

      Thanks again,

      Chris

    • June 17, 2018 8:18 PM EDT
    • Yes I plan to sell the items as a sort of kit. I say sort of kit only because I will not box all the items in a nice box to save money due to logistics. The laser cut items and custom white metal castings will come from different supplies from different locations (Australia and USA) and I live in Australia. Most kits will be sold to the USA so if I ship all the items to me first and box it all up it will cost a fortune in shipping.

      To make your own flat car you need to purchase the following designed by me:

      • Laser cut styrene kit
      • Custom white metal castings not commercially available

      Others items to be sourced by you:

      • wheels
      • couplers
      • Tichy Train Group rivets
      • decals/paints/glues...
      • Other white metal castings from Ozark

      The ins and outs of how all the parts get to when an order is placed is what I'm sorting now.

      Hope this clears things up

      Alan

       

    • June 17, 2018 8:07 PM EDT
    • Sorry for any misunderstanding.

    • June 17, 2018 8:06 PM EDT
    • From now on I will send my post to you for approval.

    • June 17, 2018 7:46 PM EDT
    • Alan Thomas said:

      I had another set of flat car component laser cut after several updates to improve how it goes together. The below photos are some construction photos.

       

      At this stage I’m happy with the result and will start getting things together to sell the components so you can make sure own flat car.

       

      If you're interested in purchasing the items, please send me private message and we can exchange emails.

       

      Thanks

      Alan

       

       

      Chris, I did quote the man...

       

    • June 17, 2018 6:01 PM EDT
    • Let's let the guy who I asked the question, answer it.    That saves a lot of trouble.

    • June 17, 2018 3:05 PM EDT
    • Chris Kieffer said:

      Are you plans to sell this as a kit?  Any idea on the pricing?

      As stated above:

      "If you're interested in purchasing the items, please send me private message and we can exchange emails."

    • June 17, 2018 2:29 PM EDT
    • Are you plans to sell this as a kit?  Any idea on the pricing?

    • June 17, 2018 3:19 AM EDT
    • I had another set of flat car component laser cut after several updates to improve how it goes together. The below photos are some construction photos.

       

      At this stage I’m happy with the result and will start getting things together to sell the components so you can make sure own flat car.

       

      If you're interested in purchasing the items, please send me private message and we can exchange emails.

       

      Thanks

      Alan

       

       

       

       

       

    • June 15, 2018 7:35 PM EDT
    • Nice looking freight cars...    

    • June 15, 2018 7:26 PM EDT
    • 3 new Freight cars join the roster today

      First is a Ilmenite Hopper

      Second is a Thrall 90Ton Pulpwood Flatcar

      The third is also a Pulpwood car

       

       

    • June 10, 2018 7:24 PM EDT
    • Gee, I have that "model" too.

       

    • June 10, 2018 11:35 AM EDT
    • I have a couple Tamiya gearbox kits to fool around with. Want to make a Railbus out of this kit. Don't know how it works out yet.

    • June 10, 2018 7:20 AM EDT
    • Thed Train-li VW bus is modeled after one run on the rails.  It does have the capability of adding a zimo Mx645 decoder in the rear plus a speaker.

      Sound project for this bus sounded great to me.

    • June 9, 2018 7:56 AM EDT
    • There is an ad for two NWSL single axle Magic Carpet drives for sale in the Facebook G Scale swap and shop group. he has a 1” and a 1 1/4” wheel diameter. 

    • June 9, 2018 8:48 PM EDT
    • Welcome John

    • June 9, 2018 8:24 AM EDT
    • Aristocraft even made an Alco FA1 in REA