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    I have, and it sure is a 'bute.

    I have several Marklin engines that I am wanting to use for the project however.
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    Time to blow off the dust from this thread (.....again).

    Progress has been made on both the scenery and rolling stock. The engine is still in pieces and is laughing at me.

    The station and water tower received some MUCH needed attention. Pretty pleased with how the station turned out.
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    Life on the farm is looking up as the scenery is progressing nicely. The right out of the box farm house needs some attention as it was purchased second hand.

    Still need a barn, a wind mill, and some various out buildings. The area to the right of the picture will be a fenced in pasture.

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    I have readied a caboose and flat car for the paint booth. Thinking about a tractor load for the flat car? Would like something interesting to look at. Standard gauge caboose behind them for a size comparison.

    Caboose and Flat Car.jpg

    I have a couple projects winding up for 1:1 N scale. Once they are finished, I plan to revisit the steam engine.
    Bo D.
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    I'm not allowed to run the train, the whistle I can't blow. I'm not allowed to say how fast the Railroad Train can go.
    I'm not allowed to shoot off steam, nor even clang the bell. But let the damned Train jump the track, and see who catches hell!


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    I appreciate your posting this. I would like to do a small Nn3 layout of the Fichtelbergbahn, but cannot find suitable cars to convert, nor do I have confidence to convert a steam BR 86 standard gauge to a BR 99 narrow.

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    Station looks great. Amazing what just a little paint can do. What brand is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    I would like to do a small Nn3 layout of the Fichtelbergbahn, but cannot find suitable cars to convert, nor do I have confidence to convert
    Absolutely, most of my posts on here are of my trials and tribulations hopeful that next guy may be able to learn something from it. I've learned so much from this group over the years.

    I kind of jumped head first into Nn3 and quickly learned why not many people are in it.... definitely a "craftsmen" scale. The quick plunge into Nn3 is why my steam engine has sat partially completed for years now. That was my first real modeling project. Hoping that by completing these easier builds that I'll gain the confidence to work on it again!



    Quote Originally Posted by ranulf View Post
    Station looks great. Amazing what just a little paint can do. What brand is it?
    Thanks, isn't it!? Just takes some time and effort to really make buildings POP. I'm not sure. Next time that I am at the club house, I'll take a look under it. It was a used $5 bin buy at a show years ago that made me think instantly of a Narrow Gauge small rural station. Was quite pleased to find it as I have never seen one before.


    I was able to move both cars through paint and decals tonight. These are not museum models and I did have to use my modeling licence as the OR&W didn't have a caboose like this, but I am calling them done for now. I have some more work that I would like to do to them, but they are "good enough" for now.

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    The next Nn3 project will be the tender for my steam engine.
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    I'm not allowed to shoot off steam, nor even clang the bell. But let the damned Train jump the track, and see who catches hell!


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    Nice to see this thread active again. I'm planning on having a little Nn3 line on my new layout, just a simple point to point operation snaking through some hills. It feels like the most niche possible thing in the hobby to do Nn3. What will you be using for track?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baronjutter View Post
    It feels like the most niche possible thing in the hobby to do Nn3. What will you be using for track?
    You can say that again. I think the lack of (affordable) ready to run locos really puts off a lot of people from any Nn3 work. Fortunately, MT has a line of ready to run Nn3 rolling stock, so that helps.

    I am using Marklin Z scale track. I had a simple oval from a beginner set and then purchased an additional straight track pack to add on.
    Bo D.
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    Made some great progress on some Nn3 equipment. I found a flat car on thingiverse and resized it to a 30' Nn3 car. The wooden sides will be a nice variation for a consist.

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    Having found another actual Narrow Gauge car in the wild, I was inspired to model it. Using some drawings from a book and talking with other OR&W guys, I am pretty impressed with how OR&W Coach 4 turned out!

    Mocked up right out of the curing chamber.

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    After a shot of primer, it looks more like a coach! (I have since increased the size of the board cutouts and made the windows stick out less.)

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    Size comparison next to a Heavyweight.

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    On the Nn3 loop still needing to be finished. (Too cold to spray outside the last couple of days).

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    The OR&W Coach 4 had a sister coach No. 3. These two cars were build by Jackson & Sharpe in 1884.
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    Looking great!

    So cool that you don't have to create the 3D files from scratch.
    Looking forward to more of these posts.
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    I'm working on sourcing the right colors for my coaches. What better way to test the colors out, then to paint up some older revs. of the coaches. Hence the poorly masked roof line.

    The "old gold" hand rails really set it off in my opinion.

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    I also decided to work on developing a more prototypical caboose then the one I made a few months back. Looks pretty good for an early OR&W caboose.

    Later years saw these cars extended and cupolas added. Now that I have the base complete, the later style caboose won't be too hard to do.

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    Amazing. That coach looks awesome.
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    Thank you for the kind words @ranulf .

    I am pretty pleased with how it is turning out so far. This is only REV 2, and I expect at least another 3 before I consider it done.
    Bo D.
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    I'm not allowed to run the train, the whistle I can't blow. I'm not allowed to say how fast the Railroad Train can go.
    I'm not allowed to shoot off steam, nor even clang the bell. But let the damned Train jump the track, and see who catches hell!


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