Building a Wiseman kit of CONX 8, Sn3 quite naturally. Bought it second hand and it was missing the instructions. Could have acquired instructions in short order just by asking but wanted to wing it, how hard could that be, only so many ways to build it. Besides, had a good drawing, from Sloan's book I think, and plenty of prototype photos mainly posted here.
Will be a black tank, frame will be freight car red with a natural deck, trucks red. Coming along slow, brake rigging and truss rods always slow me down. May use a freelance oil company logo, not sure yet.
First post for me, so first, a big thank you to everyone in the forum. Have really been enjoying the discussions about car construction, truss rods and all the other obscure details.
I’ve been working on an early South Park taper sill flat car for the past few months. Making a few assumptions on how it may have looked in the mid 1890’s. Up next are a few etchings for some of the brake rigging that I’m drawing up.
Great work, Keith. I've been following your progress with great envy. I have wanted to build an early version of this Mail and Baggage car to display with my old No 7 since I finished that engine years ago. With platforms!
What an excellent result from a very innovative kit!
Linn, would a short baggage in On3 be a possibility?
I’m in On3, though that flatcar uses a few S scale parts to better match some of the earliest hardware. Here’s a preview of some of the etching artwork I’m drawing up. There’s a few different types of brake hangers in the works and some other general parts I’ll try to jam into the final fret layout before I send it out for etching.
Also have a UPD&G boxcar in the works. Frame’s mostly done and have been doing a bit on one of the trucks this morning.