Posted By maculsay on 04/19/2008 8:54 AM
Posted By Spule 4 on 04/19/2008 6:24 AM
I went ahead and spent $1.50 to order the plans from Marc H., time will tell once the plans get here what this beast looks like.
Garrett; I assume that "Mark H." is proprietor of nemodels.com? I didn't see where they offered just the plans on their website.
I would be interested in building a few of these to pull behind my 1:20 scale Baldwin-like tank engine modeled after those locomotives used in the Hawaiian Cane fields in the late 1800s and into the early 1900s. NE Model's 2-axle passenger cars, shortened to about a 10 foot scale length looks alot like the passenger cars used on Hawaiian plantations to haul workers to the fields.
The shortened wheelbase with rigid journals should work well, since I built a set short wheelbase/rigid journal "backwoods" work train cars and experienced no problems on small radius curves.
Marc Horovitz of "Garden Railways" fame. The pull-out plans are (were?/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/sad.gif) made by NE for the magazine.
The other car of interest is the coach from Ozark. The combine is also intersting, but a bit long looking, and maybe the problems as above?
Funny, I saw a photo of your saddle tank loco (the one on the left in your sig) on Vance's website earlier this AM, fate or what?