EXTERNAL: Re: 6 wheel trucks

NW Modeling List nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org
Fri Nov 23 10:24:46 EST 2018


I agree that the Dow book covered the N&W battleship.  I recall that it also covered a C&O and a PRR battleship, where I'm using "battleship" to cover any gon with 100t or higher capacity and 6-wheel, plain journal trucks.  (The latter eliminates the modern 100t+ gons from consideration.)

Didn't Westerfield do the N&W battleship?  If so, even at $50+ per kit, that would have to be a FAR better option than going through the agony of developing a 3D model and having a bespoke printing done.  I doubt that a printing service would charge less than $50 per car anyway, even if it was done as a "flat kit".

-Eric Bott

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Subject: EXTERNAL: Re: 6 wheel trucks


N&W built a one of a kind experimental hopper:


Perhaps that is what you were thinking of. I found no reference to an article in the index search, however, I believe that Andrew Dow covered it in his book.

Regarding the 3-D printing, there is truly some excellent work being done on those type of things. In going to shows in the last year, I saw some beautiful work done on ET&WNC cars, and wondered the same thing. It takes someone to develop the drawings for such, which has to be a labor of love for someone to do.

Since this is closer to a modeling subject, I am also copying it to the modeling list

Ken Miller

> On Nov 23, 2018, at 3:48 AM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> Recent discussions with a friend on the VGN battleship gondola brought to memory of a 6 wheel hopper I thought was VGN, but could also be N&W.
> There were either photos or drawings in the ARROW, which I have gone through and found the VGN car, but not the style I am remembering.
> A friend of mine had his father cut the shape out of wood some years ago. I got 6 wheel trucks for them, but never finished them.
> Does anyone know or remember these cars, and where the drawing/photo was? 
> I know with all the talk of the manufacturers closing down, and really putting the squeeze on available models, has anyone considered 3D printing?
> I have quite a few hoppers, excavators, front end loaders ect that were 3D printed. I know they are not perfect and need extra attention, but after putting micro-train trucks under them, they look quite nice and work fine. 3D printing could offer unlimited items to manufacture, that otherwise would never be made except for scratch building.
> PS in the March/April 2006 issue of the ARROW, mine came with 2 front covers, so if your issue is missing its front cover, I have it.
> Jeff Wood
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