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CDS dry transfers are available again !!!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by C. Mason Maronn Aug 30, 2012.

Triang cars

Started Feb 5, 2012

Hello guys
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Wm. Hurlbut Oct 11, 2010.

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CDS dry transfers are available again !!!

Yes all scales in CDS are available again as Tom Hood has sold out to Ozark Miniatures and i've confirmed O scale is available with the owner of Ozark Miniaturwes. Some are being made for me right now !!See More
Feb 28, 2012
Ian Brown posted a discussion

Triang cars

I've been making flat car bulk heads out of the frames of triang hopper cars as the plastic looks thicker than ho and clser to O scale. As for the large hole for the wheel sets i cover it up with a peice of plastic to simulate tin sheeting.I letter on this instead of the side of the car. I've been offered the approx 600 CDS decal sets in N, HO and O scale . A store near me is going out of business. I'm negotiating a price. He also has ON30 freight cars and  Bachmann steam engines and may sell…See More
Feb 5, 2012
Lynn Caron replied to Ian Brown's discussion ON30 snow plow ( Russel)
"Hi there Mase, Thanks for the tip. It's been a while since I visited the Clever site. I think I will have to visit again soon and check it out to see what's new. -Lynn"
Feb 28, 2011
C. Mason Maronn replied to Ian Brown's discussion ON30 snow plow ( Russel)
"Hi Ian, Clever Models, purveyor of detailed cardstock models, has a nice On30 plow available on their "Narrow Gauge Rolling Stock & Critters" DVD. The DVD contains both On30 and HOn30 kits that you print out on your home printer on…"
Feb 27, 2011
Lynn Caron replied to Ian Brown's discussion Hello guys
"Hey there Ian, I understand the process you are going through. I am hoping to pull off something very similar. I took a liking to the White Pass and Yukon RW DL535's which are related to the ALCO (MLW) RS road switcher locos. ( see the attached…"
Oct 10, 2010
Ian Brown commented on Peter's photo

Turntable and Roundhouse

"I like the choice of paint colours on the round house. And the mortar lines are very realistic."
Oct 10, 2010
Ian Brown replied to Ian Brown's discussion Water based paint verse oil paint
"I agree and i'm staying with the same"
Dec 14, 2009
Lynn Caron replied to Ian Brown's discussion Water based paint verse oil paint
"Hi . . thanks for the tip. I just did a 5 minute quick search on this subject and there is a wealth of info on this subject and problems/solutiions that may crop up. Although I have not as yet tried to spray acrylics I have always wondered if the…"
Dec 14, 2009

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At 11:36pm on May 8, 2009, Lynn Caron said…
Lynn . Are Moffat models still made?

I believe Pete Moffett ened his business years ago, and as far as I know hasn't started it up again.

At 1:32pm on March 22, 2009, Lynn Caron said…
Hello plus 18 here snows a melting!

The weathers has been nice here too. Snows all gone for the most part but things are starting to warm up nicely

I'd like your opinion on Boulder Models plastic Critters cabs . I'm thinking of using them on a ON30 S-2 type engine conversion( kitbashing a HO Bachmann Baby Trainmaster) And two Bachmann 44 tonners .

I don't have any personal experience with Boulder's critter cabs but I have recieved a couple of his other resin kits. While I haven't assembled them yet they look very nice indeed with a detailed set of instuctions. The owner of Boulder, Dallas has been great to deal with too so from that standpoint I wouldn't hesitate buying any other product from him

Also i'd like your opinion on AMS ON30 box cars.

Again no personal experience but some reviews online are very favourable

I also just bought 2 #5 ON30 micro engineering switches, they look good , but they seem too long so my original idea of hand laying seems to be the way to go . I hand laid a #4 switch and it seems more acurate.

My new Farquharson module which is just completing the planning stage will have primarily curved swiches and wyes so it will be FastTracks twist ties and handlaying for all of them

I also found a great site for 1940's 1950's 1/48 scale logging trucks , expensive but well worth it! donmillsmodels.com Very early Mack trucks and pole type log trailers.

Only saw one picture of a logging truck on the site main page. It does look nice.

Any way let me know what you think , Ian

If you post this query also on the Q and A section maybe someone else can provide some insight as well

At 12:18pm on February 9, 2009, Lynn Caron said…
Ok , i've been there 30 years ago.

I think this museum is a more recent addition. Its close to the east gate. Its all newly built log strcutures and equipment constructed just as they did when horses hauled logs out of the bush and down to the lakes.

Is the steam train still there? It was realy rusted when i was last

There is an old steam engine there not operational of course. Mayve that what yo are thinking of?

. I'd like to see the pics . When i was last up there we didn't stop as i was hauling lumber through the park from a mill at the east end of the park . I went canoeing at the camp 2 rivers ? Any way i went west on the lake by canoe and found an old settlement , water wheel, logging camp? I also canoed North T lake area of the park. And went by the GTry motel, i'd like to see pics of the motel. I seem to remember portaging on an old railway bed near there.

A couple of the day hiking trails off of Hwy 60 are partially along the route of the Ottawa Arnprior and Parry Sound Railway. That's probably what you are thinking about.

There are too many photos to easily send as attachments . I'll send some this way and see what else I can come up with for the bulk of the them.

At 10:39am on February 9, 2009, Lynn Caron said…
Well actually the weather is unseasonably warm right now. 7+ deg C yesterday and sunny skies. But supposed to get alot of rain over the next couple of days. However I don't think spring is here just yet :o) We will surely pay the price.
You mean how to to do the icicles? You want these to look really slender and sharply pointed. Here's an idea. Take a strip of wood/plastic that will later become part of your building and drill tiny holes all along it, putting very straight fine gauge silver coloured wire into the holes. Then hang this up and build the cicles slowly over time with a clear resin, polyurethane or gloss medium so they form in much the same way as real thing and thin out as they drip down. You could try dipping or apply large drops with a toothpick that would drip down the wire hopefully forming in nice long points. Might even be better actually turning this upside down and let the drops flow toward the top. Just the right combination of surface tension, viscosity, curing/drying time and gravity would work but you would need to experiment a little.
Scultamold for the snow? I'm pretty sure I've seen it around here actually. I've never used it myself. I think of it as a standard arts and crafts material. Funny that you can't find it.

You are into logging . . right? Ever visited the logging museum in Algonquin Park? Lots of nice exhibits there of the equipment they used to log in the winter months if you are into winter modelling. I can send you some pictures I took there if it would help.

At 12:22pm on January 1, 2009, Don Hamilton said…
The ore cars are mostly assembled from home made urethane castings. The master model is a scratch built "couldabeen" NG version of a 1900ish CPR car. I built 5 of them and have decided I can do better and probably will some day.
Don Hamilton
At 12:01pm on December 31, 2008, Lynn Caron said…
Hi ian,

>Interesting map . When i lived in Ontario i canoed alot of >Algonquin and saw alot of the Grand Trunk motel .

We have a cottage not far from Algonquin Park and like to use the day trails all long Hwy 60. Is the Grand Trunk motel you are referring to Highland Inn located beside the OA&PS line? One of the these trails follows the old OA&PS r.o.w. and you can see the site from a short distance . . .not much there now.

>My interests are in Narrow gauge logging and 2 rail o scale. >In Herbert last night we received another 4 inch's of the >white stuff! We live right beside the CPR main line. I grew up >next to the CNR and still model it today. Yes i grew up in >Ontario , Limehouse to be exact.

Ah . . not far from me now here in the north end of Brampton. Other members of our group hail from various locations around the Toronto Area. We are associated with a larger "narrow minded" bunch from an even broader area. The Narrow Gauge Madness Group organize a NG show each spring in Schomberg ON.

At 1:09pm on December 28, 2008, Lynn Caron said…
Hi Ian . . . Welcome to the UC&A. Tell us what you are up to.

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