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Coil Couplers and A Colorful Sliding Shoe on 6420 Work Caboose

Zach K ·
Hi guys! I'm new to the forum but have been involved with the hobby for many years. I acquired this work caboose a few years ago and when servicing it recently I noticed one truck has a colorful sliding shoe. I assumed it must've been paint splatter but I was unable to get anything off. This 6420 also has coil coupler trucks, but if my memory serves me correctly they should only be on a 2420. I figured the original owner who I purchased this from may have switched the trucks but he said he...
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CLW SD-40 Kit - Should C-C Trucks be brass or "white metal"?

Questor ·
Hello,   Did Central Locomotive Workshop (CLW) include *Brass* C-C trucks with their O-Scale SD-40 kit or did CLW use *"white metal"* C-C trucks?    Also, Did CLW make only C-C Flexcoil (early SD-35/38/40/45 '68 -'74) trucks for their...
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Every line should have a beat up old work car

C.M McMahon ·
and this is ours, still under construction, but coming along. It screams "old with shoddy upkeep"
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Is There a Connection Between USTTC and Nostalgia Train Works?

Bluecomet390 ·
I've been a USTTC (United States Toy Train Company) collector for a few years.  I love their bright tinplate cars reminiscent of the Lionel 800 series freight cars.  Recently, I purchased a TTOS Division Car made by Nostalgia Train Works in...
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mwb ·
Nice! Not familiar with "Conrad Baut body". Can you provide more information?
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Re: Looking for other photos and plans for this PRR work car

PRR Man ·
The PRRT&HS did a couple in depth articles on MOW equipment, including the car shown. It was in 'The Keystone' the society's quarterly magazine An online search for 'PRR MOW equipment' should get you somewhere.
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Re: Looking for other photos and plans for this PRR work car

PRR Man ·
I found the info from a thread from a few years ago: for those seeking data/dwgs on the PRR XL MOW cars, the PRRT&HS published a 4 part series by Al Buchan in The Keystone Modeler, issues 14-17 , dilligent online searching should find them. There is also a XL article in The Keystone Summer 2000 edition.
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Re: Every line should have a beat up old work car

C.M McMahon ·
Conrad Baut occasionally sells resin bodies on e-bay, he also sells 3 rail completed trolleys on occasion. As I am two rail/overhead wire; I wait for the bodies to appear
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Re: Every line should have a beat up old work car

mwb ·
Ok, I think I know those - just did not know the name that went with them. I also make and sell resin bodies in kit form. Both of these are from my castings.
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Re: Every line should have a beat up old work car

C.M McMahon ·
MWB---very nice!!
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mwb ·
Thanks! I've had a lot of fun with these little 4-wheel trolleys - you can pack a lot of character into them. I have another mechanism or 2 about so I guess I need to pull out some more resin parts and see what else I can create.
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Re: Every line should have a beat up old work car

C.M McMahon ·
Q car truck; Conrad Baut body, Wiseman, Keil Line, Q-Car & Precision Scale details
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Re: Newbee first O gauge Layout & bench work

hah3 ·
welcom to the group.
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Re: Newbee first O gauge Layout & bench work

Ken the guy from AR ·
I would start by getting a track plan together first. You really cant build effective bench work if you don't know where the tracks will be placed. You are really trying to put a lot into a small space. Most people think about O Scale is twice as big as HO but truly you are looking at taking up a lot more than double the space. An O Scale building takes up considerably more room than an HO building. Same with all you hills and bridges and mountains too. Get a cardboard box make yourself a...
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Re: Newbee first O gauge Layout & bench work

Mancave trains ·
Originally Posted by Mancave trains: I am newbee into the world of O Gauge and loving it! I use to be an HO guy but just love all of the new O gauge stuff out there now. I just wanted to put some photos out there of my starting bench work to see if any of you guys want to share some pointers on anything to due with building my first O gauge layout. I am starting with 24feet long by 9feet wide, so I do have a good space to work with and will be able to squeeze in 72curve mybe a little more.
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gourmetgrant ·
Welcome... I am a very visual person and I found that I could draw out the track plan a hundred times and not get a real good feel for it. I made mock up scale buildings out of dollar store foam core, played with layout and track. i used drywall tape and switch templates pulled off the internet to "see" how my plan actually worked and it only cost me like $4 This is the saw mill complex that I am building as a module. I agree with Ken, come up with a working track plan and build some mock...
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Re: Newbee first O gauge Layout & bench work

Mancave trains ·
Thanks I am very visual also and have some plans made but just not happy with them because I keep on trying to had more track to a small space. So I always end up with a layout with just trains and track and sideings and a small yard but no space for buildings, its good though I will figure it out even if I have to down size a little.
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Re: Newbee first O gauge Layout & bench work

gourmetgrant ·
some more views
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Ken the guy from AR ·
Best mock up I have ever seen. I came from HO about 8 years ago and really had problems adjusting to the bigness of it all. I worked on race cars for quite a few years when I was younger. I had a crew chief who always said build it out of cardboard first then out of metal.
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ADCX Rob ·
Originally Posted by Ken the guy from AR: Most people think about O Scale is twice as big as HO but truly you are looking at taking up a lot more than double the space... 4 times the area, 8 times the volume.
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Re: Newbee first O gauge Layout & bench work

gourmetgrant ·
Hey ken you always remembered to build it out of metal before racing it right? lol good advice...
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Ken the guy from AR ·
I dont' think I ever sent one out with cardboard parts. If I did it must have worked.
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gourmetgrant ·
my "o scale mentor" told me some wise advice. He said and I quote..."in Oscale you have to be selective, you will never fit all you want on your layout but instead focus on the key elements you want to see and build around those core ideas and only have on there things that truly match those elements. before a track plan comes an idea plan write down the things you want to see. Your layout is designed to represent a time and place you love, and carry out the ideas which you want to showcase.
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Re: Newbee first O gauge Layout & bench work

woojr ·
Originally Posted by Mancave trains: Originally Posted by Mancave trains: I am newbee into the world of O Gauge and loving it! I do have a good space to work with and I am working on track plan but just stuck, I guess I am just wanting to fit to much in a small place. So any input from any one would be great!! PS I have alot of stuff!! Thanks guys for the welcome this is a great forum I have learned alot already and working hard on track plans before I continue building layout. I edited your...
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Re: Newbee first O gauge Layout & bench work

Mancave trains ·
I have been looking at other layout plans and photos of other members to get some ideas I could use on mine. I like the multi level idea would work in my small space.
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Bluegill1 ·
Welcome!
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TMack ·
I cant wait to finish my layout so I can rip it down and start over on the next idea. I figure I have a couple more layouts in my future before I build my masterpiece.
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Mancave trains ·
Update on layout building trees, mountains
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DoubleDAZ ·
Looking good. Do I see some Atlas, RealTrax and FasTrack?
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Re: Newbee first O gauge Layout & bench work

Mancave trains ·
Originally Posted by DoubleDAZ: Looking good. Do I see some Atlas, RealTrax and FasTrack? Yes I had a good amount of each track just built up over time it works for me some might say why not just go with one type of track, I like them all so I used them and saved some $$ too
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rgs455 ·
Very nice!
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Dewey Trogdon ·
Good for you Mancave. I have a "senior citizen's" round-the-room layout the same width but much shorter--9 x 16 in an attic. I just want to run trains and install structures which simplifies things considerably. In that regard I went with a dual mainline of 084/096 and 072/084 end curves, a Service Yard with enginehouse and service towers on one side and hopefully will have a Village on the other side..
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Re: Newbee first O gauge Layout & bench work

DoubleDAZ ·
Originally Posted by Mancave trains: Yes I had a good amount of each track just built up over time it works for me some might say why not just go with one type of track, I like them all so I used them and saved some $$ too I'd have done the same. I was just curious if I was seeing things correctly. I only have enough RealTrax to make a 6x8 oval with a turnout, so I don't have too much invested to keep me from moving to a different brand, probably Ross/GarGraves, for my permanent layout. Do...
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Re: Newbee first O gauge Layout & bench work

Mancave trains ·
Yes each level is separate, I have a 6 and 12 year old and they love to run trains with me so I figured they would not be able to crash any of my engines. I used a foam insolation I found at Lowes under the mth and lionel tracks to quite them. Thanks more photos to come
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DoubleDAZ ·
Does the insulation come in a roll? I'll have to check Lowe's when I get ready to do some sound deadening tests in March.
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markkl25 ·
Was that the black carpet insulation you used under the track?
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UPMike ·
Originally Posted by Mancave trains: Update on layout building trees, mountains Sweet I love the Snow Shed I built one in Z scale now you got me thinking I might need to do one in O http://youtu.be/xEBOPuJ7Yr8
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sterms ·
where did you get the stone wall's?
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Popsrr ·
Mancave trains , Looking good. Keep it up.
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Re: Newbee first O gauge Layout & bench work

Mancave trains ·
Originally Posted by sterms: where did you get the stone wall's?
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Re: Newbee first O gauge Layout & bench work

Mancave trains ·
Originally Posted by markkl25: Was that the black carpet insulation you used under the track? No its the 4in wide in a roll foam insulation from Lowes or Home Depot
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Re: Is There a Connection Between USTTC and Nostalgia Train Works?

Steve "Papa" Eastman ·
Robin, yep I'm the same guy that did all those video's. Here are the Nostalgia Train Works cars in that series that I am aware of. Steve
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Re: Is There a Connection Between USTTC and Nostalgia Train Works?

Bluecomet390 ·
Thanks again, Steve. And thanks for the pictures. Now I know what I'm looking for. Always good to have a goal in life!
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Re: Is There a Connection Between USTTC and Nostalgia Train Works?

Bluecomet390 ·
Thanks, Steve. That would explain the similarities. I gather Nostalgia Train Works is now out of business?? I guess that leaves only the Lionel/MTH production as the only ones building tinplate cars today. Robin
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Re: Is There a Connection Between USTTC and Nostalgia Train Works?

Steve "Papa" Eastman ·
I doubt Steve Latta is doing anymore large runs like club cars, but he is still in business
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Re: Is There a Connection Between USTTC and Nostalgia Train Works?

Bluecomet390 ·
Thanks again, Steve. I just made the connection with your YouTube channel. Think we've been mutual subscribers for years. My USTTC hunt goes on, although I missed York this year where I found some interesting pieces last year. My most unique acquisition recently was the complete set made for the Toy Train Collectors Society in upstate New York. Was able to trade my second BART set for it. This was the first I hade ever heard of this set. It was never mentioned in the TCA Quarterly articles...
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Re: Is There a Connection Between USTTC and Nostalgia Train Works?

Steve "Papa" Eastman ·
Nostalgia Train Works is Steve Latta. He does restorations and also used to do club cars, mostly TTOS SP. He used USTTC parts to make those club cars. He also did some of the 4 wheel Standard Gauge mine type cars using Rich Art pieces. The USTTC car you have is one of a series of six. Steve
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Re: Is There a Connection Between USTTC and Nostalgia Train Works?

Steve "Papa" Eastman ·
I first saw these at Cal-Stewart a number of years ago, but had already departed with my $$$$. Was looking ever since. Then all of a sudden in 2012, I had 3 sets pass though my hands. Steve
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Re: Is There a Connection Between USTTC and Nostalgia Train Works?

milnyc ·
Here is a repaint that I did of a USTTC car that was in poor condition. You will notice that I filled in the unused brake wheel holes on one end of the car. I made the decals from artwork found on the Naughty Nurse Whiskey Facebook page. The girl on the car is singer/actress/model Renee Olstead, water color artwork by Nathalie Rattner.
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Re: Is There a Connection Between USTTC and Nostalgia Train Works?

Bluecomet390 ·
Man, that is so cool. I'm sure USTTC would have approved. Let me know if you ever want to part with her! Cheers, Robin
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