TrinkleTrains 5 Bay Ortners on Test Train in Colorado!

20180930_12470920180930_12481420180930_12482220180930_12493720180930_124850020180930_131119I'm staging my models and playing around on a beautiful fall Colorado day!  Just the season for coal trains...both 1/48 and prototype, hauling coal for the coming winter!  Shown are Overland SD70Ms, EMDX Test car (still in works), and some of my 5 bay Ortner Hoppers.  20180930_131103_001Still working on this batch (ladder cage ends, tanks, air lines, WABCO brake details,  etc), then decals!  I've got more shots on the Facebook group Colorado Joint Line Modelers.

Cheers,

Rick Trinkle 

TrinkleTrains 

Rick Trinkle

TrinkleTrains

 

Building "The Colorado O Scale Joint Line"

"Striving for the Best in Modern O!"

Trackside, Manufacturing and at the Layout -- Oh Yeah! -- It's On!

 

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Thanks for the kind words guys!! These cars are going to be painted in the CSDU "Colorado Springs Department of Utilities" Lightning Bolt scheme. Then a batch in SDEX "Swindell Dressler" and finally some Mineral brown ATSF Santa Fe cars! Thank you for sharing your thoughts as we go along modeling together guys!

Rick Trinkle

TrinkleTrains

 

Building "The Colorado O Scale Joint Line"

"Striving for the Best in Modern O!"

Trackside, Manufacturing and at the Layout -- Oh Yeah! -- It's On!

 

Great looking cars Rick, you have created a model that has been the standard for rail coal transportation since the 1970s. There were thousands of these cars in the coal fields of Wyoming that traveled across the United States. While they carried different reporting marks for various companies I'm looking forward to seeing your finished and lettered models. Keep up the great work, Best Regards: Gene 

20181008_14193620181007_133325Thanks Nighttrain!

You really can't realize the size and scale impact of these 5 bay Ortners until you have then in a train before you!  These were the last of the large steel fleets, the battleships of the rails, if you will, in their time...can't wait to get some paint and graphics on them with custom decals!  I will share as I go!

Rick Trinkle

Rick Trinkle

TrinkleTrains

 

Building "The Colorado O Scale Joint Line"

"Striving for the Best in Modern O!"

Trackside, Manufacturing and at the Layout -- Oh Yeah! -- It's On!

 

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Roo posted:

I liked the pipe train in the videos. great stuff. Roo.

Roo,

Those are plastic tubes cut to length, painted, wrapped with twine and simulated clamps added.  I hold the loads down with 3M putty.  Cars are Atlas O straight outta the box. Not hard at all.

Rick

Rick Trinkle

TrinkleTrains

 

Building "The Colorado O Scale Joint Line"

"Striving for the Best in Modern O!"

Trackside, Manufacturing and at the Layout -- Oh Yeah! -- It's On!

 

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