Dear folks,

I'm still working on my On3 White Pass. At the present time, I'm working on caboose 905. The caboose 903 will follow.

This means by now, that I have then all steel cabooses of the WP&YR. 901, 903, 905 and 907.

New brass windows were made with the correct radius on the corners. It looks now much better.

I also updated my web site again at http://www.whitepassfan.net

Have fun and enjoy the White Pass & Yukon Route

Boerries

http://www.whitepassfan.net

 

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Jut curious, have you ever thought of taking a Bachmann On30 ten-wheeler and re-gauging it to make a model of either WP&Y # 10 or 14 (formerly ET&WNC locos of the same numbers)? I think that would be a 'quick and dirty' way to get a decent representation of one of the WW2-era WP&Y locomotives...

colorado hirailer posted:

I hope you are putting in that long, rickety trestle, either in use, or bypassed as it is today....

I wouldn't imagine someone building even a compressed model of cantilever bridge 18A in O scale, as it'd rival anything ever built on a layout:

Can't wait to see what these hacks will look like when you're done with them!

Dylan Lambert posted:

Out of curiosity, where did you find the drawings to work from of a Class 90?

Unfortunately I didn't find any precise dimension drawing, only one abstract schematic outline drawing with no poor details, which was enough to roughly figure out the proportions of the body shape. All the details (roof, left/right side, front and rear) have been taken in approximation from the photo gallery on the web. While studying the images I noticed some variations between the original end-cab GE90 and the re-built one. I prefer more the old version since I am a vintage guy, but it is not a big effort to derive the modern version. Here few unpainted results in various scales made with my cheap DIY 3D printer...

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Whitepasser posted:

Dear folks,

I'm still working on my On3 White Pass. At the present time, I'm working on caboose 905. The caboose 903 will follow.

This means by now, that I have then all steel cabooses of the WP&YR. 901, 903, 905 and 907.

New brass windows were made with the correct radius on the corners. It looks now much better.

I also updated my web site again at http://www.whitepassfan.net

Have fun and enjoy the White Pass & Yukon Route

Boerries

http://www.whitepassfan.net

 

WOW Boerries,  just found your neat White Pass stuff here at OGR!  Though my heart remains in O scale, I  have picked up two pieces of LGB Rio Grande rollng stock (a Grande Gold combine and black stock car with sound), having found both at a Nice Price.  They are currently on display.  Living in an apt. leaves little room for a large scale layout.  Though my small basement will only accommodate a short point to point U shaped section of LGB track around the wall, It will still provide me with a place for some indoor fun just the same, after I renovate the room.

A long time White Pass fan, I also have loose connections with the South Park Line in Colorado.  My late grandmother's stepfather was a brakeman on the road during the 1890s.  Though I have no written documentation, she told me enough about him (he died in 1944, two years before I was born in Dallas, Tex.) to consider it must have been the South Park, as he worked the road between Denver and Leadville.

I believe the Grande's line though the Royal Gorge was much too lengthly for a brakeman to have had to make the complete run in the Gay 90s, thus my speculaton says it was the South Park Line, which was operated as the Denver, Leadville & Gunnison by Union Pacific during the period he worked on the road.

I don't know if he remained on the road when it became Colorado & Southern after UP lost control of many of their lines at the end of the 19th century or not?  He later relocated to Denison, Texas, and retired off the M-K-T (The Katy) as a conductor in freight service.  A pity he didn't maintain a diary of sorts, which would have told his story in full.

Anyway, I've found your site and will become a regular visitor as you contunue to construct your White Pass in On3.  Now retired on a strick budget, I hope you won't throw off a hobo like me, who can't afford a ticket to ride?

Til next time,

Railroadingly yours, from Germany,

Joseph Toth Jr.

    

 

 

 

 

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