This story starts on the way to the Wichita Train show, at Hobby Depot in Topeka. Whenever I am in the area, I always stop by to see what they have. Believe it or not, I found just what I was looking for. I have built, well, it is mostly built, a crane tender car for an HOn30 crane. The problem is, I don't have a crane to go with it. I have been looking for a crane I could cut up, and make work in HOn30. N scale cranes look to small and flimsy to be HO scale. The HO standard gauge ones are just too big, but if I could pick one up cheap, then I could cut it down.
So guess what I found in a junk box at Hobby Depot...just what I was looking for! This will make for a fun project and a future blog entry.
This is a picture from the Wichita Train show. On one of the FreeMo modules, there was the same crane that had been adapted for use in a scrap yard scene.
Good information for me when it comes to building the cab for my HOn30 crane.
I DID NOT get builder names on most of the models pictured below, but if you know who they belong to, and let me know, I will edit this post accordingly.
Part of the FreeMo modules.
Lots of lighting, well done.
They were not running the wing train, but I understand it was there, wish I could have seen it run.
I was not the only one taking pictures.
I really liked the track plan on this layout. Simple...and yet two commuter trains were running. They also had a Z scale layout.
I am new to video's, so we will see how these upload. A scene of Japan, as I recall. Just neat stuff....N scale.
Apology in order here, I had the modelers name, but cropped it out and lost it. Help if you can. There were two On30 modules, this being one, that were connected together. This one featured a mine on the upper level, and this station along with a plethora of other details on the lower level.
Just one of the scenes.
And the mine.
The other module was by Mark Fisher, see I did get one name, and it featured a logging and sawmill operation.
Video of the trains.
Video of the Sawmill.
I also what to thank the Chisholm Trail Division of the NMRA for allowing me to present a clinic on 3d Printing at their fine event.