Willmodels I am currently working on a chassis for my N-scale model that (hopefully) can be motorized.Once successful I will scale it up to larger scales. I have a customer that was trying out the powered trucks sold by Northwest Shortline. I have not heard from him in a while for an update.
Willmodels@amberb_57 Even though I already have plenty of reference photos, I always welcome pics I have never seen. What I have discovered with this loco is every picture of it is slightly different than the others--either by means of factory order or each owner modifying them. Mine is based on a plan of a Washington & Old Dominion Railroad loco that a friend sent me.
Willmodels The original requester for this loco shell was working on a chassis design but I have not heard from him in quite a while. I have not been able to afford to buy my own HO shell and drives to design the chassis so I was counting on him to work with me on a design. I guess I'll have to bite the bullet and get to work on one myself.
Willmodels This loco has 7' WB trucks with 42" wheels. Here is a link to the NWSL store page that lists it:
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Willmodels@trmbo3rd It started out as an N-scale shell, so yes it does exist in N-scale. I have not printed it yet so I don't know what changes (if any) it will need. My HO-scale customer told me that his printed copy was a masterpiece. I hope so I put a lot into it.
Willmodels@LVRRfan Thanks! This product started out as an N-scale loco shell but I got a request to make it in HO. I am working with that customer on a recommended drive system for this using a pair of Stanton powered trucks.
Willmodels@bnsfsd70, These truck sideframes are specific to the Whitcomb 65 ton diesel switcher seen elsewhere in my SW shop. Since they are unique to this loco, I have no idea what existing HO-scale truck they would fit (especially since I'm not an HO modeler). These sideframes are designed to fit a pair of Stanton powered trucks. These trucks have a 7' WB with 42" wheels. Here is a link to the NWSL store page that lists it: http://shop.osorail.com/product.sc?productId=3159&categoryId=-1
Willmodels No, this is still the HO-scale model. The 1/64 version is in the Willmodels shop, ready to order.
Willmodels@SLFarms Sorry for the delay, It is now available in FUD for $20.00, I am currently testing to see if it can be rendered in HighDefinition Acrylic, so if you want to wait, it will be about $2.00 cheaper in a tougher material.
Willmodels Sorry Bryan, it's not available yet. I am working on some truck bodies for it. In HO-scale you can sell things like cab conversions, but in N-scale buyers want a whole truck. I'll make them visible for now so you can at least see what's coming. They may only be available on eBay.
Willmodels These are not suitable for heavy mods--even if they were thicker the frosted material is too brittle. You should do what I did and get a hold of one of the free CAD programs available and start making your own custom stuff. I had no previous CAD experience. I'm using TinkerCAD and loving it!
Willmodels Did you break one? 1 to 2 percent doesn't seem like it would be that noticeable. Are you attempting to use it on other locos?
Willmodels@intermodalman123 It might need to have some of it's thin walls fixed but other than that, yes. The biggest challenge is most of the existing chassis available are a minimum of 9mm wide and this to-scale hood width is less than 8mm.
Willmodels@intermodalman123 I am still working on a way to power it, but if you want a print to play around with I can make it available.