ATTENTION ALL MODELERS OF NARROW GAUGE EQUIPMENT!

I have been scratch building HO scale models since about 1961. That is a long time to commit precious “spare” time to a personal interest, i.e., a hobby. Since, most of the time, I am of sound mind, there must be other reasons for this interest to persist. There are, really simple and banal ones. I do it because I relish the challenge to my modeling skills and the accompanying “thrill of the chase”, which is imbedded in the search for sometimes rare and obscure information. A bonus benefit is the opportunity to meet very accomplished and interesting people.

This probably sounds daunting to the person contemplating the addition of scratch building to their repertoire. My advice to this person is simple. Find a “project” easy enough for a beginner and do it. It is that easy!

I have attached a drawing from the UNION PACIFIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY collection of Union Pacific drawings.  It is a narrow gauge flatcar and it can be built using skills and tools acquired in your  practice of the modelling hobby. In short, get going on the sort of modelling that will be enjoyed for the years to come. In 1961, I did and I am enjoying every minute of it.

If you have any questions for me, The Old Machinist, use the comment feature of this Blog and I will reply ASAP.

Link to drawing:https://olrailpics.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/blog-n-g-flatcar-26050163.jpg

Click on the image to enlarge.

 SUITABLE FOR A BEGINNERS FIRST SCRATCH BUILDING PROJECT

SUITABLE FOR A BEGINNERS FIRST SCRATCH BUILDING PROJECT

 

About THE OLD MACHINIST

I am 82 years old and wed for 65 years. I am a retired engineer and spent 35 years developing INS gyroscopes. I am a High School mentor in physics, mountaineer, model builder, machinist and have a degree in Physics. My interests include railroad history and photography, science history, cosmology, interesting people, and old engineering drawings. I place a high value on my friendships. I enjoy life and am looking forward to the future with my usual sense of anticipation and curiosity.
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2 Responses to ATTENTION ALL MODELERS OF NARROW GAUGE EQUIPMENT!

  1. BreizhSteamer says:

    Dear Old Machinist,

    I recently happened to find your post and I’m quite delighted, because I’m currently gearing up to scratch-built a flatcar in Fn3.
    What I’d like to know: Is the diagram protected by any copyrights? I’d like to share this diagram on my own website and rescale it for my purposes. In order to do so, I’m hereby asking for your permission, or – if you don’t own the copyrights – for any information about whom to get in touch with.

    Many thanks,

    Frédéric

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