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MT Hopper
post Jul 3 2009, 08:58 AM
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I see there are NO postings here! I wonder if there are any On30 modellers here?
Does any one know a commercial source of O scale Spanish MISSION style roofing?

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post Jul 3 2009, 05:24 PM
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Will,

I dabble. Can't make up my mind - funky On30 plantation tramway or yet another DRGW On3 layout. I've been stockpiling On30 locos but haven't broken any ground. I was thinking of using a modular approach similar to the FreeMo HO layouts.

I would imagine some back issue of the Gazette has something on making a Spanish tile roof - you're talking about the semi-circular tapered clay tiles that were shaped over the leg of the manufacturer's employee, right? I know I've seen sheets by Heljan or the like in HO. I'll have to think on this...

John

PS - if you go to the lower left corner when you list the forum topics, there is a pulldown that lets you select 'SHOW ALL'. There are more topics - just none in the last 30 days.


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post Jul 6 2009, 12:30 PM
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John,
its a known fact that Walleyes prefer DRG&W On3 123 To 1 over On30 !!!
so go with the Current on this one !!
You ever use Warthogs on Wallys ??
need to try them out on Pickeral,Bass seem to like them fine.
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post Jul 6 2009, 02:31 PM
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Thanks for that Spikre, I've never tried Warthogs.

MT, it turns out Plastruct makes 1/4" Spanish tile. It's very regular in appearance, more like you'd see on a building made today that uses cast concrete replicas, so it's not very 'narrow-gaugey'.


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post Jul 6 2009, 03:47 PM
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I've used the Plastruct Spanish tile and it "ages" fairly well. I just nicked it up a bit with an X-Acto knife and painted odd tiles different shades of rust color. A good thin wash over the whole thing really gives it an "old world" look.

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post Nov 5 2009, 02:12 PM
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QUOTE (cjbrock @ Jul 6 2009, 10:31 PM) *
Thanks for that Spikre, I've never tried Warthogs.

MT, it turns out Plastruct makes 1/4" Spanish tile. It's very regular in appearance, more like you'd see on a building made today that uses cast concrete replicas, so it's not very 'narrow-gaugey'.


Thanks I shall give the Plastruct tiles a try. If it is just too regular in appearance I guess I shall have to figure out some way to make my own (Yeech!).
So far I tried stripping the insulation off of some #14 NMD house wire , slitting it in half lengthwise and chopping it into suitable ( roughly 24 O scale inches) lengths. The reason for using this material was to get the tiles to lay over each other end to end, and thus giving (hopefully) the tapered appearance required due to the flare/flexing when laying one on top of the other. This was semi successful. The real problem came up when laying the tiles side by side. From observation it is usually one face down and the next row besides the first row is laid face up and so on. Darned insulation kept springing off and I think the dog got some of it. At any rate I had thought if the method was successful I could make a mould of as large a patch as I could stand making, and subsequently cast the rest. I even wondered micro briefly of splitting some sort of pasta and trying that as tiles.

Warthogs? Shouldn't that be Hogwarts? Well at least according to my youngest offspring it should be.

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post Nov 5 2009, 04:06 PM
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I don't know if it should be warthogs or hogwarts, but I do know up der in da Nord it's gotta be barbless!

You're exactly right about how to lay the tiles, the side-by-side rows overlap, one up, one down.

It's a tough problem. Post some pics if you get anything good. I wonder how some of these adobe structure kits I'm seeing advertised in the Gazette are doing it? I'm not wondering enough I'm going to buy one though.


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post Nov 7 2009, 11:52 PM
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One word--"thick drinking straws." Oh wait, that's three words... tongue.gif Straws work great for smaller scales but I haven't tried them for O scale. The only problem would be the thinness. Still, they are easy to overlap and can be cut with scissors.


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post Nov 18 2009, 02:56 PM
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MT Hopper,
if You was rolling East thru Virginny you would be "Full Hopper" !!
but it is WARTHOGS !!!
made somewhere in the Chinese Industrial sector by Matzuo Tackle Company.
the Hogwarts is made in either OO Scale by Bachmann,or 0-27 by Lionel,it
isnt approved for running on the Northeast Corridor yet.
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A great railroad to model in ON30 would be the Ilwaco Rail & Navigation Co. line in Washington on the North Beach peninsula.
The line was abandon in 1930. The line was 36 inch gauge.
It had only four locomotives and both freight & passenger cars.
There is one coach in the museum in Ilwaco.
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