Interurbans are trains too!

Randy Stahl Sep 1, 2013

  1. Mike Slater

    Mike Slater TrainBoard Member

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    What you guys are doing for the CNS&M is wonderfully in N-Scale is Great, however us that are in larger scales would like to see a lot of this in HO and O scale, is there a way we can work together as a team to release these models in larger scales, if you do not want to do the cad modifications I can understand, however I might be able to make the modifications for HO & O scale, I also do have copies of the actual 3 trailer flatcar blueprints for the CNS&M however maybe some of your work could help release that flatcar in all scales also. Can we all work together to model the North Shore Line in All Scales?

    Mike Slater
     
  2. Randy Stahl

    Randy Stahl TrainBoard Supporter

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    I agree that North Shore models need to be available in all the scales. That said, I have everything I've shown in N scale also in HO scale. Model Traction supply, Midwest Car company, Suydam, Nickle plate products, Con Cor etc. I even have some pieces in O scale. IMHO the best scale for model trolleys is in fact O scale, but I'm having a lot of fun with the N scale !

    A couple things I am missing in N scale that I have in HO scale are the wooden NSL interurbans (MTS), and the 458 and 459 four truck locomotives (Midwest).

    Interurban models would be the one I would contact first, He usually does an HO scale model before he does the N scale version. The last product he did was the EWECO (Eastern Wisconsin Power Co/ WP&L Wisconsin Power and light) cars and a fox river valley/ Speedrail car. He also has available the Cincinnati Speedrail curveside cars.

    I'm certain that Peter Harris at N Scale kits would be interested in the 1500 series TOFC cars from the NSL. I do not however expect him to make the HO scale version however its worth a shot.

    On Shapeways there are HO cars available if you search for them. I know there are coaches and dining cars including the 415. Be warned though, they are not easy to prep to get a smooth model.

    Interurbans are fun !!!
     
  3. Mike Slater

    Mike Slater TrainBoard Member

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    I have the 1500 thru 1503 in HO Scale MTS imports, my plan is to do the 1504+ 3 trailer flats, however I also need to do the 1500-1503 flats for some friends,

    Interurban models is a great person, and he dose great work, we ran one of his Milwaukee HOP prototype sets on the North West Traction group layout at the 2019 East Penn Trolley meet. I am also working on having a decal set produced for the 1500-1503 flats and trailers, and the decals can be printed in any scale, also I will be doing a run of decals for the Buy US War Bonds MD Cars in a few weeks....... Us trolley modelers need to work together in any and all scales
     
  4. Mike Slater

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    Not to steel the thread, with a ho scale model, but here is my HO scale Ferry Truck train, going over the Root River Bridge Module I built last year. This module is planned at being at the East Penn Trolley Meet in October


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  5. Hardcoaler

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    Wow, that's beautiful Mike! (y)
     
  6. Randy Stahl

    Randy Stahl TrainBoard Supporter

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    I agree. It is a pity that more photo's of the North Shore TOFC operation don't exist but after all they did run at night.
     
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  7. Mike Slater

    Mike Slater TrainBoard Member

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    rare daylight view of a passing train

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