Thanks and here is a pic
Posted 23 July 2004 - 12:37 PM
Thanks and here is a pic
Posted 24 July 2004 - 04:12 PM
After looking at the gon I think there's a couple things you might consider.
First: what are the dimensions of the gon compared to the StL&NA flat cars?
The reason I ask is that the gon might be close to standard gauge StL&NA flat car dimensions - maybe a bit short. I looked at the track work and it looks a lot more standard gauge than narrow gauge. Wonder if this is a mode designed to run on x-track 3' gauge track or on standard gauge track with a narrow gauge look to it?
A lot of narrow gauge equipment (especially the D&RG(W)) was modified from standard gauge equipment - including the 'mudhen' locomotives. They also used standard gauge couplers on their cars.
Second: Maybe it's possible to have the original StL&NA designer either give permission for others to modify the flat into a gon. Perhaps he/she would be willing to give it a shot personnaly. Especially if they didn't have to worry about the texturing. Perhaps you might be willing to try for the texture part. (Wish I had some clue how to do it - and the software.) Seems like gones are flats with 1, 2, 3 or 4 3x? or 4x? horizontal board sides. Granted there were some with 'drop sides' and others with 'drop sides and sloped bottoms' to direct the flow of material out of the car. In other cases it was pure shovel power that got things into and out of the gons.
The flats could also be turned into early type tank and water cars. Great modular development project - at least in wood and/or plastic.
Just some thoughts; but as usual, I don't have any technical knowledge of what's possible in the world of electronic graphics.
Anybody out there got any ideas or suggestions that help out on this project?
Posted 24 July 2004 - 04:19 PM
Maybe not. But, if that should be true, then the model needs to be shrunk instead of enlarged. I suspect that the best idea is to start with a StL&NG flat, build the gon sides, or find someone to do it, and then texture as desired.
At this point, I'd say the safest route to follow would be to use a North Ark flat to build a series of perhaps 2 and 3 horizontal board gons.
Posted 24 July 2004 - 04:34 PM
Anybody else wanna help a eager little boy paint
Posted 24 July 2004 - 05:10 PM
Typically, the wooden gons of the era of the North Arkansas were about 36' long, typical in width, had truss rod underframes, and archbar trucks.
Hope this helps.
Posted 24 July 2004 - 09:01 PM
If we do get one to look right, what color will be paint it, please note I can't paint freight cars(YET) but I will try if it has to be done.
Be back in a sec, and my internet is fixed so I'm back in action
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I may be able to go through and get the deminsions and give them to you.
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