I recently received a message in my inbox, with a simple request, 'Post a thread about that ONR Canoe car!'
It was my first project as I started into the hobby only a couple of years ago, thinking that it would be a simple build by adding Highball ONR pulpwood rack decals onto a modified Roundhouse 60' Bulkhead Flat originally in Golden West Service colours.... It then turned into a downward spiral of styrene, cement and an uncontrollable case of OCD I didn't realize was possible. Styrene overlays on almost every section of the original, a lot of shaving and cutting, and for some reason decided to drill all of the stake pocket bolt holes.
I thought I had lost some of these photos when my phone crashed, but fortunately had backed it up beforehand.
A side by side of the Roundhouse and my progress.
Bristol board scale 16' canoe for reference.
I think that may have been all of the progress shots I took as I cobbled it together. I'll try to get some 'finished' pictures of the Canoe Car over the next couple of days and update the thread.
It was used in the summertime on Ontario Northlands Polar Bear Express and would carry canoes for passengers heading North. I believe the train would make requested stops en route, where hikers, campers and canoeists could offload on the ballast and head off on their wilderness adventures.
the weather cooled down enough to finally get outside and take some pictures. I haven't had a good look at this model in a while, and realized I had tried to forget how I brush painted the ends. Another learning experience that I will take with me down the line.
The canoes are a mix, mainly handmade, one unpainted Sylvan canoe, and a 3D printed version by Scott Heiden that I picked up at a trainshow last season. He has some great products on shapeways, as GWMT, and hope that they soon become available through his shapeways store.
Thanks for looking!
Last Edit: Jul 31, 2015 14:46:22 GMT -5 by diagnosis