[LVLC] New freight cars for my garden railroad

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Hi folks,

since my very-large-scale projects are finished, I’ve time to add some more cars in regular-large-scale to my roster, talking about 1:20,3-scale.

My Louise Valley Lumber Co. is going to install a logging camp up in the mountains and is in need of some additional freight cars to serve the camps.

The basic frame is made from 4mm plywood. All timbers for the frame are cut from scrap wood on the bandsaw.

The basic construction is the same as on the existing cars. This way they will match nicely into the roster once finished. The mounts for the trucks are made from brass and other metal parts.

The slots for the Kadee couplers were cut afterwards on the mill to center them correctly. I finally applied some wood-stain, but grabbed the wrong color. It might be to dark for later weathering, as I like to finish them the same way as the other cars.

One Comment

  • Frédéric says:

    Hallo Gerd,

    vielen Dank für diese Bilder. Vor Allem die Drehgestell-Aufnahme ist für mich spannend, weil ich gerade selber dabei bin, Flatcars zu bauen.

    Was mich interessieren würde: Du montierst die Kadees direkt am Wagenrahmen. Wie lang sind Deine Waggons? Und welchen Mindestradius kannst Du mit denen befahren? Ich stehe gerade vor dem Problem, dass ich einen 26′ – Flatcar mit rahmenmontierten Kupplungen höchstens durch einen LGB R3 bekomme (1200mm Radius), aber als Gastfahrer oftmals mit R1 zu tun bekomme (600mm Radius).

    Beste Grüße,