I'm in the process of building and putting one of the
Tichy/Gould 120 ton
kits on the road. If there is anyone on this list who
has already done so
I'd appreciate exchanging some ideas with you. If there
in the topic I'm more than willing to discuss it on
The one I'm doing will be done for the GN - as a "stand in" since I
come up with anything closer to the derricks the GN had. But most
what I'm interested in talking about are not GN specific.
such as "what decals did you use?", "did you create boom
tie downs?", "did
you add or replace details?", "ideas on how to keep
the cables taught?",
I'm also interested in how to create the tender (a flat car).
already added considerable weight and found some brass hooks
to use for the
tie downs. The couplers weren't correct height - even
after replacing the
plastic arch bar trucks with Kadees ... but they are
close enough now I'll
probably live with it (using an offset would just
make them the same amount
wrong in the other direction).
- Jim B.