Ebay Oddball, not G gauge but still large scale ???

vsmith

vsmith

G Scale indoors, O Tinplate, Micro Layouts
24 Oct 2009
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Just what did I buy off eBay?

It's hand built, it's large scale, but it ain't G gauge. Near as I can figure this was built for a standard gauge section on a narrow gauge layout. Gauge looks like 2.5" it's all hand made, even the wheels are turned wood. The drive is a cordless screwdriver and it's very well done. But it's going to have to be rebuilt for the outside layout. Haven't decided what to do with it. Once upon a time I could just grab a couple Aristo centercab blocks, but those are rare as dragons’ teeth today.










It came with an ore car. The ore car will convert to a hopper pretty straightforward, but the engine is going to be interesting






(edit) yes those ARE drill bits for axles, don't ask me why
 
vsmith

vsmith

G Scale indoors, O Tinplate, Micro Layouts
24 Oct 2009
3,804
11
Sunny So Cal
Progress on the Hopper, painted it completely since these pics were taken, found a Tamiya paint that was a close match. also added grab irons to the sides.







A couple of pics showing its relative size to some standard Big Hauler car and its right in line with them.