Early TOFC attempt

Discussion in 'TOFC Equipment' started by timothy_cannon, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. timothy_cannon

    timothy_cannon Member Frisco.org Supporter

    This was an early attempt at TOFC or would you say BCOW (Box Car On Wagon)? LOL! This was at Brownwood Missouri date unknown.....Here ya go Jim James!!!!!!

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  2. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Love it! I wish there was an HO scale kit for that bad ¤¤¤ steam tractor. Any thoughts on scratchbuilding one? Hmmm.
  3. Hmmm. Guess the Frisco took door to door deliveries all too serious:p
    It would be cool if the traction engine had a coonskin number plate and a red roof.

    In all seriousness, why would a boxcar be travelling like this, was it recently sold off to be a farm outbuilding, or did it derail(it looks in great shape though).
  4. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Interesting snapshot.

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Keith at Wiseman Models has the tractor, spot on. I can build and decal the car. Might make for an interesting scene on the branch line, eh, Jim?
  6. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Manny, thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I've just ordered the steam tractor kit as I've been wanting an old steam tractor for the layout. It's absolutely perfect and will be one of my favorite models. Wiseman Models is a great source for detail stuff and I'm sure I'll buy from them again. Thanks! And thank you, Timothy for posting that old photo. It was a true inspiration. You never how posting a photo may motivate someone. This will get me out of my modeling slump for sure.
  7. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    That boxcar is sitting on 1/2 the wheels it rode on the rails with. It looks like the opposite side wheels are making a groove, but the near side seems to be leaving no trail or ruts of sorts. A great photo for sure. Looks like that boxcar is headed to a farm for a storage facility huh?
  8. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Here's the tractor kit I ordered. Should be a dandy.
  9. FRISCO4503

    FRISCO4503 FRISCO4503 Frisco.org Supporter

    Jim, I have seen tractors just like this one listed on EBAY all the time, usually run about $32.00 for the kit.
  10. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    Here's a post I found from a model chat group about old tractors:

    [There is a company (Scale Structures?) that used to make a whitemetal Case traction engine kit... AND there were kits for a Holt traction engine and an Iroquois steamroller as well...The Case has something like 100 parts, so they are kind of pricey when you find them. Woodland Scenics has/had JDs and Fordsons as whitemetal kits, as well as stationary steam. Look in your Walthers catalog, or MRR, RMC or the NGSLG, for current availability and prices.]

    Tom G.
  11. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Wow. I received my Wiseman (ex-Scale Strucures) Case steam traction kit and all I can say is Holy Cow. I'll start a build thread but man, there's a ton of tiny white metal parts and no written instructions. I've built many white metal kits over the years but nothing compares to the complexity of this endeavor. This kit is not for the faint of heart. Timothy, thanks for starting me down this project path.

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