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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Calamity's Railroad acquires some rolling stock

Although my town of Calamity hasn't seen a lot of work lately I have been keeping my eye out for good deals on rolling stock for the railroad portion. For those that haven't been following along I have abandoned my original idea of using S Scale, just do to the lack of equipment available and instead I am using On30. It has the right "feel" because of its narrow gauge proportions even though I consider 1/48th scale to be much to big for 28mm miniatures. I have been able to find some pretty good deals on Ebay and over the last month I have been able to pick up a box car and stock car. I would like to get at least 3-4 more box cars and another stock car so I'll keep my eyes peeled. I'm still looking for reasonably priced steam locomotives as well. I may have to bit the bullet on those. In the meantime I have decided that when I get my turn of the century railroad back up and running I'll be re-doing it in On30 rather than HO so everything can serve double duty as my Colorado and Northwestern RR.

Here are the latest acquisitions.


  1. Nice rolling stock... ;-)

    And if you add some small particular, mainly the roof hatches, you can convert the box car in a Reefer :-)


    1. I have thought of doing that but they do make reefers in On30 so I'll just keep my eyes open for an RTR Reefer rather than doing a conversion.

  2. Those cars look nice. I look forward to seeing the train portion of Calamity develop.