Weaver’s Reading G1

Discuss All Facets of 2-Rail, 1/48 Scale, Model Railroading
Chris Webster
Posts: 496
Joined: Mon May 25, 2015 7:25 pm

Re: Weaver’s Reading G1

Postby Chris Webster » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:32 pm

rogruth wrote:Those three and Jon's all look reall nice to me.
What is your evaluation of the prices? High, medium, low, what?
This is just my curiosity.
IMHO, those are some really nice looking kitbashes of some not so nice looking prototypes! :lol:

My guess is that the selling prices were probably low, especially if the buyer resells them on ebay to bidders who don't realize they are plastic.

I'm not familiar with the name Meyers -- did he sell kitbashed engines and/or do custom work?
De Bruin wrote:I recall seeing an N&W Y6 bashed out of two AHM 0-8-0's in an issue of MR in the 70's, like these Readings, that's whole a lot of hours for a plastic model, even for me.
I remember RMC having a cover story about big steam kitbashed from AHM IHB 0-8-0s and that the story was set in an urban canyon. I just tried googling for it and found that the November 1977 issue had an article titled "RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award - AHM's Indiana Harbor Belt 0-8-0 kit provides parts for a 2-8-2, 2-8-4 and 0-6-0 in 1/4" scale."
There's a copy of it for sale on ebay right now and the cover has a picture of RGS steam in HOn3, so it is not the issue I am remembering.

bob turner
Posts: 11179
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:57 pm

Re: Weaver’s Reading G1

Postby bob turner » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:37 pm

I have a soft spot for the Reading G1. I was almost sure I posted this somewhere, but cannot find it, so bear with the repetition. this one is based on a Scale Craft Pacific mechanism, but is otherwise scratch. It will look a lot better in a coat of paint with decals, but that comes later.

Image

Tender is not scratch - I think it is Overland, with CLW trucks. Oh, obviously unpowered, but the gears are there, should I wish to give it a test run.

There is a larger model of this general type in the Franklin Museum, close to the 60000 Baldiwn. I think that is what piqued my interest in the Reading Pacific.

User avatar
rogruth
Posts: 23530
Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:32 pm
Location: pembroke,ga

Re: Weaver’s Reading G1

Postby rogruth » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:03 pm

Bob,
Why do you usually show the left side of your locos in photos?
roger

I support thread drift.
If God didn't want women to be looked at, He would have made 'em ugly. RAH

bob turner
Posts: 11179
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:57 pm

Re: Weaver’s Reading G1

Postby bob turner » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:51 pm

I dunno - I shall consciously show the right side on the next several.
A quick check of my SP thread - page 1 shows five right side, one left. Does that help my average?

User avatar
rogruth
Posts: 23530
Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:32 pm
Location: pembroke,ga

Re: Weaver’s Reading G1

Postby rogruth » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:49 pm

Bob,
Maybe it's not you but a general overall thing.
I think all of the locos in this particular thread are left side.
roger

I support thread drift.
If God didn't want women to be looked at, He would have made 'em ugly. RAH

User avatar
ScaleCraft
Posts: 5506
Joined: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:15 pm
Location: Floe Ice, Auntarctica

Re: Weaver’s Reading G1

Postby ScaleCraft » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:59 pm

rogruth wrote:Bob,
Maybe it's not you but a general overall thing.
I think all of the locos in this particular thread are left side.

Hey at least he has all the wheels on the rails!
Dave....collector, restorer, and operator of the finest doorstops


Return to “O-Gauge, 2-Rail, Model Railroading”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 2 guests