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mwbpequod Posted - 12/24/2011 : 1:16:10 PM
These 2 are the first of several left over from a large box lot of cars and rubbish (emphasis on rubbish, ) that I had bought a few years ago. I pulled all of the decent cars that took only a few hours of effort to move them to either keep or depart. The rest were salvaged for parts, trucks, etc and more than a few made some great kindling last winter,

But, I kept a few on the shelf thinking that there might be something there other than just kindling.

These 2 were basically wooden boxes with a boxcar roof section all nailed together when I started.
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mwbpequod Posted - 04/11/2021 : 1:32:32 PM
Moving a bit slow, but the roofing is on now...

mwbpequod Posted - 04/04/2021 : 10:01:56 AM
Got some paint of the car & tank and reassembled, so now it's touch up and work on the roof.

mwbpequod Posted - 03/28/2021 : 09:41:08 AM
Thanks, guys!

Got the rest of the underbody installed:

That one screw secures the tank in place.
tct855 Posted - 03/22/2021 : 2:17:05 PM
All I can say is- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0nSWdWk7-k
Thanx Thom...
slimrails Posted - 03/21/2021 : 11:50:14 AM
Coming along very nicely, Martin!
mwbpequod Posted - 03/21/2021 : 11:39:34 AM
Okay, lots done - cradle installed, tank mounted, railings soldered up into place, ladders added, grabs installed....next up take it apart and painting....

tct855 Posted - 03/19/2021 : 2:34:58 PM
Excellent brass workmanship! I'm all eyes looking over Mike's shoulders eager to see what's next brother.
Thanx Thom...
mwbpequod Posted - 03/14/2021 : 1:16:32 PM
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Very nice, Martin. I like the glow of brass.

Have to build a cradle to hold it in place next. Probably also have to make it removable if only for painting it vs. the car body. Have to find a suitable sheet metal screw,
Michael Hohn Posted - 03/14/2021 : 12:45:25 PM
Very nice, Martin. I like the glow of brass.
mwbpequod Posted - 03/14/2021 : 10:56:16 AM
And here's what goes on the other end of the car.....had a pair of Lobaugh ends and dome parts - just a matter of rolling some sheet brass and soldering everything together....

mwbpequod Posted - 03/07/2021 : 09:47:51 AM
Stripped off the old underbody bits and added new bolsters and started in on installing a new underbody.

mwbpequod Posted - 02/28/2021 : 09:47:41 AM
A little work on the "structure" end of car. New ends, a door, end overhand bits added to roof, some trim, and corners added...milled out the ends to accept Kadee coupler boxes, too.


mwbpequod Posted - 02/28/2021 : 09:28:42 AM
Sometimes the value of the fun you have building the model is greater than what you can get selling it.


Possibly true, but I had so many "projects" stacked up that I just thought to thin the herd and apply the income toward more parts to finish the rest of the herd. Best laid plans of mice.....
George D Posted - 02/27/2021 : 4:57:41 PM
Originally posted by mwbpequod

Originally posted by slimrails

I'll be following along on this latest build, Martin. Looks interesting already!

Thanks! Background: I tried to sell this off for 2+ years and got tired of looking at it, so while I was working on some other projects, I got a few ideas to finish it off.

Think it's also an old Walther kit car for a crane tender or something of that class.

It'll be something else when I'd done with it,

Sometimes the value of the fun you have building the model is greater than what you can get selling it.

tct855 Posted - 02/27/2021 : 3:27:03 PM
I enjoy lurking from time to time here following along with these cool wood kit builds.

There's something cool (challenging) about building a wood kit with cast/brass casting one just doesn't get with an all plastic kit.

I've built over the years something around 2 dozen kit cars and still have another 10 left. I believe I've posted several builds somewhere on this forum in the last few years.

Your skills are really good and I find myself always interested in each car you build.

Thank you for sharing and keep up the great works Martin.
Thanx Thom...

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