Railroad Line Forums
Railroad Line Forums
Username:
Password:
Save Password


Register
Forgot Password?
  Home   Forums   Events Calendar   Sponsors   Support the RRLine   Guestbook   FAQ     Register
Active Topics | Active Polls | Resources | Members | Online Users | Live Chat | Avatar Legend | Search | Statistics
Photo Album | File Lister | File Library
[ Active Members: 2 | Anonymous Members: 0 | Guests: 62 ]  [ Total: 64 ]  [ Newest Member: Fred of Medford ]
 All Forums
 Model Railroad Forums
 Early Rail Forum
 Projects in Progress on the Southern Central RR

Note: You must be registered in order to post a reply.
To register, click here. Registration is FREE!

 Posting Form
Screensize:
UserName:
Password:
Format Mode:
Format: BoldItalicizedUnderlineStrikethrough Align LeftCenteredAlign Right Horizontal Rule Insert HyperlinkInsert EmailInsert Image Insert CodeInsert QuoteInsert List Spell Checker
   
Callouts: Insert Speech Icon: duh! Insert Speech Icon: oops! Insert Speech Icon: sigh! Insert Speech Icon: ugh! Insert Speech Icon: wow! Insert Speech Icon: yeah! Insert Speech Icon: ok! Insert Speech Icon: yes! Insert Speech Icon: no!
Message Icon:              
             


Smilies
Alien_125 [:-alien] Angel_125 [:-angel] Angry [:(!] Apple_125 [:-apple]
Approve [^] Ashamed_125 [:-ashamed] Banghead_125 [:-banghead] Baseball_125 [:-baseball]
Basketball_125 [:-basketball] Batman_125 [:-batman] Big Smile [:D] Bigeyes_125 [:-bigeyes]
Bigeyes2_125 [:-bigeyes2] Bigmouth_125 [:-bigmouth] Black Eye [B)] Blindfold_125 [:-blindfold]
Blush [:I] Boggled_125 [:-boggled] Boring_125 [:-boring] Bouncy_125 [:-bouncy]
Brokenheart_125 [:-brokenheart] Bulb_125 [:-bulb] Bunny_125 [:-bunny] Captain_125 [:-captain]
Censored_125 [:-censored] Chef_125 [:-chef] Clock_125 [:-clock] clover_125 [:-clover]
Clown [:o)] clown_125 [:-clown] Cold_125 [:-cold] Cool [8D]
Cowboy_125 [:-cowboy] Crazy_125 [:-crazy] Cry_125 [:-cry] Cyclops_125 [:-cyclops]
Dead [xx(] Devil_125 [:-devil] Disapprove [V] Disguise_125 [:-disguise]
Dog_125 [:-dog] Doggy_125 [:-doggy] Dopey_125 [:-dopey] Drool_125 [:-drool]
Drunk_125 [:-drunk] Dunce_125 [:-dunce] Eight Ball [8] Evil [}:)]
Eyebrows_125 [:-eyebrows] Fight_125 [:-fight] Football_125 [:-football] Ghost_125 [:-ghost]
Glasses_125 [:-glasses] Gnasher_125 [:-gnasher] Goldfish_125 [:-goldfish] Golf_125 [:-golf]
Graduate_125 [:-graduate] Grumpy_125 [:-grumpy] Headache_125 [:-headache] Headphones_125 [:-headphones]
Hearts_125 [:-hearts] Hockey_125 [:-hockey] Hot_125 [:-hot] Hypnotized_125 [:-hypnotized]
Idea_125 [:-idea] Indifferent_125 [:-indifferent] Irked_125 [:-irked] Jester_125 [:-jester]
Jump_125 [:-jump] Jump2_125 [:-jump2] jumprefect_125 [:-jumprefect] King_125 [:-king]
Kisses [:X] Kitty_125 [:-kitty] Knockout_125 [:-knockout] Love_125 [:-love]
Magnify_125 [:-magnify] Masked_125 [:-masked] Mean_125 [:-mean] Mischievous_125 [:-mischievous]
Mohawk_125 [:-mohawk] Moptop_125 [:-moptop] Mouse_125 [:-mouse] Mummy_125 [:-mummy]
Nonono_125 [:-nonono] Ouch_125 [:-ouch] Paperbag_125 [:-paperbag] Party_125 [:-party]
Piggy_125 [:-piggy] Pirate_125 [:-pirate] Propeller_125 [:-propeller] Psst_125 [:-psst]
Pumpkin_125 [:-pumpkin] Question [?] Sad [:(] Scared_125 [:-scared]
Shades_125 [:-shades] Shake_125 [:-shake] Shock [:O] Shy [8)]
Sick_125 [:-sick] Sing_125 [:-sing] Skull_125 [:-skull] Slaphappy_125 [:-slaphappy]
Sleep_125 [:-sleep] Sleepy [|)] Slug_125 [:-slug] Sly_125 [:-sly]
Smgreen_125 [:-smile_green] Smile [:)] Smirk_125 [:-smirk] Snooty_125 [:-snooty]
Snorkel_125 [:-snorkel] soccer_125 [:-soccer] Sonar_125 [:-sonar] Sour_125 [:-sour]
Spin_125 [:-spin] Splat_125 [:-splat] Star_125 [:-star] Tapedshut_125 [:-tophat]
Tapedshut_125 [:-taped] Thumbdn_125 [:-thumbd] Thumbup_125 [:-thumbu] Tiger_125 [:-tiger]
Timebomb_125 [:-timebm] Toast_125 [:-toast] Tongue [:P] Tongue_125 [:-tong2]
Tophat_125 [:-tophat] Turtle_125 [:-turtle] Vampire_125 [:-vamp] Viking_125 [:-viking]
Weeping_125 [:-weepn] Williamtell_125 [:-wiltel] Wink [;)] Witch_125 [:-witch]
Xmas_125 [;-xmas] Yawn_125 [:-yawn] Yuck_125 [:-yuck]  

   -  HTML is OFF | Forum Code is ON
   Insert a File
 
  Check here to include your profile signature.
Check here to subscribe to this topic.
    

T O P I C    R E V I E W
Michael Hohn Posted - 10/25/2014 : 9:53:52 PM
With its shorter days and days off, this time of the year tempts the modelmaker to start new projects. I try to resist temptation by beginning the new year with fewer unfinished projects on my desk.

One that has gone unfinished for too long is my model of a Central of Vermont boxcar, actually a modified BTS laser kit of a PRR 28' boxcar. Today it went through the paint shop.



Next step: Art Griffin decals.
15   L A T E S T    R E P L I E S    (Newest First)
Michael Hohn Posted - 06/04/2020 : 9:17:29 PM
quote:
Originally posted by wvrr

Nice looking cars, Mike! And, quite a variety of building techniques, as you pointed out.

I am in the process of scratchbuilding a LVRR ice service car from 1911. The car is quite a bit before my layout's time. But, I wanted to build something with a K brake system as I work on the Cars certificate for the NMRA Achievement Program.

The car has similar end sills as the 3D printed cars you are building. When you get to that point, I would love to see how the brake staff connects to the rod under the car.

Chuck


Chuck,

Thank you.

I know that the LV used some old cars for ice service in the early 20th Century, but I've never seen a photo of one. I assume you have one and if you do and could post it I'd be interested in seeing it.

Here is a photo of what I did and also drawings of PRR cars at the time as an example of standard practice.







In the prototype there is a bracket below the end sill to hold the part of brake staff around which the chain to a brake rod would wind. I don't model the chain or brake rods under the car. All I do is drill a hole through the end sill and let the brake staff extend a little below the end sill. One of the shortcuts I take.

Mike


Michael Hohn Posted - 06/04/2020 : 8:56:57 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Larryc

Just wanted to stop by and tell you what an amazing job your doing on your layout. The cars look top notch. Good work takes time and great work takes even longer. Keep up the great work.


Thank you, Larry, for your kind words.
wvrr Posted - 06/03/2020 : 3:50:18 PM
Nice looking cars, Mike! And, quite a variety of building techniques, as you pointed out.

I am in the process of scratchbuilding a LVRR ice service car from 1911. The car is quite a bit before my layout's time. But, I wanted to build something with a K brake system as I work on the Cars certificate for the NMRA Achievement Program.

The car has similar end sills as the 3D printed cars you are building. When you get to that point, I would love to see how the brake staff connects to the rod under the car.

Chuck
Larryc Posted - 06/03/2020 : 3:24:36 PM
Just wanted to stop by and tell you what an amazing job your doing on your layout. The cars look top notch. Good work takes time and great work takes even longer. Keep up the great work.
Michael Hohn Posted - 05/30/2020 : 12:06:53 PM
Frank and Greg,

Thank you for looking in and for your stimulating comments.

Thinking about it, I can say that these cars and ones I worked on earlier this month represent about a century of techniques:
- Because I wanted the unusual runnnng board on the 3D printed model, I built the roof from styrene sheet and strip.
- A couple of weeks ago I built a boxcar from a BTS laser kit. I think laser kits started appearing in the 1990ís if I recall correctly.
- And last week my lumber load was for a flat car Iíd scratchbuilt from scale lumber a few years ago. Now thatís truly old school.

Mike
Ensign Posted - 05/30/2020 : 09:52:26 AM
Looks like the 19th century is meeting up with the 21st century.
It will be interesting to see how the 3D printed boxcar compares with your cast resin car when they are all painted.

Greg Shinnie
Frank Palmer Posted - 05/30/2020 : 08:58:11 AM

Boy how times have changed, from resin castings to 3-D printing.
Michael Hohn Posted - 05/29/2020 : 12:12:45 PM
quote:
Originally posted by railman28

Looking very good Mike. Did you use ACC Glue?

Bob


Thank you, Bob.

Yes, acc, usually the regular thin stuff but sometimes gel when I needed a little time to get details in position.

Mike
railman28 Posted - 05/29/2020 : 11:53:41 AM
Looking very good Mike. Did you use ACC Glue?

Bob
Michael Hohn Posted - 05/29/2020 : 10:54:20 AM
I decided to add to my fleet of 28ft Lehigh Valley boxcars. The railroad ran about 1,500 of these cars in the 1880's. I plan to:
- letter two resin 28ft boxcars I cast from my own molds, assembled, and painted in 2014
- assemble a third one from resin castings I made back then and left in a box
- build a fourth from 3d-printed parts sent me from Craig Bisgeier.


Here's the lineup. I've assembled the resin and 3d-printed cars and started on details.



And here they are ready for the paint shop, the 3d-printed car in front:



Time to set up my airbrush.

Mike
Michael Hohn Posted - 05/24/2020 : 09:09:07 AM
quote:
Originally posted by deemery

2012 sounds about right :-( That was a good convention, I'm glad I made that trip.

dave


The convention was to be in Pittsburgh again this year, this coming weekend, in fact.

Mike
deemery Posted - 05/24/2020 : 08:32:13 AM
2012 sounds about right :-( That was a good convention, I'm glad I made that trip.

dave
Michael Hohn Posted - 05/24/2020 : 12:06:17 AM
quote:
Originally posted by David J Buchholz

Thanks for the update Mike.


David,

You're welcome. I'm glad you made the suggestion.

Regarding your previous comment, it might seem I'm moving right along, but it seems to me that everything takes so long. Probably human nature.

I never responded to your question about the LOC Sanborn map collection. I've been using Sanborn maps I found on a different site, but I don't think they are there anymore, so it will probably be the LOC from now on.

Mike
Michael Hohn Posted - 05/24/2020 : 12:01:14 AM
quote:
Originally posted by OK Hogger

Extremely good craftsmanship, Mike. All of it. Your structures and equipment really are a highlight.

Andre


Thank you, Andre. I appreciate you looking in.

Mike
Michael Hohn Posted - 05/23/2020 : 11:57:34 PM
quote:
Originally posted by deemery

MUCH progress since I visited, but then that was many years ago.

dave


Dave,

My recollection is that you saw my layout after the Mid Central NMRA regional in 2012. Yes, indeed, it's been a while. Most of the layout has been modified. There might be one 3' section of track in the same spot it was back then.

Mike

Railroad Line Forums © 2000-2020 Railroad Line Co. Go To Top Of Page
Steam was generated in 0.22 seconds. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000