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pastor_t
Crew Chief



Posted - 08/31/2005 :  2:20:37 PM  Show Profile
I have the cab floor installed now. The pics show what I was talking about above much better than the words do


Here's the cab interior. I need to do something about the curved floor. Funny it doesn't look too bad in real life. Nothing that the careful application of some force and some solder won't sort out though



By removing the frames we get the following 2 pieces:

The frames




and the footplate



Sorry about the bad colour balance. I had to take these under artificial light.

That's all for now folks

Tony



Edited by - pastor_t on 08/31/2005 2:21:53 PM

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pastor_t
Crew Chief



Posted - 08/31/2005 :  2:20:37 PM  Show Profile
I have the cab floor installed now. The pics show what I was talking about above much better than the words do


Here's the cab interior. I need to do something about the curved floor. Funny it doesn't look too bad in real life. Nothing that the careful application of some force and some solder won't sort out though



By removing the frames we get the following 2 pieces:

The frames




and the footplate



Sorry about the bad colour balance. I had to take these under artificial light.

That's all for now folks

Tony



Edited by - pastor_t on 08/31/2005 2:21:53 PM

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nalmeida
Fireman



Posted - 08/31/2005 :  3:03:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit nalmeida's Homepage
Keep up the good work Tony, I'm enjoying your progress a lot, these brass kits are trully great.


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nalmeida
Fireman



Posted - 08/31/2005 :  3:03:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit nalmeida's Homepage
Keep up the good work Tony, I'm enjoying your progress a lot, these brass kits are trully great.


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George D
Moderator

Premium Member


Posted - 08/31/2005 :  8:53:16 PM  Show Profile
Good progress Tony. Any burned fingers yet? If I used your technique my fingers would be covered with bandages by now.

George



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George D
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Premium Member


Posted - 08/31/2005 :  8:53:16 PM  Show Profile
Good progress Tony. Any burned fingers yet? If I used your technique my fingers would be covered with bandages by now.

George



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pastor_t
Crew Chief



Posted - 09/01/2005 :  07:41:10 AM  Show Profile
It's not so bad really George. A solder joint should only take a few seconds to make, and brass doesn't transfer the heat to the fingers too fast. Nickel silver has a slower rate of heat transfer, which is why many scratchbuilders prefer it over brass.

As with any job the right tools used in the right way make the difference. I use coreless solders (m.p 188C and 145C) and phosphoric acid flux. Resin cored solder that you can buy at a hardware store melts too high (typically over 220C) to be very useful in small scale work like this.

Making sure the job is clean is important. The flux helps, but I find that a quick pass of a burnishing brush to clean the work is a greater help.

As to not burning fingers, having a good aim with the iron is essential

Tony



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pastor_t
Crew Chief



Posted - 09/01/2005 :  07:41:10 AM  Show Profile
It's not so bad really George. A solder joint should only take a few seconds to make, and brass doesn't transfer the heat to the fingers too fast. Nickel silver has a slower rate of heat transfer, which is why many scratchbuilders prefer it over brass.

As with any job the right tools used in the right way make the difference. I use coreless solders (m.p 188C and 145C) and phosphoric acid flux. Resin cored solder that you can buy at a hardware store melts too high (typically over 220C) to be very useful in small scale work like this.

Making sure the job is clean is important. The flux helps, but I find that a quick pass of a burnishing brush to clean the work is a greater help.

As to not burning fingers, having a good aim with the iron is essential

Tony



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Brakeman
New Hire



Posted - 09/26/2005 :  8:27:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit Brakeman's Homepage
Outstanding! As a former instrument maker and toolmaker I feel safe in saying that as easy as you make this project seem, there is more skill here than meets the eye.

Benz



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Brakeman
New Hire



Posted - 09/26/2005 :  8:27:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit Brakeman's Homepage
Outstanding! As a former instrument maker and toolmaker I feel safe in saying that as easy as you make this project seem, there is more skill here than meets the eye.

Benz



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belg
Fireman



Posted - 09/27/2005 :  06:58:53 AM  Show Profile
Tony, I had been wondering about this project myself has it found its way to "the shelf"? I agree with Benz that there is alot more to these types of projects than meets the eye. Pat


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belg
Fireman



Posted - 09/27/2005 :  06:58:53 AM  Show Profile
Tony, I had been wondering about this project myself has it found its way to "the shelf"? I agree with Benz that there is alot more to these types of projects than meets the eye. Pat


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pastor_t
Crew Chief



Posted - 09/27/2005 :  08:08:34 AM  Show Profile
Pat,

This project was shelved for a while because work got in the way of modelling. A couple of weeks ago I had my first funeral to take, then I was away in Italy on a missions trip. Tomorrow is our Church prayer and business meeting - always busy - and on Sunday I have 3 services to take. Couple that with two days away later this week and you can understand why progress has been, and probably will continue to be, slow.

I have another problem too. I'm trying to find some information about the layout of the cab interior. I need to know where the seats were positioned, and I could use a picture of the controls too. Those big cab windows mean I need to get this right. You just know that the first person who sees this model in the flesh will have driven one for a living and will be able to tell me everything I've got wrong

I am hoping to make some progress in the near future though. I'll keep you posted.

Tony



Edited by - pastor_t on 09/27/2005 08:51:11 AM

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pastor_t
Crew Chief



Posted - 09/27/2005 :  08:08:34 AM  Show Profile
Pat,

This project was shelved for a while because work got in the way of modelling. A couple of weeks ago I had my first funeral to take, then I was away in Italy on a missions trip. Tomorrow is our Church prayer and business meeting - always busy - and on Sunday I have 3 services to take. Couple that with two days away later this week and you can understand why progress has been, and probably will continue to be, slow.

I have another problem too. I'm trying to find some information about the layout of the cab interior. I need to know where the seats were positioned, and I could use a picture of the controls too. Those big cab windows mean I need to get this right. You just know that the first person who sees this model in the flesh will have driven one for a living and will be able to tell me everything I've got wrong

I am hoping to make some progress in the near future though. I'll keep you posted.

Tony



Edited by - pastor_t on 09/27/2005 08:51:11 AM

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Eddie Landreth
Fireman

Posted - 09/27/2005 :  09:32:07 AM  Show Profile
That's a really nice looking diesel model, Tony. I'm enjoying following your progress on it. I've always been amazed at people who can actually construct a brass model.


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