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mwbpequod
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Posted - 04/19/2020 :  07:06:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Joe-SVL

Thanks for the details about your tar paper. I've got 3 questions
1--Do I understand your tar paper layering / overlapping to say that there is only 1 thickness of tar paper at the very edge of the roof?


At the edges I have a 1/2 wide section that then gets double lapped with a full width section of tar paper.
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2-- What did you use as the roof under the tar paper- Scale lumber or sheet styrene?


In my case, it's either scale lumber or a milled roof. Rare that I work in styrene.
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3-- Did you attach your roof walkways on top of the tar paper?



I almost always have the roof walkway supports mounted to the roof prior to installing the tar paper, and when the roofing is completed, then add the actual walkway boards.


In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/19/2020 :  08:49:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Joe-SVL

Mike,
Thanks for the photos. Your car looks great! Did you use one piece of tar paper for the entire roof? If not how wide were your strips and what scale do you model in?

Joe in Orlando


Joe,

I forgot to answer your questions. I used strips about a scale 4 wide, overlapping them a little. I model in HO.

Mike



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wvrr
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Posted - 04/26/2020 :  9:36:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I thought I would show the finished photo of an idler/reach car I just finished for my railroad. This is the first car I will get evaluated for merit, when we can get within six feet of each other, again.









Chuck



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 04/26/2020 :  10:36:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chuck,

It ought to pass. It Looks terrific, nice underbody detail.

Jim


Take the red pill

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 04/26/2020 :  10:44:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by BurleyJim

Chuck,

It ought to pass. It Looks terrific, nice underbody detail.

Jim



What Jim said!

Pete
in Michigan



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/26/2020 :  11:29:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very well done, Chuck.


Edited by - Michael Hohn on 04/26/2020 11:48:07 PM

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 04/27/2020 :  07:00:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks very good to me!



In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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Joe-SVL
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Posted - 05/08/2020 :  12:05:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit Joe-SVL's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Handrails etc.
I am in the process of installing handrails on my Drovers Caboose and am curious wrt how people generally attach such devices. I can see two possible methods 1) Drill holes in the car side and insert the 0.012" brass wire into hole and CA the wire on the inside of the car, or 2) form a loop in the end of the handrail wire and put a bolt and washer casting thru the hole and into the car side. Method 3) ???

thanks, getting closer to the end

Joe in Orlando



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wvrr
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Posted - 05/08/2020 :  3:21:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I used method #1 on the flat car you see, above.

Chuck



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 05/08/2020 :  4:22:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Joe,

I use method 1. I learned it from an MR article in the late 80s and have done it that way ever since.

Mike



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 05/08/2020 :  5:39:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use a variation of method #1. I rarely have access to the interior.

Shape and insert brass wire into holes, wire is usually dipped in Goo 1st, withdrawn, medium viscosity CA added, re-inserted into hole. Then an nbw casting w/o the sprue (bolt) is CA'd adjacent to where the brass wire was inserted. After paint, usually good enough.


In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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Joe-SVL
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Posted - 05/09/2020 :  09:37:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit Joe-SVL's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Chuck, Mike and Martin for you helpful replies to my handrail inquiry. I think I'm going to stick with #1 as I'm presently in a "Get this d_m thing done mode". I started on this car about Nov. 2-nd. Martin I toyed with your idea.

Joe in Orlando



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 05/10/2020 :  4:04:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Joe-SVL

Thanks Chuck, Mike and Martin for you helpful replies to my handrail inquiry. I think I'm going to stick with #1 as I'm presently in a "Get this d_m thing done mode". I started on this car about Nov. 2-nd. Martin I toyed with your idea.

Joe in Orlando



Being in O scale, I have the advantage of being able to reasonably achieve my variation; however, being in O scale, I almost have to add the nbw's with the wire grabs as their absence is easily seen.


In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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krussl
New Hire

Posted - 05/14/2020 :  10:23:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
lets try this - couple of pictures of my just completed 4 dome tank car...

3d printed Multi housing covers - and over 80 custom printed decals. builders drawings in book for judging





Kelly Russell

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krussl
New Hire

Posted - 05/14/2020 :  10:34:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
current project - "Speedy" Ambroid kit - upgrading to steel frame and doing complete interior... will 3dprint the coops for the poultry side.

not sure why i did the studs on the reefer end - both sides of the walls will be covered...



Kelly Russell

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