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mwbpequod
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Posted - 03/15/2016 :  08:16:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
While the X-23 cars are ongoing on the other bench, I'm moving forward with what's next cluttering up the lathe table....



A Picard Novelty kit, or at least the bare bones of box car or reefer that can be assembled. After that, the only limits are the imagination and the set of dry transfers that got stashed in this project box.

Carpenter's glue and clamps time........


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Edited by - mwbpequod on 03/15/2016 08:21:25 AM

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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/15/2016 :  10:05:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, the bare essentials are there, Martin.



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 03/15/2016 :  1:04:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Dutchman

Well, the bare essentials are there, Martin.



And none of those pesky irritating instructions to get in the way, too!!!


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 03/17/2016 :  08:27:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, the 2 Ambroid PRR X-23 kit cars are as done as they are going to get and they are lettered up for the CVRR, which did have some of these cars.





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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/17/2016 :  09:49:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice, Martin. Dry transfers or decals?



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 03/17/2016 :  10:16:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Dutchman

Nice, Martin. Dry transfers or decals?




Both. I found decals for the PRR X-23 car and Clover House printed a few sheets of the road names I model.

Eventually, I'll get on to the brass X-23 car that's in the other queue.....


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George D
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Posted - 03/17/2016 :  10:26:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice, Martin.

Kinda hard to fit Cumberland Valley letters between all the bracing.

George



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 03/17/2016 :  10:54:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by George D

Nice, Martin.

Kinda hard to fit Cumberland Valley letters between all the bracing.

George



It was a total PITA!

But even fitting Pennsylvania in between all those OB is a test of patience.

In part, that's why I'm putting off doing the brass X-23 for a while -- I need to re-stock on patience!

Back to the Picard novelty car....


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 03/18/2016 :  07:53:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Picard Novelty parts are assembled into a nice solid box - mortised ends lock together very solidly.....



And, I've installed the beginnings of the underbody.....



Next - adding the exterior scribed siding....


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 03/23/2016 :  07:59:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got it all skinned up,



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 03/25/2016 :  1:55:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Underbody and brake system installed and the beginnings of the array of details being added...






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mwbpequod
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Posted - 04/16/2016 :  7:43:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ready for paint and a few little details....



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Dutchman
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Posted - 04/17/2016 :  08:19:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice, Martin. Have you decided on your lettering scheme yet?




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rca2
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Posted - 04/17/2016 :  10:05:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Amazing transformations, Martin. If it weren't for the intermediate pictures, I would suspect magic at work instead of patience and skill. Bob.

Modeling Arizona Eastern Railroad, Hayden Junction (1920), in On30

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 04/17/2016 :  10:19:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Dutchman

Very nice, Martin. Have you decided on your lettering scheme yet?





Yup! C&SL Co.

quote:
Amazing transformations, Martin. If it weren't for the intermediate pictures, I would suspect magic at work instead of patience and skill. Bob.


Thanks!! I could have picked up another 10-12 of these two weeks ago in Chicago, and done another 10-12 of these, but I managed to exercise some restraint.


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