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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/14/2019 :  9:56:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Martin,

You either have a special skill in finding unfinished or damaged kits or O scale modelers are more likely to run out of steam because I sure donít see many HO kits in this condition. Although I do have a couple.

Mike


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/15/2019 :  07:52:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Martin,

You either have a special skill in finding unfinished or damaged kits or O scale modelers are more likely to run out of steam because I sure donít see many HO kits in this condition. Although I do have a couple.

Mike



Well, it's not a kit per se but rather someone's accumulation of parts that never got assembled and now I'm adding to, subtracting from to make into some sort of workable bobber caboose. It does me little good for the parts to set for another eon in a box for the next O scaler who in all probability would dump on eBay or just toss into the dustbin.

I'm going to get my fun now! Ok, and after I'm done building it, then it's a different problem. to solve as I really have no need to keep it unless I am overcome with separation anxiety,


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/16/2019 :  1:41:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Took the resin cast ends and hacked off the bottom bits left & right and then reshaped the curvature along the top to match that of the roof profile. End mill in the variable speed drill press working on resin is so nice!!!



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/21/2019 :  1:58:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Added decking to the entire top of the frame...



and then to the underside as well as a center sill.



And replaced the plastic wheelsets for nice etal ones......this bobber will need not weight to be added,


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/25/2019 :  12:51:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Worked out the sides.....decided to go with the white metal castings. Had to open up the holes a bit with the Dremel and files, but they fit now!



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 02/03/2019 :  10:24:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Putting the reshaped/milled ends to the roof section... End castings are not flush with the top of the rood casting. Card stock applied to make platform overhand leaving a slot between the card stock and the casting for inserting the wood for the overhang.








Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.

Edited by - mwbpequod on 03/11/2019 11:17:06 AM

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 02/17/2019 :  2:39:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Working out the roof overhand over the platform ends...





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ocalicreek
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Posted - 02/17/2019 :  3:31:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It is a good Sunday afternoon when the sun is shining after a solid week of rain, and Martin is posting his fine work from the car shops!

Galen


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 02/24/2019 :  10:21:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got the windows settled into the brass sides and the side grabs soldered into place.



Next up is to get a coat of paint or 3 on these and the cupola so I can install the window glazing before buttoning the entire car.


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 02/27/2019 :  09:39:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Painted and glazed, and marker lights added.



Back to the rest of the body now...


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 02/27/2019 :  11:12:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good!

Take the red pill

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 02/27/2019 :  12:07:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by BurleyJim

Looking good!


Thanks! I'll have to remember to put the jewels on those lights after I get closer to the end.


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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/27/2019 :  3:55:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Martin, you always seem to be able to make a silk purse out of whatever has been thrown your way!


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 02/27/2019 :  4:12:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dutchman

Martin, you always seem to be able to make a silk purse out of whatever has been thrown your way!


Let me assure you that there have been more than a few that I either pawned off on others, or just salvaged some bits off before their disposal.

I try also try pretty hard not to buy anything w/o having a pretty good idea that I can make something acceptable of it.


Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 03/03/2019 :  12:16:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Put some paint on the ends before adding the railings and having to work around them.





Black paint on the roof is where I think that the cupola will end up.


Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.

Edited by - mwbpequod on 03/11/2019 11:17:56 AM

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