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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/04/2021 :  7:34:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really impressive work Martin. This they thread has been going for years and just keeps getting better.
Although the rolling stock is old, you are bringing them up to an excellent level of presentation.


Regards Rob

My current build.
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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/05/2021 :  10:51:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bit of a mess, but should also be a pretty quick rebuild and finishing job....







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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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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/05/2021 :  11:53:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Martin,

Outstanding job on these cars, you certainly build some beautiful cars.

Jim


Take the red pill

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/10/2021 :  09:28:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rebuilt the underbody.......old bolsters were Zn pestilated.......and AB brake parts were just pinned in place.



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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George D
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Posted - 01/10/2021 :  11:39:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What does "Zn pestilated" mean?

George


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deemery
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Posted - 01/10/2021 :  11:41:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George D

What does "Zn pestilated" mean?

George



Zinc alloy castings can, over time, fail. This was the problem with the old Central Valley trucks and with a lot of die-cast boilers and other parts. The parts get soft and crumbly, sometimes with a white residue.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/10/2021 :  12:56:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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The parts get soft and crumbly, sometimes with a white residue.


In this case the bolsters were cracked and warped off the floor a good 3/16" in the middle. Unscrewing from the floor let them fall into several pieces.

Usually this in the various Zamac alloys compromised by some contamination by lead, etc.


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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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/17/2021 :  08:07:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sides are done....



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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slimrails
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  06:55:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The details have really transformed the car side, Martin.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  07:58:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very nice!


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