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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 04/14/2020 :  11:07:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chuck excellent work.

Jerry

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jbvb
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Posted - 04/14/2020 :  11:11:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks nice so far. Is that ACL flat the same car as Tichy's model?


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wvrr
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Posted - 04/14/2020 :  12:03:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks everyone.

James,
The ACL is similar to the Tichy model. I never really looked at the Tichy model, closely. But, in the instructions I downloaded, it has a K brake system and the Mainline Modelr drawing has an AB system. There are a few other more subtle differences. But, for the most part, it is very close.

Dave,
That would be great if Don produced those. I really thought a lot about how to make those poling pockets before coming up with that I dea. Then, I found another idea on Ted Culotta's blog, last night. He created 2mm disks and glued them to the body. Then, he added ACC around the perimeter of the disks. After the glue dried he used a #50 drill to create a depression in the center.

Chuck



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jbvb
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Posted - 04/14/2020 :  1:11:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Some of Tichy's HO freight car kits come with both K and AB brake parts, but the flat my stepson built last year had only K parts.


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wvrr
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Posted - 04/22/2020 :  9:06:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
An update on my idler car. The car is completely assembled. Next up is to prime it followed by some rivet decals.

The only commercial parts on the car are the brake components (brake cylinder, reservoir, triple valve, valve retainer, brake wheel, and brake hoses), NBWs, chain, trucks, and couplers. All the wire components, including the grab irons, stirrup steps, uncoupling levers, and railings were bent using jigs. The clevis' used for the brake rigging are modified Tichy turnbuckles...one end cut off.

While the main part of the car follows the ACL plans I found in a Mainline Modeler book, the railings, on-deck grab irons, and foot step are influenced by Ann Arbor prototypes.
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George D
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Posted - 04/22/2020 :  9:53:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good, Chuck. Your wire bending is amazing.

George


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wvrr
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Posted - 04/26/2020 :  9:34:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Today, I finished the idler/reach car for my layout. I will have this evaluated for merit in the NMRA Achievement Program, the next time people can get within six feet of each other. In the meantime, I am starting the planning process on the next car.









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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 04/27/2020 :  12:21:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work Chuck. Should pass with flying colors!

Jerry

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George D
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Posted - 04/27/2020 :  07:01:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice neat work, Chuck. You have a winner there.

George


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Rick
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Posted - 04/27/2020 :  07:03:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Outstanding!


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 04/27/2020 :  08:18:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's terrific! Usually idle hands get reprimanded but [i]idler]/i] hands are a whole 'nother thing.


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wvrr
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Posted - 06/16/2020 :  09:42:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here is the second car that I will have evaluated for the NMRA Achievement Program for Cars. It is a Lehigh Valley Ice Service Car. It was built in 1911 and is before the era of my layout. But, with my interest in the Lehigh Valley, the planned creamery for the layout, and the desire to build a car with the K brake system, I decided to build it. Paint and decals are next.





Chuck



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 06/16/2020 :  09:46:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done, Chuck! Keep going!

Pete
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jbvb
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Posted - 06/16/2020 :  09:57:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That looks nicely put together. What are you using for trucks? The B&M kept Fox trucks in service into the 1950s on equipment that wasn't used in interchange.


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wvrr
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Posted - 06/16/2020 :  10:01:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Pete and James!

James, This car has Kadee #501 Arch Bar trucks.

Chuck



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