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dallas_m
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Posted - 01/04/2014 :  6:18:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Heath --

You've done a "bang up" job of creating your own version of the gun car!


Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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Geezer
Engineer



Posted - 01/04/2014 :  7:40:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ron -
Great idea and workmanship!
Looks good to me, but now, I will be afraid
to fly my biplane while crop dusting the "legal"
Mary Jane fields......



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ironflyer
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Posted - 01/04/2014 :  9:34:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very Nice Job Heath

That's fine, it'll make another trip kid.

Paul

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elwoodblues
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Posted - 01/28/2014 :  06:01:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit elwoodblues's Homepage  Send elwoodblues a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks to Carmine and his hunkered down gondola build it has motivated me to get going again on my gondola kit.

I also see that there are some other great gondola builds going on here so here is my humble version of the gondola.




The first order of business was to build up the car sides as the size provided in the kit are not high enough to afford any protection to the men manning the guns. Doubling up the height looked good to me.





Unfornunately the three kits I bought did not have enough car sides to build up the sides and the kit manufacturer (who shall remain nameless to protect the innocent) did not provide any extra parts for me to accomplish my goal. Fortunately, some strip styrene and Tichy rivets solved the dilemma.





Building up the ends only the parts from 2 kits. The rivet details on the ends would have gotten in the way of the steel reinforcing but they had to be cut off in order to install the ends between the sides.





The assembled car ready for the steel reinforcing along the tops and corners.

As a side note I received the hungarian WW1 machine guns that will be part of this build.

Till next time, thanks for looking in.


Ron Newby
General Manager
Clearwater Valley Railway Co.
http://cvry.ca

Edited by - elwoodblues on 01/28/2014 06:03:51 AM

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ironflyer
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Posted - 01/28/2014 :  09:09:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cool-good to see you back at it

That's fine, it'll make another trip kid.

Paul

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Pacbelt
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Posted - 01/28/2014 :  1:00:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit Pacbelt's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Glad to help, in whatever small capacity!
I like that high wall idea!!! I may have to "borrow" that, for my next ones...

I'll ask the "nameless manufacturer" for some extra wall pieces...
Or extend it like you did!

Cheers Heath! Press on.....


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NCE & TCS, w/Keep-Alive ONLY!!
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Geezer
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Posted - 01/28/2014 :  3:20:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glad to see some movement in the wire.....
High side ton works for me!!



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thtroll
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Posted - 01/28/2014 :  10:16:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit thtroll's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ron, really like the 4 board look. Can't wait to see some fire power. Thanks for letting me join in on the fun. Encountered a minor setback on mine, the floor has 'cupped' badly. I need to dig it out and fix it.

Cheers, Heath.

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elwoodblues
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Posted - 02/23/2014 :  9:37:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit elwoodblues's Homepage  Send elwoodblues a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
thtroll, hope you got the floor warping solved, really like your version of the gondola.

Now that I'm feeling much better and have the desire to work on things again I'm back to work on the gondola.



The steel reinforcing is added and the body primed and ready for painting. I like the uneven boards, looks like the car has been around for awhile and seen heavy use. Just need to figure out how to add some bullet holes.





The main firepower put in the car to give an idea on how it is going to look.





The under side of the car primed and with the first coat of paint. Nothing special here, just added what came with the kit.

Next up working on the machine guns for the sides.



Ron Newby
General Manager
Clearwater Valley Railway Co.
http://cvry.ca

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ironflyer
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Posted - 02/23/2014 :  9:45:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good, good to see you back at it Ron

That's fine, it'll make another trip kid.

Paul

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Pacbelt
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Posted - 02/23/2014 :  10:52:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit Pacbelt's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks GREAT Ron!!

..... I may have ta join in, and lower the bar a little, so others may join in and try one TOO!!!


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BigLars
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Posted - 02/24/2014 :  01:01:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ron,
The TML have send spies to see what you are really up to.



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Ross74H
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Posted - 02/24/2014 :  06:11:57 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Ross74H's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Thats quite cool, of course there is always this little 15" gauge beasty if you wanted a protoype...



Apparently it did cause one German pilot to crash because he thouhgt it was a full-size train and flew too low!

And a suggestion if you want some "bigger" guns, I play a tabletop wargame called Warhammer 40,000. Its supposed to be 28mm "heroic" scale which means that the guns are rather oversized so that might be a good source for a "big gun"




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elwoodblues
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Posted - 02/24/2014 :  07:29:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit elwoodblues's Homepage  Send elwoodblues a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the comments Paul, Carmine, Larry and Ross.

Paul, it's nice to be back at the modeling table.

Carmine, feel free to join in the fun.

Larry, Why do you thing the CVRy is building the gun car, to keep the spies out.

Ross, Love the armered train, even the locomotive has steel plating, would make an interesting prototype to model. I've seen the Warhammer stuff but the price tag on the tanks are quite high here, but is does get you some neat big guns.


Ron Newby
General Manager
Clearwater Valley Railway Co.
http://cvry.ca

Edited by - elwoodblues on 02/24/2014 07:30:12 AM

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jbvb
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Posted - 02/24/2014 :  08:27:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I had heard the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch had an armoured (British, after all) train during WWII, but I'd never seen a picture. I wonder if they'll ever build a replica...


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