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railman28
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Posted - 09/30/2017 :  10:17:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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[br And Cheaper than 3d printing them would be.



Bob,

Thank you.

I do like the physical process of measuring, cutting, assembling and gluing.

Mike



As do I. But we do what we need to get the job done right?


It's only make-believe

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/02/2017 :  9:13:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I worked on household projects over the weekend and returned to the bobbers over lunch today. The next step was to add fascia to each side, fashioning the part over the platforms to an "S" curve. Unsure how I was going to do this, it took a couple of tries. I had success adding 0.01 by 0.04 fascia, cementing short strips of .03 by .04 styrene behind the part of the fascia extending over the platforms, and shaping them with files.



The bobber in the rear is ready for the fascia, and the one in the front has the fascia added to both sides and the fancy profile formed.

Mike


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/02/2017 :  9:32:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work Mike'..They are going to look good once they start bobbing along'...



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/02/2017 :  9:41:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Nice work Mike'..They are going to look good once they start bobbing along'...


Like the red, red robin . . .


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/02/2017 :  10:01:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, I'v been reaching for a little humor after enduring a very sad day'..for America...



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Guff
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Posted - 10/02/2017 :  11:16:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,
OMG! .01,.03,.04 styrene! How do you see it let along glue it in place?
Nice work!
Dave



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BlairM
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Posted - 10/03/2017 :  01:38:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice fascia details, I wondered how you were going to do those!
I never noticed, but the bobber in the archer book has horns mounted at the end of the running board. I would have thought that was a step too far, but here is the evidence that it was actually done. Heh, Just make them small enough if you decide to add them...
The window frames came out nice too.Are you adding the cupolas to these? They are strangely narrrow, much more than any other cupolas I have observed.
It's nice that you benefit from the assembly line process here getting 2 by repeating the processes. You are disciplined at doing these multiple builds;
No wonder you put so much effort into building that car shop model, it seems to be paying off.



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/03/2017 :  07:50:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Mike, I'v been reaching for a little humor after enduring a very sad day'..for America...


I understand what you mean.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/03/2017 :  07:54:03 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Mike,
OMG! .01,.03,.04 styrene! How do you see it let along glue it in place?


Dave,

Requires a good light. Sometimes I do miss and have to do things over.

Mike


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/03/2017 :  08:02:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Blair,

The antlers would be a nice detail but you're correct, only a very fine job would avoid a toy-like appearance.

Yes I plan to do the unusual cupolas. They will be interesting to do.

I often build multiple cars at a time to provide the realistic appearance of a fleet rather than one-off cars.

Mike




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Bill Gill
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Posted - 10/03/2017 :  08:40:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, nice work on the fascia. These are looking good!


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/03/2017 :  1:38:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Mike, nice work on the fascia. These are looking good!



Thank you, Bill!

--mike


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Pennman
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Posted - 10/09/2017 :  07:10:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,

Just found this thread. I echo the others' posts. Outstanding work!

Rich



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/09/2017 :  3:56:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rich,

Thank you for looking in and for your kind words.

Mike


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/13/2017 :  6:23:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Car shop news: The main bodies are complete with the addition of the fascia on the second caboose and sills under the windows. I have started on the cupolas and have finished trimming the metal castings for the undercarriage to the right length.



Cupola construction will continue.

Mike


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