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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 10/05/2016 :  10:56:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Cool!


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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/07/2016 :  11:21:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your comments guys.

Here are the seats (I need a driver seat yet). They still need to be cleaned up and
painted. Here I have them loosely sitting in place to show you the placement for a parlor
coach with 28 passenger seats. In a normal bus that 6th row would be turned around facing
forward and a 7th row added giving 32 seats. In some cases there may have been a 5th seat in
that last row giving 33 seats.






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JeffB
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Posted - 10/07/2016 :  12:10:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That looks fantastic, Bob.

Jeff



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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/08/2016 :  09:38:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jeff.

Next I am moving to the front fenders, I like to skip around. This is actually the hardest part
to make. My first thought was to vacu-form them but making a master to form one pair of fenders
seemed like overkill, and no easier than simply making two fenders. I used the same Renshape,
cutting out the side view, rounding off the outside, and then hollowing out the inside. A
small sanding drum in a motor tool works so good on Renshape that I overdid myself and ruined the
fenders. I am now working on a second set.

Bob


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/08/2016 :  11:23:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like you are making good progress Bob'..The seats look just right.
Good luck on the second set of fenders....We've all been down that road
at one time or another. I've ruined more projects, that were perfect, by trying
to make them even more perfect....




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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/08/2016 :  11:35:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Ted, but I'm not trying to make them perfect, I just trying to make them "good enough".
I've made more screw-ups on this model than a dozen others put together. Maybe it's trying to
tell me to hang it all up.

Bob


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quartergauger48
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No Bob, It's just one of those builds that is a PIA....it's not you'....I'v been having the same experience with a rather simple build...It happens...I think the weather has something to do with it'.....

I have nurapathy, hands, feet, when it it cools down and gets damp, My fingers just don't work, and talk about mistakes...




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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/08/2016 :  1:20:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

I can't imagine how one shapes the front fenders; they look like complex curves. Best of luck on the second set.

Seats look nice and comfy.

Mike


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Guff
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Posted - 10/09/2016 :  02:23:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
NO, No, No, don't ever/never think about hanging it up! You are our mentor!!!
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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/09/2016 :  09:00:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys.

Here are the front fenders carved and hollowed from Renshape and then faired into the body with
epoxy putty. I see they still need some sanding but Rendhape sands quite well and in fact will
sand much better now that they are attached.




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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 10/10/2016 :  01:24:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice job on those fenders.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/11/2016 :  07:29:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Ray.

Before I start adding "stuff" to the model I thought I should get the main part painted so I
sprayed it with blue paint. I figured that would save me a lot of masking later on. At this point
the body is not even made fast to the frame so I could simply lift it off to spray it.





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Bill Gill
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Posted - 10/11/2016 :  07:44:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's becoming a bus! Nice!


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/11/2016 :  09:49:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Gill

It's becoming a bus! Nice!



What Bill said!

Pete
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Guff
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Posted - 10/11/2016 :  12:44:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
NICE!!!


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