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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 01/31/2017 :  5:35:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lots of great builds going on. Nice looking ramp Bruce.

Larry that is a very nice coal dock.

Congratulation to all of you.


Jerry

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 01/31/2017 :  7:27:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good looking box car and office in progress, Bruce'..

Larry, your coal dock is a killer'..nice work'..



Ted

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Guff
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Posted - 01/31/2017 :  7:43:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry...Nice, very nice coal dock!
Dave



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Pennman
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Posted - 01/31/2017 :  8:26:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by quartergauger48

Good looking box car and office in progress, Bruce'..

Larry, your coal dock is a killer'..nice work'..



Bruce, your boxcar ramp is looking authentic, nice job.
Larry, your coal dock is a killer too,

and Ted,

your.....? Is .....where?
Rich



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Dutchman
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Posted - 01/31/2017 :  9:39:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, guys.

Since it was snowing today, I got quite a bit done.




On this side of the boxcar I still have to add a smoke vent and some kind of small step to the office, doors on the boxcar, and signage. I will work on those as I build a full length covered loading dock/storage area on the rear.


Bruce

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Pennman
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Posted - 01/31/2017 :  9:49:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce,

Your combination of the shed and car together is a nice concept. Perhaps a small window would work well in the boxcar, but it may be difficult to cut into the plastic.

Rich



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railman28
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Posted - 02/01/2017 :  12:04:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is sharp Bruce.

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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/01/2017 :  09:07:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Pennman

Perhaps a small window would work well in the boxcar, but it may be difficult to cut into the plastic.

Rich



I thought about that, Rich. Then, after all the 'fun' of cutting the door out, I opted for the 'good enough' option.



Bruce

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 02/01/2017 :  1:57:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been remiss in progress reporting on this sketch and scratchbuild project. While still trying recall more details on the old beanery of my youth, I switched gears and am adding this one.

I'm trying to incorporate and build my 3D printing skills. So, I decided to attempt to sketch and draw a car. Here are some of the .jpgs of the build CAD drawings.

Along with this project, I'm putting together a NMRA clinic on 3D Printing, so this dovetails fairly well.

I found a rusty old set of Athearn freight trucks and decided to bring them back to life. Rather than pencil and paper, I moved to the CAD screen and started.



My layout has tight radius curves and most of my rolling stock are 40' cars. So that was central in my design.



You should be seeing where this going in another sketch or so.



It's not a super detailed structure, or a hand whittled locomotive, but it has been a real learning experience.




More to follow....

Jim



Edited by - BurleyJim on 02/01/2017 2:28:18 PM

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railman28
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Posted - 02/01/2017 :  2:41:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jim, What drafting program are you using?

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Bob Harris

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 02/01/2017 :  3:01:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Once I had the math and drawings right, I fired up the printer and started making the parts. I used ABS plastic filament to print the parts with a .35mm 215C nozzle. It took about 8 hours for the printer to build these center sections.



and another couple hours to build the outsideframes.



A frame sandwich is put together and I got to use some of my old 'serious clamps'.



After a day of curing I've got a new baby.



The coupler pocket came out 'dead nuts' on.



Jim






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BurleyJim
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Posted - 02/01/2017 :  3:07:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

I'm using the free Autodesk Fusion 360 program. It's a little complex, but there are a ton of good tutorials online. The best part of it is, it is full featured, not a 'trial' version like the free version of Sketchup.

Jim



Edited by - BurleyJim on 02/01/2017 3:21:52 PM

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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/01/2017 :  3:16:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice depressed flat car, Jim!


Bruce

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 02/01/2017 :  3:32:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry very cool coal dock, Bruce the boxcar 'business center' is looking good.

Jim



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 02/01/2017 :  3:46:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dutchman

Nice depressed flat car, Jim!




Ironic that this "depressed" flat car is making me happy.

Jim



Edited by - BurleyJim on 02/01/2017 4:21:16 PM

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