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Section Hand

Posted - 06/07/2017 :  5:05:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Hawx's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Long time no post, but I am still modeling a litte.
Here is my latest product, a scratch built 0m (22,2mm gauge, 1/45 scale):

Built entirely from wood and metal, the only plastic in the insulation in the wheels.

The wooden hopper is made with working tongue and groove boards:

The t&g were milled into regular Kappler strip wood using a CNC-router:

The underframe is made from etched nice silver:

An early construction shot showing the basic layout of the frame:

Remembrance of Trains Past

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David Clark

Posted - 06/07/2017 :  5:23:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Holy smokes that's beautiful work! I think you had little people working on it.

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George D

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Posted - 06/07/2017 :  5:58:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! That's impressive work, Haavard.


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Posted - 06/07/2017 :  7:12:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just outstanding!!!!


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Posted - 06/07/2017 :  11:02:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

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Posted - 06/08/2017 :  06:25:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Like everyone is saying, OUTSTANDING!!!



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Posted - 06/08/2017 :  08:42:40 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Museum quality work...EXCELLENT!!!
The painting and weathering is perfect.

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Carl B

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Posted - 06/08/2017 :  08:45:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just WOW!

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Frank Palmer

Posted - 06/08/2017 :  09:22:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I don't know what to say, just beautiful.

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Section Hand

Posted - 06/08/2017 :  11:45:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit Hawx's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks a lot for all the kind remarks!

But a lot of the praise is due to a few manufacturers and service providers:

-PPD ltd of Scotland (http://www.ppdltd.com) that made all the very fine etchings. Check out the stencils in 0,075 mm steel:

-Prescision Wax in the uk (http://www.precision-wax.com) that 3D printed the wax masters for the brass castings on the wooden hopper

This is just an early test, the final master had a much more rational design, and was printed with an ever higher resolution.

- David Sciatica in the US (david.sciaccasbcglobal.net) that did the brass casting from the wax masters.

- Hassler Profile in Licthenstein (https://www.hassler-profile.li/) that makes the excellent turned brass rivets I use for the structural joints in the cars.

-Erik Olsen of Denmark who made the excellent fine scale wheel sets. Unfortunately, Erik no longer accepts commissions like this.

A truly international collaboration! If you consider a similar project, dont be put off by that many of the companies are foreign. As I am living in Norway, all of them are foreign to me as well! But I have had no problems using them, and Norway is not even an EU country.

Please feel to ask if you have any questions regarding the model and its construction.

Remembrance of Trains Past

Edited by - Hawx on 06/08/2017 2:18:42 PM

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Ray Dunakin

Posted - 06/09/2017 :  01:48:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Definitely museum quality!

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Bill Gill

Posted - 06/09/2017 :  06:40:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So much to see on such small wagons and all of it is most excellent in construction and finish.

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Michael Hohn

Posted - 06/09/2017 :  11:37:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Beautiful model, very finely done.


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Posted - 06/09/2017 :  11:52:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glad your still doing truly amazing things!


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Hawk, I read Remembrance of Trains Past. I am going to try just plain bleach on the wood, instead of peroxide & ammonia. And see what results I get. Very interesting topics you have on there. I enjoyed reading your findings and looking at your work'...

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