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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/21/2020 :  09:51:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice hub caps, Bob.
They will add a lot to the wheels' appearance.

I tried to sharpen the photo a little. It didn't do much. I think the shot was taken a little too close for the camera to focus on the hubcaps rather than the scrap piece they are mounted on.




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rrands00
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Posted - 09/21/2020 :  10:23:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, thought I would see if you had started. Wow, you really took off. Fantastic job. Looking forward to seeing it completed.
Rich
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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/25/2020 :  12:37:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bill and Rich.

I have not had tome to work on this project due to some personal issues but I am now back on it.

Let me first say that this is NOT the way real wheels are built. I have been down that
path and it is laborious. It does work for Model RR models though.

Here are the styrene parts for a wheel. Starting from the left that little circle is
the inside of the hub (will be drilled later). Next is the inside layer of the wheel
and then the spokes (those little parts fill in between the spoke ends to make the wheel
solid, in small scales that could be replaced with a little putty).

Next is the outside of the wheel layer and then the parts for the outside of the hub.
The spokes had been shaved to give them an oval cross section and when this is all
together I sand the circumference to make it smooth and even and apply a long strip of
.020 styrene to represent the tire.



Bob


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Guff
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Posted - 09/25/2020 :  4:22:03 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Building wheels are way above my pay grade but you sure are good at it!
Nice!!


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 09/25/2020 :  5:32:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good to me.

Your talent is showing up with these wheels.


Jerry

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

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/25/2020 :  8:16:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wheelie nice work, Bob, you're rolling right along nicely!


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/27/2020 :  05:07:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, Jerry, and Bill, thanks for your comments.

Now the wheels are mounted. Looks like I will now have to move onto the horse.







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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/27/2020 :  09:44:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Beautiful!!


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 09/27/2020 :  10:51:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow!!! " Way above my pay grade," as Dave mentioned, but really good looking!

Wow!

Pete
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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/27/2020 :  11:26:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, Bob, you really cleaned up on that project! it looks terrific!


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Terrell
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Posted - 09/27/2020 :  12:39:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic!!


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Carl B
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Posted - 09/27/2020 :  5:25:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Most excellent.


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 09/27/2020 :  11:49:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A beautiful wagon.

Looking forward to the horse.


Jerry

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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/28/2020 :  03:52:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your posts Mike, Pete, Bill, Carl,and Jerry, much appreciated.

When I think about a horse for this wagon I am reminded of a real old song that was played on
the radio years ago, "The Old Gray Mare she ain't what she used to be, many long years ago".

This is the toy 1/24 scale plain horse I am starting with and I hope she ends up being an old gray mare.



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 09/28/2020 :  09:30:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob, the first thing I thought of was, the Old Bob Tail Nag.

Frank

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