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railman28
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Posted - 11/09/2018 :  4:55:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
just 42 but they make a big difference. She looks good.

It's only make-believe

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deemery
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Posted - 11/09/2018 :  5:10:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Primed (except for the fingerprint on the other side, where I'll need to touch up the primer before the final paint.)


dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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George D
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Posted - 11/11/2018 :  08:45:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Dave. I like that jig you made for the frame. I'm sure you have future plans for it.

George



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friscomike
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Posted - 11/11/2018 :  09:14:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Howdy,

There is something about those old car models that always catches my eye. You have done a mastery job of capturing the prototype in polystyrene. Very nice.

Persist,
Mike




Okie logging camp diner (http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50236) and Okie logging camp kitchen: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47400&whichpage=1

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/11/2018 :  09:44:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks nice, Dave.

Are you still intending for this to be the prototype for a fleet of cars?

I’ve always liked the look of this NP car in White’s book and am pleased to see somebody build it.

Mike


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 11/11/2018 :  10:15:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,

It looks great!

Jim



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deemery
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Posted - 11/11/2018 :  11:02:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Looks nice, Dave.

Are you still intending for this to be the prototype for a fleet of cars?

I’ve always liked the look of this NP car in White’s book and am pleased to see somebody build it.

Mike



Craig Bisgeier wants me to consider doing a master and casting them from resin. I'll need to 'up my game' a bit for a good casting master. And I'll definitely do a more conventional roof.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/11/2018 :  11:20:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Would you do it as flat castings or a single body casting with separate frame?

Mike


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deemery
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Posted - 11/11/2018 :  12:04:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Craig says he can do it as a single body if I'm careful about overhangs. That's one reason why this model wouldn't be a good candidate for a master, the roof has too much overhang (both from a prototype perspective and a casting perspective.)

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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deemery
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Posted - 11/11/2018 :  7:03:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Painted red oxide (over the Vallejo Red-Brown primer, which makes the red oxide come out a bit darker than over white or light grey, my usual base coats.)

No brake gear on this. Trucks are Tahoe 5' Arch Bar.

dave


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railman28
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Posted - 11/12/2018 :  1:29:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
looks good Dave

It's only make-believe

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desertdrover
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Posted - 11/12/2018 :  2:57:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic looking boxcar Dave. Nice modeling!


Louis
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RyanAK
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Posted - 11/12/2018 :  4:23:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I learn something new every time I check in on one of these build threads. Well done, Dave.

R


Designing a 1905-ish Pennsylvania Short Line
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51030&whichpage=1

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deemery
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Posted - 11/12/2018 :  7:44:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's the info on that corrugated metal roof from the 1888 Car Builder's Dictionary (Winslow patent).


dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Dutchman
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Posted - 11/13/2018 :  08:19:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice modeling, Dave.



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