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mwbpequod
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Posted - 05/31/2020 :  3:11:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks; I do try.

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 05/31/2020 :  3:18:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nicely done, Martin!! What is the color combination? It works really well!

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 06/01/2020 :  08:07:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Orionvp17

Very nicely done, Martin!! What is the color combination? It works really well!


The red is a Rustoleum flat red primer; very close to Oxide Red and the green is Floquil Pullman Green. Underbody bit got Polly Scale Steam Black and the the entire underbody got a coat of Dark Walnut Minwax in it.


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 06/07/2020 :  09:05:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Car #1 assembled:



Car #2 assembled:



Cross beams tying the sides together have steel pins into the sides from above to keep them in place,


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 06/14/2020 :  07:52:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All done!









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George D
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Posted - 06/14/2020 :  07:57:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another winner.

George



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slimrails
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Posted - 06/14/2020 :  09:24:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mwbpequod

Thanks; I do try.



You certainly succeed, Martin. Two great cars.



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/14/2020 :  09:44:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well done, Martin. There’s lots to like, particularly that you did the interior iron straps and nbw’s.

Mike



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 06/21/2020 :  1:52:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks all - time to move on to the next pair of cars!

Modified base frame assembled and sides roughed out...



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Posted - 06/21/2020 :  1:56:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I see a lot of potential. . .


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robert goslin
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Posted - 06/22/2020 :  02:50:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Martin, building more cars. there's no stopping you. Looking good so far.
I've never scratchbuilt or kit built any rolling stock, so my hat's off to you.




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mwbpequod
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Posted - 06/23/2020 :  6:00:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by robert goslin

Martin, building more cars. there's no stopping you. Looking good so far.
I've never scratchbuilt or kit built any rolling stock, so my hat's off to you.


Thanks!

quote:
I see a lot of potential. . .


Going to potentially eat up a lot of nbw's!


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ocalicreek
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Posted - 06/23/2020 :  10:36:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
So why didn't you make a resin casting of one upright, then multiples to make a side, then sides and ends to make the cars?

Don't get me wrong, the result is beautiful, but it seems like you'd save a lot of time and nbw's and then have the ability to create many more. Gondolas & hoppers usually come in multiples anyway.

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 06/24/2020 :  08:51:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by ocalicreek

So why didn't you make a resin casting of one upright, then multiples to make a side, then sides and ends to make the cars?

Don't get me wrong, the result is beautiful, but it seems like you'd save a lot of time and nbw's and then have the ability to create many more. Gondolas & hoppers usually come in multiples anyway.


All true, but I rarely make more than 2 of anything as I get bored easily. In fact, I tend to build 3-5 projects in parallel to keep my interest at a good level in all of them.

But, I could go back easily enough and rattle off a few masters, make RTV molds, pour resin, etc.... Done it before... Will probably do it again.... Probably sooner than later...


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 06/24/2020 :  10:14:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
More beautiful work.

The next one looks really interesting.


Jerry

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