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mwbpequod
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Posted - 11/20/2018 :  3:40:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by deemery

A cut-down boxcar wouldn't necessarily have stake pockets, and the brake staff (if any :-) ) would be an add-on too.


I can work with that - stake pockets add work and I need them for the 2nd gon I'm doing anyway; brake staff will surely be an add on,


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 11/25/2018 :  10:16:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A bit of conduit tubing and some scribed siding to close off the ends, and then it's a bundle of sticks to make a wood tank....



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ocalicreek
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Posted - 11/25/2018 :  6:39:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
HOW did I miss this?? Looks like a great start. Tanks for scratching the itch to build.

Galen


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 11/29/2018 :  08:04:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tank assembled with bands on - those are pretty close to being held in place by pressure when I "slipped" them on over the ends.



Cradle and end supports for the tank...



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Bernd
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Posted - 11/29/2018 :  08:11:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's going to be one nice looking tank. Love small cars like this.

Bernd


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Dutchman
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Posted - 11/29/2018 :  08:19:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Martin, will we be seeing this in a contest room this fall?



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desertdrover
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Posted - 11/29/2018 :  09:43:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking tank construction. That's going to be a showroom model, as Bruce suggests.


Louis
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mwbpequod
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Posted - 11/29/2018 :  10:43:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dutchman

Martin, will we be seeing this in a contest room this fall?


Possibly, but what I really need to get to work on is a trolley car for the convention in Oct. I know what I want to build, but there's no space on the bench right now.


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 12/01/2018 :  09:26:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Moving right along.....

Got most of the underbody in place; truss rod cables are not up on the queen posts yet to put them under tension. Had a partial set of brass queen posts so they got into the mix with the styrene ones. Old K brake casting salvaged from something from out of the parts bin. Got to track down some more brake lever hangers - beginning to eat into my stash of those from PSC. I can make my own, but.....

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 12/05/2018 :  08:52:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Moving right along with this car....

Components into place and truss rood supports tying it all together are installed; most the nbw's in place and other stuff. Tank "dome" and hatch all assembled and installed. Coming along, but more to do......





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mwbpequod
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Posted - 12/12/2018 :  09:05:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A bit done on the tank end...



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/12/2018 :  09:53:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Martin,

I like all the details. The car has nice chunky proportions.

Mike


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 12/14/2018 :  1:22:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Martin,

I like all the details. The car has nice chunky proportions.


Chunky, yeah....sort of like a slightly compressed vinegar tank car, Needs more nbw's and other "stuff" - weekend is near!


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Edited by - mwbpequod on 12/14/2018 1:23:45 PM

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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/14/2018 :  2:33:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking progress Martin. That's going to be a fine scratch built model!


Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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George D
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Posted - 12/14/2018 :  3:07:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good, Martin. You sure go through a lot of nbw's. I hope you're buying them at a bulk rate.

George



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