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Orionvp17
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Posted - 12/25/2018 :  4:54:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done car, Martin!

How'd you do the nozzle on the hose? Very eye-catching!

Pete
in Michigan



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 12/26/2018 :  09:04:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Orionvp17

Nicely done car, Martin!

How'd you do the nozzle on the hose? Very eye-catching!


That was built up from three bits of brass tubing soldered together to match up the "hose" (solder), so that it would have a union and then taper forward to make a nozzle.


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 12/26/2018 :  09:47:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mwbpequod

quote:
Originally posted by Orionvp17

Nicely done car, Martin!

How'd you do the nozzle on the hose? Very eye-catching!


That was built up from three bits of brass tubing soldered together to match up the "hose" (solder), so that it would have a union and then taper forward to make a nozzle.



Nicely done!

Pete
in Michigan



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ocalicreek
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Posted - 12/26/2018 :  3:54:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ditto on the nozzle - very nice work.

I also think the green color on the hose is spot-on.

Question - where do the floodlights get their power?

Galen


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 12/28/2018 :  11:02:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by ocalicreek

Ditto on the nozzle - very nice work.

I also think the green color on the hose is spot-on.

Question - where do the floodlights get their power?

Galen



Carbide, kerosene, whale oil, phlogiston, Pu-238.


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 12/28/2018 :  11:08:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We now rejoin this thread with the next car already in progress.......

Roof stock attached to end blocks attached to floor with support joists in place. Walls cut out to size; doors made and installed; some window castings fitted out as well, but not secured quite yet.

Ends tidied up and ready for all of the bits to be installed.





Off and running!


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Terrell
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Posted - 12/28/2018 :  12:41:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice start, Martin.

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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/28/2018 :  1:31:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It appears to be yet another great start to a nice looking car coming together.


Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/06/2019 :  09:13:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got the underbody roughed in while taking a break from doing the scenery on the layout.



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deemery
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Posted - 01/06/2019 :  10:33:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice! I enjoy doing full brake rigging on the occasional model, but it's finicky and often frustrating work.

dave


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

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/06/2019 :  11:29:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by deemery

Nice! I enjoy doing full brake rigging on the occasional model, but it's finicky and often frustrating work.


Thanks, Dave!

It is finicky, yet just adds interest to the underbody and if it's not there, it just bothers me to no end.

But, it is less finicky in O scale!


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 01/06/2019 :  12:20:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Martin just read through the thread.

Beautiful work on the tank car!

Looking forward to the new one.


Jerry

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/06/2019 :  3:33:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Brake gear adds so much to a model at this scale. Good job.

Mike



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/08/2019 :  5:39:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Snuck into the shop and got the ends done....and some bits on the roof, too





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ocalicreek
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Posted - 01/09/2019 :  3:12:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Good old double-bent grab irons. A classic technique.

Galen


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