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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/11/2019 :  08:41:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Slapped a first coat of paint on the sides and added in a few bits to see where this car might be going....and it's going to take more paint and more bits, but it's getting somewhere.





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Edited by - mwbpequod on 01/20/2019 11:51:45 AM

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 01/11/2019 :  10:00:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Like.

Pete
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deemery
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Posted - 01/11/2019 :  10:24:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So the door slides inside the car, up to the point where the handle hits the car side? (I'd expect an outside door sliding to the left, looking at this car. An inside door is a pain in the ass when loading the car.)

dave


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/11/2019 :  1:23:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by deemery

So the door slides inside the car, up to the point where the handle hits the car side? (I'd expect an outside door sliding to the left, looking at this car. An inside door is a pain in the ass when loading the car.)


Yes, and MoW not really freight so being a PITA is sort of a requirement. Makes those grabs to the one side usable, too. And, when have I ever been known for the expected?


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/11/2019 :  7:14:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Definitely not an ordinary car. Itís very credible as a one-off piece of equipment.

Mike


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  09:27:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Definitely not an ordinary car. Itís very credible as a one-off piece of equipment.


Thanks, Mike. Being MoW there's almost this requirement of uniqueness and local shop built from whatever character that's to be embraced.



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/20/2019 :  09:36:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok, this one's all wrapped up and getting cleared from the bench to make room for the next in this series....





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Orionvp17
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Posted - 01/20/2019 :  10:39:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Like! Nicely done!

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/21/2019 :  5:08:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
On to the next car!

Nothing like a cold winter's day to get something built in the shop,

Got the floor done and sides mapped out, a narrowed roof section set out. Got one end of the roof milled out for the overhang over the end platform. Heck of mess with a Dremel end mill and drum sander, but doable.

Two ends roughed out and the doors for the ends set.



I'm slowing down on these and I have several more to do sitting in the virtual queue waiting their turn on the bench. I need more hours and a bigger bench!







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Bernd
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Posted - 01/22/2019 :  07:55:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mwbpequod

On to the next car!

Nothing like a cold winter's day to get something built in the shop,

Got the floor done and sides mapped out, a narrowed roof section set out. Got one end of the roof milled out for the overhang over the end platform. Heck of mess with a Dremel end mill and drum sander, but doable.

Two ends roughed out and the doors for the ends set.
I'm slowing down on these and I have several more to do sitting in the virtual queue waiting their turn on the bench. I need more hours and a bigger bench!


Absolutely correct on those cold winter days and not enough room on the bench.

Looking closely at the build I got an idea. Those truck bolsters gave me an idea of trying to cast my own for TT scale. Don't know why it's taken this long to come up with that idea. Your builds are always fun to follow.

Bernd


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/22/2019 :  08:21:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Looking closely at the build I got an idea. Those truck bolsters gave me an idea of trying to cast my own for TT scale. Don't know why it's taken this long to come up with that idea.


Yes, doing that saves time & money in the end if you're building a lot of cars over time. I've got a parts bin of them and 3 other types in another. Sell them by the pair cheap to pay off my resin bill@

quote:
Your builds are always fun to follow.


Thanks! If you're not having fun, you've gotten into the wrong hobby!


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deemery
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Posted - 01/22/2019 :  09:17:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not everything in this hobby is equally fun. I spent much of yesterday cussing at wiring.

dave


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/22/2019 :  09:29:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by deemery

Not everything in this hobby is equally fun. I spent much of yesterday cussing at wiring.


I do the same. Still amazes me that wiring a house is easier than doing the layout,


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deemery
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Posted - 01/22/2019 :  09:50:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The other part of that 'not-fun' is my track was marginal at best, and over the winter it developed lots of kinks. I do not have the patience to rip it out and redo it! Hopefully it'll be good enough to get trains to run, but I might end up with a very large diorama!

dave


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/22/2019 :  11:20:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Martin,

I certainly like the look of your fire car. The CVRR has a very talented car shop.

Your newest car is intriguing.

Mike


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