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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/06/2019 :  10:14:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by slimrails

quote:
Originally posted by Orionvp17

Another winner coming! Keep plugging!

Pete in Michigan


What he said! Looking forward to the progress, Louis.



Thanks Russ for your continued support here!



Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/06/2019 :  10:37:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Updated progress; I made the suggested cuts to the water tank. First picture shows the cuts just outside of the rivet lines. The two tanks will be capped off and made into two tanks.
The tank cuts were sanded flush and straight using The True Sander.
I decided to make-up two hatches for my Chemical car to look more Prototype. The kit did not call for hatches. I used a piece of black tube I had, and made the cuts, and formed the hatch bottom saddle to fit the top radius of the tank tops by placing a piece of sandpaper on top of the tank, and running the hatch tube back and forth until I got the shape I needed as seen in the third picture. The last picture shows the homemade hatches from the black tube, cut kit tank bodies, and circles cut from black sheet styrene for the tank end caps. The original kit tank ends will be used on the other ends of the tanks.










Louis
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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/06/2019 :  4:05:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Louis,

Cutting up plastic shells is high on my list of things I donít enjoy. Youíre doing a fine job. With the thought youíre putting into this the result will look very realistic.

Mike


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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/06/2019 :  4:10:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Louis,

Cutting up plastic shells is high on my list of things I donít enjoy. Youíre doing a fine job. With the thought youíre putting into this the result will look very realistic.

Mike



Thanks Mike for your continued support and following along. I thought I'd die the first time I cut into any kit. Now its like fun if it needs it or not.



Louis
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George D
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Posted - 01/06/2019 :  4:12:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A lot of chopping going on. Nice progress, Louis.

George



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/06/2019 :  4:16:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by George D

A lot of chopping going on. Nice progress, Louis.

George



Thanks George. Yeh, that's what these Roundhouse 3 in 1 kits are all about. They were the old time kit bashers dream kits. "Cut and Dice".



Louis
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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/06/2019 :  5:56:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Keep this up Lou, and you'll be on 'Nip & Tuck' in an upcoming episode. This one will come out as a beauty, we're sure.

Jim



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 01/06/2019 :  8:29:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
[quote]Originally posted by desertdrover

Here is the finished Roundhouse Fire Train Water Car. Any other weathering, detailing, decaling or otherwise will be done when all cars are complete at my leisure in the future. The next car to start in this 3 in 1 kit, is the Chemical Car.

Louis, BEAUTIFUL PIECE of fire apparatus' Nice job'..





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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/06/2019 :  10:07:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you very much Ted!


Louis
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Bernd
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Posted - 01/07/2019 :  08:54:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Checking in on your progress. Looking good Louis.

Bernd


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k9wrangler
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Posted - 01/07/2019 :  09:42:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Slice and Dice, very Nice! A cut above....

Btw, any firefighter worth his red suspenders wouldnít allow a speck of weathering to mar his BRR (Big Red Rig) youíd get a couple of probies out there with detail rags and wipe it all to a fair-thee-well.


Karl Scribner
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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/07/2019 :  10:10:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Bernd

Checking in on your progress. Looking good Louis.

Bernd


quote:
Originally posted by k9wrangler

Slice and Dice, very Nice! A cut above....

Btw, any firefighter worth his red suspenders wouldnít allow a speck of weathering to mar his BRR (Big Red Rig) youíd get a couple of probies out there with detail rags and wipe it all to a fair-thee-well.



Bernd, thanks!

Karl thanks for your comments. I'm guess you'd know about the BRR and keeping it clean and all, seeing as the Boys in Blue and the Red suspenders crew worked closely together.



Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/07/2019 :  10:24:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well the two tanks are glued together, storage box is ready, and the frame has been put together as well. The instructions say to just paint the frame deck and use as is. However, I am going to use Master Creations wooden decking material because I donít care for the looks of the cast frame deck. At this point, the items shown will head off to the paint shop, and will return with the next step in putting the Chemical car sections together.








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Carl B
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Posted - 01/07/2019 :  10:39:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Now there's a time saver!


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/07/2019 :  11:22:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The wooden deck looks 100% better.


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