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Anna-Carin
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Posted - 12/11/2020 :  07:47:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit Anna-Carin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A beautiful model, and seeing how you create all the details is very inspiring! The fancy scrollwork will be the icing on the cake.


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 12/11/2020 :  08:19:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW!! Those columns are beautiful!!

Many a small parts have gone through the air never to be found...


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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kebmo1
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Posted - 12/11/2020 :  09:21:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i think we should consider fred a master scratch builder. structure after structure look just like the prototype.

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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Terrell
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Posted - 12/11/2020 :  3:47:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Robert, Greg, Rich, Anna-Carin, Jerry and Kevin.

I decided to take another stab at the scrollwork. A different approach this time. I started by scaling down and pasting a copy of the real things to a strip of .030 styrene.



Then began drilling and trimming.



I now have a master of the two different styles. I only need one more of the smaller one but nine more of the larger. So I think I'm going to get what I need to cast them.

And just to show what they may look like in place.





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sgtbob
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Posted - 12/11/2020 :  5:05:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That looks FANTASTIC !!

Bob


http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837

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Carl B
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Posted - 12/11/2020 :  5:28:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
get what I need to cast them

Wow. Well done Fred.

If you want the good stuff, it's all about the hours of manual labor.
And more casting examples on the forum is a good thing.



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Pennman
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Posted - 12/11/2020 :  7:02:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is looking better with each updated post, Fred. Great work.

Rich



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Guff
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Posted - 12/11/2020 :  11:16:24 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
NICE!!

David Guffey

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/11/2020 :  11:46:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Excellent!


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Bernd
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Posted - 12/12/2020 :  12:29:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Fred,

Have been lurking on your thread here. Very nice work. The fret work caught my attention. My Dad taught me way back when I was around 10 years old how to use a fret saw. Example of a fret saw: https://www.amazon.com/Groz-Deep-Throat-Fret-Saw/dp/B0032U7IOG

Another one of my interests is fret sawing wood pattern's. I was thinking perhaps you could use a fret saw to cut out those patterns for your master patterns to make castings.

Here's a link to some very intricate fret saw examples. https://www.finescrollsaw.com/examples.htm Perhaps not in the scale we are used to working in, but still interesting.

Bernd


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Edited by - Bernd on 12/12/2020 12:32:04 PM

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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 12/12/2020 :  6:30:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This just keeps getting better and better!


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Terrell
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Posted - 12/13/2020 :  5:31:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Bob, Carl, Rich, Dave, Mike, and Ray!!

Thanks for the links, Bernd. I think these parts are way too small for a fret saw.



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Bernd
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Posted - 12/13/2020 :  8:48:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Terrell

Thanks for the links, Bernd. I think these parts are way too small for a fret saw.



You're welcome. Is it HO scale? I don't recall if you stated the scale.

Can you send me a PDF? I'd like to try and see if I could cut it out.

Bernd


New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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Terrell
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Posted - 12/20/2020 :  4:24:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's O scale. All I have is the scaled down photocopy that I worked from. I'm hoping tomorrow to be able to get the materials I need to cast them. We'll see.

In the meantime I've gotten the front stair railings done.



And gotten a start on the side railings.



You can also see I've started laying the groundwork.



Edited by - Terrell on 12/20/2020 4:25:34 PM

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kebmo1
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/20/2020 :  5:12:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
that is some fantastic work. i'm in awe.

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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