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George D
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Posted - 03/30/2021 :  08:32:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice small scale soldering, Scott.

George


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jbvb
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Posted - 03/30/2021 :  09:19:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The tank did clean up nicely, and the frame looks good too. Do your crossbeams include the truck bolsters? There was a period of uncertainty when I was building my flat car's bolsters, but I was cautious and the amount I was off was fixable with washers rather than filing.

James

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 03/30/2021 :  10:31:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Scott, sent you a PM.


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CNE1899
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Posted - 03/30/2021 :  12:49:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jbvb

The tank did clean up nicely, and the frame looks good too. Do your crossbeams include the truck bolsters? There was a period of uncertainty when I was building my flat car's bolsters, but I was cautious and the amount I was off was fixable with washers rather than filing.


James,
The MTL trucks I'll be using come with a plastic
shoulder screw. So am going to make a bolster with a threaded hole. The thread size is 0-90.

George and Bill,
Thanks for the comments and following.

Scott



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 03/30/2021 :  6:19:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great Scott! Scott. Excellent work on this one. I can't see, are the tank ends in yet? The second one might be a little tricky if that filler pipe is sealed. Did you 'turn' those tank bands on a lathe or drill? they look too precise for a 'drill job'. My earlier post apparently is floating in a bit bucket someplace.

Keep up the fine work.

Jim


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CNE1899
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Posted - 03/30/2021 :  9:01:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce,
You made me chuckle! Thanks.
Ends are in. Next time I'll take an end shot.
I turned the tank seams on the drill press. I used an X-acto razor saw
set on it's side on the drill plate.

Scott



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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/31/2021 :  03:36:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
great work Scott. Really nice brass work.
I don't think it's something I would attempt in any scale.


Regards Rob

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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 04/11/2021 :  11:51:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The dime really helps get a sense of how tiny it is! It's almost small enough to represent a garden railroad on a G scale layout!


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