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  • Coaltrain
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    Here is a link to the playlist for this project, just in case you have 6 hours to kill.

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...1zUUgz-ME9OeGl

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  • Coaltrain
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    If anyone builds one of these cars it would be great to see some photos of the finished models.

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  • ironflyer
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    The hoppers are really something Jeff, great thread, love these cars, was planning a few when you started us up on it, when the bench is clear they're next!

    Thanks!

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  • LandNnut
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    Thanks for fixing that.

    L&N nut

    Jon

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  • Coaltrain
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    Part 45 should be good now, thanks for letting me know

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  • LandNnut
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    ..........

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  • BBLmber
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    Thanks Jeff, that is one great tutorial.

    Mark

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  • shadow50
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    An excellent job! Thank you for all the time put into the videos and postings. It is much appreciated.

    Cheers!

    Mark

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  • Coaltrain
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    This is it, that last of the videos. It has been fun making these videos, hope you all enjoyed it. if you sat down and watched them start to finish the entire video would be 6hr 4 min long.

    part 46

    http://youtu.be/7SG8xOBJyMo

    part 47

    http://youtu.be/zWuuWWC3kCI

    part 48

    http://youtu.be/zmGbkzLiasM

    part 49

    http://youtu.be/EjNyCL9Z4bE

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  • Coaltrain
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    I actually have a ton of lights on for shooting the video but the Iphone keeps changing the light levels, I will look to see if there is an app that will allow me to lock the exposure. I have to admit that I am normally pretty soft spoken but doing these videos in the morning has made the audio sound a bit weird. I actually do most of my work on the RR early in the morning, unless it is heavy construction. There is something I like about getting up early while the house is quiet, grab a cup of coffee and belly up to the work bench.

    we are almost to the end of this project.

    here is part 40

    http://youtu.be/zwmtBk1Hryk

    part 41

    http://youtu.be/8_NxhZid8nE

    part 42

    http://youtu.be/xcdniy2IIyE

    part 43

    http://youtu.be/5_aKHTYLRyc

    part 44

    http://youtu.be/WaCbNJHtM-s

    part 45

    http://youtu.be/YkUjPbkK5D4

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  • quarryman
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    Jeff-

    I am learning a lot from these videos about things you may not have intended. About materials, tools, and techniques for scratchbuilding in general, how to organize the work, etc etc.

    The low light, single camera angle, your groggy, predawn commentary ... kind of makes it all seem clandestine ... like you are building some kind of secret weapon.

    At any rate, these videos contain a wealth of info that is applicable to far more than just Manns Creek hopper cars.

    Mark

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  • Sully
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    Jeff, just want to say "thanks" for taking a LOT of time and EFFORT to produce these clips for us. These cars are so well engineered and function smoothly. Animation is still pretty new to a lot of us and your work on these Mann's Creek cars has shown me that this level of work is achievable when time is taken to do it right.

    Thanks again for taking the time.....

    tom

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  • Coaltrain
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    not sure about "brave", but this is my 17th hopper and I felt confident that I could build one, and it would work. I also wanted a record so I would have something to go back to years down the road if I wanted to build more cars if I was ever able to expand the railroad.

    here is part 40

    http://youtu.be/zwmtBk1Hryk

    part 41

    http://youtu.be/8_NxhZid8nE

    I think the hard stuff is pretty much over now, from here on out we will just be adding details, some can be a little challenging to make but you could make adjustments to do them your own way. We will also get those trucks weathered and touch up all the scratches in the styrene parts.

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  • Mostro
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    You're a brave man to model on camera! Not really I guess, considering your skills. Thank you for sharing your expertise, these are lovely hoppers and very inspirational.

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  • Coaltrain
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    part 37

    http://youtu.be/MAAYvvS3cSk

    part 38

    http://youtu.be/rIPxG2j3zJc

    part 39

    http://youtu.be/mvLjydV53K8

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