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  • Would someone please describe how to model rivets? That would be super helpful.

    Thanks, Bobby

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    • Bobby,

      With all the high tech things these days, you can now buy Rivet Decals. I got mine at Micro Mark

      here is the link.

      http://www.micromark.com/ho-scale-de...ails,9968.html

      Some people would call this blasphemous, but I'm in this for the fun and enjoyment. I'm not a rivet counter.

      Ralph

      P.S.

      To all you guys that may take offense to that statement, I did not make it to cause problems, it's a fact of life. Some people are in this hobby for the fun and enjoyment and some do it because they want to create an exact replica, which is were they get their satisfaction and enjoyment.
      Growing Old is Mandatory
      .... Growing up is optional!

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      • Great progress by everybody.

        Bobby, apart from the very effective method mentionned by Ralph, there are several techniques. Where do you want to add rivets?

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        • The roof and signage on Megan’s Travel has been applied to the fish pier structure. This will be named Megan’s Travel Agency. I guess by now you found that I have more Nieces’ then Nephews’ in this family. I had one of each. But my Siblings seem to have had all girls. My Challenge build ongoing here; http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...57&whichpage=1






          Louis L&R Western Railroad
          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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          • This is a great row, Louis.

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            • Reminds me of a couple of places in Californis. Very good.

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              • I love that angled view, Louis! It's nice to see you incorporating the names of your nieces into the build...adds a feminine touch! Looks fabulous! :up: :up:
                Mike Hamer

                Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

                http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca

                http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca

                http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

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                • Lovely roof angles Louis, like it !!

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                  • Louis,

                    That is a neat row of buildings.

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                    • My latest progress report, the scenery is coming along nicely except when I run out of plaster or glue and have to rush to the hardware store.

                      Next I will add some trees... lots of trees and some fine detail and the tunnel lining.

                      I love this 2 month challenge,I only wish I had time to make or scratch build a building instead of working on my layout, When I dismantled my old layout due to earthquake damage I told myself I would wait a while before I started the new one... I waited about a day and went into withdrawal.

                      I started dismantling my old layout just after Xmas so not a bad effort I'm thinking... and this challenge is giving me a good incentive to get part of the layout finished.








                      I used to be Indecisive... now I\'m not so sure !

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                      • Fredrick, I am wanting to put rivets around an oil tank that will mount on my flat car.



                        I would be willing to try the decals from Micro-Mark or in lieu of that, I would also try any advanced or old fashion (just plain old?) technique if somebody would describe it to me.

                        When I grow up I wanna be a rivet counter.

                        What are NBW's?

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                        • First, NBW means Nut-Bolt-Washer. You can get various sizes of good castings for these from Tichy or Grandt Line, among which some of the Tichys work for rivets.

                          In the case of your Conoco car, I suppose you plan to have a cylindrical core and to wrap it with a thin sheet of styrene which would have the rivets on it.

                          A way to do it is to print the pattern on a sheet of paper (or to draw it which is less precise and a bit boring), than fix the paper onto the thin sheet of styrene, then use the shank of a small diameter drill (held in a pin vise in reverse position) to apply the rivetting onto the marked points. I've done it with reasonable success. It's important to have some piece of soft material below (like a cutting mat) when you press. Another method to lay accurately spaced rivets is to use the teeth of a metal saw blade, but you'll have to use the spacing provided by the teeth.

                          If your wish of becoming a rivet counter is a genuine one, you might even one to invest into a rivetter, a machine produced by NWSL or Micromark which will help you lay rows of identically spaced rivets with the help of ad hoc matrices. But this is an expensive tool since you also need a press in order to apply a constant pressure (something you have to control too, when you use the manual method described above : then it becomes a matter of feeling...)

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                          • Thank you, Fredrick.

                            I love to buy tools. Lots and lots of tools. [:-jump2] The proper tools help you get a proper product.

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                            • I don't have a lot to add to the forum's volumes of craftsman kit content, but I am working on B.E.S.T's "Clam Box", and hope to finish it to the Challenge's schedule.



                              The original structure has been added to many times; I'm freelancing how the first might have looked in my setting (about 3 mi. north of the prototype's location).
                              James

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                              • Phillip, it was great to see the progress on your layout! My daughter just returned from a three week trip throughout New Zealand and really loved your country. She can't wait to return! She indicated that she felt a couple of tremors while there, quite substantial ones. Anyway, it's great to see your layout under re-construction.

                                Isn't this challenge great! [:-apple] [:-apple]
                                Mike Hamer

                                Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

                                http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca

                                http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca

                                http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

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