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  • In a pickle....again

    I've built several pickle related models ranging from a pair of open vat cars (different capacity), a Heinz vinegar car, a Lobaugh coffin tank car (a rebuild/restore & finish exercise), and then all the way through what is a large structure on my layout - the Lauthers Perfect Pickles Plant.

    So into the fray again.....with a resin kit!
    In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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    From Rails Unlimited - it was sitting on the top of the stack on the queue, migrated to the back of the primary bench, and landed front & center.


    In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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    • #3
      :up: :up:
      Take the red pill

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      • #4
        I can't take any credit so far - this is what arrives. It's everything after this that is on me,
        In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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        • #5
          Interesting starting point. I'll be following along.
          -- KP --

          Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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          • #6
            Martin,

            I bet In Heinz-sight you'll be glad you landed in a pickle again. Your bread and butter seems to be resurrecting older kits and models. It will be interesting to watch you constructing a real dilly of a kit like this.

            Mike
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            Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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            • #7
              quote:


              Originally posted by Michael Hohn


              Martin,

              I bet In Heinz-sight you'll be glad you landed in a pickle again. Your bread and butter seems to be resurrecting older kits and models. It will be interesting to watch you constructing a real dilly of a kit like this.

              Mike


              That seems like a half sour -- half sweet statement gherkining me around the old garlic patch....

              Althogh not really that old of a kit - just have to sit down, sort out the detail parts that are needed, get them added on, a paint job, and then decals. Luckily, I just do have a set of decals for this car left over from when I did the Lobaugh coffin car.
              In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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              • #8
                I do love a good pickle car, Martin. I look forward to seeing this one come together.
                Bruce

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                • #9

                  If you've mustard the strength, and relish the idea, you can work your buns off and ketchup on the back log of models HOT DOG!


                  (I'll be here all week... try the veal)
                  Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                  • #10
                    1st detail to address is the underbody.....and that center sill which is solid - not right but not a problem either - far easier to cast a solid sill and I can appreciate that challenge.

                    Down to the machine shop at the office and a bit of time with an end mill....


                    In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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                    • #11
                      Added a few underbody bit and bobs to keep things from being totally naked...


                      In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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                      • #12
                        Grab irons and stirrup steps all around....


                        In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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                        • #13
                          Martin,

                          I like all that detail.

                          If I nderstand correctly, you had to make a slot in the center sill to hollow it out. What were you supposed to do about the brake gear with a solid center sill? Just sort of fake it?

                          Mike
                          _________________________________________________

                          Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                          • #14
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                            What were you supposed to do about the brake gear with a solid center sill? Just sort of fake it?


                            Not sure of what the intent was - no real info on that with the resin body. I've seen that done, but it seems very unsatisfying to me. If you don't have access to a shop with a mill, I guess you're on your own then...or trying to do it with your Dremel drill press or whatever else you might have on hand.
                            In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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                            • #15
                              You could carefully clamp this in a vise and "saw out" that gap with a hacksaw or even a backsaw.

                              dave
                              Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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