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  • Glen_Haasdyk
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    Nicely done. Like the detail

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  • Dutchman
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    Very nice job, Martin.

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  • mwbpequod
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    Originally posted by George D


    Nice. :up:

    George


    Thanks, George!

    I almost picked up another one of these cars on Sat. while at the O scale meet in Indianapolis, but I managed to resist - real decider was a lack of decals.....although, I guess making something "creative" is not out of the realm of possibilities.......

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  • George_D
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    Nice. :up:

    George

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  • mwbpequod
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    Ok, this is done or as close to done to suit me...





    Off to the next couple of quick projects.....minor touch-ups and small details to add sort of stuff. Got one of those Lionel Gla hoppers to convert and also re-letter for CVRR. Wondering about removing that paint - seems to be significant- you can feel the ridge/edge of it. I've read the EZ Lift-off with a Magic Eraser will work. We'll see.

    Got an older Gloor Craft caboose to finish out - bits missing and details to add. Should be a good therapeutic exercise....

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  • mwbpequod
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    Ends completed...





    Off to the paint shop....

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  • mwbpequod
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    Some bits on the top added....and started on the brake end.


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  • andykins
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    Our club layout has a pickle factory, and as of yet no pickle car, i'll be watching with interest

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  • Michael_Hohn
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    In any case, it looks real nice.

    Mike

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  • George_D
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    Nice looking underbody.

    George

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  • Dutchman
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    Originally posted by mwbpequod


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


    The 'bits and bobs' look pretty good, Martin! :up:

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  • mwbpequod
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    Originally posted by deemery


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

    dave


    Yes, that would get you down to the car bolsters, but it really should be a bit deeper than that......but maybe "good enough" for most folks. Not sure I have a steady enough hand for that even.

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

    dave

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  • mwbpequod
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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.

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  • Michael_Hohn
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    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

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