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  • Scratchbuilding a memory

    Maybe that's a little overly dramatic.

    For 10 years I had a particular method of getting to work. Now this WAS nearly 50 years ago, so you know how "you never remember the bad stuff'. Well, I'm working off of that theory and some very hard to find details and data.

    I've been working on this for weeks, and I'll start with a few 'tease shots' to see who has any interest in this one.



    Teaser#1




    Teaser#2

    Jim
    Take the red pill

  • #2
    Ok I’m ready. I am not a passenger train guy but Chicago area trains always interest me. I am presuming this is the build for the cars sides you have been showing?

    TomO

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    • #3
      Would that be the interior seats starting to form there?




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

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      • #4
        As soon as I saw those seats it reminded me of the older equipment we use.

        Arrow III's, or as we call them MU's.

        These were built in the mid late 70's and we still use them.

        They are my favorite trains to work.

        The interior:
        Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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        • #5
          That picture that Louis posted look a lot like the Comet IV's we still use.

          Those were made in the early 90's.
          Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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          • #6
            I thought of a long toboggan sled!!
            Jerry



            "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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            • #7
              Close, but no cigar yet.
              Take the red pill

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              • #8
                I looked at the seats I produced from an old drawing. I apparently transposed my calculations badly. The seats would probably work for a N-scale version, but this is an HO model. So, here is one of many revisions that will be made.




                Jim

                Take the red pill

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                • #9
                  Bus.
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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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                  • #10
                    They don't look like 707 seats', or train seats either', so I go with the bus also'..[:-dopey]


                    Ted

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                    • #11
                      Mike, Ted, they're not Bus seats, not 707 seats either, they are train seats. It was the most detail I could get to print using a .35mm (.014") nozzle.

                      Jim
                      Take the red pill

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                      • #12
                        [^]Okay Jim, they look good, but there is really nothing wrong with teaser 1 and 2 either'.. I've always liked the the seats Louis shows. And they were quite comfortable as well'.. id="blue">


                        Ted

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                        • #13
                          Only 3 or 4 of the B&M's RDCs had 3-2 seating, so I rarely had to put up with it till the MBTA bought its first batch of coaches from Pullman in 78-79. As with planes and buses, my shoulders are wide enough that a row full of me leaves one scrunched against the window and another hanging out into the aisle. Amtrak is so much better...
                          James

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                          • #14
                            Well I have no idea, but I'll enjoy the build!
                            Mark

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                            • #15
                              Another clue.....




                              Jim
                              Take the red pill

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