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  • #16
    Looks like you've found the remedy for what ails you, Martin.

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    • #17
      quote:


      Originally posted by deemery


      A cut-down boxcar wouldn't necessarily have stake pockets, and the brake staff (if any :-) ) would be an add-on too.



      I can work with that - stake pockets add work and I need them for the 2nd gon I'm doing anyway; brake staff will surely be an add on,
      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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      • #18
        A bit of conduit tubing and some scribed siding to close off the ends, and then it's a bundle of sticks to make a wood tank....


        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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        • #19
          HOW did I miss this?? Looks like a great start. Tanks for scratching the itch to build.

          Galen
          My Train Blog: http://ocalicreek.blogspot.com/

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          • #20
            Tank assembled with bands on - those are pretty close to being held in place by pressure when I "slipped" them on over the ends.



            Cradle and end supports for the tank...


            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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            • #21
              That's going to be one nice looking tank. Love small cars like this.

              Bernd
              New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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              • #22
                Martin, will we be seeing this in a contest room this fall?
                Bruce

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                • #23
                  Great looking tank construction. That's going to be a showroom model, as Bruce suggests.


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

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                  • #24
                    quote:


                    Originally posted by Dutchman


                    Martin, will we be seeing this in a contest room this fall?



                    Possibly, but what I really need to get to work on is a trolley car for the convention in Oct. I know what I want to build, but there's no space on the bench right now. :erm:
                    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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                    • #25
                      Moving right along.....

                      Got most of the underbody in place; truss rod cables are not up on the queen posts yet to put them under tension. Had a partial set of brass queen posts so they got into the mix with the styrene ones. Old K brake casting salvaged from something from out of the parts bin. Got to track down some more brake lever hangers - beginning to eat into my stash of those from PSC. I can make my own, but.....

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                      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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                      • #26
                        Moving right along with this car....

                        Components into place and truss rood supports tying it all together are installed; most the nbw's in place and other stuff. Tank "dome" and hatch all assembled and installed. Coming along, but more to do......




                        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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                        • #27
                          A bit done on the tank end...


                          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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                          • #28
                            Martin,

                            I like all the details. The car has nice chunky proportions.

                            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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                            • #29
                              quote:


                              Originally posted by Michael Hohn


                              Martin,

                              I like all the details. The car has nice chunky proportions.



                              Chunky, yeah....sort of like a slightly compressed vinegar tank car, Needs more nbw's and other "stuff" - weekend is near!
                              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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                              • #30
                                Great looking progress Martin. That's going to be a fine scratch built model!


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

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