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    Looking good! The rod strengthening the end is a nice detail.

    Thanks! Got to add a few more nbws next to those rods, but just added to the appearance nicely.


    Are you freelancing this with some prototypes in mind?





    In part, yes, but then also derived from a block car that Bill Davis sent me pictures of that he'd built. Mine are quite similar, but detailed differently and will probably be a bit different on the interior.

    Got the pack of 24 parts to replaces the 1 that I dropped and lost :erm: , so car #2 of this pair will catch up very quickly now.

    Have to give some thought to where & how the brake system sets up on top; underside is straightforward.
    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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    • Those end braces are pretty common on cars from the 1890s to 1910s. They also appear on boxcars of the period. It would be nice to have a part for the (cast iron) fixture that the rod went into, I've seen some that combine the rod ends with a corner brace.

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

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        Those end braces are pretty common on cars from the 1890s to 1910s. They also appear on boxcars of the period. It would be nice to have a part for the (cast iron) fixture that the rod went into, I've seen some that combine the rod ends with a corner brace.


        Had similar thoughts and even toyed with adding a turnbuckle just for extra fun....but passed.

        Working out working latches for the doors is the current focus; maybe even a lever actuated connection to one 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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          Those end braces are pretty common on cars from the 1890s to 1910s. They also appear on boxcars of the period. It would be nice to have a part for the (cast iron) fixture that the rod went into, I've seen some that combine the rod ends with a corner brace.


          Had similar thoughts and even toyed with adding a turnbuckle just for extra fun....but passed.

          Working out working latches for the doors is the current focus; maybe even a lever actuated connection to one end,


          If memory serves me right, I've seen prototype pictures of the end actuating lever/ratchet/pawl mechanism for operating the side doors on a Hart Convertible Gondola. It might be worth a quick search if that's the direction you go. I may even have those photos buried somewhere, er, I mean filed away.

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

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            If memory serves me right, I've seen prototype pictures of the end actuating lever/ratchet/pawl mechanism for operating the side doors on a Hart Convertible Gondola. It might be worth a quick search if that's the direction you go. I may even have those photos buried somewhere, er, I mean filed away.


            That is sort of what I was thinking about and may yet go that full direction. Right now, just getting latches in place is something to work out.
            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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            • Getting to work a bit on the interior of car #1 while car #2 catches up.


              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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              • Very nice, Martin.
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                • Thanks, Mike.

                  Cars are generally coming along albeit slowly due to too many distractions......

                  Looking forward I'm thinking there will be some painting challenges involved as well....about the door latches, etc.

                  Think I wiped myself out of 3x10 and 3x8 with these cars.... :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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                  • I have to go back into my records to find out how I finished off these 2 cars!!!
                    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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                    • Think I've got it figured out now....bit of a fast forward - painted and all...

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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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                      • Fine looking cars, Martin.

                        George
                        Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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                        • Nicely done indeed, Martin!

                          Pete
                          in Michigan

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                          • Thanks, guys!

                            They've been done a while.....and I thought to close out this particular project before figuring out what the next might be here
                            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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                            • Outstanding workmanship Martin on those cars. Real show pieces. It is a shame all that work on the underside detailing is not seen when placed onto a layout. Another great build to your collection!


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

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                              • Getting a little itchy now building another MoW car, Have to pull up the collected files and see what I can squeeze in on the bench!
                                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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