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  • #31
    Terrific, Frank. A steam punk critter!

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    • #32
      Grand Funk Railroad.... And here I thought you were modeling the Midwest!

      Nicely done, Frank!

      Pete

      in Michigan

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      • #33
        quote:


        Originally posted by Bill Gill


        Like a derby instead of a beret, well rounded, stylish and adds a bit more height.


        Exactly. I was picturing Patrick Macnee in “The Avengers” (the 60’s TV show.)
        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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        • #34

          No no Russ, it’s a DIESEL punk critter.

          Pete, man you guys are really getting into this funk. Actually I’m going to run it on the Sundance Central RR. Thad’be southwest.

          Mike, OMG I’m really showing my age. I was thinking of “Topper.”


          Frank

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          • #35
            Sorry, Frank, I'm a bit behind the times. Diesel punk is now the thing!

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            • #36
              Frank,

              Topper works. The ‘37 film is a favorite of ours.

              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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              • #37
                quote:


                Originally posted by Michael Hohn


                Frank,

                Topper works. The ‘37 film is a favorite of ours.

                Mike


                So was the TV show!! God can I be that old??
                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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                • #38
                  its 7-3/4” L x 4-1/4” W x 8” H

                  Holy ****!

                  It's almost bigger than a bread box.
                  Carl

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                  • #39
                    "Mike, if I were to build it in your scale the pair would fit on top of the radiator box."

                    And your point is?

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                    • #40
                      Very nice models! Though I've got mixed feelings about the clerestory roof... I think the flat sheet roof looks more prototypical, the clerestory is a bit ornate for something that's supposed to be utilitarian.

                      Are you using a laser to cut your PVC? If so, what type/power?

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                      • #41
                        Nice work, Frank. Working in that scale has to be easier on the eyes than HO. I liked the Topper series on TV so much that as a kid, I named one of my dogs "Topper".

                        GULF COAST & WESTERN

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                        • #42
                          Nice creations.....you guys in " The Florida Shed " always amaze....
                          " Stay Motivated in Life "

                          http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_mario_rapinett.html

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                          • #43

                            Russ, steam punk is so 80’s.

                            Mike I was actually remembering the TV show. The movie was too far back.

                            Jerry, I know it’s weird to know such things.

                            Carl, this is Fn3.

                            Good point Mike, I have no point.

                            Marcus, I originally intended to make the flat traditional roof. But then poof, it hit me – diesel punk. A friend is using his laser, I think it’s a Universal 50 watt.

                            John, I knew of other “Toppers” but the dog was Neil.

                            Mario, good to hear from you. We do our best to impress. We’re trying to outdo each other so we can get bragging rights.
                            Frank

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                            • #44
                              :up:
                              " Stay Motivated in Life "

                              http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_mario_rapinett.html

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                              • #45

                                The summer has a way of getting in the way of this modeling thing. Anyway back to work. I glued the window frames together and they required minor filling. I made this little gig from a couple of styrene strips to hold the frames so I wouldn’t break them as I was filling.





                                I ordered air tanks, air lines and headlights from Ozark Miniatures. The unpainted is the as ordered and the painted one is my modification to make it longer.



                                I bent flat brass and soldered them together to replace the steps I cut from plastic. Just didn’t like the plastic ones.



                                The frames are painted and the brake cylinders are painted silver.



                                The windows have been glazed and installed.





                                The Ozark headlight buckets and my grab rails. I need more grabs but this is it for now.



                                The parts are dry fit for this shot. I made the engineer’s window a sliding unit. The yellow is a bit bright for now but I'll tone it down later during the weathering process.


                                Frank

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