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  • #31
    Scott,

    Your tank car is looking really good. I also like all the soldering tips. What sort of equipment are you using?

    Mike
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    • #32
      Nice small scale soldering, Scott.

      George
      The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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      • #33
        The tank did clean up nicely, and the frame looks good too. Do your crossbeams include the truck bolsters? There was a period of uncertainty when I was building my flat car's bolsters, but I was cautious and the amount I was off was fixable with washers rather than filing.
        James

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        • #34
          Scott, sent you a PM.

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          • #35
            quote:


            Originally posted by jbvb


            The tank did clean up nicely, and the frame looks good too. Do your crossbeams include the truck bolsters? There was a period of uncertainty when I was building my flat car's bolsters, but I was cautious and the amount I was off was fixable with washers rather than filing.


            James,

            The MTL trucks I'll be using come with a plastic

            shoulder screw. So am going to make a bolster with a threaded hole. The thread size is 0-90.
            George and Bill,

            Thanks for the comments and following.

            Scott

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            • #36
              Great Scott! Scott. Excellent work on this one. I can't see, are the tank ends in yet? The second one might be a little tricky if that filler pipe is sealed. Did you 'turn' those tank bands on a lathe or drill? they look too precise for a 'drill job'. My earlier post apparently is floating in a bit bucket someplace.

              Keep up the fine work.

              Jim
              Take the red pill

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              • #37
                Bruce,

                You made me chuckle! Thanks.

                Ends are in. Next time I'll take an end shot.

                I turned the tank seams on the drill press. I used an X-acto razor saw

                set on it's side on the drill plate.

                Scott

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                • #38
                  great work Scott. Really nice brass work.

                  I don't think it's something I would attempt in any scale.

                  :up:
                  Regards Rob

                  Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                  My current build.

                  https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                  • #39
                    The dime really helps get a sense of how tiny it is! It's almost small enough to represent a garden railroad on a G scale layout!

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                    • #40
                      Robert,

                      Thanks!

                      Ray,

                      That's funny! I think that is a cool idea. T scale is even smaller 1:450!

                      Scott

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