Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Small 8 wheel hoppers

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • deemery
    replied
    What I should do is file a notch for the center cross brace and install those.

    The other thing I noticed is the wheels rub against the hopper casting. I have 2 more on order, I'll sand down the thickness of that casting. But on these, I'll carefully file down the outside of the casting, and remember that the hopper can't be seen that well in normal lighting :-)

    dave

    Leave a comment:


  • railman28
    replied
    yea, a little thin, so stay out of the balloon. Is it noticeable at your normal layout viewing?

    Bob

    Leave a comment:


  • deemery
    replied
    Coal loads are a bit too narrow, I'm thinking about redoing the master and mold. I forgot to account for shrinkage of both mold and plaster. But they still look OK. The color is craft paint "charcoal" with the 'coarse black shiny' Pan Pastel.





    dave

    Leave a comment:


  • railman28
    replied
    Dave the loads look fine, I mean good, as good as coal can.

    Bob

    Leave a comment:


  • OK_Hogger
    replied

    Well that would explain the lack of a post. Thought I was seeing things.

    Odd that the forum software didn't delete his name/post data from the "Last Post" category.

    Andre

    Leave a comment:


  • Michael_Hohn
    replied
    quote:


    Originally posted by OK Hogger


    Now this is really weird. The front page indicates there's a new post in this thread by "CNE1899" on 3/10/21 at 6:53:29 AM, but when I open this thread to read it, the post is nowhere to be found!

    ???

    Andre


    He had edited an earlier post of his.

    Leave a comment:


  • OK_Hogger
    replied
    Very nice Dave.

    Y'all (Early Rail forumites) have some hefty skills.

    Andre

    Leave a comment:


  • deemery
    replied
    Master on the left, first cast on the right. I made the cast pretty thick, and then I file down the ends to fit snugly against the hopper sheets. I should have made the master a bit wider, but even from an end-on view it looks OK.



    Next step is to spray paint black, and then touch up with Pan Pastels.

    dave

    Leave a comment:


  • OK_Hogger
    replied
    Now this is really weird. The front page indicates there's a new post in this thread by "CNE1899" on 3/10/21 at 6:53:29 AM, but when I open this thread to read it, the post is nowhere to be found!

    ???

    Andre

    Leave a comment:


  • Michael_Hohn
    replied
    Dave,

    I'm looking forward to seeing your coal loads in the hoppers.

    Mike

    Leave a comment:


  • Michael_Hohn
    replied
    quote:


    Originally posted by Dutchman


    quote:


    Originally posted by deemery


    Sigh... One of these years I'll get custom decals. But for these, just road initials and car number.

    dave


    Me, too, Dave. I've been using dry transfer lettering for my Slate Run RR. Problem is, "SRRR" uses up too many "R's". :erm:


    Modeling the Lehigh Valley, I have piles of Clover House dry transfer sheets with no "R" "L" or "V". Because the 19th century railroads used "L.V.R.R." rather than "LVRR" my sheets have no periods and the commas have also been used (with the little tails cut off.)
    I finally ordered a sheet of custom decals.

    Mike

    Leave a comment:


  • deemery
    replied
    Well, yesterday I dug out some mold compound, built a box, and tried to make a mold of the coal load I shaped for the hopper. My plan is to cast these from plaster (to add some weight, as well as 'it's cheap') Today I'll find out if the rubber hardened. When I checked last night, it was still soft and the stuff might have gone bad. It's been on the shelf for a while.

    update: Well, I'm pleased to say the mold did cure. I popped it out of the box this morning, and I'll try to remove the master later this afternoon.

    dave

    Leave a comment:


  • CNE1899
    replied
    Dave,

    Nice hoppers you're working on. Nice find and they are coming along nicely.

    Scott

    Leave a comment:


  • deemery
    replied
    The resin kits are back in stock, if anyone is interested:: https://www.ebay.com/itm/HO-HON3-SIL...T/224331976086

    dave

    Leave a comment:


  • Michael_Hohn
    replied
    I agree. Here’s a later car with slightly different way of doing things.


    Leave a comment:

Working...
X