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  • #16
    Looks great!
    Philip

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    • #17
      Originally posted by George_D View Post
      I see from the location of the brass steps the doors must be offset. Any reason for that?
      Only following the original Ambroid plans........

      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
        Got the roof laid out and supports in place:

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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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        • #19
          Next step in roofing done - ready for painting!

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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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          • #20
            Sides & ends done and we're off to the paint queue!

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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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            • #21
              Looks good, Martin. Something a little different.
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              • #22
                Hmmmmmm.............decals are just a wee bit............ancient, but not the oldest I've been faced with using,

                Have to put a good overspray on these while getting the car painted......bit of a bland color scheme; Pullman Green, Lark Dark Gray, Steam Black.......

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                • #23
                  Okay, got it done.....painted and decaled.....for now........camera really bounced the lighting hard off the decal film - they look perfectly fine on the bench. Have to play with the camera or my photo set-up area......

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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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                  • #24
                    Martin,

                    I had a closer look at those trucks. Do they flex to follow uneven track?

                    BTW, nice looking model. Always love the models you do and the process to get a nice looking piece of equipment in the end.

                    Bernd
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                    • mwbpequod
                      mwbpequod commented
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                      Truck frames are solid, not sprung, but do pivot on the bolsters (very easily, maybe too much!) so are equalized - pretty sure they are All-Nation trucks. Think I might have another set about for a another fun car....

                  • #25
                    Martin,

                    That's a very cool model. Something a little different.

                    You did a very nice job.

                    Mike
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                    • #26
                      Thanks all; on to the next HO kit to translate to O when I get some space 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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                      • #27
                        Really nice model! Thanks for the step by step pictures.

                        Scott

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                        • #28
                          That came out well.
                          James

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                          • #29
                            Another good looking car, Martin.

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

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                            • #30
                              Got a couple of square feet on bench #1 to work in again.....up next a Riverside Insulated tank car. Kit was made in HO and never in O. Doesn't look to heinous and then what could possibly go wrong? I mean, it's not like anyone has traveled from the future to stop me so it's probably an ok project, right?

                              Look in on the instructions from the HO kit.....

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                              Corrugated sheathing - thinking styrene and not wood for that and other bits here & there. Rest looks to be wood. Got to the get the HO and the O scale rulers out and put to work on translations now...

                              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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