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  • #31
    This is cool, I've got the Ambroid O Scale Lehigh & Hudson River Flanger caboose that I am narrowing to work as narrow gauge.

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    • mwbpequod
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      Got that kit,too. Been sitting on the shelf forever; should bring it down and grind through it. Are you posting any pix of it on RR Line? Love to see the narrow gauging of it.

  • #32
    Started getting the floor laid out:

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    Hole for train line - yup, remembered to drill that before gluing the center sill into place!

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    And even remembered to drill through the bolsters, too!

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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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    • #33
      Laying out the underbody:

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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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      • #34
        Kudos on remembering to drill those holes before installation!

        Bruce

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        • #35
          I'm a slow learner. I've forgotten to drill those holes on more than one occasion.

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

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          • #36
            Same here.
            _________________________________________________

            Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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            • #37
              Yes, I really did do some thinking on this one and got those holes drilled up front,

              Still. running a 0.033" wire through there was annoying so it's really 2 pieces with the ends hidden in the center sill. Later those parts will get better secured. Ends are drilled to just accommodate the 3/64" union that I use to attach the air hoses to that 0.033" train line. Once the air hoses are mounted in place, a drop of CA will anchor everything.
              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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              • #38
                I have used styrene rod to model train line; it can be bent as it's slid into place.
                James

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                • mwbpequod
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                  I may have to look into getting some styrene rod! I may even have some....hmmm.....
                  Last edited by mwbpequod; 03-05-2022, 11:03 AM.

              • #39
                Looking good! Are the bolsters resin castings?

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                • #40
                  Originally posted by Ray Dunakin View Post
                  Looking good! Are the bolsters resin castings?
                  Yup! My castings and I did remember to drill & tap those before gluing them in place,
                  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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                  • #41
                    Underbody done......now to get to work on topside.

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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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                    • #42
                      Have to bend corrugated styrene 180 degrees to make the tank......idea is to make forms for the ends (might need more in the middle if it gets a little "floppy"...)

                      So, seems that a 1 & 7/8" is what's needed. Out comes the hole saw into the drill press and some 1" pine...make a few holes, save the inner and cut it in 1/2 and glue to some more 1" pine that's as wide as the diameter. Cut to needed height of end...

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                      To quote Friedrich von Frankenstein, "It Could Work!"

                      But I did learn that I need a new hole saw - nearly lit off a fire,


                      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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                      • #43
                        I need some curved corrugated metal for one of my projects, so I'm looking forward to seeing how well this method works.

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                        • #44
                          So far working according to plans.........Igor just gave me the ends for this car. Now it's bending time!

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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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                          • #45
                            That came out nicely. Are you using the JTT corrugated styrene?
                            James

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