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  • "I have decided to bring this with me, so progress will continue."
    Will be a pleasure seeing your progress.
    Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
    FaceBook link: https://www.facebook.com/A-Dog-A-Van-and-A-View-108345371976229

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    • Ron,
      Looks great! Love how the rust patina turned out. I bet you were steamed having to move the wood pile around back.

      Scott

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      • Ron you executed that very well. The weathering and overall look is quite effective; glad you decided
        to take it with you. Looking forward to more progress and maybe a peek inside the building.
        Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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        • Ron great job on that engine & boiler. It will be a good finish up project while your away!
          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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          • Now that is one great looking scene. Well done job Ron.


            Louis L&R Western Railroad
            Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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            • Thanks for the positive comments everyone. Now that I am finally settled in the new place I can get back at working on the build.

              Spoiler Alert!!!!!! Next up is the partially built boxcar.
              Ron Newby

              General Manager

              Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

              http://cvry.ca

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              • Straggler Phil is here!

                Fine work Ron!
                Philip

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              • OK, Finally got back to the workbench today to start the boxcar under construction. The boxcar will be 20ft long, this should fit nicely in the building.

                Got the frame and decking done.


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                The underside of the boxcar.


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                Topside showing decking.

                Next up is to finish the bolster and make the truss rods. Also need to draw plans tor the sides, ends and roof framing.

                On a side note I plan to add lighting to the building but realized that while I have the really, really tiny LED's I forgot the lampshades and tubing to make the goose neck lamps so I ordered those today. We shall see how long it takes to get here.
                Ron Newby

                General Manager

                Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                http://cvry.ca

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                • Ron,

                  Nice start on the boxcar!

                  Scott

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                  • I love those truss rod cars, and yours looks terrific. Will you use wire or monofilament for the truss rods? I had a time bending the tubing for the goose necks until I discovered I was supposed to anneal the metal first. It was still an adventure, so I look forward to hearing how you constructed your goose neck shades. ~mike
                    O scale builds: Choctaw Lumber Kitchen, Dining Room, and Buffalo Canyon RR Caboose

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                    • Great start Ron. Looking forward on the how you do it.
                      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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                      • Congrats on getting back to the bench and an excellent start to your boxcar.
                        Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
                        FaceBook link: https://www.facebook.com/A-Dog-A-Van-and-A-View-108345371976229

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                        • Thanks for the encouragement Scott, Mike, Jerry and Rick.

                          Rick, It feels great getting back to the workbench.

                          Mike, I always use brass rod for the truss rods as I have never been happy with my results using monofiliments. As for the goose-necks, I don't anneal the metal first. I use very thin wall tubing with a rod inside so it doesn't crush when I bend it. When I get to that part I will make sure I show how I do it step by step.

                          No actual modelling tonight, but I did draw up plans for the boxcar framing.

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                          I also drew the detail for the truss rods so that I have a bending diagram for them, but that is tomorrow's project.
                          Ron Newby

                          General Manager

                          Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                          http://cvry.ca

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                          • Ron,

                            I like the looks of your boxcar. The framing looks very authentic.

                            If I mention things like truss rods, turnbuckles and queenposts around our model rr club I get nothing but quizzical looks.

                            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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                            • Ron great start to the boxcar and nice looking frame. I'll have to follow along on how you construct
                              the sides and such for future use on my own cars.
                              Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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