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deemery
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Posted - 04/09/2017 :  1:01:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Should be easy to convert "1403" to "1408" :-)

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)
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mwbpequod
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USA
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Posted - 04/09/2017 :  1:11:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by deemery

Should be easy to convert "1403" to "1408" :-)


Had that very thought, Dave.

Easier yet would be to sell one to 2 different buyers,

We'll see how far I get between now and the 22nd.

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Edited by - mwbpequod on 04/27/2017 08:05:13 AM
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mwbpequod
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Posted - 04/27/2017 :  08:07:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did not get these done by the 22nd.....[:-gnasher]

But I do have one done now...






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mwbpequod
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Posted - 05/01/2017 :  08:02:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And here's the 2nd one....







...probably keep this one.

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 05/01/2017 :  12:44:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Martin,

Well done. I can see that the second one has a few more details. The nbw's make the insides look a little less naked.

I assume the slope sheets could be used to cover the openings, converting it into a flat-bottom gondola.

Mike

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mwbpequod
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USA
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Posted - 05/01/2017 :  7:17:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Martin,

Well done. I can see that the second one has a few more details. The nbw's make the insides look a little less naked.


Right. The first one had the cast metal stakes on it and while I could have added the nwb heads to the inside, that gets old really fast, even in O scale...

quote:
I assume the slope sheets could be used to cover the openings, converting it into a flat-bottom gondola.


Makes sense; had not given it any thought actually.

I'm already off into the next project.

Think of the box lid for a case of copier paper - I found one of those full of unfinished box car shells and cabooses, so the first thing I did was decide to make some reefer cars...

Pictures soon!

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 05/03/2017 :  07:54:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Next up.....two shells w/o sides or underbodies - blank canvases! A pair of reefers in the making!




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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 05/03/2017 :  7:46:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very neat, Martin. You have an interesting approach to this hobby of ours. I like it.

Mike

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Dutchman
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USA
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Posted - 05/03/2017 :  8:17:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job on those ballast cars, Martin.
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mwbpequod
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USA
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Posted - 05/04/2017 :  08:16:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Very neat, Martin. You have an interesting approach to this hobby of ours. I like it.


Mike,

I enjoy the building and finishing of a model; once completed, my fun begins to fade and so it's off to the next challenge in a project box in the queued stack; there really is a stack, too!

I might keep 1/2 of what I build....and one of these cars is enough, so the more empty one is already packed up to go to the O Scale Nat'l next month in Conn.

quote:
Nice job on those ballast cars, Martin.


Thanks!!!

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 05/08/2017 :  09:05:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Reefers are coming along - sides are all buttoned up. Just a matter of adding all the bits & bobs,


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 05/08/2017 :  7:19:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Martin,

They look good.

I always find one of the most satisfying steps is when the siding is done.

Mike

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mwbpequod
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USA
1962 Posts

Posted - 05/08/2017 :  9:58:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Martin,

They look good.

I always find one of the most satisfying steps is when the siding is done.

Mike



Indeed!

Now it's just the terrible tedious process of applying the piles of details, decorating all that plain boring wood.........

O tempora! O mores! The horror, the horror....

Ok, maybe a little too much drama

Building up the wood ladders tonight - that actually is pretty tedious. Fortunately, they are laser cut kits from BTS,

I should get these cars done in a week or 2 if I don't have too many other projects needing immediate attention.

I do have to get into one so I have something to write about for my next column![:-bigeyes2]

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hon3_rr
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USA
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Posted - 05/09/2017 :  02:32:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is a great thread with tons of ideas and techniques, so I'm really looking forward to seeing your next batch.

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.
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Dutchman
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USA
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Posted - 05/09/2017 :  08:40:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They are shaping up nicely, Martin.
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