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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5573 Posts

Posted - 08/15/2018 :  3:25:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Martin,

Another sow’s ear to silk purse project! It’s been a while and I’m glad to see you back.

I have a couple Mainline Models HO kits; every so often I get them out, shake my head, mutter to myself “why do I have these” and put them back on the shelf. Maybe I need to see somebody do some magic on one.

Mike

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Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie
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ocalicreek
Crew Chief

USA
635 Posts

Posted - 08/15/2018 :  3:40:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
WooHoo Martin's at it again! Getting some popcorn...

Galen

My Train Blog: http://ocalicreek.blogspot.com/
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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2008 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2018 :  07:44:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok, repaired the broken bits and added some lead to the interior while it was open.



Started in on making the sides. Some 1/32" basswood cut to fit each side. Center for reefer doors and those were made up from some 1/32" scribed siding cut at 45 degrees. Size was decided by the reefer door hardware that I have available.



Have to finish the sides and attach them next. Shop is a mess now - been working with some barn lumber and it's the hardest oak I've cut in a long time. Then I found that 2 of the boards were walnut....

Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
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ocalicreek
Crew Chief

USA
635 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2018 :  4:39:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Now ain't that something...just this morning I did a woodworking project and marked the boards A and B, in pencil, to designate what side they were cut to fit. Small world afterall.

Diagonal scribed siding is such a nice feature.

Galen

My Train Blog: http://ocalicreek.blogspot.com/
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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2008 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2018 :  8:00:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ocalicreek

Now ain't that something...just this morning I did a woodworking project and marked the boards A and B, in pencil, to designate what side they were cut to fit. Small world afterall.


Great minds thinking alike,

quote:
Diagonal scribed siding is such a nice feature.


Yeah, I like it and it gives the car a distinct look. If I'm going to invest the time to rebuild/recreate, then I'm going to add a few little touches like this - does cut into my stock of that siding, but if that stuff sits on the shelf unused then I've forgotten why I bought it.

Got the barn wood project completed but the shop is under a cloud of very old oak and bit of walnut - an extended shop vac exercise it next on the schedule of events.

Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2008 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2018 :  8:23:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sides are done.....just have to glue them into place, tidy things up a bit and them it's all the details to add...


Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2008 Posts

Posted - 09/01/2018 :  11:20:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One side and most of both ends pretty close to completed now.

Other side to do and then it's some paint on the underbody and all the bits for the roof.


Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2008 Posts

Posted - 09/09/2018 :  11:57:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bit of progress on the roof; pretty much done now.





Time to paint the sides and ends now....

Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5573 Posts

Posted - 09/09/2018 :  3:10:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Moving right along. Must be expedited service.
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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2008 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2018 :  08:18:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Moving right along. Must be expedited service.


And here I thought I was plodding along.....

Should have the paint done today and get a few remaining details added and painted. Might be able to get into the dry transfers tomorrow......if it's raining still and I'm stuck at home.......again.

Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.

Edited by - mwbpequod on 09/12/2018 08:26:00 AM
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ocalicreek
Crew Chief

USA
635 Posts

Posted - 09/12/2018 :  6:33:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Love those big hatch platforms. Shaping up nicely. Here's to a rainy day!

Galen

My Train Blog: http://ocalicreek.blogspot.com/
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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2008 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2018 :  2:43:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fast forward to done,



Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5573 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2018 :  10:38:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Beautiful!
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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2008 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2018 :  09:41:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Beautiful!


Thanks!

Those Clover House dry transfers really provide a great finish. Not the easiest to use - you apply colors in sequence sealing in between, but they do add up to make a nice and interesting lettering appearance. Clover House is pretty much my go to source for lettering car that I end up rebuilding to this extent.

Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
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ocalicreek
Crew Chief

USA
635 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2018 :  7:21:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Worth the effort, all the way. Terrific!

Galen

My Train Blog: http://ocalicreek.blogspot.com/
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