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slimrails
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Posted - 04/11/2019 :  4:28:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by desertdrover

Thanks Russ, I'm hoping I can pull this kit bash off. After seeing how small these slats are in HO scale to work with, I'm worried about my finger fumbling.


I sometimes wish that I had three hands when doing modeling work. I'm sure that you feel the same way.
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desertdrover
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USA
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Posted - 04/11/2019 :  4:40:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very, very true Russ! Four hands would be nice! [:-cowboy][:-thumbu][:-thumbu]

To show the cuts on the trailer shell of the magazine article, and my version of the livestock trailer, I give you two sets of drawings/pictures. First and second drawing/picture, if you wish to do this style, is of the magazine article. The slatted sides go from the rear of the trailer all the way up to the front of the trailer.
The third and fourth drawings/pictures show you my intended version, where the Prototype trailers had a panel at the front of the trailer, and the slatted sides went from the rear of the trailer up to that panel. Last picture shows what the panel left on will look like for my version.









Louis
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quartergauger48
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Posted - 04/11/2019 :  4:47:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Louis' KEEP ON TRUCKING'..



ted :<)
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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 04/11/2019 :  5:43:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Louis get to cutting already.

Frank
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BurleyJim
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USA
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Posted - 04/11/2019 :  6:23:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lou,

A little more background info & photos......http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/f/fruehauf/fruehauf.htm about a third of the way down that article, the short 'field trailer' with the mounted 'quad 50's' would make an excellent model.

Jim

Edited by - BurleyJim on 04/11/2019 6:35:59 PM
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desertdrover
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USA
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Posted - 04/11/2019 :  8:26:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by quartergauger48

Wow Louis' KEEP ON TRUCKING'..



Hi Ted, and thanks for looking on.


Louis
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desertdrover
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USA
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Posted - 04/11/2019 :  8:28:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Frank Palmer

Louis get to cutting already.



Got to go with the slow build-up.


Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 04/11/2019 :  8:30:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by BurleyJim

Lou,

A little more background info & photos......http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/f/fruehauf/fruehauf.htm about a third of the way down that article, the short 'field trailer' with the mounted 'quad 50's' would make an excellent model.

Jim



Thanks Jim. That is some extensive information for Fruehauf.


Louis
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k9wrangler
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USA
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Posted - 04/11/2019 :  8:35:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another fine project you have going Louis, no Bull....

Karl Scribner
Sunfield Twp. Michigan
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Kentucky Southern Railway
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George D
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USA
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Posted - 04/11/2019 :  9:00:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sharpen up those knives and saws, Louis. You have a lot of cutting ahead of you. Another interesting project.

George
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desertdrover
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Posted - 04/11/2019 :  9:15:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by k9wrangler

Another fine project you have going Louis, no Bull....



Thanks Karl.


Louis
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desertdrover
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USA
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Posted - 04/11/2019 :  9:18:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George D

Sharpen up those knives and saws, Louis. You have a lot of cutting ahead of you. Another interesting project.

George



Thanks George for looking on. Let the hacking begin like Frank said.


Louis
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desertdrover
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USA
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Posted - 04/20/2019 :  09:39:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK we are back after a glitch with the RR-L Forum post count kicking me off for awhile; http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51641 and, just plain old losing steam on this build. We continue once again.
Start by removing the trailer body from the chassis frame by pressing in on the four tabs under the frame. Then cut the sides off of the trailer body. The plastic is soft, but tough. Following along with the below pictures, making the front and rear cuts first with an X-Acto knife to get a good cut line, then finish off using a razor saw to make faster work of cutting. Then, carefully score the plastic at the top where the sides meet the roof. It will take making many shallow cuts at a time with an X-Acto knife, to cut completely through the side shell. Once cuts are made, finish off any rough edges with a file.











Louis
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Pennman
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USA
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Posted - 04/20/2019 :  2:46:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis,

Glad to see you are slicing and dicing once again. This will be another of your great accomplishments.

Rich
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Carl B
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USA
3577 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2019 :  2:59:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cool stuff again Louis....

Which rubber grip are you using for your Xacto handle?

I need one.
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