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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
6646 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2019 :  12:04:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grand Funk Railroad.... And here I thought you were modeling the Midwest!

Nicely done, Frank!

Pete
in Michigan
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5187 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2019 :  3:11:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Gill

Like a derby instead of a beret, well rounded, stylish and adds a bit more height.


Exactly. I was picturing Patrick Macnee in “The Avengers” (the 60’s TV show.)

Mike
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5326 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2019 :  5:34:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

No no Russ, it’s a DIESEL punk critter.

Pete, man you guys are really getting into this funk. Actually I’m going to run it on the Sundance Central RR. Thad’be southwest.

Mike, OMG I’m really showing my age. I was thinking of “Topper.”



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slimrails
Moderator

USA
8370 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2019 :  5:52:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sorry, Frank, I'm a bit behind the times. Diesel punk is now the thing!
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5187 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2019 :  5:53:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Frank,

Topper works. The ‘37 film is a favorite of ours.

Mike
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
11505 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2019 :  7:13:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Frank,

Topper works. The ‘37 film is a favorite of ours.

Mike



So was the TV show!! God can I be that old??

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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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3397 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2019 :  8:48:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
its 7-3/4” L x 4-1/4” W x 8” H

Holy ****!

It's almost bigger than a bread box.
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Tyson Rayles
Moderator

USA
12943 Posts

Posted - 05/18/2019 :  08:47:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Mike, if I were to build it in your scale the pair would fit on top of the radiator box."

And your point is?

Edited by - Tyson Rayles on 05/18/2019 08:47:35 AM
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MarcusF
Section Hand

Canada
91 Posts

Posted - 05/18/2019 :  09:21:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice models! Though I've got mixed feelings about the clerestory roof... I think the flat sheet roof looks more prototypical, the clerestory is a bit ornate for something that's supposed to be utilitarian. ;)
Are you using a laser to cut your PVC? If so, what type/power?
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john holt
Engine Wiper

USA
364 Posts

Posted - 05/18/2019 :  5:12:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work, Frank. Working in that scale has to be easier on the eyes than HO. I liked the Topper series on TV so much that as a kid, I named one of my dogs "Topper".

GULF COAST & WESTERN

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Mario Rapinett
Fireman

Australia
5841 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2019 :  02:12:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice creations.....you guys in " The Florida Shed " always amaze....
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5326 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2019 :  09:08:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Russ, steam punk is so 80’s.

Mike I was actually remembering the TV show. The movie was too far back.

Jerry, I know it’s weird to know such things.

Carl, this is Fn3.

Good point Mike, I have no point.

Marcus, I originally intended to make the flat traditional roof. But then poof, it hit me – diesel punk. A friend is using his laser, I think it’s a Universal 50 watt.

John, I knew of other “Toppers” but the dog was Neil.

Mario, good to hear from you. We do our best to impress. We’re trying to outdo each other so we can get bragging rights.
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Mario Rapinett
Fireman

Australia
5841 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2019 :  8:44:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5326 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2019 :  3:37:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

The summer has a way of getting in the way of this modeling thing. Anyway back to work. I glued the window frames together and they required minor filling. I made this little gig from a couple of styrene strips to hold the frames so I wouldn’t break them as I was filling.





I ordered air tanks, air lines and headlights from Ozark Miniatures. The unpainted is the as ordered and the painted one is my modification to make it longer.



I bent flat brass and soldered them together to replace the steps I cut from plastic. Just didn’t like the plastic ones.



The frames are painted and the brake cylinders are painted silver.



The windows have been glazed and installed.





The Ozark headlight buckets and my grab rails. I need more grabs but this is it for now.



The parts are dry fit for this shot. I made the engineer’s window a sliding unit. The yellow is a bit bright for now but I'll tone it down later during the weathering process.


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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
6646 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2019 :  3:41:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice! Like!

Pete
in Michigan
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