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Harsco
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Posted - 04/19/2011 :  11:42:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great tutorial, Bruce....that's exactly what makes this forum the best out there....


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Dutchman
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Posted - 04/19/2011 :  3:42:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Joe & Rick.

The car shop is busy again - this time on the water car.



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Martin Welberg
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Posted - 04/19/2011 :  5:30:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great caboose Bruce, looking forward to the water car..


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Dutchman
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Posted - 04/19/2011 :  8:23:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Martin. I have the underframe of the water car glued together. After painting, I will add the brake gear. Then it should be ready for some first photos.

At the same time, I am working on the water tank itself. This one will hopefully come together quickly.



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 04/20/2011 :  11:19:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What an impressive pace, Bruce. You'll soon have to build new car facilities!



Edited by - Frederic Testard on 04/20/2011 11:19:21 AM

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Wolfgang
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Posted - 04/20/2011 :  1:01:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Wolfgang's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Cool project! I'm waiting for pictures.

Wolfgang


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Dutchman
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Posted - 04/28/2011 :  7:26:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, the water car has progressed to the point where I could take a picture. For whatever reason, adding the brake rigging took longer than usual. (Have I mentioned that I don't particularly enjoy adding brake rigging?)

The underframe is done and I got the trucks and couplers on to test the height against other cars. This will be the basis of a 24' flat car upon which the water tank will sit.



Since I took the picture this morning, I added the needle beams, the truss rods, and I now have about half the decking on the frame.



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 04/28/2011 :  7:46:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 04/28/2011 :  8:35:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce

Another great build in the making. Can't wait to see the tank part. Chuck's was such a great looking model.

As I'm sure yours will be to.

Jerry


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George D
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Posted - 04/28/2011 :  9:49:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce, what are you using for your brake rigging, commercial parts or your own fabricated pieces?

George



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Dutchman
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Posted - 04/28/2011 :  9:57:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
George, I've been using a brass brake cylinder from Precision Scale. (K-Brakes) They are quite a bit smaller than the styrene ones from Tichy. Today I finally got some styrene ones from Grandt-Line that I've had on order for a few months. They are between the two in size and should work on all but the smallest cars (like that caboose). The levers are styrene from Tichy, air lines and other rods are .012 and .015 brass wire. I use turnbuckles with one end cut off to simulate any clevis I need. Some A-Line chain completes the rigging.


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Wolfgang
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Posted - 04/29/2011 :  12:32:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Wolfgang's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This "flat" car looks already very good, with painting and lettering.
What's about a picture from the brake rigging? I would like this.

Wolfgang


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Dutchman
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Posted - 04/29/2011 :  7:07:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the comments, guys.

Wolfgang, here is a shot of the underside of the 24' flat car (Precision Scale K-Brake Cylinder)



Here is a shot of the underside of the Gondola I scratch built. (Tichy K-Brake Cylinder).




I thought I would also show a picture of the little holding jig I made to keep the frame up off the queen posts while I worked on the deck. I simply glued two pieces of 1/4" Sq. strip wood to a piece of scrap wood. Then I added two small brads spaced to line up with the holes in the bolsters and cut the heads off the brads.



As you can see, that keeps the frame up off the queen posts and also keeps it from sliding around. I also finished the deck today.




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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 04/29/2011 :  7:33:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I really prefer the Tichy cylinder, Bruce. The PSC one looks really tiny...
Nice work on this chassis.



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Wolfgang
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Posted - 04/30/2011 :  01:59:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit Wolfgang's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks fantastic!
The queen posts are the long, 10'' type?

Wolfgang


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Edited by - Wolfgang on 04/30/2011 02:00:41 AM

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