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Martin Welberg
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Posted - 11/17/2011 :  6:42:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking good Tom, must start on building cars again one of these days...


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Rick
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Posted - 11/18/2011 :  01:49:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rich, thanks, didn't realize it had to be custom made.

Tom, nice work.



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 11/19/2011 :  06:24:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice start on your car, Tom.


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Tommatthews
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Posted - 11/19/2011 :  08:20:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not much to show but I painted the shack yellow Ochre and primed a bunch of details for the work car and the box cars.

Tom M.

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Geezer
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Posted - 11/19/2011 :  08:38:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Man o man! Give that kid a box of wood and look what he does! ;-)
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Tommatthews
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Posted - 11/19/2011 :  6:49:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Painted up the flat deck and added some NBWs. Putting together a couple of sets of T-2 trucks.

Tom M.

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Tommatthews
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Posted - 11/19/2011 :  7:07:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote








Tom M.

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Tommatthews
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Posted - 11/20/2011 :  4:57:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thought I would give the work car a test run.



Three car load, not much of a pull



Load of 1/4 oz weights



I am making up some steps for the side doors and will use stirrup steps for the front. Stove pipe is painted, drying ...


Tom M.

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Hopeless
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Posted - 11/20/2011 :  6:21:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tom, The work car is coming along great. Looking foward to the details.

Roland



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Tommatthews
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Posted - 11/21/2011 :  09:49:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anyone know the distance the grab irons would be from the side of the car? 3" out, 6" out, etc.

Tom M.

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Geezer
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Posted - 11/21/2011 :  10:24:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use a 3/32 piece of flat lumber to keep
them up off the sides....even 1/16 might look good...
your call bud.

Geezer



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mabloodhound
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Posted - 11/21/2011 :  12:15:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tom,
I suggest a 1/16" thick piece behind the irons (3") which should give sufficient space for a hand. The 1903 Car Builders Cyclopedia shows 1 3/4" to 2 1/2" for door handles and hand holds where as foot irons would need a bit more.
So 3" should work fine.
Remember, all of these old Cyclopedias are available FREE on Google books as PDF downloads.



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Tommatthews
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Posted - 11/21/2011 :  2:28:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Back up from the basement from wiring a second power district.

Bill and Dave ... Thanks for the info. 1/16" (3") it will be.


Tom M.

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Tommatthews
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Posted - 11/21/2011 :  9:07:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have the roof walks installed and a couple of grab irons.

Richard are you lurking about?


Tom M.

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Tommatthews
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Posted - 11/29/2011 :  3:35:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tried to do a sign board for the box car but I am not at all happy with the results.



The letters and numbers are printed on paper then glued on basswood.



What can I do to make it acceptable looking?


Tom M.

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