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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/04/2021 :  7:34:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really impressive work Martin. This they thread has been going for years and just keeps getting better.
Although the rolling stock is old, you are bringing them up to an excellent level of presentation.


Regards Rob

My current build.
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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/05/2021 :  10:51:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bit of a mess, but should also be a pretty quick rebuild and finishing job....







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In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/05/2021 :  11:53:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Martin,

Outstanding job on these cars, you certainly build some beautiful cars.

Jim


Take the red pill

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/10/2021 :  09:28:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rebuilt the underbody.......old bolsters were Zn pestilated.......and AB brake parts were just pinned in place.



In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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George D
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Posted - 01/10/2021 :  11:39:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What does "Zn pestilated" mean?

George


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deemery
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Posted - 01/10/2021 :  11:41:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George D

What does "Zn pestilated" mean?

George



Zinc alloy castings can, over time, fail. This was the problem with the old Central Valley trucks and with a lot of die-cast boilers and other parts. The parts get soft and crumbly, sometimes with a white residue.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/10/2021 :  12:56:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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The parts get soft and crumbly, sometimes with a white residue.


In this case the bolsters were cracked and warped off the floor a good 3/16" in the middle. Unscrewing from the floor let them fall into several pieces.

Usually this in the various Zamac alloys compromised by some contamination by lead, etc.


In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/17/2021 :  08:07:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sides are done....



In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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slimrails
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  06:55:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The details have really transformed the car side, Martin.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  07:58:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very nice!


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/24/2021 :  08:43:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Reefer hatches were missing from the reefer parts.....pulled a set out of the parts bin.



And made a new roof.....



In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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George D
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Posted - 01/24/2021 :  09:12:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Martin. Your parts bin has to be large and interesting to dig through.

George


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/24/2021 :  10:36:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George D

Looking good, Martin. Your parts bin has to be large and interesting to dig through.



I've spent a lot of years accumulating parts and supplies while at shows and meets. One of the primary parts bins was John Armstrong's parts cabinet. I bought that to use it as just he did. It was stuffed full to the point that they could not get it open. Took me months to get everything out of it and to sort it out into keep // sell // trash piles. I use it all the time! Other storage bins are the old containers for 3.5" floppy disks - perfect size for parts packaging; 5' shelf of just those containers.

Now is the time to be using stuff up and having fun building models!


In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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bandman
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Posted - 01/24/2021 :  12:57:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a dad-gummed good idea on those 3.5" floppy disk drives, Martin. Hope I saved all of mine. Thanks for sharing that idea.

Horton M.



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bandman
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Posted - 01/24/2021 :  12:59:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, and I didn't mean to neglect to say that I've been silently following your creativity here. Fabulous work on all of these babies.

Horton M.



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