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CN6401
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Posted - 02/13/2012 :  10:06:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit CN6401's Homepage
Bobby,
With all the high tech things these days, you can now buy Rivet Decals. I got mine at Micro Mark
here is the link.
http://www.micromark.com/ho-scale-decals-with-raised-3d-rivets-and-other-surface-details,9968.html
Some people would call this blasphemous, but I'm in this for the fun and enjoyment. I'm not a rivet counter.
Ralph

P.S.
To all you guys that may take offense to that statement, I did not make it to cause problems, it's a fact of life. Some people are in this hobby for the fun and enjoyment and some do it because they want to create an exact replica, which is were they get their satisfaction and enjoyment.



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Frederic Testard
Engineer

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Posted - 02/13/2012 :  11:32:19 AM  Show Profile
Great progress by everybody.
Bobby, apart from the very effective method mentionned by Ralph, there are several techniques. Where do you want to add rivets?



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desertdrover
Engineer



Posted - 02/13/2012 :  12:43:03 PM  Show Profile
The roof and signage on Megan’s Travel has been applied to the fish pier structure. This will be named Megan’s Travel Agency. I guess by now you found that I have more Nieces’ then Nephews’ in this family. I had one of each. But my Siblings seem to have had all girls. My Challenge build ongoing here; http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=35557&whichpage=1







Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
Post count: 2000 posts added to below count.

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 02/13/2012 :  1:58:24 PM  Show Profile
This is a great row, Louis.


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Schoolmaster
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Posted - 02/13/2012 :  2:14:37 PM  Show Profile
Reminds me of a couple of places in Californis. Very good.


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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 02/13/2012 :  6:03:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage
I love that angled view, Louis! It's nice to see you incorporating the names of your nieces into the build...adds a feminine touch! Looks fabulous!

Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca
http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca
http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

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Martin Welberg
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Posted - 02/13/2012 :  6:26:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage
Lovely roof angles Louis, like it !!


Edited by - Martin Welberg on 02/13/2012 6:26:44 PM

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BigLars
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Posted - 02/13/2012 :  8:09:52 PM  Show Profile
Louis,
That is a neat row of buildings.


My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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Sierra rr
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Posted - 02/13/2012 :  10:36:38 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Sierra rr's MSN Messenger address  Send Sierra rr a Yahoo! Message
My latest progress report, the scenery is coming along nicely except when I run out of plaster or glue and have to rush to the hardware store.
Next I will add some trees... lots of trees and some fine detail and the tunnel lining.
I love this 2 month challenge,I only wish I had time to make or scratch build a building instead of working on my layout, When I dismantled my old layout due to earthquake damage I told myself I would wait a while before I started the new one... I waited about a day and went into withdrawal.
I started dismantling my old layout just after Xmas so not a bad effort I'm thinking... and this challenge is giving me a good incentive to get part of the layout finished.






I used to be Indecisive... now I'm not so sure !

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luvchikn
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/13/2012 :  11:18:18 PM  Show Profile
Fredrick, I am wanting to put rivets around an oil tank that will mount on my flat car.


I would be willing to try the decals from Micro-Mark or in lieu of that, I would also try any advanced or old fashion (just plain old?) technique if somebody would describe it to me.

When I grow up I wanna be a rivet counter.

What are NBW's?



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 02/14/2012 :  03:34:34 AM  Show Profile
First, NBW means Nut-Bolt-Washer. You can get various sizes of good castings for these from Tichy or Grandt Line, among which some of the Tichys work for rivets.
In the case of your Conoco car, I suppose you plan to have a cylindrical core and to wrap it with a thin sheet of styrene which would have the rivets on it.
A way to do it is to print the pattern on a sheet of paper (or to draw it which is less precise and a bit boring), than fix the paper onto the thin sheet of styrene, then use the shank of a small diameter drill (held in a pin vise in reverse position) to apply the rivetting onto the marked points. I've done it with reasonable success. It's important to have some piece of soft material below (like a cutting mat) when you press. Another method to lay accurately spaced rivets is to use the teeth of a metal saw blade, but you'll have to use the spacing provided by the teeth.
If your wish of becoming a rivet counter is a genuine one, you might even one to invest into a rivetter, a machine produced by NWSL or Micromark which will help you lay rows of identically spaced rivets with the help of ad hoc matrices. But this is an expensive tool since you also need a press in order to apply a constant pressure (something you have to control too, when you use the manual method described above : then it becomes a matter of feeling...)



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luvchikn
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/14/2012 :  08:10:43 AM  Show Profile
Thank you, Fredrick.

I love to buy tools. Lots and lots of tools. The proper tools help you get a proper product.



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jbvb
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Posted - 02/14/2012 :  08:56:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage
I don't have a lot to add to the forum's volumes of craftsman kit content, but I am working on B.E.S.T's "Clam Box", and hope to finish it to the Challenge's schedule.



The original structure has been added to many times; I'm freelancing how the first might have looked in my setting (about 3 mi. north of the prototype's location).



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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 02/14/2012 :  11:28:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage
Phillip, it was great to see the progress on your layout! My daughter just returned from a three week trip throughout New Zealand and really loved your country. She can't wait to return! She indicated that she felt a couple of tremors while there, quite substantial ones. Anyway, it's great to see your layout under re-construction.
Isn't this challenge great!


Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca
http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca
http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

Edited by - Mike Hamer on 02/14/2012 11:29:15 AM

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desertdrover
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Posted - 02/14/2012 :  12:14:36 PM  Show Profile
Thanks alot guys for your comments. And to all involved with this challenge there are some fantastic builds going on. The best ever forum challenge this time around. Thumbs up to all!


Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
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