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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 12/14/2016 :  10:44:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Awesome!


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fockewulf37
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Posted - 12/16/2016 :  5:50:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit fockewulf37's Homepage  Send fockewulf37 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Ray,
Well I got to piddling with the idea of more ore cars. And of course you can't get anymore from Western Scale Models. So I decided to make my own. Yes you can get some from Ozark Miniatures but at $33 each. I can make my own..
As y'all probably have figured out i am not a rivet counter. So I looked around the internet for different types of ore cars. I ran across a drawing for a wood ore car. I have not seen one of those done. So i figured I would give it a go.

Last night i started with the wheel. I took an old 25 gallon barrel that I cast and it was slightly over size of what i needed. I chucked it up in the lathe and produced 1 wheel. It turned out pretty good. I made a master mold of this and then cast more . I will make a second mold of 4, so i can do 4 at a time...

My first picture id very blurry...










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Mudhenbill
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Posted - 12/17/2016 :  01:42:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mudhenbill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I can't wait for the finished product.


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tloc
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Posted - 12/17/2016 :  07:56:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ty, you may not be a rivet counter but your work is excellent. It has been fun following along.

Thanks for sharing
TomO



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fockewulf37
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Posted - 12/17/2016 :  8:07:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit fockewulf37's Homepage  Send fockewulf37 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys for the comments.

Here is the body of the car all framed up ready to cast...






Edited by - fockewulf37 on 12/17/2016 8:08:20 PM

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fockewulf37
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Posted - 12/17/2016 :  8:16:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit fockewulf37's Homepage  Send fockewulf37 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Here is the second ones out of the mold. When casting real wood if I don't seal it, all the trash ends up in the mold. So the first one cast pulls all the trash from the mold.

I did put rivets on the body and I cast the door separate,so it will be functional. I use pins for the hinges












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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 12/17/2016 :  11:25:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice molding and casting work!


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fockewulf37
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Posted - 12/24/2016 :  10:50:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit fockewulf37's Homepage  Send fockewulf37 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Ray,

Here is the frame and the wheels ready to mold.










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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 12/25/2016 :  11:45:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ty, you're the best. Really nice ore cars.

Frank

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Carl B
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Posted - 12/25/2016 :  11:50:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I marvel at you guys casting your own stuff. Incredible!


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fockewulf37
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Posted - 12/25/2016 :  12:00:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit fockewulf37's Homepage  Send fockewulf37 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Guys ..Hope y'all are having a Merry Christmas.. Here is the finished product...





















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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 12/25/2016 :  8:54:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow, that looks like a commercially-made kit!

What gauge track will it run on?



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fockewulf37
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Posted - 01/01/2017 :  08:47:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit fockewulf37's Homepage  Send fockewulf37 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Ray.
I have been really busy this past week. I finished my last week at work and i am now officially retired...Yeah...

The wheels are set 11/16" apart and I am using ho rail . It could be placed on larger rail..




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fockewulf37
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Posted - 01/01/2017 :  08:51:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit fockewulf37's Homepage  Send fockewulf37 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Here is the first one painted. As always you have to wash the castings and then I primed them with a ruddy red primer. I painted the wood with a desert sand acrylic and them used chalks the darken the colors. Then went back with a rusty rail color. For the metal parts. Once dry dry brushed with a Barnwood acrylic.
Hopefully giving it the crimey look of use in a mine..


















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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/01/2017 :  09:04:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very Nice !!!, both the model and the coloring.

Bob


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