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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/16/2020 :  1:38:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl,

It looks like I gave you the short answer, sorry, in a hurry.

What I did was take a piece of .020 styrene sheet, cut oversize for the roof and folded it
by hand. Then I put it in place on the flat section up against where the roof changes to
curve and glued it there. Then it was easy to curve it over the curved section and again glued
that in place. Next I trimmed it so that it had a slight overhang (.020 styrene trims real
easy). Then I did the same for another .020 sheet producing an easy bend in what amounts to .040 sheet.

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/16/2020 :  1:42:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Greg, the old ink-jet comes in handy but it does need a protective clear coat before it goes into the water.

Bob


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Carl B
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Posted - 09/16/2020 :  2:11:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Bob. That makes total sense.


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Terrell
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Posted - 09/16/2020 :  3:39:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent, Bob!!



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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/17/2020 :  08:20:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl and Fred, thanks for your posts.

Here are the three main sections of the running gear, they still need the addition of the axles
and small detailing. They fit on the bottom of the wagon facing left, that circular item is the
fifth wheel and it fits into the hole in the second piece. The third piece goes under the
rear section of the wagon. It's hard to see but I have scribed layers into the sides of the springs
and they will have some styrene detailing added.




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Orionvp17
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Posted - 09/17/2020 :  09:39:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Bob! Well above my pay grade! Keep going!

Pete
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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/17/2020 :  2:38:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good, Bob.
Here's a "bleached" version of one of your earlier photos to show the wagon is painted white, not khaki like I thought :).




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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/19/2020 :  04:38:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pete and Bill, thanks for your comments. Yes, Bill, that looks more like it.

Here's the running gear ready for installation onto the cart. The next job will be making he wheels.



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Ensign
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Posted - 09/19/2020 :  08:43:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, your running gear looks super!
Wheely looking forward to the next installment.

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Carl B
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Posted - 09/19/2020 :  09:07:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, amazing work!


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/19/2020 :  09:10:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Now thatís red. Love it.

Fantastic work, Bob.



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Greg Rich
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Posted - 09/19/2020 :  7:39:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
I've been away for a while and just happened upon your thread. As always, I am not disappointed, wonderful job on the wagon.
You are one creative soul!

Greg R.



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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/20/2020 :  08:40:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, Carl, Mike, and Greg R, thanks for your comments.

Here are the major wheel parts to cut from styrene sheet, the hubs must then be added.



And here are the harness shafts installed on the running gear.





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Guff
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Amazing Bob, this entire build is amazing!!
Love your work!


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/21/2020 :  07:10:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave, much appreciated.

I am in the process of cutting out all those wheel parts and I noticed something I have
not seen before. The wonderful Berkshire Valley Kit shows the ends of each axle with a
hub cap held in place with a square nut on a threaded rod down inside a hollow end of he
hub. I was able to reproduce this in 1/24 with bits of styrene but I am unable to take
a good photo of it. Here's my try. I see that one nut is not quite square, I'll have to remake that one.



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