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Posted - 08/26/2019 :  12:31:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The roofs look great !!

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Michael Hohn

Posted - 08/26/2019 :  2:43:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I love the variety of roofs! And what a great job youíre doing!


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Posted - 08/26/2019 :  2:43:27 PM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Such great interest in those roof lines, Carl!

Its looking terrific!

Cheers, Mark.

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Posted - 08/26/2019 :  3:24:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



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Carl B

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Posted - 08/26/2019 :  7:13:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
George- That's was a cool video! Thanks...

Pete, Fred, Mike, Mark and Bob thank you so much for your comments and staying the course with me...

I am SO GLAD to be finished with those buggers!

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Posted - 08/27/2019 :  10:02:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, just catching up with what you've been doing here, and I must say it all looks outstanding!
I think your daughter is going to be blown away with this scene that you are making for her.

Greg Shinnie

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Carl B

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Posted - 08/27/2019 :  7:50:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Greg.

Yes sir, soon I'll be giving her the task of placing the little folks wherever she wants them in the scene.

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Carl B

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Posted - 08/30/2019 :  07:40:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In the 1870's, automobiles were still in the future, the horse and buggy were king. The Jordan Horse & Buggy #108 is perfect for this scene. Some of the parts are EXTREMELY fine, and very well done. Because of the single seat, these were also known as a "Doctors Buggy".

I actually have two kits, so I'll build both at the same time. Some 1st paint coats were applied, careful to keep paint away from glue points. A set of extra wheels are provided.

The first steps construct the frame with 6 pieces, then two pieces for the seat and back.

I made a jig to attach the wheels to the axles, and let them set up. This is very similar to a jig I built in a previous thread I did on a Jordan truck build. I also drilled out the back of the wheel hub, with a #78 bit ever so slightly, to get a bit more grip of the axle point to come.

Glued on the cloth top and the bows (triangular support rods), difficult to align properly.. Then the back wheels and axles. In the background, waiting for front axles to dry.

Front wheels and axles attached. The front wheels are slightly smaller than the back wheels, and their position must be adjusted to keep the frame level. Horses are under major duress right now.

Need some final touch ups, but will be glued in place at their street locations soon...

Till next time....a high class version...

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Posted - 08/30/2019 :  07:55:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Nice work on the buggies. I know these kits are a joy to build, and if one is as careful as you are, no problems arise. I really like the jigs you make for the wheel alignments. Nice work.


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Posted - 08/30/2019 :  08:03:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great job, Carl. Some of those parts must have been a bear to get off of the sprues without breaking.

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Posted - 08/30/2019 :  09:00:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You'll need to kitbash a horse-drawn cab somehow!!

Here's a photo of one from the US.


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

Edited by - deemery on 08/30/2019 09:37:27 AM

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George D

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Posted - 08/30/2019 :  09:42:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking buggies, Carl. I like your idea of using a fixture to hold the wheels.


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Frank Palmer

Posted - 08/30/2019 :  10:27:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great looking buggies, but PETA may want a word with you.


Edited by - Frank Palmer on 08/30/2019 10:29:03 AM

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Posted - 08/30/2019 :  10:50:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll agree with everyone on the beauty of the Jordan vehicles, but Dave is also spot-on... You need some Hansom cabs! How else are Holmes and Watson going to get about??

"Quickly, Watson! The game is afoot!"

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Michael Hohn

Posted - 08/30/2019 :  12:53:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Quite realistic looking buggies. Thatís a great idea and design for a jig. I have a Jordan wagon to build in the future; I need to remember where you demonstrate your jig so I wonít have to BUGG-You later.


Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie

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