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Carl B
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Posted - 08/30/2019 :  7:41:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I appreciate all your nice comments Rich, Russ, Dave, George, Frank, Pete, and Mike!

Russ- Absolutely right about the parts on the sprues....VERY tricky.

Dave- That cab is cool- thanks for the photo....

Frank- I'm sorry about the horses, but they wound't sit still to be painted....

Pete- I may consider a Hansom cab the next time around...

Mike- Be glad to help you with a jig anyway I can. It's the ONLY way I've found to get Jordan wheels to behave..



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 08/30/2019 :  8:18:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work Carl!

Jerry

"And in the end, its not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Carl B
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Posted - 08/31/2019 :  12:27:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Jerry!


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hairball
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Posted - 08/31/2019 :  5:20:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
wow Karl heck of a build lots of roof touches, very interesting.

Thanks for link to the Spanish tile source........says everything except what size the 2 sheets are in o scale. Emailed them for answer.

Hoping to build some tom yorke style tex-mex stuff.

mike lynch



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Carl B
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Posted - 09/01/2019 :  09:25:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike, and you're welcome.

I believe those Spanish tile sheets are 7.5" x 12".



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railman28
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Posted - 09/01/2019 :  11:49:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I needed to get caught up here. The roof really came out nice. So did the Wagons. that's a nice tip on assembling the wheels. I do enjoy your most excellent work

Bob


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Carl B
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Posted - 09/01/2019 :  6:42:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you very much Bob!


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Carl B
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Posted - 09/04/2019 :  06:59:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another Jordan that fits the scene is the Brougham (pronounced: "broom") carriage, #103. These were used by the upper classes, and protected the occupants, but not the driver, from the weather. More parts than the simple Dr.'s Buggy, with a very sophisticated suspension.

Appreciated the horses molded in dark plastic this time...



First the cab is assembled with a wrap around one-piece roof, back wall and floor. Acetate is supplied for the windows. Then the two separate sides are attached and all edges are filed down to meet each other.



The carriage floor, driver seat and dash are next. The foot rest is a section of the floor bent up into position.



This front axle & suspension assembly is a nightmare. The hand drawn instruction diagrams didn't help. It must be bent 180 degrees, and glued in three different directions...One chance only, it's so thin, any further attempts... it would just break apart...



The finished product....Due to this piece, I would not recommend the Brougham be your first Jordan kit to conquer....



I could use my "Jordan jigs" for the back wheels & axle, but the front axle was the shortest track width I'd ever encountered, so I had to build a jig for that too....



Disobeying the directions, I glued in the back axle first, and am using pennies as a very light pressure to keep the wheels and cement in good contact. Pennies weigh approx.2.5 grams each. The gluing surfaces on this particular kit are absolutely infinitesimal.



Once that dried, same treatment for the front. One of the horses just got primed, and a kidnapped driver from the Dr's Buggy is getting a first coat too. No driver is provided in this Brougham kit



Harness and lanterns added. Driver will be finished during the mass LP painting.



Till next time....finally...people...people...people



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kebmo
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Posted - 09/04/2019 :  08:09:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
you sure do good work my friend. that jordan kit would end up as a pile of rubble on my bench.


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 09/04/2019 :  09:07:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
OMG, definitely not my cup of tea gov'na. I'm more the Binford 3000 kind of guy. Nice.

Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 09/04/2019 09:07:51 AM

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 09/04/2019 :  09:14:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A thing of beauty glad I never have to build one of those.

Jerry

"And in the end, its not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/04/2019 :  09:48:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
To build one of these Id need an aspirin for my head and a Brougham-O Seltzer to settle my stomach.

Excellent work, Carl.


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

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 09/04/2019 :  10:18:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

To build one of these Id need an aspirin for my head and a Brougham-O Seltzer to settle my stomach.

Excellent work, Carl.



Bingo! What Mike said. All of it!

Pete
in Michigan



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Guff
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Posted - 09/04/2019 :  12:51:56 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Nice work!

David Guffey

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/04/2019 :  4:04:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A great addition to the diorama, Carl, though it appears the owner of the coach is a bit down on his luck.
Will you illuminate the lanterns? :)



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