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Guff
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Posted - 01/16/2021 :  2:33:13 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Scott,
Thanks for the coin comparison. I couldn't do this small detail 50 years ago...Amazing!!


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Larryc
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Posted - 01/17/2021 :  5:09:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Scott excellent job so far!! I have enough trouble scratch building in O scale; besides these old eyes could never focus on something that small. This should be very educational. Keep going.

My current build:http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53479

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  09:16:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Amazing!


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Dutchman
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Posted - 01/18/2021 :  10:45:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work, Scott.


Bruce

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CNE1899
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Posted - 03/18/2021 :  09:55:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another of my projects that I have procrastinated on. Again I was nervous about soldering this.
I watched a very helpful video on soldering brass.
I used 50/50 solder and acid flux (I know, I will have to give a vinegar bath). I first soldered an internal sleeve to hold the end caps at the right depth. Then soldered the caps and dome base in.
Scott





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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/18/2021 :  11:35:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Scott, that soldering job should clean up fine!


Bruce

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jbvb
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Posted - 03/24/2021 :  10:42:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I suggest you get some 63/37 eutectic solder; it will melt all at once at 360F. I'm using an old roll from Radio Shack but Kester sells it in several small diameters. Rosin core hasn't interfered with my use of Tix flux.

James

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CNE1899
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Posted - 03/25/2021 :  1:09:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
James,

Thanks, I plan on picking some up.
Scott



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/25/2021 :  4:38:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just amazing!!

Jerry

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jbvb
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Posted - 03/25/2021 :  10:01:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Another point - cleaning up a grease-based flux like 'NoKorode' is best done with soap and hot water. The soap is just basic enough to neutralize any acid that doesn't get washed away. Tix flux is also acid (zinc chloride solution) but it's easier to wash away residue.

James

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Rick
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Posted - 03/25/2021 :  10:04:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Scott, that's impressive.


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CNE1899
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Posted - 03/27/2021 :  8:15:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Snuck in some work on the tank car.
I stuck the brass frame piece with double sided tape to a block of wood, so I can drill and cut slots to create the frame.
I ended up screwing the brass down because it got hot while cutting it and the tape melted.
I used a thin cut wheel on the Dremel.
Next will be drilling some more holes and filing out the open areas.
I will be printing the wood deck on paper that is the correct thickness in scale.
I used some wood images and Photoshoped them to create the deck. I layered that over line work I created in Illustrator using
a tank car drawing from White's car book.
Scott







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CNE1899
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Posted - 03/30/2021 :  07:31:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I finished the open areas in the frame, and cleaned it up. I then cut strips to represent the different cross beams, 5x5, 5x7, 5x10. I started with the biggest beam which supports the queen posts. Because of scale, I made the posts and beam one piece.
After I solder the beams on, I'll attach the truss rods.
Scott





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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/30/2021 :  08:26:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice metal work, Scott.



Bruce

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/30/2021 :  08:28:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Scott,

Your tank car is looking really good. I also like all the soldering tips. What sort of equipment are you using?

Mike



Edited by - Michael Hohn on 03/30/2021 08:30:43 AM

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