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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/13
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2013, 05:21:01 PM »
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Looks like the cuts were correct on all the body parts.  Are you painting these FGE, or SOU?

The parts came together great! Thanks for all the hard work on the milling. I plan on painting 6 in Southern's Green Light scheme and a few in Claytor. If I can find one painted in NS that would be appropriate for the late 90's, I'll do that too.

I still need to add Archer brand rivets and ladders. I filled in the interior roof angles with putty to flatten it out. This will be very important when mounting the shell on a box for pressure casting. After the exterior is cast, I can pull the box out and add the interior bracing before casting the interior.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/13
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2013, 09:08:16 PM »
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I have an addendum.  I happened to be in a position to capture this today.



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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/13
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2013, 09:46:54 PM »
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Hi Everyone

These are AMC Pacers & Gremlins that I shrink casted from HO scale models.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DUCdMbyZegQ/UTvn8XgL2tI/AAAAAAAAAA4/hhrZpCfvQ7A/s640/IMG_0421.JPG
« Last Edit: March 09, 2013, 09:58:50 PM by Plumcrazy »

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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/13
« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2013, 09:52:43 PM »
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Welcome to TRW Plumcrazy.  Those AMC's make a pretty convincing load.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/13
« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2013, 09:55:23 PM »
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Welcome to TRW Plumcrazy.  Those AMC's make a pretty convincing load.

Yes they are. Great debut!
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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/13
« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2013, 10:04:49 PM »
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Started on a model of the Edna G., a famous (I'm told) tugboat on the Great Lakes:



This will be available in Z, N, and HO.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/13
« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2013, 10:08:51 PM »
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The parts came together great! Thanks for all the hard work on the milling. I plan on painting 6 in Southern's Green Light scheme and a few in Claytor. If I can find one painted in NS that would be appropriate for the late 90's, I'll do that too.

I still need to add Archer brand rivets and ladders. I filled in the interior roof angles with putty to flatten it out. This will be very important when mounting the shell on a box for pressure casting. After the exterior is cast, I can pull the box out and add the interior bracing before casting the interior.

Excellent.  Looking forward to seeing the castings.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/13
« Reply #37 on: March 09, 2013, 11:37:59 PM »
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Started on a model of the Edna G., a famous (I'm told) tugboat on the Great Lakes:



This will be available in Z, N, and HO.

Thin tug , or is it a long tug . Nice either way . Pete ever think of N Scale flatcar loadable floaters , sail or conventional . I got a couple from eBay ( in my Loaded Picasa file ) , but N scale could use more than what's out there now .

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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/13
« Reply #38 on: March 10, 2013, 12:22:49 AM »
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And we have a winner for most talented modeling in a first post. Ok... those look hollow. So not only did you shink cast, you hollowed them out and put windows in.

Now, can you send a few castings my way  :D

Hi Everyone

These are AMC Pacers & Gremlins that I shrink casted from HO scale models.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DUCdMbyZegQ/UTvn8XgL2tI/AAAAAAAAAA4/hhrZpCfvQ7A/s640/IMG_0421.JPG
« Last Edit: March 10, 2013, 12:37:19 AM by daniel_leavitt2000 »
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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/13
« Reply #39 on: March 10, 2013, 12:34:18 AM »
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And we have a winner for most talented modeling in a first post. Ok... those look hollow. So not only did you shink cast, you hollowed them out and put pindows in.


+1
I wonder if those are cast out of clear resin....
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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/13
« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2013, 12:49:28 AM »
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Yesterday repainted the room "summer sky" with the help of the girlfriend, on the walls with the layout installed we just painted above it up to the ceiling




And today lads a helix was put in place on the layout
This will connect the main level to the staging yard the benchwork and hopefully trackage will be install tomorrow
The helix uses kato superelevated track this is 16" and 15 3/8" radius curves

installing the platform for the helix to rest on




All the towers where screwed up from underneath another helix will rest on top of this




Exit for staging level


How we hooked up the feeders to the unitrack there is 6 feeder spots on the helix



erie 2-10-2 climbed with our biggest load




and then we "ghetto-rigged" a connection to the main level


Then an A-B-A set of C-liners climbed with a train





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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/13
« Reply #41 on: March 10, 2013, 05:35:05 AM »
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Started on a model of the Edna G., a famous (I'm told) tugboat on the Great Lakes:


That is very true!

Will you offer the tug as a kit or 'ready to sail' or both?
Anyway, I'm very much interested.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/13
« Reply #42 on: March 10, 2013, 10:28:13 AM »
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Great stuff, all!!!
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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/13
« Reply #43 on: March 10, 2013, 10:39:45 AM »
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Went to a railroadania show this weekend and finally... finally... was able to secure a copy of John Signor's LA&SL book.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/13
« Reply #44 on: March 10, 2013, 01:40:01 PM »
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Hi Everyone

These are AMC Pacers & Gremlins that I shrink casted from HO scale models.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DUCdMbyZegQ/UTvn8XgL2tI/AAAAAAAAAA4/hhrZpCfvQ7A/s640/IMG_0421.JPG

Wow! Outstanding! More info, please! They look super!
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