I formed the weight that goes in the boiler room. This is a master.
Since my casting alloy is less dense than lead, I added material on the sides to give it more volume.
Then poured a mold. Waiting for it to cure.
Ready for heralds on the sides.
Prototype photos showed me that the herald is not centered in the red. Instead, the cab herald is centered with that "box" formed by those six bigger rivets.
Added heralds, cleat coat, and windows to the boiler room. Peteski's decals are OUTSTANDING. All the work it took to draw and design them was worth it.
And my logo underneath. Except for adding the weight, the boiler room is finished.
And installed the decoders and the headlights.
The end is so close, I can't stand it.
And even though it is almost finished, there is still a lot to do.Here is my list still to do:
Add wind deflectors
sand and paint the handrails for the cabs, install.
give the cabs the final clear coat.
Install the windows in the cabs
Install the weights in the cabs
Install the headlight glass.
Cast the boiler room weight. Install.
air erase the wheels.
blacken wheels and install.
speed match the decoders and any last fine tuning.
edit the repair video (how to- disassembly, assembly)
Burn the mini DVD.
print the literature
assemble the extra parts bag/tools.
I think I will also install some styrene blocks around the plug sockets in the vestibules. I want them to stand up to years of use.
AND PRAY that I don't drop anything in the final handling.
Hopefully I can get all this done before Kato comes out with the passenger cars!