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Lowering Cars
« on: May 10, 2005, 06:49:39 AM »
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As a courtesy to those looking here for information on lowering nscale cars to prototypical heights, here is a collection of recent topics:

Lowering with z scale couplers:

https://www.therailwire.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=3831

Lowering and the relationship to weathering and realism:

https://www.therailwire.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=3858

Lowering work vs. advantages / drawbacks of MT proportions

https://www.therailwire.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=2900
« Last Edit: October 11, 2015, 05:03:01 PM by tom mann »

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Re: Lowering Cars by Tom Mann - can threads/photos be re-posted?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2006, 10:16:55 AM »
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Hi, Tom,

I'm in the process of following in your footsteps with lowering the MT Santa Fe 40' Hi-Cube boxcar.

I found the following threads listed above, of yours.   Unfortunately, they seem to be archived and not avail?

Do you still have that material available online and can point me to it.... or...
Do you still have the photos handy for me to see?

If I may ask the favor...... for you, if you have time, to either re-post here or just send the photos to me at singj@us.ibm.com.

Thx so much, appreciate whatever help you can lend.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2006, 10:19:22 AM by atsf_arizona »
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Re: Lowering Cars
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2006, 03:04:35 PM »
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Yeah, none of those links worked for me.

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Re: Lowering Cars
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2006, 03:25:50 PM »
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Yeah, none of those links worked for me.

The original post appears to be from before the forum software was changed, so the topics can not be accessed via those links anymore, though they should still exist on the forum.

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Re: Lowering Cars
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2006, 03:26:44 PM »
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Yeah, none of those links worked for me.

Those are links to the old The Railwire. I was hoping someone who knows more about html, java, or whatever could change the links to work. I futzed around with it some but didn't find the magic combination of letters!  :-[ :-\ ???


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Re: Lowering Cars
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2006, 07:33:27 PM »
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Tim, that's great, thx for the URL link fixup.

Tom, I gather the photos may have been removed from the web server (getting the red x)...... any chance you could send copies of the photos, or re-post them?

Thx if you can.   (smile)

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Re: Lowering Cars
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2006, 08:31:38 PM »
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Photos most definitely would be useful on a topic like this, but the links are a nice start.

Thanks

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Re: Lowering Cars
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2006, 09:59:10 PM »
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wow I was a jerk back then, sorry guys. :-X

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Re: Lowering Cars
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2006, 04:16:33 PM »
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I fixed one of those threads.

Here are some comparison images from way back:








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Re: Lowering Cars
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2006, 04:18:54 PM »
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Yes, I know the airhoses are on the wrong side.

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Re: Lowering Cars
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2006, 04:35:04 PM »
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Yes, I know the airhoses are on the wrong side.

Hey, Tom.  Your airhoses are on the wrong side.
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Re: Lowering Cars
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2006, 05:30:47 PM »
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Yes, I know the airhoses are on the wrong side.

Hey, Tom.  Your airhoses are on the wrong side.

Don't forget to remind Tom his airhoses are on the wrong side.

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Re: Lowering Cars
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2006, 05:32:39 PM »
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Tom .. did you know the airhoses are on the wrong side?

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Re: Lowering Cars
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2006, 06:08:00 PM »
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Guys....maybe I wanted them to be on the wrong side so that when I do some "trick photography mirror thing(tm)" they look right.

Yes, that's it. ;)

Actually, those are the first airhoses I put on.  I "assumed" they would be on the right, due to the pressures of our "right-hand-side-oriented" society.