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N Scale Architect contest.
« on: April 17, 2018, 07:10:48 PM »
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Congrats to @CodyO (are Mark and Scott members here?).  Looking forward to seeing your build!

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Re: N Scale Architect contest.
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2018, 11:45:27 AM »
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Congrats to @CodyO (are Mark and Scott members here?).  Looking forward to seeing your build!

More details please
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Re: N Scale Architect contest.
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2018, 04:05:10 PM »
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More details please

Looks like you weren't paying attention in the N/Z scale section.  :D

It started here: https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=44366.0 (read the thread).
And continued here: https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=44488.0
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Re: N Scale Architect contest.
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2018, 08:07:08 PM »
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Woohoo
@thenarch.com will this be a good place to document it?

I'm moving next weekend and have a week of training after that so I'll have to focus on this build I like it!
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Re: N Scale Architect contest.
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2018, 08:31:51 PM »
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Woohoo
@thenarch.com will this be a good place to document it?

I'm moving next weekend and have a week of training after that so I'll have to focus on this build I like it!

I think your current training is enough for this build.

Congrats to @CodyO (are Mark and Scott members here?).  Looking forward to seeing your build!

I keep trying to get Mark Beezer to join.
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Re: N Scale Architect contest.
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2018, 07:47:10 AM »
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Woohoo
@thenarch.com will this be a good place to document it?

Yes it is :D You can use the gallery for free!

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Re: N Scale Architect contest.
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2018, 09:09:42 PM »
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Finished up my cars today

I might go back with a little bit of weathering and put the brakewells in place.
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Gun load is painted just needs to be assembled and a placed on the cars.  I wont be gluing to the decks so I can switch out loads and break up the cars if I feel like it.

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Re: N Scale Architect contest.
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2018, 05:00:39 PM »
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Cool @CodyO !

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Re: N Scale Architect contest.
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2018, 08:57:10 PM »
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Just became a member. Here is my most recent update. Gun load just about completed. Flat cars heading back to the paint booth tomorrow.

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Re: N Scale Architect contest.
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2018, 09:50:03 PM »
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Some previous progress shots

Before Weathering
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Deck before weathering
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After weathering side closeup
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All the parts after cleaning
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Ride height comparison to a MT flat car. Perfect for me and its even a hair lower than the MT car. I think the lack of a big bolster adds to the "air" under the car that makes it seem to be riding so high
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Overall Its a very well put together and easy to build kit. The longest part was just doing all the decals and cutting them out as small as possible. I did have some issues with the grab irons but other than that I didn`t need to sand or file anything. I also really liked how everything you need was in the kit besides paint/glue.
The cars are well weighted and I`ve had no issues with them tracking though turnouts and around curves.


I still have to install brakewells and place the load on for some finishing pictures. 
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Re: N Scale Architect contest.
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2018, 01:16:09 PM »
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Finished up the gun barrel and placed it on the flats
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Re: N Scale Architect contest.
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2018, 04:10:54 PM »
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These really look great.  I do have to ask about the ride height however.  Is it not possible to lower the car by shaving the bolster down?  I know coupler height and wheel clearance could become issues, but I wish they could be lower.  The comparison with the MTL flat only shows the same issue on that car.  The small size of the F22 may make this issue more noticeable.  But excellent work Cody.


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Re: N Scale Architect contest.
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2018, 09:32:04 PM »
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These really look great.  I do have to ask about the ride height however.  Is it not possible to lower the car by shaving the bolster down?  I know coupler height and wheel clearance could become issues, but I wish they could be lower.  The comparison with the MTL flat only shows the same issue on that car.  The small size of the F22 may make this issue more noticeable.  But excellent work Cody.



I think there is room to shave the bolster and lower the ride height, and the same could be done for the couple box to raise the coupler to a proper height. Which would improve the appearance.

But one of the rules was to build the kit as it is delivered.

It is easy to build and goes together well I only had an issue with the stirrups as they cause some issues with the trucks having room to swing. The cars are weighted well and track great.
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Re: N Scale Architect contest.
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2018, 11:45:18 PM »
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@dougnelson I was going to make a joke about being from Johnstown, "The Flood City", and pants that were worn during those three floods and how they relate to the ride height here of these cars, but instead, I'll simply be constructive (yet, passive aggressive and bitter) and direct you to my thread on lowering them,

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=44366.msg572803#msg572803

Make sure you read the whole thread, too. It's a fun journey.
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Here's a Clerihew about Ed. K.

Ed Kapucinski
Every night, he plants a new tree.
But mention his law
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Alternate version:
Ed Kapucinski
Every night, he plants a new tree.
He asks excitedly "Did you say Ménage à Trois?"
No, I said "Ed's Law."