jodan kits

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by joesho, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. joesho

    joesho Member

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    hello to every1 i was wondering does any one have any tips on building jordan models?



    thanks
  2. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    It's been some time since I've built any of the Jordan kits: I think that the 1940s bus was my latest. It's a pretty nice kit, although the front wheels benefit from a little extra bracing. My favourite is the Model A, which is a real gem. I found that the 1940 sedan didn't fit together too well. Most of the kits go together quite well if you take your time and are sparing with the cement. I try to leave the bodies on mine separate from the chassis', so that I can add or remove figures as required. Some of the kits can be better assembled by deviating slightly from the order given in the instructions, although I'm unable to recall a specific example. The Mack trucks, both the dump and the stake versions, are a little bit fiddly to build, but you can easily modify them to have an enclosed cab. The same goes for the Packard stake truck. If you are building any of the wagons, it is useful to make the front axle assembly moveable so that you can pose the vehicle turning.
    Here are some photos of a few that I have built.

    Model T pickup
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    Model A (the second vehicle is from Sylvan)
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    REA delivery truck, with a couple of Model As in the background.
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    Another Model A
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    An Essex, another Model A, and in the background, a Model AA bus
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    Model A pickup
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    At the exreme right, another Essex (the others are from Sylvan)
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    I've been trying to find a picture of the Model AA stake truck, or the oil truck version, to no avail. Either of these is a good starting point for modifying with a scratchbuilt body in the style of your choice.

    Wayne
  3. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    wow, is that model T in the first picture far away, or is it really that tiny? those are some awesome pictures.
  4. doctorwayne

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    I was a little befuddle by your question, until I realized that camera has foreshortened the scene, making the loco appear massive in relation to the rest of the scene. The vehicle is right in front of the tower: just use the size of the tower door as a reference to the size of the vehicle. Perhaps this view puts it more in its proper perspective. It is a vey small vehicle.

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    Wayne
  5. joesho

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    i have 5 jordan kit the model t roadster the model t pickup th 1940 standard sedan the woody wagon (now a woody pickup) a delivery truck and a box delivery truck im working on a mack stake bed
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Wayne has given the best advice - they're kinda fiddly, so take your time, and go easy with the glue. One other piece of advice I would give is go easy when removing the flash - it is sometimes hard to tell where the flash ends and the part begins.

    Andrew
  7. joesho

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    you layout is one of the best ive ever seen another good one is the blood sweat and tears railroad its on the internet
  8. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    If the compliment was meant for me, thanks, joesho. The BS&T is no more: it was torn down and mostly sold off, due to the owner moving to a smaller home. I'm not aware of a new layout in progress, but it would be worth waiting for. The BS&T was even more impressive in person than what you see on the internet or the article featured in RMC.

    Wayne
  9. joesho

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    really you have been to it ive only seen it on the internet its so detailed

    oh and to all of you thanks for the advice