MLL - scratchbuild sceletons

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Waldbahner, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. Waldbahner

    Waldbahner Member

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    Hello.

    Yesterday, I've scratchbuild eight 30' sceletons for my new "Melina's Lake Logging" railroad.

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    Most parts are cnc-milled out of 3 or 2mm thick styrene. This parts are the main bars milled out if 3mm styrene.

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    I've used 2mm styrene for the bunks.

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    The assembling has started. I've used MTL-archbartrucks with couplers, but I've cutted away the couplers and mounted them on the main bar. In center of the mein bar, I've placed a piece of brass to get more wight.

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    And here they are. The MTL-sceleton serves as comparison.

    Next will be 3 boxcars and my MTL-sceletons will become new bunk's like my sceletons.
  2. Bob Morris

    Bob Morris Member

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    Those look fantastic! Nice work indeed.

    Bob
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    That's great that you have a CNC milling machine to do this. Kinda makes the rest of us a bit jealous. :D

    Good work, nice results...:thumb::thumb:
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    I'll admit to being moer than a bit jealous... ;) :D

    Nice work! How about producing some kits?

    Andrew
  5. tillsbury

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    Bugger! Now I need one of those as well as the laser cutting machine I want... :)
  6. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Jealous...JEALOUS...a morose and funky haze of avarice and malcontentment has fallen over the B&MC shop...sigh...and we were so happy when we had a drill press and Dremel tool :rolleyes: ;)
  7. Waldbahner

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    Good morning

    I'm sorry about this :oops:
    But take it easy. 10 years ago, I've started with a small handsaw and an old minidrill. To buy this mill, I've spend money over some month and stopped smoking. It's all a question of what you want or like :thumb:

    Hmmmm. Is any one interested in kits?
    It would be possible, if the numbers of kits is not to large.

    By the way, how about some bunkhouses :rolleyes: