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Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Model Railroading' started by philip, May 23, 2004.
Sure enough! thank you! :thumb:
I just finished this frame. Main platform is plastic and the rest / supports are weathered stripwood ripped on a bandsaw and then CAed in place. I kind of eye balled everthing in place.....all the lumber is different size so variation in the looks. Its just a frame...................
close up of frame/truck problem. The problem is the truck is to low and the wheels rub the framing. I think I will redo the main cross member and raise it about a 1/4 or so. maybe just laminate a piece over the top.
well the LPB (boss) shows up and he's not amused
he doesn't say a whole lot!
window finished. I'll make a mold of this one so I don't have to scratchbuild 14 windows.
Looking good so far.Any thoughts of selling some window sets??
Thanks Catt! I'll give you some windows! off to bed the company finally left. :sleeping:
I just laminated over the top of the cross member to correct the truck clearance problem. Also added some strapping and a few rivets. So far so good.....................
A paper 1-D mock up of the body.
Whats missing and what else should be added to the undercarriage?
Looks like it is coming along at a good pace. Keep up the great work. :thumb:
Thanks Matthew! Love those sharknose locos' from PRR and the old long haul tenders with the dog house!
your welcome philip, yes they were great locomotives, too bad the PRR didn't preserve at least one of them :cry: the long haul tenders were great also, i only know of one to be around and that is hooked up behind M1-b #6755 at the railroad museum of pennsylvania.
a small accomplishment
I have been cloning windows the last few days in my spare time. I have 3 molds so tonight after work I''ll cast a few 14 to be exact. I finished the freight door master late last night.:sleeping: I'll try to get the big door in the box sometime. I still have the dreaded entry doors. I may buy those from Grandt Line. Well off to work. The real job and on a saturday to.
Many thanks to Catt, Tyson, Kettlestack, sumpter 250, Lighthorseman & Live Steamer. :thumb:
LOL Phillip - it's only been viewed 826 times! Now we wanna see more
BTW: It's the most viewed thread in this forum.
Jessica and I will be moving to that area by October of this year! We are looking at land to build our log home in the smoky's. My new layout will be themed: "Escape to the Mountains".
Have you ever been to the train store by Dollywood? NICE
-view from my foxhole-
Seriously Jon, I stopped the thread because everyone seemed to move to AMR. It was seven long days before anyone posted anything at all, so I pulled the plug here and started posting at AMR. It would be nice if someone would at least quick post here and say something. I am open to suggestions and criticism. Lord knows I'm far from perfect! My last unanswered question had to do with details for the undercarriage that I submitted 12 days ago. Dead silence! Is everyone quit (disenrolled) at The Gauge (Narrow Gauge)? I'm just winging this project.......nothing fancy.........just something to follow the tracks...
I have absorbed a wealth of information at this forum. I try to read every post and enjoy the activities. If someone asks a question someone should reply. I guess dead summer has an effect on the current # of participating members. I often feel like the Reverend preaching to an empty church. Downright depressing!
Andy, Yes. The train shop I visited was Smoky Mountain Model Trains on Pittman Center Road. There were other shop but my schedule wouldn't allow it.
Thats a great area for a log cabin home! ( Escape to the Mountains)......sounds purfect. :thumb:
OK here we go again..................stuff to complete the combine, Baggage doors, Turnbuckles, roof vents & nut and bolts for the undercarriage.