Sieverville,Tn

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Model Railroading' started by philip, May 23, 2004.

  1. philip

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    Sure enough! thank you! :thumb:
  2. philip

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    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. :rolleyes: Its just a frame...................

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  3. philip

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    close up of frame/truck :oops: 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.

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  4. philip

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    well the LPB (boss) shows up and he's not amused :rolleyes:

    he doesn't say a whole lot! :p

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  5. philip

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    window finished. I'll make a mold of this one so I don't have to scratchbuild 14 windows. :wave:

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  6. Catt

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    Looking good so far.Any thoughts of selling some window sets??
  7. philip

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    Thanks Catt! I'll give you some windows! off to bed the company finally left. :sleeping:
  8. philip

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    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.....................:wave:

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    A paper 1-D mock up of the body.:wave:

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  10. philip

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    Whats missing and what else should be added to the undercarriage?

    philip

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  11. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looks like it is coming along at a good pace. Keep up the great work. :thumb:
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    Thanks Matthew! Love those sharknose locos' from PRR and the old long haul tenders with the dog house!
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    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    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.
  14. philip

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    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.

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    Many thanks to Catt, Tyson, Kettlestack, sumpter 250, Lighthorseman & Live Steamer. :thumb:

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    LOL Phillip - it's only been viewed 826 times! Now we wanna see more :D

    BTW: It's the most viewed thread in this forum.
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    :sleeping: :sleeping:

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    Hey Philip:

    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".

    Andy
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    Have you ever been to the train store by Dollywood? NICE:)
  19. philip

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    -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... :wave:

    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.
    www.smokymtnmodeltrains.com
    Thats a great area for a log cabin home! ( Escape to the Mountains)......sounds purfect. :thumb:
  20. philip

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    details

    OK here we go again..................stuff to complete the combine, Baggage doors, Turnbuckles, roof vents & nut and bolts for the undercarriage.

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