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|Posted: Fri Apr 21st, 2017 08:09 am||
|One of the other, or I should say, 2 of the other tankcars I've been working on lately, I started some time ago.
I made 2 of these underframes, which were intended for 2 single-dome tanks from vintage Tri-ang OO models.
I modded the diecast underframe from the 2 original '60s Tri-ang Brit. tank wagons.
Then scratchbuilt a basic wooden decking, with coupler-pockets for the San Juan Car Co. 'Evolution Couplers' I've been using.
The photo makes the car look a bit big, but this is just the cameras wide-angle lens.
Sorry about that, but I did remember this time to snap it on the Peco 'crazy track' !
I have been tending to 'get the basics done' & then move on with further builds.
This has simply helped me to make the most of the time I have & not get too delayed on a single build.
It has meant a lot of my scratchbuilds are evolving over a longish period of time.
I find doing all of one kind of work at once, is a real timesaver.
So detailing with NBWs, grab-irons etc. will be 'phase 2'.
Painting & weathering will be 'phase 3'.
Some more building pix. to follow on this pair of cars . . .
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