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Bump ... cuz we were posting at the same time and you may have missed all that crap that I thoughtfully crapped out! :old dude:

(See "29th post" on previous page!)

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Thanks for that,Dallas. Those are some good ideas. Ill likely incorporate some of that in the cab rebuild I do tonight. Stay tuned for the modifications....:)

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Okie-doke ... IMO, beefing up the frame a bit would go a long way toward improving the overall proportions.  On the downside, side skirts conceal the "neato" side cranks ... on the upside, they downplay the small wheels and help scale it up to a smallish 1/35 critter.  Look forward to seeing what you do. :thumb:

Further thought:  Do get "caught up" enough in it to make it look "good" to YOUR eye ... DON'T get fall into the trap of trying to make the first one perfect!  That'll just drive you :Crazy:

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 Posted: Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 06:19 pm
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I like the frame enhancement idea too. In fact, I'm thinking of making an entire shell that just slips over actual frame. That way, I can glue everything down to the floor and still have access to the mechanics.

I'm not too worried about it being perfect. Some of those full scale ones above didn't look particularly perfect. That's part of the attraction for me to this type of modeling. I can screw up while I'm learning and still have a finished model that looks reasonably close to something that could have existed in full scale.

FWIW, even though it's not much of a project, I'm enjoying it... a lot.



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Well OK...but I love the siderods! You know, the small wheels can be replaced with larger ones. I thought about that for my #6 but left things like they were. Be sure that you include an outrageous muffler/exhaust.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 4th, 2013 02:55 am
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Alright, I think I've incorporated some good ideas from you guys and aside from some cleanup and maybe a little detailing... and of course painting and weathering, it's done. I think it's vastly improved guys. Thanks for the help!




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Maybe that exhaust is too big... Ah heck. I'm leavin' it the way it is. Now, I need to go back and revisit my Shed project. I need to build it in 1:35 scale instead of 1:48. I might build a flat car with something on it. Maybe make it a little tank car... Hummmm

The idea here is to have this all come together on a small diorama. Picture it sitting on the tracks next to this shed and that pile of dirt.



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Well, after that last post I decided to put together a little tank car outa some junk that I've acquired since I started thinking that model railroading is something I wanted to give a try. It's still a little crude but I think before it's all done it will look pretty good.


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I think the story is starting to develop too. The shed has a heater in it. It's actually a small office out at a quarry and the little critter is delivering some heating oil. I'll need to get a hose and a hand pump.



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I thought i recognised that shed! OR & W? Great looking Brookville, reminds me of a Plymouth critter!

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