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 Posted: Mon Feb 25th, 2013 07:51 pm
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Mike, here's a photo of an On18 critter I'm trying to bash.   (It's my first diesel and I'm not sure what I'm doing.)



Starting on the cab with 20 thou styrene.  I thought you'd like to see the rivet technique on a loco.  Sorry I only have one side complete.

p.s.  Thanks to all the builders out there who do know what they are doing.  This project would never have been started without you.



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 Posted: Mon Feb 25th, 2013 08:12 pm
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"Well, a decomposing body of a rivet counter has been discovered under the Pinos Altos creek bridge on the Mogollon Railway. The sheriff is "investigating", cause could be a chupacabra attack or the ghost of John Allen.
Update at 11:24....

Boudreaux"

Hahahaha....too damn funny!! :thumb:

{I should add that I think you guys that DO count rivets are doing some mighty fine work....much better than anything I could do....but I love a humorous well placed comment.}:bg:

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 Posted: Mon Feb 25th, 2013 09:59 pm
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Looks pretty darn nice, Heath. Ill have to go back and review that technique and give it a try on the next itteration of my 1:35 scale tank car. Im not too proud of the one I did the first time around.



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 Posted: Mon Feb 25th, 2013 10:05 pm
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Tim Rose wrote:
"Well, a decomposing body of a rivet counter has been discovered under the Pinos Altos creek bridge on the Mogollon Railway. The sheriff is "investigating", cause could be a chupacabra attack or the ghost of John Allen.
Update at 11:24....


I've read it several times and it get funner each time!

Regards, Bobby

Boudreaux"

Hahahaha....too damn funny!! :thumb:

{I should add that I think you guys that DO count rivets are doing some mighty fine work....much better than anything I could do....but I love a humorous well placed comment.}:bg:

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 Posted: Thu Feb 28th, 2013 03:24 am
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A little more of the cab completed.








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 Posted: Thu Feb 28th, 2013 01:07 pm
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Heath,

That critter is looking great!

Let me ask a question as it pertains to the subject of this thread. What are the rivets suppose to be holding together? Is it the sheeting being held to the interior frame? In scale size, how big are those rivets? Are they the 3/4" size ones like in your earlier post? Would you imagine that many rivets that size would be necessary to hold those sheets to the frame? Maybe it is prototypical to use a bunch of large rivets but it seems like overkill to me. And Heath, I'm not trying to be critical of your work. It looks great to me. But rather, I'm trying to understand about the use of rivets.

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 Posted: Thu Feb 28th, 2013 07:25 pm
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I think after Ive spent some time looking at critters and such.... Full scale ones, most of my stuff is going to look welded, as Woodie recommended above. Only sparingly, will I use large rivets or bolts and then only on the largest of pieces. That's for one big reason, I don't like doing rivets and I think I can justify their absence on most of my stuff. Where I can't, well ill just dig in and make them.



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 Posted: Thu Feb 28th, 2013 08:32 pm
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Woodie, you won. Ha ha

Mike, if you look closely at the driver side photo at the bottom in front of the door, I forgot to emboss the rivets. I'm now thinking that welding a cab might not be a bad idea also. Although trying to fix my mistake might be a fun challenge too. All in good fun.



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 Posted: Thu Feb 28th, 2013 11:10 pm
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I like the riveted look and have the stinkin' things on my steam locos but my dismal needed to be smooth and rounded-rounded to the ground. However, I like your rivets and when that critter is painted, it will be very cool. Make another loco with welded cab then they would look very cool next to each other. I give it a 10 and you can dance to it!

Woodie



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 Posted: Fri Mar 1st, 2013 12:09 am
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I like the riveted looking cab too and I like it even better when someone besides myself is doing the riveting. I have to get back to the bench and make some more models of my own to put up for scrutiny here at Free rails.



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