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 Posted: Wed Oct 17th, 2018 08:28 pm
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Alwin
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I started a new tankcar project but I have my doubts. 

I planned to make my own wood beam trucks, already started one, but they are more work then I expected. 
Also not sure how well they will run when finished. 
Anyone has experience with making their own trucks? 
Is it an "Yes you can do it" or "better not..."?

Also the height of the tankcar worries me a bit. 
Maybe I can lower it a bit by filing away some parts of the frame.
But will it look acceptable?

So, a lot of doubts.

Here are some photo's with my other (unfinished) tankcars.















Alwin



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 Posted: Fri Oct 19th, 2018 11:16 am
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Hi Alwin  :wave:



The cars are looking good.  :thumb:

Perhaps a few adjustments, as you say.  ???


When I'm building a car, I start with the 'givens'.  :brill:

Loading gauge.

Coupler height.

Wheel diameter. ( a few possibilities here & obviously this affects the above ^^ particularly coupler height )

Width.

Length.



Coupler height is really the 'biggie' followed by loading gauge.  L:

I have still come up with some oDd looking things though.  :shocked:



Including a couple of tank cars that do look a bit high, but smaller narrow gauge tank cars DO tend to look a bit high ...

... larger N.G. cars or standard gauge cars, tend to be 'low slung' as a centre of gravity thing I guess.  L:



Mmm ...  :P

... not sure that helps or says anything you don't already know ? ...

... you could investigate the possibility of smaller HO wheelsets, which are available & used on some stuff.

I have now got a small range of about 4 different sizes for my building, which DOES make a significant difference to appearance.  :cool:



The D.I.Y. trucks B.T.W. Alwin look like a STELLA  :s:  go at building something darn tricky !

A ton of Mooses to you for even doing it !  :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:

I might have to have a go myself, but meanwhile my diecast modded ones keep me busy enough as it is !  :f:



:)



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 Posted: Wed Oct 24th, 2018 09:07 pm
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A little progress on the new tankcar. The construction of the trucks is finaly done. :glad:

The first has the metal parts painted grey.

The tankcar frame is now lower on the trucks. 
I was also able to lower the tank in the frame a bit. 
So all parts are a bit lower now and come out better with the other cars.

Here are some photo's.























I ordered some longer screws to connect the trucks to the frame. 
It is waiting for that before I can continue with details to the car. 
The tank needs some work to. 

I will try to wrap it in aluminium foil with the rivets pressed in. 
I want to use the curio for that. 
Not sure how that's gonna work out.


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WOW!  :hyp:



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 Posted: Thu Oct 25th, 2018 08:31 pm
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Thanks Steven.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 26th, 2018 12:12 am
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Hi Alwin  :wave:



Looks  C :cool: :cool: L  !


Lowering a bit has payed off.  :thumb:


Not lowered by much ... But ... That lil' much, makes a BIG difference I.M.O.  L:


I like your car builds dude !  :)



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 Posted: Thu Nov 1st, 2018 09:19 pm
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Some paint here, some rust there.






















No great photography but you get the idea.

Inspiration for this car is this:

http://www.spnghs.org/archive/picture.php?/188/category/5

I've got some more links if somebody is interested.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 8th, 2018 08:21 pm
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Some more details applied. 

The handrails is hard to make but even harder to glue on the car. 

The one on the other side has still to be made. 

The space between the tank and the handrails is exctaly to small but that is something I can't change.

















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 Posted: Thu Feb 21st, 2019 08:56 pm
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The tankcar is finished.
I also painted one of my previous build tankcars.

The tank was wrapped with aluminium foil which I embossed with the Curio.
It took about half an hour to make all the rivets, but I can sit back an relax.
The pattern was quickly made in Autocad.

The painting was a bit of a tryout of different techniques.
I think painting is not my speciality... I need to practice a bit more on the rust.
It did not came out the way I wanted but it is ok.






























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 Posted: Fri Feb 22nd, 2019 02:16 pm
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I like your weathering job. 

A bit on the subtle side which is just fine. 

Shows years of use without being completely beaten up.





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