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 Posted: Wed May 9th, 2018 05:01 pm
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DAMN ! :f:

Ran out of M.E.K. !!  :td:



I thought I had a spare bottle with some left in it, stashed on the shelf somewhere ...

... but when I got there, it was a tad EMPTY, possibly suffering from 'leaky-lid' evaporation. :P

DAMN child-proof safety-caps !  ;)



I had been buying 'Humbrol' Liquid-Poly, in their silly little egg-cup sized bottles ...

... or 'Plastruct' Plastic-Weld, in slightly bigger, about 100ml bottles, for around 7-QUID ! I think !! :shocked:

Both of them are pretty darn EXPENSIVE though, if you use as much as I've been using. L:





eBay to the RESCUE ... as usual !!  :bg:



Did some maths & quickly figured out that I could get ONE LITRE ! for the price of 2 'Humbrol' egg-cups, or a 'Plastruct' !  :shocked:

My 1 Litre bottle arrived today & only cost me £8.50p inc. P&P which is an excellent price.



I now have enough to make some EVIL SMELLING plastic-filler in a nice tight jam-jar ...

... I heard that 'Mr.Slaters' used to make this years ago, out of all his scrap styrene offcuts.



It could have some interesting uses, like 'spackle' or weld/filler for my styrene buildings.

A great M.E.K.tastic money saver in any case !  :)



:moose:



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 Posted: Wed May 9th, 2018 05:23 pm
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I now have enough to make some EVIL SMELLING plastic-filler in a nice tight jam-jar ...

... I heard that 'Mr.Slaters' used to make this years ago, out of all his scrap styrene offcuts.


FWIW I tried that years ago. Not that successful... Took a lot of time to dry, and was somewhat soft.

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" I tried that years ago "



Hi Jose  :shocked:



It's funny you should say that ...

... I've always thought you might be a bit of a Mad Scientist type !  ;)





I think you're right though ...

... once 'inside' the plastic molecules ...

... drying time  (for a very volatile solvent)  goes up massively.





Hence the DREADED styrene-warp ...  :f:

... sometimes even after 24 - 48 hours under WEIGHTS ! 



I'm gonna try & cut down myself !  :P

Less is more & all that stuff ... Even when you've got a LITRE !!  :bg:



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I'm gonna try & cut down myself !

Your mileage (kilometrage?) probably will vary...

And yes, I'm kind of a mad scientist, but usually I end up with fires and explosions...

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Well ... Spring is here again & that means time spent doing YARD WORK !  :f:

Or GARDENING ! ... As us Brits. might say ol' bean.  :f:

Same darn thing though.  :f:



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It's not ALL doom & gloom here on Mysterious Moose Mountain though.  :moose:

Just time, to make the most of time & make sure that a lil' bit o' modeling gets done EACH DAY ... if possible !  :cool:



I did start 'chopping' my 'Tri-ang' N.A.T.O. Trestrol Wagon a while back & Posting a few pix.

Following my surprise M.E.K. shortage & desperate EMERGENCY BENCH CLEARING ... :shocked:

... it's back on the BASH for The Wolf & the  M.M.M.M.M.& M.Co.  car shop crew !  :P





My original 'Tri-ang' BASH victim ... From the swingin' '60s !  :cool:

Removing the end-cabin & searchlight/generator ...

... gets you something like this.





Much too long & also too narrow for my fairly compact 1:35n2 rolling stock builds.  L:

I knew from Canadian Ken, that cutting along the full length of the wagon ...

... & then widening between the 2 long halves, was the answer to one build issue.





It took me a while to like the idea of shortening the original wagon, by cutting down the depressed-center section ...  :time:

... basically because I didn't really wanna have to join the 2 cut sections back together again, right in the middle.  :shocked:





It simply HAD to be done though ... So out came the trusty £1-store placky mini mitre-block.  :thumb:

The piece of thick white cardboard on the left, is heavily 'BluTac'ed down to the mitre-block ...

... it's locating the rear of the depressed-center section on each of my cut 1/4s ...

... that gave me the same hacksaw cut every time, on the 4 pieces ...

... Sizing the original 4" depressed-center down to 2" long.  :pimp:





BINGO !  :)

The steel-bar temporarily rests over all 4 cut & shortened sections, just to hold them down, for a 'look see' !  ;)

My very first 1:35n2 car build (the heavy-duty flat-car behind) with an oil-tank & drums, for an indication of size.

More   s   o   o   n   .   .   .   :slow:



:moose:



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Zip, zip, zip!  Looking good!  Don't be afraid of the saw.



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" Zip, zip, zip!  .  .  .  Don't be afraid of the saw "



Hi Steven :w:



The SAW  .  .  .  is my friend ! ... ;)

... & the Humboldt & Toiyabes, as well, I believe !!  :P



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Time to check out the new 99.9% pure M.E.K. !  L:

I did wonder if they might 'water' down the 'Liquid-Poly' a bit at 'Humbrol', for safety reasons !  :f:



Plus the bit I didn't really wanna have to do ...

... 'welding' one end of the car sides, to the other end ...

... right down the middle of the depressed-center !!  :shocked:





The  M.M.M.M.M.& M.Co.  vintage mirror, comes in handy yet again, for 'flat' wood & styrene gluing & welding.

Some very thin polythene-bag pieces were placed under the 'girder' sections, for a 'non-stick' effect.



The 2 large steel-bars are both 1/2" x 6" long & get used on pretty much all my car builds during construction.

The 4 sections were aligned carefully where the 2 'welds' were happening & pinned down with more steel-bars & some 1OZs !



That lil' lot has been put to one side & aint even gonna get moved a micron, for AT LEAST another 48-hours !

That should keep the nasty 'Warping M.E.K. Monster' at bay   .   .   .   ! 



:moose:



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Who's a brave little surgeon then!
Should look good when it all comes out of the anesthetic.
Glass is a really good build base for nice flat surfaces and it's so easy to get any wayward glue off afterwards with a blade.
I've been using a discarded thick glass photo frame for some time and it certainly makes building easier.







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" thick glass "



Hi Doug  :wave:



YEAH ! ... You're not kiddin' Eh!  ;)



When I was working for the Cops ...

... I saw some glass like THAT ... on the 'Brinks-Matt Job' case ! ...

... B.T.W. ...

... Where were you ? on the night of   .   .   .   L:



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Well ... It seemed to work out OK !   :thumb:





As Eric used to say :-

" I CAN'T SEE THE JOIN ! "   ;)



:moose:



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Si

Looking good, now you will need to find a suitable load that will fit the car.

:moose::moose::moose:

I've just aquired a couple of 1/12 th scale 4 cylinder engine's to add to my O2IT list to modify for car loads.

Will finish up Water Tanks and the Cigar Tank car first though.

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