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 Posted: Fri Apr 7th, 2017 01:34 am
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The railtruck looms ominously ... John Carpenter styleee ! :w:





A few more models on the bench at the moment, sneaked into this pic, Including some tankcars.


The black one is from a pair in a OO scale kit made by 'Ratio Plastic Models'

One of which has been shortened, for a different look.

The larger TEXACO tank, is from a 'Tyco' HO model, I picked up recently for a couple o' bucks $$ :thumb:


Also a U.S. Army pattern 2-wheel trailer, sans it's wheels + some oil-drums...

...on one of the new 4-wheel cars I made a while back, but haven't Posted any pics. of yet.

The trailer comes in a 1:35 kit of 2 the same, by 'Mirror Models', the 2nd might go with my Wileys jeep. :Salute:


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Oh ... & some new electricity pylons.




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 Posted: Fri Apr 7th, 2017 01:44 am
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The underside of the railtruck.

Beneath the front archbar bolster & extra chassis piece...

...some lead weighting has been shaped to fit & epoxy-resined in place.





A little bit more has been squeezed in & epoxied as well, next to the running-boards & below the rear of the cab.


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 Posted: Fri Apr 7th, 2017 02:05 am
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More shaped lead weighting epoxied into place, in front of the firewall under the hood.

LOW centre of gravity ! ... Like my FAST and GRIPPY Chevy Impala 1:32 slotcar !

She's one hell of a quick Chevy ! :cb:





The 4mm hole was punched through the lead before gluing.

The M4 front truck machine-screw, located the lead in the correct place, while the long-set epoxy hardened.

Being VERY careful, of course, NOT to epoxy the screw PERMANENTLY into the hole !! :shocked:


Have I done that before ? :f:

Nar ... course not ! ;)


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 Posted: Fri Apr 7th, 2017 12:31 pm
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Very neat job on the rail truck Si but why is there a Vickers machine gun sticking out amongst the oil drums? You going to war or something?!

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" why is there a Vickers machine gun sticking out amongst the oil drums ? "


Hi Doug :wave:


It does look a bit like that doesn't it.

You had me there for sure...
...then I realised, it is actually the tail-gate from the trailer !

I hadn't MEKed it on yet ... Which now I have, and kinda wish I now hadn't ! :f:

Part of the reason I'm so slow ... Never glue parts on till you're SURE !

I thought I was ... but I wasn't.

Oh well, you get 2 in the 'Mirror Models' box.

It'll work out OK. :bg:





The one I've made in the photo is obviously sans it's wheels & mudguards.

It's now sans it's tow-bar as well ... since I chopped it orf ! :shocked:

This is how it's supposed to look, if you do it properly, & aint running a 'lash-up' shop ! :old dude:


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Also, before Lee tells me off, It's actually a CANADIAN military pattern trailer. :Salute:




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Another photo of the railtruck & 'Mirror Models' 1:35 Canadian military pattern trailer.

I finally glued on the tailgate in the down position, I think it will go on a similar but slightly longer 4-wheel carbuild now.





The long suffering M.M.M 0-4-0 critter has a bit of a try out with some tread-plate at the front.

The roof mockup just got replaced the other day with some new Plastruct 'L' section uprights.


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A close-up, showing fixing of the electrical-pickup converted Bachmann On30 archbar, with Hornby R8098 wheelsets.





Wiring for the front truck is 999 ( emergency silver ) solid silver cable, from the Russian space program !

I kid you NOT !! :old dude:

Yuri Gagarins electric-toothbrush was probably connected up with similar cable. :Salute:


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Beneath the hood of the railtruck, the fixing boss for the whole front assembly is set in epoxy-resin.





I wasn't quite sure exactly where the M4 boss should be mounted.

So I made a mould out of MEKed thin white styrene & allowed the boss to find it's own centre, as the epoxy cured.

The boss is a brass M4 insert in a rubber surround, for the usual purpose of an anti vibration mounting.

Here, it is just a convenient large object to deal with, and won't come out of the potting, EVER ! ;)


You might notice Wolfy has fitted a solid lead radiator to the railtruck.

I hope it doesn't overheat ! :f:


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The 'emergency silver' wiring is extremely flexible & should allow the front archbar to move totaly unimpeded.

The Russian space program cable, as well as being tested in outer-space...

...has also been tested under race conditions ! in REALY FAST 1:32 SLOTCARS !! :shocked: ;) :cool: :thumb:





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love the little trailer's wheels.

but what's with Wiley's jeep?

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