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 Posted: Sat Mar 17th, 2018 09:00 pm
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" Been under the weather for the past 5 day's not getting much of anything done,
beside's stay warm and refilling Hot water Bottle! "



Hi Ken :wave:



Hope things are improving.

Keep off the beer [toast] and get plenty of Vitamin-C down yer ! :P



That darn    weather is a tad chilly to say the least.

We had a cold-snap & Siberian snow come in from the East a week back.

Like about -5c and lots of ice & stuff for a week.



Now we've got another -2c Eastern cold-snap come in, with more snow today.

That was straight after having warm sunshine & highs of +12c last week !!  :Crazy:

I dunno how you Guys in the GNW can even deal with the temps there sometimes.


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I've spent the week eying up bottle-tops & cone shapes etc. etc. L:

But haven't had much luck finding anything that looks any good so far.

I asked in the local store if they had any Canadian    fishing floats ? ... They didn't ! :f:  ;)



You have got the shape just right on your "Tanque Charuto". :mex:





I'm thinking that if I'm to have a go at a CIGAR car ...

... I might have to try a styrene cone & dish fabrication. :shocked:  :brill:



I have a spare one of these R117s , which I'm sure you've seen Ken.





This is the actual ^^ one which I bought on eBay, with the tell-tale ultra-early open-loop couplers.

Suffering at it's right-side 1/3rd some classic early 'Tri-ang' cellulose plastic WARP, or whatever the hell it is ! :shocked: :f:

These are glued together from 3 main sections, as I'm sure you also know.





Here's a much later A.B.S. un-warped R117, with the much more mooodern closed-loop couplers.

Anyway, I've been wondering what to do with my red one for a while now. ???

The middle section with the dome details is quite nice.

Mmm  .  .  .



:mex:  " TANQUE CHARUTO ! "  :old dude:



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 Posted: Sat Mar 17th, 2018 10:12 pm
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Si,

I'd like to make one of those cigar tank cars also, but haven't found anything that will work for the ends.
I'll be watching to see what you come up with.

Still got plenty of projects.  Still want to build one of West Side's 'Coffin' tank cars.
Also need a couple of modified box cars for hauling salt.
Plus, more ore cars are needed.

Never ending.



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  Si & Michael
  Will see I can come up with some floats and let you know, the place I bought them only 
has round one's in stock at present.
  Added a photo of the Rotary as it stand's at present (before I got taken down by health,
appear's to have been shingle's at lest I had a vacine that is 70-80% effective in reducing 
it) .  Starting to feel better:rah:. Managed to add roof details hatch, stack,  generator 
vent, steam dome and whistle.
Mounted inspection door's and added a ladder to access roof, eye hand coordination was 
not working out to mount grab iron's.
  Canadian Ken Eh!

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Si & Michael

Lacking find fish float's, RIX Products make a set of

Cyclone's, Kit # 628-611 which would do for the end

section's on the "Tanque Charuto". Likly carried by

Walther's.

Canadian Ken Eh!



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  Hi Ken :wave: Eh!



That tuit is getting rounder & rounder ! :P





Nice bit of super-detailing there, on the ol' snow muncher :old dude: sonny.


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I was having dinner  :pop:  & guess what ?  ???

There right in front of me, were the salt & pepper shakers.

YEAH ... so what ? ... Eh!  :)

Well, they just happen to be long stainless-steel tapered cone shapes !

Slightly bigger at the big end than the 'Tri-ang' R117 tank.



Quite a nice "TANQUE CHARUTO" looking slope to 'em.

Great 'forms' for a pair of MEKed & left to dry styrene-sheet tapers !  :bg:

Bit of cutting & sanding, would leave me needing a shallow dish for the final ends.

A quick cut & cone Chinamans hat job ... BINGO Eh!  :pimp:



:mex: " VIVA TANQUE CHARUTO ! " :mex:



Si.






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Ken, glad to hear that the vaccine worked and you didn't get full blown shingles.

That snowblower is coming along very well. It would look right at home in Ogden Yards.

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Si

So did the Wife give you the strange look or just smile,

with the look that say's he finally figured :bang: it out.

Then off to tell her friend's (Last of the Summer Wine

concept) about you bringing your model's to the Dining Table

to size up salt and pepper shaker's. Sound's like they will

do the job, which is the important thing.


Mack

As a guess the rotary would have made it to Calgary and

the Ogdon shop's. When the CPR took over the asset's of the

K&S, the plow was rebuilt with a steel body, (1914-1915)

replacing the Wood housing and a larger CPR tender, after

that as far as I know the plow worked it's life on he Kettle

Valley Rly which had two Rotary plow's, later one was

assigned to Nelson.



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Hi Ken :wave:



I think the tappered shakers will probably help to do the job. :)

Just gotta make sure I don't  DAMAGE !  them in the process !! :w:



Looking seriously at that old 'Tri-ang' R117 tank Car again though ...

... no wonder I haven't done anything with it so far, except for converting the diecast trucks ...

... it really is totally  B$&&£?£D  !  :f:



The central-section is warped as well as one end.

If I use that, I could end up with "Tanque Banana" !  :P



So I'm looking at hacking up one of my 'decent' tanks instead. :shocked:



Have you got the  LINK ?  to the "Tanque Charuto" web-page with the proto-photo on it Ken ?? ???



:mex:



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Cannot find the web page again, when I came across it, there were perhaps 1/2 dozen sites.
Today the sites are never ending, with more U-tube videos then you can count.

Starting with Estrada de Ferro Perus Pirapora, should keep you busy for a while,
a couple of the video's show the complete collection of engine's and rolling stock,
could give you more idea's for modelling.

I would give the Buggered up tank car a go,
I have a second photo of the Tanque Charuto only the Master Maniac who built it could love it.



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Hi Guys :brill:



Well it's not exactly the last word in rocket science ...

... but the early 'Tri-ang' Cellulose-Acetate plastic, used for a very short time, until 1955 ...

... looks like THIS :-





Pretty 'random' looking stuff !  :shocked:

No wonder the damn models WARP !! ??  :Crazy:



On the other hand, the later post 1955 'Tri-ang' Polystyrene plastic ...

... looks like THIS :-








MUCH better for rocket-appliances !  :cool:



Apparently LEGO bricks were made out of Cellulose-Acetate from 1949 - 1963 as well. :f:



I only wanted to find out what you can glue the crap with !  ???

Seems like Acetone ( nail varnish remover ) is a good solvent for it.



:brill:



Albert


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