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 Posted: Mon Jun 25th, 2018 01:21 am
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Steven B
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Now you're on the right track! 

It doesn't look so top heavy.   :rah:





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I think that it's looking great!   :2t:





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 Posted: Mon Jun 25th, 2018 02:56 pm
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Stephen, Michael - I agree.

Adding the running board visually lowered the body on the chassis.

Right now the bottom edge of the running boards are 3 scale inches (1/16") higher than the bottom edge of a caboose body,
so it might be worth dropping it that much more.

That would require some major surgery though,
so I'm going to wait until I get the cow catchers done and see how things look with them added on.

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Tom,

It looks way better now.
Can't wait to see the finished version of this!





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 Posted: Mon Jun 25th, 2018 09:54 pm
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Thanks Lee. 

I'm having good fun with this one. 
Dropped it 3 more inches and am now working on the cow catchers. 
I think they'll add some nice detail.

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This is the prototype car





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 Posted: Tue Jun 26th, 2018 11:27 pm
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Tom - great photo, thanks for posting that. 

The model looks like a pretty close rendition with the biggest change being set up for narrow gauge. 

I kinda like the goofy canopy over the center door. 
Might have to try that. 

Today I finished up my cow catchers. 
The ones that came with the model were too small and bulky for my taste. 
I tried to copy the style of the ones on the doodlebug I saw in Strasburg. 

Still need to dig up some details to finish it up but it's pretty close now.

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Here's a side view.

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It's starting to look like the doodlebug I envisioned.
 
Still needs glass, door knobs and lamps front and back.
 
I strayed from the prototype by dividing the cabin in two with a bulkhead centerline behind the cargo door. 
Aft of that is the passenger compartment with plenty of room for six grown ups, two kids and a dog. 
Forward of the bulkhead is the drivers compartment sharing space with the engine room and cargo. 

Of course once the glass is in you won't be able to see inside. 
Hidden in there will be the battery, RF receiver and tsunami sound card with speaker.

Still need a way to snug down the roof a little better. 

This thing moves very nicely too and does creepy-crawley very well. 
Pretty sweet. 

Made for a nice break in laying track.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 29th, 2018 12:46 am
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Tom, she's really nice! The colors are great, I don't think that I would put any "weathering" on her...well, maybe a bit of dust on the trucks. I assume that you will install a light on the platform above the front windows. Nice, nice, nice.

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