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 Posted: Sat Sep 1st, 2018 11:26 pm
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I decided I should visit the local art supply store and just see what was there.

Decided to walk, it just felt like something I should do. I found a 5 dollar bill next to the road.

So my fate was sealed and I had a five dollar art supply store visit.

They actually had the cheapest cutting knives. Half of what the Ace hardware and office max charge.

So I got some good old #11's for the x-acto.

Then I came across this wood veneer.

I have been thinking I could basically sheath an old Tyco gondola in strip wood and make it Look like a hand made wood gondola.

This is what I found:







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 Posted: Tue Sep 4th, 2018 12:11 am
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Workin' on the loco and need to post some photos.

In the meantime, I found this little PDF which had some interesting info about the Denver, Boulder & Western RR.

https://www-static.bouldercolorado.gov/docs/train-history-1-201309101253.pdf



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Working away on the loki. 
Things are moving slowly, but it's really starting to take shape.






















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I'm not one of those massively productive modelers so my discussions tend to go stale for a while.
I got a break from the day job, and I was trying to decide on whether to build an old HO Vollmer crane kit for my European trains, or get back to the loco. 
Since I want to actually complete something, I decided old engine #13 should get some more work done.

Since this is just being cobbled together without a plan, I sometimes need to really think of the best way to approach the build. 
It dawned on me the other day that the best way to fill up the back, was to add the deck plate/step into the cab. 
If I got that in place then everything else would attach to that!

So that is what I did, added the cab step, then added little filler pieces on the sides, finally I put the two piece to complete the doors.

I still think there has to be some kind of more accurate way to cut plastic. 
My approach is just keep cutting pieces till they look sorta square and sorta fit.
Anyway, it looks more and more like a loco.


















Of course I just keep getting ideas for more details. 
For all I know this will take me forever to finish, but it's a lot of fun. 




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Pluggin' away at the practice loco. 
This isn't a loco construction tutorial, it's more of a what not to do tutorial.  
Tons of problems to fix.
 
I didn't want to spend more money on more plastic, so I'm using the thin sheet I have and some other stuff I got from China to do everything. 
The back opening, is a beast because the the little flat piece is hard to bend. 
Still haven't glued the top part of that.   
Cut off the cast on roof sill. Put on my own. 
Filled holes on the front and then attacked the little window pieces.
This was when I started thinking maybe I should stick to an oval of track and a ready to run set. :bang: :bang: :bang:

And of course, I've got glue finger prints on everything. hee hee hee 
I keep telling myself, "Just wait till you get it painted, then you won't notice a thing."  :P 
 




















But hey, At least I can also say -- I IZ UH MODUL RAYEL ROETER!





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Traingeekboy wrote:This isn't a loco construction tutorial, it's more of a what not to do tutorial.  
Tons of problems to fix.
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But hey, At least I can also say -- I IZ UH MODUL RAYEL ROETER!



:2t: Well, hey, once you identify what not to do, that sure streamlines the decision process for what to do.





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I think of all those magazines with slogans on the covers that I read as kid:

Model railroading is easy!

Model railroading is a relaxing hobby!

Model railroading - even a child can do it!

Meanwhile in my workshop:

:bang::bang::bang::bang::bang:





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To cut a straight line in plastic try gluing course sandpaper to the back of a steel ruler. 

The sandpaper keeps the ruler from slipping out of alignment as you pull the cutting blade along.

Larry G

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