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 Posted: Mon Jan 13th, 2020 09:33 pm
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The curved ends were used on many 2' gauge military cars to help them negotiate really sharp curves.
They are similar to the curved ends on many trolleys and there may be "radial couplers" installed also.
In fact, the Uintah Railway had metal curved "buffers" on their cars which served the same purpose.
I'm sure there were others also.

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" Interesting feature with those curved car ends  

I don't recall seeing that before on railway equipment "



:old dude:  The Gilpin Trams 2' gauge famous lil' caboose, had slightly 'curved' ends.

A detail rarely modelled, possibly because it has rarely been observed.  L:


Easy to do on early Gilpin Tram stock as well ...  :dt:

... since there is no 'end-beam' ...

... & their couplers are mounted 'between' the 4 main car length timbers.  



W.D.L.R. stock had SERIOUSLY curved ends though !  :P

A neat detail to model, on any small 2' line.



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Lee B wrote:  
Larry,

I love that low profile tank car!


I assume you've seen the "1917" movie?

I haven't yet but can't wait...


Thanks Lee,

I saw the movie last weekend..
It was interesting but had some definite flaws including the plot.

In England at that time both sons would have been officers or enlisted men.
I doubt that one brother would have been purchased a commission and not the other. 




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In an effort to get moving I have taken a drastic turn on bench work,
and am now headed down the shadow box path using aluminum tubing.

The first group of supplied are on order.

This is the target output I want,
from the Dolly Varden build out of Australia.







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Hi Larry  :wave:



A nice way to go with the aluminium tube system.  :thumb:


Does cost a few $$$ ... But if you're serious about portability & display ...

... hard to beat.  L:



A couple of questions :-

1.  What are the 3 overall dimensions of one of your ^^ units ?

2.  What do you estimate the framework as shown ^^ weighs ?

3.  How much does one framework section as shown ^^ cost ?



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Si. wrote: 
A nice way to go with the aluminium tube system.  :thumb:

Does cost a few $$$ ... But if you're serious about portability & display ...

... hard to beat.  L:


A couple of questions :-

1.  What are the 3 overall dimensions of one of your ^^ units ?

2.  What do you estimate the framework as shown ^^ weighs ?

3.  How much does one framework section as shown ^^ cost ?


Hi Si.

The units will be 4' long, 3' high and 20" deep.

The tube is extremely light, a piece of tube is lighter that my white metal kits.

I plan to use foam as much as I can.

I can weigh it all when it is done.




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What is your source for the soldiers ?


Did you see this, a kit in progres for an Alco,

https://www.locosnstuff.com/News.php





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Hi Larry  :Salute:


You asked me about the scale of my busted up wall models ...

... they are actually 1:35 scale, for my 1:35n2 project.  :mex:


I'm not sure about things like that in 1:43 scale.  ???


There are a few things about in 1:48, which I guess is good enough.

Military plane modelers often like 1:48 scale, I believe.  L:


:)


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Hi Larry,

There are a couple of traps when using these aluminium tubes as module frames.

The big one is NEVER EVER cut your main longitudinal tubes to insert mid module risers.
The structural strength of these modules relies upon those longitudinal tubes.
There are ways to do this without cutting your longitudinal tubes.


To have a look in more detail go to:

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=5149&forum_id=11&page=2

Starting from Post #17
Have a look at how the incline was built if you need angles other than 90 degrees.
 

Also Google up "Toorong" by Aussie modeller Professor Klyzlr,
which also is a "bent layout" design.


Also you might be surprised at how quickly your modules will pick up weight.
See the 5th post at:

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7489&forum_id=4


Please feel free to ask any questions.
I'll do my best to defuse the landmines.  :)




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Cor V wrote:  
What is your source for the soldiers ?

Did you see this, a kit in progres for an Alco,

https://www.locosnstuff.com/News.php


The solders come from a number of sources.

Phoenix figures.

Modified Buffalo Creek miners - Not sure if they are still producing.

A company called PLM out of the UK - They do not have a web site.

Modelu3d  https://www.modelu3d.co.uk/

I have been in contact with Mark Clark and have purchased a bunch of items from him.




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