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 Posted: Mon Jan 13th, 2020 10:33 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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