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 Posted: Wed Mar 23rd, 2022 02:42 am
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Very informative build

and well worth going through your steps in the project.





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Thanks guys for following along.

I hadn't seen a building thread for this kit,
so thought this would be interesting.

It is an iconic bit of narrow gauge rolling stock,
and though I am not a purist when it comes to the modeling I do
(I'm making it up) I love the RGS and 3 foot railroads.

So my line is based on a fictional line in the Pacific NW,
that ended up with a bit of other lines 3 ft rolling stock,
so I can use Colorado, Sumpter Valley, SP and Yukon,
if I ever get that far.


Ok, onward...

Here's the plow frame attached to the body and frame,
careful cutting paid off, and things seem to be in the right places.


Attachment: RGS 02 16.jpeg (Downloaded 44 times)



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This is a shot from the other side,
with a bit of sanding done,
to set angle for outside frame pieces.

You can see the really decaying paint effect...


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So now I glued in place the outside frame pieces,
and made and added door handles (bent wire provided)
and stake pocket castings.

Also a bent wire brace for outer piece.

Not really in the right place,
now that I go back to reference fotos... rats.


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Another shot of the frame ready for blade assembly.
Kinda delicate at this point... they don't make this easy.

I guess I should stress this is a challenging build,
with little room for screwing it up (at least for me it's hard)
being this small, and given rather primitive things to fabricate etc.

Not that I'm complaining,
it's just in the age of 3D-printing and laser cut parts,
it seems to be a bit crude.

I do like real wood kits though,
and this is pretty great so far.


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Ok, now on to the blade forms,
and these are stiff paper/cardstock,
and careful cutting (yikes) is necessary.

The bottom blade glued in place,
then formed blade pieces added.

I immediately messed this up,
and had to re-glue pieces as I got it to work.

Much cursing,
and assessment of my gluing experience,
versus instructions.

I'm not sure what would be easier, but I chose to glue
center curves together first with Walthers Goo,
thinking it would be hard to form
if edges were glued first as instructions said.

I don't know, that's how I did it, came out ok,
then discovered I should have saved embossed paper pieces
to glue on after blade formers were in place (oops).

I misread instructions,
thinking that the pointy part of blade should go over it.

I failed to realize you are supposed to notch it (oh boy)
and glue it on in such a way to cover inevitable gappage... bah.


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Another view,
now on to cover pieces and some more bracing.

I think the prototype had a bolt on wooden frame piece,
to connect outside blade supports.

So going to see what might be added
that would make that work.


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Got a chuckle of your railway concept.

Sounds similar to my railway,
based on the Kaslo & Slocan Railway in Southern British Columbia,
with connects to a number of Western Canadian 3 foot gauge lines.

And by a strange concept, a few South American Railways,
along with some Australian engines and rolling stock.

L:  :shocked:




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Mikel Parker wrote: 
I do like real wood kits though,
and this is pretty great so far.


Mikel

Building a car that had a wooden body from wood,
has a distinctive appeal,
even if it's somewhat crude by todays standards.




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It depends on what wood you use,
there is some fine-grain material available.

On the other hand,
scaled-down grain is almost indistinctable
in the smaller scales from H0 down.




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