Covid-19 projects on the bench

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Re: Covid-19 projects on the bench

Postby bob turner » Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:56 pm

Nice. Someday I have to get back to painting. Are those all-metal trucks?

My someday project is a ballast car, like the ones Mantua made. Hadn't thought of wood, but that might be a better medium than brass.

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Re: Covid-19 projects on the bench

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:16 am

bob turner wrote:Nice. Someday I have to get back to painting. Are those all-metal trucks?


Thanks! No, just metal wheelsets, although I probably should put these two cars over all metal trucks for weight distribution.

My someday project is a ballast car, like the ones Mantua made. Hadn't thought of wood, but that might be a better medium than brass.


Don't know the Mantua car.

As for wood vs. metal, I just model an earlier era, :wink: :wink:
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Re: Covid-19 projects on the bench

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:07 am

On to the next car!

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Re: Covid-19 projects on the bench

Postby E7 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:41 am

up148 wrote:The bulldog nose is classic, but whether the nose upper headlight slants aft is immaterial too me and I consider myself a "rivet counter".


A rivet counter in denial. :wink:
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Re: Covid-19 projects on the bench

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:34 pm

Built up some ends and have a roof section cut to length....

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Re: Covid-19 projects on the bench

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:03 pm

Hollow body assembled.....

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Re: Covid-19 projects on the bench

Postby rogruth » Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:25 pm

OK. What kind of car will it be?
Or is this a Whatzit?
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Re: Covid-19 projects on the bench

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:36 pm

rogruth wrote:OK. What kind of car will it be?


Maintenance of Way of some sort.....which by itself leaves actual use rather close to undefined -- some sort of work caboose // tool car, I think....maybe......but I'm not sure.........yet.
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Re: Covid-19 projects on the bench

Postby rogruth » Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:39 pm

Rufus T. Firefly wrote:
rogruth wrote:OK. What kind of car will it be?


Maintenance of Way of some sort.....which by itself leaves actual use rather close to undefined -- some sort of work caboose // tool car, I think....maybe......but I'm not sure.........yet.

I think it's cool that you can make it up as you go along.
Sort of the way I built my layout.Had an idea about what I wanted but nothing on paper.
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Re: Covid-19 projects on the bench

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:40 pm

rogruth wrote:
Rufus T. Firefly wrote:
rogruth wrote:OK. What kind of car will it be?


Maintenance of Way of some sort.....which by itself leaves actual use rather close to undefined -- some sort of work caboose // tool car, I think....maybe......but I'm not sure.........yet.

I think it's cool that you can make it up as you go along.
Sort of the way I built my layout.Had an idea about what I wanted but nothing on paper.


I call all that sort of stuff something that too many hobbyists have forgotten about -- "fun".
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Re: Covid-19 projects on the bench

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:32 am

Got sides made and bits laid out.....just 1 here.

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Re: Covid-19 projects on the bench

Postby rogruth » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:36 pm

Have FUN!
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Re: Covid-19 projects on the bench

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:15 pm

rogruth wrote:Have FUN!


I am and will! :mrgreen:
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Re: Covid-19 projects on the bench

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:19 am

Sides set now....

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Re: Covid-19 projects on the bench

Postby rogruth » Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:52 am

I'm a little confused. Do those two go together to make an inside and outside?
I thought the other side would be a mirror image. ????
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