Preparing for adding of the roof walk
I think, good looking end views
My two models with first supplementing parts, roofwalk and ladders
Roof is ready and looks aged like the whole car
Grinding all roof wood shingles to same length
... gluing roof shingles in bundles ...
... and gluing on roof in bundles - and aging before the glue (acc) has fastened
Prapering for roof shingles
First of two models has got its inside sheeting, aged like the frame!
The car body on top with mounted coupler boxes and frame bolsters for trucks. All posts of side walls have got also a steel truss rod.
And this is the result of frame deformations - like I would get it
Removing from the press jig after wood is dried
Aging for 20 years in 2 days - using a big press jig and drying the water soaked frame in this pressed position