Building the Andersley Western Railroad

Alan Jun 26, 2014

  1. RGW

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    Looks like on 2nd story you attached styrene to the shell.
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The roof of the lower building is wet or dry abrasive paper. When the upper part is finished I will attach with Evo-Stik contact adhesive. I will cut away the abrasive paper where the upper building will go to make the adhesive work better.
     
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    What is the building made of?
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The first part (original lower part is made of MDF. The upper part just added is styrene. (Ran out of thin MDF).
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    After clothes pegs removal. Now for the support girders!

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  6. RGW

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    just curious, what does MDF stand for?
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Medium density fibreboard
     
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    I thought so, did it come in the width you wanted or did you have to rip it to that width?
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    It comes in 8' x 4' sheets in thicknesses from 2mm to about 30mm. The fascia and the backdrop are cut from 3mm thickness, the buildings are made from the same stuff. I get the shop to cut to 4'x 2' for ease of getting in car! I used 12mm thickness for main baseboards.
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Just acquired a brand new Atlas RS3 with factory fitted sound for a snip! I swapped shells, sideframes and fuel tank with my AWR RS3, so now I have a sound equipped Andersley Western locomotive! Does not look any different, but sure sounds better! :)
     
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    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    Been following this thread Alan.
    Your doing some great stuff here, really enjoy seeing your overall efforts, as well as industrial buildings, your giving me some ideas too.
    Thanks
     
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    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    How about a brief video, so we can hear it at work?
     
  13. RGW

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    I second that.
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Video coming up shortly ;)
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Finally got around to some video of the sound fitted RS3. More to come.

    [video=youtube_share;nMbrd1u_s_0]http://youtu.be/nMbrd1u_s_0[/video]
     
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    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That certainly sounds ALCo!
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes Ken, very pleased with it. Did several more clips so will upload tomorrow.
     
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    Fantastic, such a recognizable tone, guttural. Very nice Alan.
     
  19. Carl Sowell

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    Nice looking layout and great work AC. The sound unit is well done. Sure enjoy the great AC rolling stock I got from you.

    Carl
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Another clip

    [video=youtube_share;V6ShhyiPBsg]http://youtu.be/V6ShhyiPBsg[/video]
     
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