HO Scale - What's On Your Workbench?

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  1. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

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    I am also a member of the Railroad-Line Forums and have taken their challenge and took a kit off the shelf that has been sitting there for a while unbuilt. I have started on this kit a Rail Yard Models P&LE Hot Coil Car.


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    Above are the kit contents, the Resin Cast Details in the upper left of the picture with the special Adair Weights on the upper right side of the picture, the ECW 125 Ton Buckeye Trucks in the middle left next to the main frame and brake gear details from Tichy. Decals and etched and Evergreen parts make up the rest of the car. Also included is a mini-CDrom with 54 pages of instructions to build the car, instructions to die for.


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    This is what the finished model should look like.


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    Here I have attached a couple of pieces of Evergreen Plastic to the car in a groove that was in the casting to accept them, I left the ends sticking out so you could see them before trimming them even with the frame. Also drilled two holes at each end now as they will be a pain to drill after the end blocks are in place.


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    Making the middle pillow blocks, glueing in the Adair Weights and then attaching the covers to complete each of the 4 blocks.
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    The middle blocks have been installed, have to install the braces on top of the blocks and then onto the the end blocks.


    Thanks for looking!


    Rick J
     
  2. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

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    This last weekend I got some time and got some work done on my project, the P&LE Hot Coil Car.


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    Assembled the end blocks for the car by attaching the top brace to the block and then small triangular braces on the top of the block.
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    Trimmed the end of the strip that I installed earlier so I could install the end blocks.


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    End blocks installed, showing all the blocks installed on the frame.


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    After installing the end blacks installed the name plates for the end lettering and the plate for the brake gear and wheel. Drilled holes for the walk over platform and a small hole at each end for some part to be installed in the future.


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    End view of all the blocks with the name plates etc installed.


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    Added an angle iron on the top of the frame and cleaned the flash from the auxiliary air reservoir along with drilling a hole for a pipe and installing same. Sorry for the out of focus picture, thought it was okay, but could not retake it as I had gone beyond this step.


    Now up to page 17 of the 54 pages of instructions.

    Rick J
     
  3. StickyMonk

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    That is a very interesting car Rick, looks like it would be a pleasurable weeks worth of building.
     
  4. John Smith

    John Smith TrainBoard Member

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    DTI, those coil cars look awesome!!! Great work! I really miss all the kits of yesterday... spend weeks building and painting... instead of opening the box and setting it on the rails. JMS
     
  5. StickyMonk

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    That is why most I attempt to build or kitbash cars that have not been produced, I find just opening a box and putting it on the track of little intrest, although it can be a good time saver!
     
  6. RGW

    RGW TrainBoard Member

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    Quick question, going to work on my Boeing plant today, need to glue styrene to foamcore. Any recommended glue that works best?
     
  7. dalebaker

    dalebaker TrainBoard Member

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    I'd start with Liquid Nails For Projects. If the adhesive has solvent in it, it will melt the foam. This is a tuffy......
     
  8. dalebaker

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    Fresh out of the paint shop, BNSF 871, Dash 8-40CW. 871 came over in the merger from SF, it looked like most patched SF Warbonnet Locos with faded paint and all kinds of nastiness. In the early to mid 2000's it was repainted to the Heritage scheme. Soon after the repaint, it suffered a fire. It was primerd and put back into service. The photos I found were dated after 2006 and in 2007. It was pretty dirty again in 2007. This paint represents her condition at that time. Enjoy.
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    Im not sure about posting other folks photos so I left them off.

    thank you for looking.
    Dale
     
  9. dti406

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    Did some more work on the P&LE Hot Coil Car this week.


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    Here I have installed the Large Tank and two evergreen strips along the main frame member.


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    Installed some more of the Adair weights along the inside of the main frame members.


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    Installed more of the Adair weights in the center of the underframe.


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    Two views of the underframe after adding the cushion support assembly in the center of the picture, Six cross bearer caps over the frame cross bearers, mounting bracket for the air reservoir and air reservoir. Drilled numerous holes for the airlines in the air reservoir, brake valve and relay valve, then installed the brake valve and relay valve and ran piping to connect all these brake components.


    Thanks for looking,


    Rick J
     
  10. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Dale, that's a great looking unit. The patching/primered sections look good and working from specific photos makes much of it lots easier, doesn't it?

    As far as posting other folks photos, it's generally best to go down a road similar to this: 1 - is it copyrighted? if yes, 2 - do I have permission from the copyright holder? if no, 3 - is the person who took the photo OK with my sharing? If you can comfortably navigate that, you should be OK
     
  11. dalebaker

    dalebaker TrainBoard Member

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    DTI, that looks great. You have a good eye for detail and the patience to do it!
     
  12. dalebaker

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    Thank you Eagle. The photos I worked from came from one of the on-line sites. So I chose. To leave them off. If someone does a search for BNSF 871, they will find them.

    i like weathering, the dirtier the better.

    Thank you for the. Compliments, I have a couple of ACF hoppers I'm working on now. I'll post those up when I get done.
     
  13. Alan

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    Nearing completion of my fertilizer loading silos. Pipes to fit across to building, plus access ladder, etc.

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  14. RGW

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    Alan, are these kits or scratchbuilt?
     
  15. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The tanks were given to me by son Matt, from a kit I think. The girderwork is scratch built using Evergreen styrene shapes. The filler tubes are knitting needles!
     
  16. RGW

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    Gets an A+ in my book!
     
  17. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Think I will paint the steelwork grey (English spelling) ;) and the tanks silver. All suitably weathered. I have some fine mesh and brass angle to make an access walkway platform at the top, with a ladder from ground level.
     
  18. Eagle2

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    Should just keep getting better. Pretty ingenious using knitting needles. And at least you were kind enough to say "English" spelling, and not "proper."
     
  19. dalebaker

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    Nicely done, I like the detail work of the steel work. Gusset plates and things like that. It will look great when done.
     
  20. dti406

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    Alan, nice fertilizer facility you have built, here are a few pictures of the completed work on the P&LE Hot Coil Car!

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    A couple of views of the brake gear air lines after adding an auxiliary air tank and bracket along with its air lines, the dirt collector and an air line that goes up into the car interior. No Brake rods as the car has truck mounted brake gear.

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    Picture shows one of four jacking pads I installed along with a pulling eye that was formed from brass wire wound around a #61 drill bit.


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    Installed the jacking pad braces and one of the walkway braces that have a hole drilled for the main air line. The other end is similar except for no holes for the air line.

    Rick J
     

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