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    • November 10, 2019 8:26 PM EST
    • Korm Kormsen said:
      Pete Lassen said:

      Is that about 1/2 tubing on the first car?

       

      looks more like 3/4" to me.

      and the big ones coud be 3".

      3/4” OD and 4” ID

    • November 10, 2019 8:05 PM EST
    • Pete Lassen said:

      Is that about 1/2 tubing on the first car?

       

      looks more like 3/4" to me.

      and the big ones coud be 3".

    • November 10, 2019 7:48 PM EST
    • Is that about 1/2 tubing on the first car?

    • November 9, 2019 10:57 PM EST
    • Dan Gilchrist said:
      Bob McCown said:

      Today I finished (less paint, its 30f out right now, so no painting) some flatcar loads today.

      Another pipe load.  Thin-wall styrene tubing.

      Large sectional pipe load.  4 sections of thin-wall styrene tube

      Ya got me thinking.  What would a steam era pipe load be made of?  Clay? Iron?

      Terra cotta 

    • November 9, 2019 9:04 PM EST
    • Dan Gilchrist said:
      Bob McCown said:

      Today I finished (less paint, its 30f out right now, so no painting) some flatcar loads today.

      Another pipe load.  Thin-wall styrene tubing.

      Large sectional pipe load.  4 sections of thin-wall styrene tube

      Ya got me thinking.  What would a steam era pipe load be made of?  Clay? Iron?

      Sections of cast or ductile iron pipe would be my guess.  They have HUGE flares on the ends.  I bet using PVC electrical conduit would be a good starting point.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • November 9, 2019 8:55 PM EST
    • Bob McCown said:

      Today I finished (less paint, its 30f out right now, so no painting) some flatcar loads today.

      Another pipe load.  Thin-wall styrene tubing.

      Large sectional pipe load.  4 sections of thin-wall styrene tube

      Ya got me thinking.  What would a steam era pipe load be made of?  Clay? Iron?

    • November 9, 2019 8:01 PM EST
    • Rick Marty said:

      Nice loads Bob.

       

      Where did you get the large thin wall tubing in the second picture?

      I'm not 100% sure (I've had this stuff for years), but my best guess would be US Plastics (https://www.usplastic.com).  Theyve been my go-to for tubing and non-sheet plastics forever.

    • November 9, 2019 7:10 PM EST
    • Nice loads Bob.

       

      Where did you get the large thin wall tubing in the second picture?

    • November 9, 2019 6:05 PM EST
    • Nice loads, Bob....  That half a flywheel will get folks talking....                

    • November 9, 2019 5:46 PM EST
    • Nice up grades, but who are you and what did you do with BD 

    • November 9, 2019 5:03 PM EST
    • Today I finished (less paint, its 30f out right now, so no painting) some flatcar loads today.

       

      Another pipe load.  Thin-wall styrene tubing.

       

       

      Large sectional pipe load.  4 sections of thin-wall styrene tube

       

       

      Half a flywheel.  3d printed in quarters.  Some of you have seen this over in my 3d print thread.  Epoxied together, and some filler on the seams.  Needs some more finish work before painting.

       

    • November 9, 2019 11:27 AM EST
    • I am so looking forward to this!

    • November 8, 2019 11:57 PM EST
    • Jim Rowson said:

      Nice work, Rick. Gonna do a board-by-board snow plow?

       

       

       

       Yea, probably, I'm still scratching my head on just how to resize from standard guage to narrow gauge.

      Looking at the plans the 1 x 6 boards taper from 5 1/2 to 1/2 in the lencth of the blade, that's gonna take some doing. 

       

    • November 8, 2019 9:49 PM EST
    • Nice work, Rick. Gonna do a board-by-board snow plow?

       

    • November 8, 2019 8:30 PM EST
    • Horse crap ....that ain't a Snow Plow as the topic states! It's a flanger that is missing ditch lites and HEP cabling ! You west coast guys seem to forget the Donner family and what CAN happen without the PROPER SNOW PLOW !

       

      Nice work

    • November 8, 2019 8:11 PM EST
    • Well we can stick a fork in this one, it's done!!

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Now on to the plow.

    • November 6, 2019 11:58 AM EST
    • That is a nifty technique for the roof. Have to try that...

    • November 6, 2019 11:56 AM EST
    •  

      Back from the last camping trip of the year and got a little more done on this project.

       

      The cabin and car are painted the base color, faded red/brown and the roof is done.  For the roof I used white muslin cloth cut in strips and laid over a coat of Titebond III then painted with a second coat of glue after the first is dry.  After everything is dry I trimmed the edges with an ExActo blade.

       

      The finished roof after painting and a little weathering.

       

      Coming together, not much left to do now.

      Thanks for taking a look

    • November 6, 2019 8:06 PM EST
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      NO RULES !