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    • July 28, 2017 5:38 PM EDT
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      Hehe...The J&B is a prosperous NG RR. (Perhaps the one and only).   We take good care of our equipment.

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    • July 29, 2017 10:07 AM EDT
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      Prosperous, perhaps, but just not smart enough to have the right materials on hand...

      So, not enough laser cut wood siding...but I did have some styrene.   I decide to use that for the ends.   I glue the styrene to some foamed PVC and glue that assembly in place.

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    • July 29, 2017 12:42 PM EDT
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      Add a roof underlayer...3mm foamed pvc...to be covered by wood strips later...

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    • July 29, 2017 3:15 PM EDT
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      I take it you managed to get it flattened out. ............

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    • July 29, 2017 3:56 PM EDT
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      Ken Brunt said:

      I take it you managed to get it flattened out. ............

      Yes, apparently the secret is to have enough patience  to let the glue dry.   And, of course, have enough  clamps to hold it in place as the glue dries.

      Who knew?

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    • July 29, 2017 7:21 PM EDT
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      I'm thinking the windows are for the 17th anniversary boxcar as well

    • July 29, 2017 9:08 PM EDT
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      " Rooster " said:

      I'm thinking the windows are for the 17th anniversary boxcar as well


      Actually, I am planning to replace the windows in Smith Pond Mill; the years have not been kind.
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    • July 31, 2017 9:05 AM EDT
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      Cut some wood strips to thickness; just not as good as the professionals do it.   But, I don't think it will matter that much.   

      Anyway, got the strips and some trim glued in place; starting to look more like a boxcar.

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    • July 31, 2017 1:28 PM EDT
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      More like a coffin.

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    • July 31, 2017 2:16 PM EDT
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      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      More like a coffin.

      Hehe...I guess it does.   

      Maybe I'll add some doors and other stuff...

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    • July 31, 2017 2:48 PM EDT
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      I thought it was a fish tank for fish that don't like light...   

    • July 31, 2017 3:02 PM EDT
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      That's why it needs the windows !

    • July 31, 2017 6:28 PM EDT
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      Succumbing to all this pressure, I've added some more details...  

      Everything is pinned or bolted in place.   I hate to repair stuff that falls off.   Doors are just some more of the scribed styrene siding that I used for the end pieces.   Door hardware is made from brass strips.   Ladders from brass rod bent in a home made jig.

       

      Time for the paint shop, I'm thinking...

       

      This post was edited by Bruce Chandler at July 31, 2017 6:29 PM EDT
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    • July 31, 2017 7:17 PM EDT
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      Looking good, Bruce....  

    • July 31, 2017 9:35 PM EDT
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      Yea it looks good.

       

      This brings to mind a question I have pondered. On the real wood boxcars, how thick were the doors?

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    • August 1, 2017 12:30 PM EDT
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      David Maynard said:
      ...This brings to mind a question I have pondered. On the real wood boxcars, how thick were the doors?

      those old ones, that i have seen here have doors from 1" to 1.5" thick.

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    • August 1, 2017 6:00 PM EDT
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      Thanks Korm.

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    • August 2, 2017 11:15 AM EDT
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      Yer gittin' thar, BC!

      (Hits spittoon in corner)

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    • August 4, 2017 12:16 PM EDT
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      Just letting the paint dry, before putting on decals.   Once I give the car a matte finish, I'll go ahead and glue the roof walks in place.

      I've also painted the trucks using NeoLube.    It covers very nicely with no brush strokes.

      I had save the couple lift bars but forgot to put them in place.   Now I'm thinking I really don't need them.  Sure, if I was entering a contest or something, but I'm just going to be running it on my layout and don't really use them.

      Heh.  Operations Quality and all that...

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    • August 4, 2017 11:11 PM EDT
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      Looks great Bruce.  I find the lift bars that come on Accucraft are to flimsy for my clumsy fingers, and the brass rod ones I make myself look too heavy, so lots of my cars don't have them either. I rarely use them.

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