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    • February 8, 2019 7:57 PM EST
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      Got the underside painted today, waiting for it to dry before tackling the truss rods.

       

      Trying something new.  I have a Dye Sublimation printer and heat press.  For these cars, I'm going to try to letter them with what would be a metal sign attached to the car.

       

      Logo, RR Name, and car number, for the car sides and a car number for the ends.

       

      The large side signs are 3.5" x 2" ( wallet size ) and would be on the side opposite of the door when open.

      And on the car ends.

       

      These things are printed on .020 alum. stock, and very permanent against UV fading.  I've had similar stuff outside continuously for the past 6 mts. in the NM high UV environment at 5600 Ft.

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    • February 8, 2019 8:14 PM EST
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      Wow, those signs look great. 

    • February 8, 2019 11:13 PM EST
      • Waverly, Alabama
         
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      Cool signs, Dave.  Very professional.

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    • February 9, 2019 2:34 PM EST
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      I AM DONE ! ! !   

      Finished with 18 hours to go..

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    • February 9, 2019 3:01 PM EST
      • Ormond Beach, Fl. 32174
         
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      real works of art

    • February 9, 2019 4:00 PM EST
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         From start to finish, very high quality craftsmanship, Dave.

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    • February 9, 2019 4:02 PM EST

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      Really like the signs and the color choice!!!! Great Build!!!

    • February 9, 2019 8:10 PM EST
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      Well guys.....   I finished up early,  but ..One build really did something for me...... I have some time left.,, so

       

      This is the carnage left on my work bench,  Either clean it up... or keep building.   KEEP BUILDING.. he cries!!!!

      Spent a couple hours cutting up more wood....  That pile will be turned into two more wagon top boxcars.......   And I won't have to clean up the work bench just yet...

       

        it's a WIN..WIN.

       

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    • February 9, 2019 8:25 PM EST
      • Post Falls, Idaho
         
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      Dave,

      I don't blame you. Who wants to clean when you can build and building four or five of those wagon top box cars to mail to me seems like a perfectly reasonable use of the leftover wood.

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    • February 9, 2019 10:01 PM EST
      • Waverly, Alabama
         
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      You go, Dave .  I'm not greedy like Devon ....... I won't take any more than 2 no matter how hard you twist my arm   Looking forward to seeing them strung together.

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    • February 9, 2019 11:13 PM EST
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      Very Nice Work!!

    • February 10, 2019 2:25 AM EST
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      Started on the two additional wagon top boxcars.  I'm challenging myself to see just how far I can get before the time runs out.  Don't really believe I can get all the way done, with painting and etc.

      Start... time

      Got the underside sills , end beams, floors, external bracing, and interior wall boards.  Time 12:05  5 hrs and 15 minutes.

      And the prototype for reference .

       

      And the work bench is still a wreck...

      Tomorrow... roofs and doors..

       

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    • February 10, 2019 3:34 AM EST
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      This has been quite a project! Interesting about the UV resistant printed signs.

    • February 10, 2019 9:49 AM EST
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      The Usan Bolt of boxcar builders!

    • February 10, 2019 10:59 AM EST
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      you need to build a locomotive to pull them before tomorrow, otherwise it is a complete fail!!! LOL awesome work Dave, amazing you get all this done, and my simple easy building is no where near finished. Nice to have a huge supply of bits and pieces to BLING them out too. awesome job

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    • February 10, 2019 10:25 PM EST
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      Spent part of today getting done as much as I could....... I did not have the 3/32 rod to make the vented doors with... So I made the 4 regular doors, and cut the wood for the vented ones.

      Thats the pile of lumber down front.

       

      Likewise I didn't have the right stuff for the roof.... Started to gerry rig it and dicidid not to mess it up just to get it done.

      Got all the construction done.

      So I'll start painting tomorrow, and get what I need to finish them up.

      And the prototype is still watching her new sisters.

      Oh yah,  I'll need to assemble a couple more sets of trucks.

      Not to bad for a 36 hr project.

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    • February 10, 2019 11:47 PM EST
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      I'm impressed, Dave.  That's a lot of work in a short time.  I will definitely be building several of those but it will take me much longer.

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    • February 12, 2019 10:01 AM EST
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      Unable to get the metal for the vented doors bars, I went ahead and painted...

      Got the underside, done.

      And the outsides..

      Still need to get the roofs on.. and painted, and hang the jewelry .

       

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    • February 12, 2019 6:52 PM EST
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      Wire coat hangers for the doors ?

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