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    • January 5, 2021 11:49 PM EST

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      2021 build challenge - EngineNo.98's entry

      Hey there I know it said to do it on a napkin but I didn't have one readily available when inspiration struck.

      This is a my Fn2 2ft 1:20.3 tankercar made out of a Bushes baked beans can.

      Hand building a frame to house some sprung archbars, and functional fn2 knuckles.

      This will be the mow tanker for my shortline. 

      I'm waiting for parts I already had coming to get here, hopefully they do on time.

      This post was edited by EngineNo.98 at January 6, 2021 12:24 AM EST
    • January 6, 2021 3:17 PM EST
      • Cape Cod,
         
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      That works. Looking forward to your build.

    • January 6, 2021 8:44 PM EST
      • Curmudgeon at Large, Lynn Haven, FL
         
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      Hey 98, I am confused!!  Are you modeling Fn2 (2 foot gauge on 45mm track) or 1:20.3 which is 3 foot gauge on 45mm track)?  Either way, looks interesting. I am rooting for the 7/8n2 myself.

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    • January 6, 2021 9:12 PM EST
      • Winmalee, NSW Australia
         
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      Bob

      F=20.3

      n=narrow gauge

      2=2foot

      so Fn2 is 20.3 on 32mm track

      Mick

    • January 6, 2021 9:32 PM EST
      • Curmudgeon at Large, Lynn Haven, FL
         
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      Mik you are correct. We see so little 32mm stuff here I forgot about it.

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    • January 6, 2021 9:34 PM EST
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      Ben,

       

      Can't wait to pull that tanker around with my Porter on the pizza 

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    • January 6, 2021 9:37 PM EST
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      He better be modeling on 32mm track otherwise my Fn2 build will be lonely 

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    • January 6, 2021 9:49 PM EST
      • Waverly, Alabama
         
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      Ben, looking forward to your build.  Is this going to be a steel tank or a wooden one?  Oh, btw, you might want to watch out for that Devon character.  I've been told he wears a tinfoil hat quite often ...... just sayin' 

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    • January 7, 2021 4:00 PM EST

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      Bob Cope said:

      Mik you are correct. We see so little 32mm stuff here I forgot about it.

       

      Yes is 32mm track representing 2ft in 1:20.3.

      Ive been in a fn2 kitbashing spree thats infected Devon as well. Lol

    • January 7, 2021 4:03 PM EST

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      Dan Hilyer said:

      Ben, looking forward to your build.  Is this going to be a steel tank or a wooden one?  Oh, btw, you might want to watch out for that Devon character.  I've been told he wears a tinfoil hat quite often ...... just sayin' 

       That question is a bit confusing considering the fact that were supposed to be making something out of a tin can.  Soooo its a tin can tank lol

       

      Also that perfect because I also wear one lol.

      Were on the same loony train to brokeville.

       

    • January 7, 2021 4:05 PM EST

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      Devon Sinsley said:

      He better be modeling on 32mm track otherwise my Fn2 build will be lonely 

      It was a ruse, I've been going 45mm this whole time. Mwahahaha

    • January 7, 2021 4:23 PM EST
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      EngineNo.98 said:
      Dan Hilyer said:

      Ben, looking forward to your build.  Is this going to be a steel tank or a wooden one?  Oh, btw, you might want to watch out for that Devon character.  I've been told he wears a tinfoil hat quite often ...... just sayin' 

       That question is a bit confusing considering the fact that were supposed to be making something out of a tin can.  Soooo its a tin can tank lol

       

       Well, that is partially true, Ben. Rule #3 allows you to cover the “tin can” with wood, for example, to simulate a wooden tank  Hence the reason for my question. 

      I hope you and Devon are not sharing the same tinfoil hat 

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    • January 8, 2021 1:07 PM EST

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      Dan Hilyer said:
      EngineNo.98 said:
      Dan Hilyer said:

       Well, that is partially true, Ben. Rule #3 allows you to cover the “tin can” with wood, for example, to simulate a wooden tank  Hence the reason for my question. 

      I hope you and Devon are not sharing the same tinfoil hat 

       

       

       

      Ohh thats what you mean.  Nah I'm just painting it, not covering it with wood.

    • January 11, 2021 11:32 PM EST

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      Worked on the frame with Devon.  Made out of plastic boards and wood.

      The beans took a while to get out without getting the ends opened.

       

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    • January 12, 2021 5:24 PM EST
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      EngineNo.98 said:

      The beans took a while to get out without getting the ends opened.

       

      Typically, it is harder to get them out without anyone hearing or smelling them.  

    • January 14, 2021 2:15 PM EST

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      Progress is down to a halt because I can't get any further until new parts come in.

       I've been staying within the $30 limit but it's very difficult to get what I need.

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