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    Topic: SD60f Build
    Canadian National SD60f Build
     
     
    This build will require an Aristocraft SD45, 2 pieces of aluminum angles 1/16” x 3/4” x 25 1/2”, 3 USA trains SD70 roof fans and DB fan, and lots of styrene....  more
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    Snow Plow needed
    Finally back spending a little time on this project, maybe I will get it done before Summer so I can park it until next year
     
    The metal leading edge of the plow is built up from an aluminum piano hinge, Styrene, and lead sheet.  It is shown her...  more
    Modern freight car build
       I am going to do some experimenting on some scrap plastic . I will definitely try your method too.  I have been concerned the aluminum foil method might be prone to ripping if mishandled or in a derailment  . We'll see , maybe the e...  more
    Modern freight car build
     Looks good Rooster , I was gonna experiment with slow set epoxy very thinly squeegeed onto the sheet plastic and then laminating aluminum foil over that .  How did you do yours ? 
     
    Pepper's Ice Co. - Devon's 2020 MIK
    Dennis,
     
    That's the good old standby aluminum pop can run through the Fiskers crimper. After it is glued on I shot the whole thing with chrome aluminum color paint (Rustoleum I believe) then dusted with flat black and then oil paints (raw umber and ...  more
    Corrugated Tin Roller
    Dave Taylor said:
    Dan.....   what metal, or stock do you plan on using to make the panels from...?
     
    I've been using 0.002" steel shim stock with the paper crimper with success.  I also have 0.003 aluminum and 0.002 brass I am going to try....  more
    Mik 2020 -- Mama's No Ka Oi Bakery
    Eric, That looks great.I went to the loacal office supply store and got an inexpensive (I think $10) paper cutter, the gillotine sp? type and it cuts the can aluminum with ease and with some tape in the proper spots you can make very repeatable sizes. And...  more
    Finishing some more projects.
    Ken Brunt said:
    Just don't use an aluminum screw...............
    Why not ?
    Finishing some more projects.
    Just don't use an aluminum screw...............
    WSRR 2020 Mik's Build Challenge Leroy's
    Dan Hilyer said:
    Ken Brunt said:
    On a real roof, the first row of shingles goes on upside down with the solid straight edge overhanging the roof line about an inch. (Under that is an aluminum drip edging to help protect the fascia board on the ends of the...  more
    WSRR 2020 Mik's Build Challenge Leroy's
    Ken Brunt said:
    On a real roof, the first row of shingles goes on upside down with the solid straight edge overhanging the roof line about an inch. (Under that is an aluminum drip edging to help protect the fascia board on the ends of the rafters.)
    The st...  more