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Author Topic: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T  (Read 29877 times)
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« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2013, 01:03:11 PM »

Thank you Gentlemen

That's a huge challenge you want to meet with such a project...
Definitely Grin
I prefer to think about this project only piece by piece. What I mean is each part is a smaller challenge  Smiley  Like building a Brake Cylinder or a Air Pump or.... the first one was the wheel (After it I thought "hey, this is happening!").
Then maybe one day, with all those parts together, finally the Switcher #825  Smiley

By the way, I'm very excited to build a 9"1/2 air pump!!!

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« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2013, 01:55:48 PM »

Beautiful castings! I am considering getting some resin castings made too. Good inspiration.
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« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2013, 02:35:28 PM »

Amazing castings!

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« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2013, 10:40:15 AM »

Thanks, I'll tell him about your comments  Smiley

Here is the first pedestal/driving box done:


The wedge bolts are incomplete

The green is Duro putty, aka "Green Stuff"

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« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2013, 12:15:16 PM »

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« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2013, 12:48:37 PM »

Thanks Russ  Smiley

Gentlemen (and Ladies?) I need your advice:
I'm looking for some 1/24 scale realistic/accurate US rails. Solid is better, gauge is not important. suggestions? thanks  Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2013, 09:01:38 AM »

A bit of primer to find the spots that need to be rectified or sanded. 
The oil cellar Looks good to me.



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« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2013, 12:24:47 PM »

I wasn't certain whether this company was still in business but they are: http://www.oldpullmanmodelrailroads.com/op_catalog/rail_and_accessories.pdf

Old Pullman used to specialize in 1:48 and 1:32 scales and so their rail sizes ran a little smaller than those who catered to the outdoor crowd. I think their code 201 might be suitable for you.

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« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2013, 02:36:19 PM »

It all looks beautiful.

...but if I may make a critical suggestion; stop using the green Squadron putty, and use the Tamiya "regular putty" instead, it will sand and finish much cleaner and smoother than the Squadron of any color/type.
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« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2013, 03:20:09 PM »

Thanks Russ, much appreciated  Smiley Looks great.
I didn't find the code 201, maybe 250?
[Edit] Today I learned something about all those "Codes"...

Thank you Marc  Smiley Smiley
Hé hé  Wink It's not Squadron putty, as already say it's DURO putty, aka "Green Stuff". Are you familiar with it? Usually people hate it. It's the most sticky compound putty (blue+yellow)! I love it  Grin
About Squadron Putty, you're right! Cheesy I tried the green one, smells terrible, not smooth enough... One thing is good with it: It dries bloody fast! (so fast it melts the plastic of your model Undecided)

I use only Tamiya putty, white and gray  Cool


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« Reply #40 on: August 22, 2013, 01:46:08 AM »

Arno, I meant code 205, which you now know is 0.205-inch high. It probably scales out to something like 120 pound rail in 1:24. Code 148 would scale about 6 inches high (that's what I would use) and code 250 would be 1 scale foot high if my arithmetic is correct. (It's usually wrong.) -- Russ
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« Reply #41 on: August 22, 2013, 03:26:37 AM »

Aaaak....you're right Cheesy, I HATE DURO....the stuff is an absolute nightmare....like you say sticky like crazy, and it gets everywhere....a nightmare to clean.  Just out of curiosity, why that instead of Sculpy or Milliput?
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« Reply #42 on: August 22, 2013, 11:23:30 AM »

@Russ - Thanks it's crystal clear .
Now I know I can't find a perfect 1/24 copy of rails (as a standard US rail section) Because they are all adapted to the model railway. The flanges are deeper.

@Marc - I'm very comfortable with the Green Stuff  Smiley Even its sticky side is an advantage for me!
The classic tip is: use metal tool, rub it against a wet sponge or use petroleum jelly. The famous tip is to rub the tool against the skin of your nose! I'm not kidding gentlemen it's the best one Cheesy
 
I use Milliput as well

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« Reply #43 on: August 22, 2013, 12:08:22 PM »

According to another manufacturer, Llagas Creek Railways, here is how the rail sizes scale out: http://www.llagastrack.com/#productinfo

It's amusing how we are leapfrogging between plastic putty and rail size.

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« Reply #44 on: August 22, 2013, 12:30:49 PM »

@Russ - Thanks it's crystal clear .
Now I know I can't find a perfect 1/24 copy of rails (as a standard US rail section) Because they are all adapted to the model railway. The flanges are deeper.

Not sure about that.  I'f we can get dead scale rail and use dead scale flanges in 1:76 scale there must be something that's scale in 1:24 surely?

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