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« Reply #300 on: March 24, 2017, 06:03:17 PM »

Hauk, that is terrific! You picked a great day to shoot outside to compliment your model.
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« Reply #301 on: March 24, 2017, 10:35:51 PM »

Great shot of a great model!
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« Reply #302 on: April 03, 2017, 09:58:53 AM »

It's very nice model !
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« Reply #303 on: November 25, 2017, 03:18:03 PM »

A little postscript on the ore cars. The article made the cover of the Narrow Gauge & Industrial Railway Modeling Review. I know, you should not blow your own horn too hard, but even my wife thought that getting your model on the cover of NG&IMR was quite cool!



This is a quite nice magazine, I recommend checking it out.

Here is a  larger version of the cover shot:



Since last time I have added airbuses to the cars. I got a tip that a German modeller made brass castings for glad-hands that could be fitted with tiny magnets so the hoses can be coupled. I think it is a nice touch.





Even if I have not posted much lately, I have been quite busy in the workshop. I am trying to master the lathe, the goal is to make my own wheel sets. I have worked out how to make tyres, now I have to stort working  on machining brass castings and assemble complete wheel sets.



The wheel profile is Proto:48, made with a ProtoCraft profile tools.
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« Reply #304 on: November 25, 2017, 03:30:40 PM »

Hauk, Congratulations! Good cover shot.
What size are the magnets in the glad-hands?
Your tyres came out well too.
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« Reply #305 on: November 25, 2017, 04:01:11 PM »

Your model deserves every bit of recognition it gets. It and the rest of the cars are most satisfactory. -- Russ
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« Reply #306 on: November 25, 2017, 04:59:14 PM »

Thanks for the encouraging comments as usual!

The magnets are 1mm in diameter  and 1mm heigh neodymium magnets. You get them on eBay, they are quite affordable.
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« Reply #307 on: November 25, 2017, 08:03:40 PM »

Congrats!! Your model is incredible and very deserving of the cover!
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« Reply #308 on: November 26, 2017, 03:49:39 AM »

Congrats, Hauk! More than well deserved. The only give away in the cover shot is the brassish shine ariund the buffer. What a luck you're able now to make your own wheels. This is something!
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« Reply #309 on: November 26, 2017, 03:58:57 AM »

Congrats, Hauk! More than well deserved. The only give away in the cover shot is the brassish shine ariund the buffer. What a luck you're able now to make your own wheels. This is something!

Thanks!
You are absolutely right about the brass shining through. Have give them a little workout with a cotton bud and some blackening.
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« Reply #310 on: November 26, 2017, 05:34:43 AM »

Hauck,

telling you what a great modeler you are would be an understatement.

So the question is, do not you even like to tell how you made the tires?
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