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« Reply #45 on: March 15, 2015, 07:54:19 PM »

Count me in as another vote for the canopy!

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« Reply #46 on: March 15, 2015, 09:34:39 PM »

Add my vote to the list. -- Russ
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« Reply #47 on: March 16, 2015, 12:56:24 AM »

Chuck id be interested to see it with a canopy only covering the driver. But I think a canopy of any sorts will add to the quirky nature of it.
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« Reply #48 on: March 16, 2015, 02:05:50 AM »

About the brake: As far as I understood the regular braking was done by the worm drive so this was rather a parking brake?
And yes: CANOPY!

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« Reply #49 on: March 16, 2015, 03:37:36 AM »

If its an Aussie based loco, and with our blazing sun, you'd better have the canopy.

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« Reply #50 on: March 16, 2015, 08:53:41 AM »

Oh dear. Guess I'd better source some brass angle stock.
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« Reply #51 on: March 16, 2015, 09:51:58 AM »

Good luck with the brass.
I am having more and more difficulty finding brass shapes.
The only game in the US is special shapes.
They show a lot of sizes but when you call the inventory is hit and miss.
Some are "discontinued" as well....

Please let me know if you find another source.

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« Reply #52 on: March 16, 2015, 09:23:39 PM »

And maybe some rudimentary chain guards or more like fenders. I really don't want to hide the chain detail. Safety third!




I'm also open to ideas for the roof covering. The first picture I posted is the clearest shot of the prototype I have seen. Kind of looks like metal sheeting to me. ?
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« Reply #53 on: March 17, 2015, 01:08:51 AM »

You can make a judgment from that photo? I'd say it also could be tarpaper, just as you've drawn it. Personally, I'd go with something other than metal since most of the model is metal, the canopy has a wood frame, and the contrast between metal and non-metal is cool. -- Russ
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« Reply #54 on: March 17, 2015, 02:34:32 AM »

I'd say it also could be tarpaper, just as you've drawn it. Personally, I'd go with something other than metal since most of the model is metal, the canopy has a wood frame, and the contrast between metal and non-metal is cool. -- Russ

Ditto.

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« Reply #55 on: March 17, 2015, 06:32:07 AM »

Here's another vote for tarpaper and wood.

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« Reply #56 on: March 17, 2015, 08:18:44 AM »

Chuck tarpaper and wood.

Like you said what's a few more months!

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« Reply #57 on: March 17, 2015, 09:52:57 AM »

Yeah, that's a good point you guys. Thanks!
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« Reply #58 on: March 17, 2015, 12:36:18 PM »

And here's a suggestion from Nick, who asked me to post this image because ... well, because he's Nick. He writes, "With regard to the discussion going on at the moment about what Chuck should use as the roof covering for his new Fordson, I would like to put forward my suggestion. Possibly not the most obvious choice I grant you , but would make it look different!" -- Russ


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« Reply #59 on: March 17, 2015, 02:48:31 PM »

Thatch would be different for sure!
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