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« on: February 20, 2016, 04:50:12 PM »

Thank goodness for talented friends!
I'm using the Al Armitage plans from the May/June 1993 gazette.
I started drawings and material lists right after Christmas.
Here is pic from the net



I started with the frame



I picked up a model T kit for some of the running gear.
The tiers were too small so I reached out for help.
Volker came to my rescue and drew this;




I had it printed in SBF but it was rough



So Volker came up with a different version.



Unfortunately for me I think inserting the FED letters in the cut outs will not work out for me.
I'm hoping with some weathering I can improve the first versions look. After all they are 17 years old as modeled.

That's enough for now.
Wait till you see Chucks axle he drew for me!

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2016, 10:25:10 PM »

I predict another masterpiece. -- Russ
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2016, 10:34:25 PM »

Cool, that's a great looking truck.

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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2016, 11:25:12 AM »

Not bad for a beginner!! Wink

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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2016, 03:37:54 PM »

Unc don't jinx me
Thanks Ray
Jerry, I'm trying.....

After I saw Chuck's I beam axle I asked if he would send me the file.
Well he went above and beyond!
He not only copied the one from the plans but added the spring mounts!
It turned out perfect!
I had it printed in bronze.



Once I get the steering knuckles built (I should have drew and printed them) I will take a better view.

Marty
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2016, 10:40:27 PM »

Okay, I take it back. This model probably will be garbage. But it sure has started out well! -- Russ
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2016, 10:56:53 PM »


Marty, looks like you've got a good start. Are you going to do a full motor detail? And are you doing the cab and grain bed as the Gazette plan shows?

Gordon Birrell

 BTW, I would love to have a set of those tires.

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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2016, 06:58:29 AM »

Thanks Gordon,

I'm going to use the engine casting from the kit - it's close enough for a start.
I have some pretty decent pictures and it's not all that complicated.
I will detail it as much as reasonable, going to have to now that the hood is operable.
pictures soon

Yes, the plan is for the wood cab (not the C cab that looks like a ford).
Not 100% sure on the bed but some sort of box bed.
I've seen variations on the sideboards.
Once I get the chassis done and the cab i will play with bed ideas.

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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2016, 08:50:13 AM »

A good start, Marty! That first tire does look like it's been sitting out in the sun & weather for 17 years, and you didn't even have to pay/work extra for the effect. Chuck's axle is excellent, looks great in bronze.
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2016, 09:24:00 AM »

This should/will be a great build.....Allan
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2016, 04:28:14 PM »

The hood





Tops are .005 brass.
Bottoms are .005.
Louvers were cut by hand and shaped with a toothpick.

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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2016, 07:53:41 PM »

That is way cool!
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2016, 09:05:21 PM »

Yes it is!
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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2016, 11:08:39 PM »

Awesome work Mr. Jones.

Jerry
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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2016, 02:00:15 AM »

Adequate. A longtime friend and top narrow gauge modeler phoned Sunday and said you've become one of his favorite modelers. I tried to change his mind but he was stubborn. No accounting for taste. -- Russ
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