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« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2016, 06:01:35 AM »

It's a model T touring. I can be more specific if need be.
The early 4 cylinder flat heads all look very similar.
I was looking for a truck but the prices were a lot more.
They are out there just got to be (more) patient.  Wink

We have a Packard museum down here. Let me know if you need me to do some picture taking or measuring!

I need to find some larger pieces of glass, any suggestions?

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« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2016, 10:57:19 AM »

Looks great Mr. Jones.  Really nice with the wood.

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« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2016, 01:19:29 PM »

Marty, thanks for your help. Who is the maker of the touring car kit? What truck kits were you looking at? and what is the name of the museum? I have four 1/16th scale Ford  kits all with four cylinder motors.
Minicraft 1931 Ford model A Sedan.
Minicraft 1931 Ford model A Pickup
Entex  1931 Ford Model A Sedan
Entex 1913 Model T Van

I can't help you on the glass, I use Evergreen Scale Model clear sheet. .010, .015 or .020.

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« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2016, 02:07:12 AM »

Marty,
for the glass you may try vivak, which is an easy to work plastic, much more scratch resistant than acrylic glass. It comes in different diameters. I mademy buildings' windows of it. Didn't Ray use real glass (microscope slides or something) for his outside buildings?

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« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2016, 08:05:30 AM »

Marty -
What is the minimum size of glass that will work for you, and what is the maximum thickness you'd accept?

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« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2016, 07:09:49 AM »

Volker
I have some of that but really want to use "glass"

Bill
I have been using the 1" by 2" or 25mm by 50mm
What i have is #1 which is .007 thick.
That said i am looking for #2 (.016" would be spot on perfect scale)in just a little larger size. 2 x 3 would be great.
I found some that size but they are very expensive!
I can use the ones I have but bigger is better.. Wink

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« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2016, 05:15:48 PM »

Marty -

I've had trouble finding sources for the #2 thickness in "larger" sizes and what I did find is $$$$$.

I'll keep looking and let you know if I find anything.

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« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2016, 08:00:03 PM »

I had the same problem trying to find real glass for my buildings. The slide cover glass that was big enough tended to be really expensive.

I gave up on it, and now I use some 1.5mm thick glass that I bought from a surplus outlet online.
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« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2016, 05:57:26 AM »

Wow Ray, I guess you need bullet proof glass out there!

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« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2016, 03:11:37 PM »

If you have to use a thicker glass that you would like paint the edges black. Once in the frame it will hide the thickness look of the glass.
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« Reply #40 on: June 10, 2016, 08:11:32 AM »

couple progress shots


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« Reply #41 on: June 10, 2016, 08:12:19 AM »

couple more


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« Reply #42 on: June 10, 2016, 09:17:35 AM »

That's a fine looking vehicle so far.
Looking forward to the wood paneling getting some paint.

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« Reply #43 on: June 10, 2016, 12:14:58 PM »

Nice work! -- Russ
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« Reply #44 on: June 10, 2016, 06:25:26 PM »

Looking really good!
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