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Author Topic: A tale of two gondolas  (Read 23251 times)
John McGuyer
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« Reply #75 on: April 02, 2009, 04:50:58 PM »

Thank you very much guys.

Randy, the nails are .032" brass rod that I stuck in holes. Only the top shows so no need to create heads. It sure was a bunch of holes to drill with a pin vise.

!cnU; I'm trying to learn how to paint. In the past I did all those crazy pearl, candy metalflake things on my RC cars. Somehow I don't think they would work on a train.

Jacq, I don't know if they are museum quality, but they sure are dirtier than museum models.

John
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« Reply #76 on: April 10, 2009, 08:26:06 PM »

John, Nice work on the gondolas I like seeing this large scale stuff and have been enjoying this thread.

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« Reply #77 on: April 12, 2009, 11:18:34 PM »

John,

Very nicely done. The brasswork is superb (makes one feel quite inadequate). Thanks for the SBS. A lot of really good info.


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John McGuyer
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« Reply #78 on: April 13, 2009, 11:22:57 AM »

I hope my efforts in metalwork can contribute even a small percentage to your efforts as your painting and weathering techniques have contributed to mine.

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« Reply #79 on: April 18, 2009, 07:29:57 PM »

Nice work John, as usual!
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John McGuyer
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« Reply #80 on: June 12, 2009, 05:22:41 PM »

Thought you might find this interesting. This is the front of the two gondolas in this thread on Del Oro Pacific during the Big Train Show in Ontario this past weekend. They were pulled by the K27 in a previous thread. Over the weekend, both gondolas and the engine got about 4 hours of actual running time during show conditions, on a very rough track, without so much as a hitch from any of them. It just goes to prove that despite what a lot of people who don't want to build will tell you, super detailed models CAN run reliably under difficult conditions. And yes, all the parts are still attached.

John


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