This will be my first Construction Thread here on the Forum. Hope you'll enjoy it.
It's a freelance, 1/2"-scale lumber buggy based roughly on this 1/48th-scale Mackenzie
piece, bought so I could enlarge the plans to build the 1/2-scale version. Here's the O-scale model:
In addition, Marc Reusser has sent along some great photo references (Thanks, Marc)
My newer, freelance piece is powered by a Chevy six:
The platform is diamond plate "welded" to channel stock. I'm using the radiator & axle
from the same '48 Chevy the motor came out of to enhance the story of a home-built lumber
buggy that was made from parts found around the yard.
The seat was found in the parts box. I think it was from an old sprint car kit and had to be
narrowed by about 3 scale inches. I didn't notice the rear axle cradle wasn't pushed down
onto the pin for the photo....
Speaking of pins, one thing I learned during my "Model Car Years" was using pins to locate
sub-assemblies. The transmission, axle unit and seat are all positioned with pins, which make
mocking up the model really easy and assists no-end in final assembly.
This is where the model stands right now. I've started building the legs.
Nothing fancy, just styrene angle and sheet stock.
The rivets are .050" Tichy. It would be cheaper to make them but this way they're
uniform and WAY easier to do.
The stuff on top is just sitting in-place for the photo.
I'll be away this Saturday & Sunday but hopefully I'll have more progress shots early next week.
Have a great weekend, everybody..............