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Rollwagen no. 28 of the Plettenberger Kleinbahn in 1/22.5 scale

Started by Hydrostat, February 16, 2014, 12:25:25 PM

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Juke Joint

Doesn't matter for one wageon, but with 44 axles or 88 bearings this starts to dwindle into real work

Fettling Builds Character ! Super job on these parts!

Philip

Hydrostat

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Thanks for your posts!

Quote from: finescalerr on January 23, 2015, 11:51:20 AMWith slightly more material and no more effort you could have built 1:1 scale components and then earned money by using them to transport goods on a nearby railroad! The modeling is most satisfactory. -- Russ

I'm afraid you're right, Russ. I merely wouldn't know how to take it down the stairs.

There's a problem in resistance soldering steel parts. It tends to burn holes into the material when high power is necessary. You can see this here, where I tried to solder those little brass angle sections into the steel frame.








I started a request at buntbahn about what I've done wrong but nobody seems to know the answer. So I went back to my good old flambé torch. The brass part lies on a aluminum padding and is fixed with a clamp for soldering.





Looks better than resistance soldering in that case ...





Frithjof provided more parts (three different kinds of angle sections) for assembly of the weighbeams.








That are a lot of M 0.8 screws ... Is there something apparent to you at the next pictures?








Cheers,
Volker
I'll make it. If I have to fly the five feet like a birdie.

I'll fly it. I'll make it.

finescalerr

I would have suggested a torch and I'm glad it worked out; the solder joints are beautiful. So is the rest of the assembly. -- Russ

Ray Dunakin

Visit my website to see pics of the rugged and rocky In-ko-pah Railroad!

Ray Dunakin's World


Hydrostat

Thanks, Russ, Ray and Marcel.

Frithjof meanwhile milled the pivot block. The pivots were provided by Helmut; I just asked him to cut some tubing to make them myself from some additional screws, nuts and washers and what I got were the completed items ... Thanks, Helmut!








Underneath it looks that way. About the 4 bore holes: there's a square panel to come.





Upside the pivot protrudes the crossmember





and then fits in to the bogie ball joint. The binder pendulums protrude into the notches





and are fixed with special bolts at the lower pedestals.





It's taking shape. Slowly  :D.





Cheers,
Volker
I'll make it. If I have to fly the five feet like a birdie.

I'll fly it. I'll make it.

Peter_T1958

I can imagine, it must be a great pleasure when you don't have to hold back and you are able to select only the best solutions for your project. This is absolut professional engineering on the the highest levels.

Speechless,
Peter
"Siplicity is the ultimate sophistication" -Leonardo Da Vinci-

https://industrial-heritage-in-scale.blogspot.ch/

Bill Gill


finescalerr

I enthusiastically agree with both posts above. -- Russ

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volker
really lovelly work that you and the master frithjof are producing.the quality is first rate your effort is really showing
kind regards kim

Ray Dunakin

Visit my website to see pics of the rugged and rocky In-ko-pah Railroad!

Ray Dunakin's World

EZnKY

Eric Zabilka
Lexington, Kentucky

marc_reusser

Simply stunning, (as always)....a true work of industrial art.
I am an unreliable witness to my own existence.

In the corners of my mind there is a circus....

M-Works

Hydrostat

Thanks, Peter, Bill, Russ, Kim, Ray, Eric and Marc.

Quote from: Peter_T1958 on April 27, 2015, 10:59:20 AMI can imagine, it must be a great pleasure when you don't have to hold back and you are able to select only the best solutions for your project.

Yes, Peter it is. I'm really glad that I have Frithjof (not to mention the other guys more or less involved here) as a friend. Even to this day after it turned out how much work this project means for him and his mill  :o. I wouldn't be able to build at this standard without support with those machined parts.

About the seats: They were exposed to weather all the year and I would like to ask you for your opinions concerning my coloring.

Frithjof provided them milled from beech wood. With the triangular scraper's tip I added vertical joints to the milled longitudinal ones. Left hand the milled item, right hand carved.



After watering for a few minutes the parts are stained with thin Gouache. Left hand a mixture of black, umber and opaque white, right hand only black. The grain unbends because of the water, resulting in a much coarser surface.



Then I sprayed the parts with some gray Tamiya color unevenly and added some additional color humps with a brush. Rubbing/sanding the dry parts on a paper sheet smoothens the humps. I think this works well at the right part for a stressed and often painted wooden part. At the left one the surface is to uneven. Next time I'll sand the parts before the gray coloring.







Any suggestions?


Cheers,
Volker
I'll make it. If I have to fly the five feet like a birdie.

I'll fly it. I'll make it.

finescalerr

From an artistic standpoint I like the three on the left and especially the two in the middle. But the appearance of natural weathering sometimes can be "disappointing" so the seat on the far right seems very real somehow. -- Russ