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 Posted: Wed Jul 6th, 2011 04:49 pm
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Been busy building things, here is one I just completed for a friend. He likes his stuff really clean and very little weathering on his buildings. Looks too clean for me but their his toys. Not the greatest photos but your supposed to look at the car. Nice kit,lots of fragile details, but the instructions are not as clear as they could be. Guess it is not intended for a novice build.
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 Posted: Wed Jul 6th, 2011 06:42 pm
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Cliff, this is awesome!!! right what you said about the instructions, even for a non english speaker like me. :bang: I have the 40´ refeer kit started. Take a look at some pics, I think the hinges were originally black. Again... I love your job! :glad:



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Lucas-I think you are right. I seem to remember that all the metal hardware-hinges, latches, grab irons, steps, corner braces-were painted black. Clif-I agree with you..she's much too clean but then she ain't yours!

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 Posted: Wed Jul 6th, 2011 09:15 pm
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According to Sloan's Century Plus Ten of D&RGW Narrow Gauge Freight Cars, the exact shades of yellow and whether the hardware was painted black or not varied from car to car. He has two photos of the 30 foot reefers in 1949 with hinges painted yellow and flying Rio Grande, so you're fine with what you have there.

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Nice you said that John, I didn´t knew that. Thanks! :bow:



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 Posted: Thu Jul 7th, 2011 12:03 am
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For the 40 foot reefers, Lucas, Sloan has notes on all the variations for the specific numbers, at least at the end of operations. If you're interested in a specific number, let me know, and I can look it up and post it.

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Nice job Clif!

What are you doing with the heel block from a milling machine clamp set? You a chip maker?


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Woodie great peice in the new NG down under mag!   CLEM



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 Posted: Fri Jul 8th, 2011 06:38 pm
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  Not by trade. Have messed with the machines in the shops at work and made a lot of chips. I have several from a bunch that was put in the salvage metal. There was I think over a hundred. They came from some model shops on site that were closed down. I use them for weight to hold things on various positions. Use them for the true squaring of walls to hold the walls perfectly straight and plumb. I have several sizes in steel and aluminum. I like the aluminum ones for delicate work where not much weight is needed. I even have some pieces that are solid copper in various sizes that I got from a  friend that his shop made for some reason unknown. Even the small dogs I guess. Angles and steps both ends with hole in the middle. If guys want some or see them just look at Harbor Freight Tools. I think the set is 20 bucks and great for just modeling.
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PS This just one kit that has directions that are not clear. There are several companies that could use some improvements in the directions. I have often wondered how many kits were just put back in the box to be completed later because of frustration and the possibility of ruining a great kit.



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 Posted: Fri Jul 8th, 2011 10:47 pm
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So what color did you use?  I have a few box cars that I would like to paint the early 50's gold? as well.

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