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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2012 06:45 pm
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I have been wanting to build another switching puzzle layout in a larger scale

(see my Dead End Gulch RR just posted in the On30 section)

so I have started this one in Gn30.



This is a couple of shots of the car.

This is the first run car.

I make a master pattern and then pressure cast all parts. 

This particular car was run on the Cattybrook Brickworks a brick making factory.

I got all drawings and pictures online.

I did change up the wheel spokes as I kinda like the sweeping spokes better than straight spokes.



I will post some more photos later as the underside has alot of detail that did not show up in my shots.










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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2012 07:26 pm
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WOW!!!

Really nice modeling. I just love stuff like this.
Thanks for sharing.

Woodie




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Very nice!

Spin casting in vulcanized rubber?
Been there.

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Hey Herb

Spin casting is a different technique. 

I use compression casting.

All casting is done under pressure.

.......John


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Guys I hopefully have a couple better photos of my Gn30 mine skip.

I took a couple of shots that hopefully show the under carriage detail.

Nuts, bolts and washers, and the pillar bearings for the wheel axles. 



Oh, and what a great site.  :)

............John










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 Posted: Fri Feb 17th, 2012 08:46 pm
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Hey Guys, I got one of my mines skips done.

Trying for the rusty and crusty look. 

Sorry for the blurred photos.















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 Posted: Fri Feb 17th, 2012 10:22 pm
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Very cool indeed.

I just wish it was 1:35 scale, then I would take several!

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 Posted: Fri Feb 17th, 2012 11:59 pm
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Thanks for the kind comments.

I have uploaded a non fuzzy photo.

Hope this shows ...





... up better.

( I have a flat learning curve on new tech)

....John


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That is a nice car.

The rivets and wheels are excellent.





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Great skip car.

I'm looking for an S-scale version.

Know any sources?

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