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 Posted: Mon Oct 17th, 2016 07:56 am
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" Largest Crawler I have is a 1/50 Allis-Chalmers 21 "

Hi Ken

Thanks very much for your measurement.
You're right, the Caterpillar D7 is too big by a tad for sure.

I think the smaller ChTZ S-65 Russian Caterpillar SIXTY clone would fit though !!
I'll get them both out & have a butchers !

I seem to recall the smaller crawler is 85mm long for some reason.
Could just scrape in there !!

:bg:

Si.

Alice is a beauty !!



Am quite envious of all the COOL 1:50 construction type models out there ...  n i c e !

:cool:
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 Posted: Mon Oct 17th, 2016 09:29 am
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Si

4&1/8 Inch converts to 105mm, if?? your crawler has a base of 85mm, should not be a problem. Hope it works out.



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 Posted: Wed Oct 19th, 2016 06:42 pm
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Dave :cool: the postman arrived really  q u i e t l y  today . . . ?

No reving engine.
Not a wiff of burning rubber...
...white-hot brake-discs...
...or flying gravel !!
Mmm...

" That $%£&@*? bloke has &?*%$£ well parked right in the middle of the @?*&£%$ driveway AGAIN !! "

" Morning Dave, That must be my Tri-ang ICI Caustic Tankcar "

" What ? "

" For my train-set Dave "

" Oh "



With the Mysterious Moose Mountain Molybdenum Mining & Manufacturing Companys growing need for liquid assets...
...the Moose Mountain Line needs more tankcars.

After the controversy of their recent riveted-bridge purchase...
...no need for the ol' abacus for any 'counting' here !!

100% all WELDED construction !

Just realised I didn't take a photo of the original '60s Tri-ang tankcar.
Had the darn thing apart too quickly for modding & bashing !

Not a bad lil' ol' tank, interesting WELDED side-supports.
Not a single stanchion-rivet in sight !

Checked her out on one of our scratchbuilt wooden underframes.
Mmm...
Decided though, that this fairly mooodern design will get a steel-underframe.

More later . . .

:moose:

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With a few key-strokes on the ol' vintage Rockwell...
...some finely gridded graph-paper...
...& a can of spray-glue

BINGO !

Had ourself a niffty new steel-underframe making jig !



The previous underframe jig, made for the Gilpin Tram caboose model, worked really well.
This one had a slight 'upgrade', with the fine pitched graph-paper, glued to the thick mounting board.
Much easier to mark out & cut the holes for the Plastruct beams to fit into.
Later cross pieces will be easier to locate as well.

Needs a NEW knife blade, for best results.

:moose:

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Am I alone in finding the ongoing Chronicles of the MMMM are not the riveting read they once were.

Regards, Michael

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Hi Michael

Don't fall asleep in bed reading it.
The metal-cover sticking in your back the following morning isn't nice.



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Hi Micahel,
Its now a "fully welded read"
Rivetting was so... "yesterday" :P



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oztrainz wrote:
Hi Micahel,
Its now a "fully welded read"
Rivetting was so... "yesterday" :P[/

Hello John and Si,

So MMM is now a seamless read, rather than theme less ??

Cheers, Michael

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Damn nice weathering job you did on the riveting kit. Care to tell us how you did it??? Was it salt or maybe pepper?

Beaudreaux



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Woodie - I think it is the special weathering process known as "found at the back of an old shed, why not put it on Fleabay".

Si : to answer your question, I have searched through my workshop drawers as far as I am currently physically able, but I cannot find my brake shoe box. I remember the suppliers address was Harrow UK but I cannot find any such on t'internet. Maybe the old Harrow Model Shop (RIP) ?

I intended checking the dimensions of an O gauge shoe but all my O wagons & stuff are packed away in crates currently out of reach as I am in U.S. On30 this year (supposedly).

From a quick IT search I cannot find any mfg's of solid, not fold up etch, wagon brake shoes; really bad news.

Roll on the big night !

Michael

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