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 Posted: Wed Sep 23rd, 2020 06:00 pm
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The 'Marx' tank car 'Green Girders !' ^^ have been difficult to 'imagineer' into my crane idea.

They don't really work as an underframe, alongside ones I have already made in 1:35n2  :f:


Plus the Yellow Components sent to me by    'Kens Cranes' ...

... fit OK on my wooden 4-wheeler chassis, made a while back.  :cool:


But ...

... I was still very keen to incorporate them into this crane build ... Somewhere ?  :us:

But where ??  ???  L:





After much delay & ideas under the bridge ... I finally cut the Green Girders in 1/2 !  :shocked:


SNAP ! ... Took the shortcut, with some handy side-cutters !  :P

GEE ! ... That vintage 'Marx' plastic is brittle !! :w:

Started to investigate some 'LEGO' brick parts ^^ seen in the photo as well.  :brill:


:java::moose: :dt:


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The gorgeous green girders of the vintage 'Marx' underframe from    'Kens Cranes' ...





... gets the slice & dice treatment !  :shocked:




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Possibly transforming it into 4 upright girders for a 'Crane No.13' ... Dub version !  :pimp:





:java::moose: :dt:


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Some more (fake !) 'LEGO' Brick parts  L:  coming under scrutiny in the car shop.  :old dude:




The 'Large 4x4 Grey Square Tile' ^^ has already had a hole drilled & tapped M3 ...  :brill:

... just right for the centre of the wooden underframe & its modded 'Tri-ang' chassis.  :)


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:cool:  Some more 'goings on' with Wolfgang, down at the  M.M.M.M.M.& M.Co.  car shop ...  L:





... Wolfy thinks taping out the Big Grey Square, to M3, was a neat move !  :thumb:

Some smaller, slightly Darker Grey '2-pips' at the side, form 4 nice lil' square locations ...  :P

... for those pesky modded 'Marx' Green Girders, from    'Kens Cranes' !  ;)


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Good to have a chat on the Dog-&-Bone with Oztrainz  :cool:  (John) recently.  :thumb:

Those U.K. to Aus. phone lines are clear as a bell these days !  :!:



My 'San Juan Car Co.' Evolution couplers crept into the conversation ...

... as did the subject of coupler height & mounting ...

... still to have the definitive washers added !  L:

M.M.M.M.M.& M.Co.  car shop DIY coupler height gauge ...  :brill:





Can't believe I don't have a handy photo of it somewhere ...  :us:

... but it managed to get in the corner of this one, on the roof of a building !  :Crazy:


A simple aluminium block, with a M2.5 tapped hole & M2.5 machine screw + NUTZ ... :P

... the 'San Juan Car Co.' Evolution couplers require only 1 simple screw to mount ... 

... the coupler pocket can be easily fabricated from wood & made to look realistic.  :thumb:


GREAT looking couplers for 1:35n2  :cool:  having previously tried 'Kadee' On3 & O types. 


:java::moose: :dt:


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Si,

I ran across this at a Dollar Tree store and thought you would be interested. 
For a buck (less than a quid?) you get a small package of windows and other parts.

The windows might be useful in some kind of industrial building?





Will have to think on this.




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Hi Michael  :mex:


I have actually looked at those ^^ windows & similar in 'genuine' LEGO.


There are all sorts of possibilities for the huge range of A.B.S. shapes ...  L:

... which of course are all 'weldable' with regular M.E.K. styrene solvent.  :shades:





The parts in my photo ^^ are just a few bits of 'fake' LEGO knocking around ...  :P

... some of which have already been used in my  :slow:  crane experiments.  :dt:


:java::moose:


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Si,

LEGO offers a lot of variety with their parts,
but can also get expensive.

But, for a buck how could I go wrong? 
Especially since I really don't know what I'm gonna do with these parts. 

Not knowing seems to be a regular state of mind for me.


I have started on building Si's Engineering. 
I have length, width, and height measurements. 

Beyond that I'm just winging it.




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"LEGO" is a handy tool to have when building models.

I set up two right angle sections for alignment,
when assembling building walls, square corners.

Clamp walls until glue sets.


Laying out a footprint for structure size on the layout, odd shaped piece's,
usually end up filling in interior structure stuff, for lack of a better term.

Mining structure's are usually dark and dingy, even when inside,
not worth going overboard on detailing.




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