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 Posted: Thu Jul 5th, 2018 02:33 pm
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Moving Right Along...:slow:
This is the look that I am shooting for.  Before the NC resided the car and took out two pairs of windows from 9-7 on each side.  1880 photo.




I had some time, about 45 minutes, to work on the combine.  To be honest, I've been reading the MacGregor book, I consider that working in the hobby too.  So that really equates to hours.  I've been researching the combine.  It seems that the CA RR Museum restored the car to its "as built" layout.  That's great, but when built it was built without a "Saloon".  A WHAT?!!!  :shocked:  A bathroom.  Oh.  :us:

It was added just over a year later much to the relief of the Monterey County residents.  But where'd they put it?  Looking at photos it is nearly impossible to tell where it was.  I guess I could ask the museum, but this is a "good enough" project.  In looking at the this photo it appears that the only window you can't see through is the rear one, and the shade is up.  Bammo!  Good enough, I think that is where it will reside.  1890s rebuild.





As you can see there I am planning on putting a battery in the car for lighting.  I think, since the freight doors don't open and there are no end windows it will be hard to see.  I won't light that end, with big lights, there are no roof vents to indicate they were there.  So if there was lighting it must have been a wall light.  I may put a small one in there to simulate that, but I want it darker than the passenger compartment.

I also added new truss rods and turnbuckles.  Carter truss rods were shallow on early cars, so picked up some McCloud flat queen post brackets, added new beams and I like it.  Began to build up the brake system as well and added draft beams to the car to hide the Kadee pockets.  Also building a new floor, moved the bulkhead for the passenger compartment, will add the Saloon when I am happy with it, and have some Grandt seats, correct seats I might add.  Moving slow, but moving between house rebuilding and garden/critter support outside.  I am waiting for the on/off switch for the battery to continue.  :cb:




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 Posted: Thu Jul 5th, 2018 04:23 pm
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Steven, I am glad to see accurate modeling being displayed. The NC is one of those railroads which modelers sometimes have the attitude of "nobody knows nuttin'" but even these arcane and obscure prototypes deserve to be built with the utmost attention to correct-ness. Great work and do carry on.

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Thanks Woodie!  It will be far from correct though.  But it will be Carteresque!  :bg:  I guess my whole idea is combining all the stuff that I think is really cool into one idea covered by the guise of the NC.  There some lumbering and some other California narrow gauge.  

Someday when I have made my million point five, I'll break down and model correctly On3 and scratch build everything.  :boogie:  They don't have an emoji for rolling on the floor laughing my tail off.  



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 Posted: Fri Jul 6th, 2018 12:46 am
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" They don't have an emoji for rolling on the floor laughing my tail off "



Hi Steven  :P



Well ... We'll just have to find one then !  :us:

Specially for you !!  ;)



We aim to please ...  :)

... but often miss !  :clown:



:doh:



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Lookie, Lookie!  The paint fairy showed up!:glad:

Had some time on Sunday between services and decided to get down to business.  There are many advances that I couldn't make because I was waiting for paint.  I still don't have my paint booth up.  :f:  Part of the deal with the devil to get my building.  But, 'lectrik is there, I just need the dinero (and time between house projects) to set up plugs lights insulation and drywall.  So, I painted plen aire.  :)

I am at the point where I need to start the assembly process, and there is obviously a path, and the first part is initial painting.  I mixed color to try and match the combine in the museum.  In researching (with the book) I found that the trucks were very different when built, and there is speculation that they were purchased commercially, not built by Carter.  Later the trucks were rebuilt, if not by Carter, using Carter components.  So I am sticking with the ones that I used - close enough.  The restored car's trucks are like the originals and painted the same color as the combine.  I'll keep mine orange like the "Silver State".  The "Silver State" has Carter trucks.  If I remember correctly, the frame for the Silver State either came from the Stockton & Ione or the Monterey & Salinas Valley but the NC crews built up the car in house.  I will have to reacquaint myself with this much later when I build the Silver State... that one will be closer to prototype... I think.  L:

At any rate I like the color and have a little more paint left for car number two.  The Silver State was "Mustard Yellow."  :shades:




Wow! Very little toy box red left!  And that will disappear when the I assemble the new interior.





And... of course, a sneak peek at what it will look like assembled.  You will notice that I trimmed down the ends to fit the new duckbill roof.  Now I have to cut down the interior layer to match.  Here I did a best guess at the contour.  I have a carpenter friend who would say when things were "close" and not quite, "Putty and paint what a carpenter aint."  That will apply when I add the roof.  I be trimming out the end, this I know.  Then it is laminate and glue up the sides together.  Then decal, seal and begin the interior.  

The roof is going to be a bit of a challenge as 144 (or some such ridiculous number) tin pieces were used on the original roof.  Doh, another photo that I did not take at the museum, and can't find one in the book.
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So far, I'm liking where this is going.



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 Posted: Tue Jul 10th, 2018 11:28 am
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That's developing very well Steven and the colour is most appealing. The dark trim really sets things up nicely.



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" So, I painted plen aire.  :) "



Hi Steven  :cb:



I love it when a plan comes together !  :thumb:

Just watch out for the dust cloud, when that posse rides through town !!  :shocked:



I haven't found that "emoji" icon for you yet ...  L:

... but with El Rapido progress such as it is ...

... I'm wondering if Super Mario would be more appropriate ?  ;)






:moose:



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Thank you Doug.  I have a late work start today and I hope to get an hour to move things along after I build the roof to the Chicken Chateau Annex.

Si, I could use a Super Mario to push the rate of construction up!  

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Blinded.

I spent the better part of 45 minutes this morning working on another early railroad detail for the car.  If you looked at the photo of the inspiration car posted earlier, you may have noticed the wooden blinds.  Many 1870s-80s cars had this style of blind for the passengers.  I guess cloth ones came later.  I have to add this detail to make the car acceptable for me.

I took a pack of Grandt "Shutters" that I had, there are only 8 in the pack and without trying to find more right now I have to spread them out between 9 windows on each side.  :shocked:   Streeeeaaaaatch that resource.  Fortunately they are long and can be cut down.

I had to add the center support for the blinds.  :w:I used .010 strip styrene.  Can you imagine, that size is almost a "Why bother."  My ham hands had a very hard time with this.




But I got 'er done.




This is the idea for the look of the car.  Windows are in.  I am going to start decaling before I put it all together.  It will be easier to control the clear coat and keep it off the windows.  I also painted the interior.  I am not going to "model" the interior, but rather "suggest" it for when it is lit.




I have been invited to an op session next Monday so I hope I get a good jump on this to "show and tell".  Stand by for more.  :time:



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Great solution.  We are all going to miss Grandt Line.

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