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 Posted: Mon Dec 3rd, 2018 09:46 pm
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Keep up with the good work and keep the photos coming,

I'm watching the progress with great interest.

:2t:........Peter






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 Posted: Mon Dec 3rd, 2018 11:17 pm
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Daniel Osvaldo Caso wrote: Well, if you would spend any energy on reaching anyone else's 'mastery' you would have spoiled your chance: developing your own!!!

The only true mastery is not about technics or results but about being true and investing your joy of living in whatever you do.
That is: following your own star.

Yes, the sides of the wagon looked a bit bald and your solution is just perfect.
Would be an option to make small holes and insert pins so their heads suggest bolts?
Even easier, you can also insert pieces of thin styrene rods,
but the cheapest way may be inserting the points of wooden toothpicks,
and once the PVA glue has really dried cut them almost flush.
If they are protruding too much you can easilly sand them with a narrow strip of sandpaper glued to a stripwood.
That way you can sand all the rivets of one post at once.

Another tip that costs nothing but improves the look:
with a sharp blade, making at regular spacing slight vertical incisions simulating the joints of the floor boards at the outer ends.
It would look as the one caused by adding a strip of wood to make the floor reach the right end at last photo.

Just my two cents.

Daniel


Some of your ideas have been in my head already.
But you are helping me understand HOW to do them.
Thank You.

I will wait.
I need more train cars because I really like PLAYING with trains.

Next up will be the Tank Car conversion to some kind of water car.

I have already cut off the excess detail,
all it needs is some wood to lower and widen the look. ;)




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 Posted: Mon Dec 3rd, 2018 11:29 pm
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2foot6 wrote: Keep up with the good work and keep the photos coming,

I'm watching the progress with great interest.

:2t:........Peter


Thanks Peter, do you have a layout thread on here?




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 Posted: Tue Dec 4th, 2018 05:26 am
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Nice that it was of some help.:wave:

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In the Old Days, I lived about a mile and a half from Caboose Hobbies.
If I needed anything while working on a project, I could be there in minutes and get that, obscure, but highly needed, whatever.

Those days are gone.

While putting on the braces on the unfinished side of the car, I decided that the ends of the car looked wrong.
You could see how thin the veneer is.
I had to hide that with some more braces!

And then, I lost my mind.
My practice car now has " Super Detailing" In the form of one brake wheel.  :P












As you can see the brake wheel has teeth.
You shouldn't stand so close to my "Crap Building" models!

I had an old broken watch in a can full of screws and nails.
Once spotted, it had stuck in my head that I could use the gears for something.

I'll let you figure out the rest of the story for your self.  :P




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The car is getting really beautiful.

The brake wheel is a beauty but, poor fellow, those teeth will destroy his work gloves after every switching session!

Are you aware of this?

https://www.ebay.com/bhp/watch-gears-lot

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It is very icy during the winter.
Special "geared" gloves are used on the slippery "geared" brake wheels to turn them  :P

We have a lot of thrift stores here in Denver.
I am a junk collector.

There is a store that is all junk things here in Denver.
I have found amazing modeling supplies there for almost no cost.

https://www.mapquest.com/us/colorado/surplus-tools-commodities-9986926




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:hyp: ... L: ...  Geared gloves... ? ... :2t:

You are on the right track!!!


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Regarding those shops:
they are one of the heavy drugs Mr. Wallet don't allow me to take any more. :bang:

(... but I still manage to visit one of those chines ones where I get the super cheap spray glue...
while Mr. Wallet is having one of his siestas.:us:)

Daniel




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Most of the things I find no one else really wants.

One day I wandered into Surplus Tools and there was a box of these filters, that likely come from faucets.

At the time, I was doing N scale.  I thought, Oh my, Metal Chain Link Fence!

When I was doing my loco rebuild on the Red Devil, I thought I could modify the front end and add a grill.

I may still do that.





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 Posted: Thu Dec 6th, 2018 06:45 pm
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Oh, yes; it is great pleasure to see in things what they are not but could be!

That is also the core of my modeling.

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Daniel





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