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    • January 9, 2019 10:09 PM EST
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      Daves 2019 Mik Challenge Build

      Of course I'm in.. Just wouldn't be Mik's with out me...

       

      So this year.....  Rolling Stock...   My pike needs Boxcars.........  So it shall be...

       

      And so they can be used on the sharp turns of the Mtn. Div.  they will be shorty versions.  

       

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    • January 9, 2019 11:23 PM EST
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      Can never have too many.  I have a feeling this one will be a good reference for future builds .  I will be taking notes.

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    • January 16, 2019 12:33 AM EST
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      OK I've finally got to start... Figured out what I'll do... Tomorrow I'll actually get some wood cut...

       

       

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    • January 16, 2019 9:34 PM EST
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      Dave Taylor said:

      OK I've finally got to start... Figured out what I'll do... Tomorrow I'll actually get some wood cut...

       

       

         Well, I guess if you are finally starting, maybe I should too!

       

       

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    • January 16, 2019 9:34 PM EST
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        ??

       

      This post was edited by John Passaro at January 16, 2019 11:51 PM EST
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    • January 16, 2019 9:34 PM EST
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          A triple? What happened? I haven't hit one of those since I played for Marsolek's Hardware.

       

      This post was edited by John Passaro at January 20, 2019 10:36 AM EST
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    • January 16, 2019 9:58 PM EST
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      Instead f saying it three times just get started already

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    • January 19, 2019 10:44 PM EST
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      Actually got some pieces stuck together...  Film tomorrow.  I feel so far behind.

       

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    • January 19, 2019 11:52 PM EST
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    • January 20, 2019 1:00 PM EST
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      Got to the studio, grabbed a card reader, and whaaa Laaa.

      Bottom of the car,  two sidewalls with a header, and the end pieces, with the tapered roof piece.

       

      Got the side walls and headers glued together.

      I'm building two of these, maybe more, as I have a bunch of spare wood cut already.

       

      This post was edited by Dave Taylor at January 20, 2019 1:00 PM EST
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    • January 20, 2019 1:15 PM EST
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      Progress !  

      There is still lots of time left and I'm sure your car will come together.

    • January 21, 2019 12:51 AM EST
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      OK guys... Ready to start the underside .

      Standard 6 sills with end beams, needle beams, and cast bolsters.

      These will all be glued and pinned to the 1/4" ply base.

       

       

      This post was edited by Dave Taylor at January 21, 2019 2:26 AM EST
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    • January 21, 2019 11:25 AM EST
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      You got the motor cranked up now and you are moving right along

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    • January 21, 2019 10:03 PM EST
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      Got to spend most of today building a pair of boxcars;

       

      Started by gluing and pinning the under sills and the end beams.

      Moved on and got the sides connected together, with the end pieces.

      And glued and pinned the wall down to the body.

      Box cars need plank floors, so why not.  Glued and pinned decking.  In the door ways the decking extends out past the side.

      And just like that.  floors.

       

      The end roof line supports I had resin cast.

      Glued and pinned the ends and added the mid supports.

      And up next,, the roof center beam and siding.

       

      I Think I've caught up a bit..

      Three weeks to go.

       

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    • January 21, 2019 10:16 PM EST
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      Impressive, Dave.  You put those two together in no time.  I've been piddling around trying to put half of one of those together for a week and still not done.

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    • January 21, 2019 10:45 PM EST
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      Impressive!

    • January 22, 2019 7:39 PM EST
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      Got a bit more done on the boxcars,

       

      Got the soffits, and the end gables mounted.

       

      Then started on the scribbled siding.

      I would have gotten more done but I ran out of clamps…..

      And tonight… after the glue dries…  I get to do the other sides.

       

      I HATE waiting on drying glue…..ARggggggggg

       

       

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    • January 22, 2019 7:43 PM EST
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      Dave, a man should never run out of clamps.  They're like boxcars, you can never have too many.  Your construction technique makes quick work of putting them together.

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    • January 22, 2019 9:07 PM EST
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      Dave I am following with interest on your construction technique. I would like to build several 1:20.3 box cars in wood but my original one was just to time consuming 

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