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    • January 23, 2019 10:32 PM EST
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      Back at the scribed siding attachment...Argggg I hate waiting on glue,, Such a waste of time.

      Added the next section on the siding......Laaaalaaaaa blaaa blaaaa.

      Again clamps was an issue,

      Then started on the end walls, while the siding was drying.

       

      La dee do laaaa , nothing to do as I watch the glue dry..  Bored... So I turned to making the trucks.

      All the pieces, My self cast side frames, e-bay wheels ( might be Gary Raymond), and custom cast talgo bolster w/ bachman knuckles.

      And a bit latter....whaaa laaaaa.!!

      Added a couple more siding pieces... and waiting some more..

       

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    • January 23, 2019 10:37 PM EST
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      Dave,

       

      I might have to send you a care package of clamps. I am bored waiting for you to stop being bored and get something done.

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    • January 23, 2019 11:42 PM EST
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      Nice trucks.  Are those brass side frames?

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    • January 24, 2019 12:08 AM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      Dave,

       

      I might have to send you a care package of clamps. I am bored waiting for you to stop being bored and get something done.

      Good, I was going to send him to Harbor Freight for the Clamps in a Jar special!

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • January 24, 2019 10:10 AM EST
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      @John,,, I've all ready have that in my plans for today.......

       

      @Dan   No Brass.. English Pewter. with a touch of silver for hardness.  Cast them myself.

       

      OK GUYS......   Setting around waiting for glue to dry, and I came up with something else to build to take up my time..   Another project for Mik 2019

       

      Any Guess what this pile of lumber will turn into?

      I'll fire up the pin nailer today..... and watch glue dry.

       

       

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    • January 24, 2019 10:44 AM EST
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      A half height stock car?

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • January 24, 2019 10:58 AM EST
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      Dave I'm curious about your alloy, how can a higher melt silver mix with a cooler pewter?

      What is your casting temp?

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • January 24, 2019 11:15 AM EST
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      John Caughey said:

      Dave I'm curious about your alloy, how can a higher melt silver mix with a cooler pewter?

      What is your casting temp?

      We demand answers. I thought I was using the same type of stuff as you and I don't think the stuff I am using has any silver in it. I get my stuff from Roto Metals and believe it is their R-98 Pewter which is 98% tin .5% copper and 1.5% bismuth. I think thats the stuff I bought. Been awhile now.

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    • January 25, 2019 1:42 AM EST
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      OK guys... The mystery  wood pile is to be another boxcar....  But a old style...  Outside Braced, and Wagon Top.

       

      I started with the bottom beams.

      Carefully glued and pinned the vertical braces.

      Finished the side framing.

       

      And added the diagonals.

      Added the decking, with extending out the doors.

      Added the siding inside.

      And it's starting to look a lot like a boxcar.

      And added the wagon top roof braces.

      And added the facias...   and had to wait for glue to dry..again. 

       

      And thats all I got done today...

       

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    • January 25, 2019 1:57 AM EST
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      That's it?

    • January 25, 2019 11:10 AM EST
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      Nice I want to make a few shortys like this for the indoor. 

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    • January 25, 2019 11:45 AM EST
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      I like it. That's the style of boxcar I want on my pike. Well, except for the round top...

    • January 25, 2019 1:00 PM EST
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      The wooden braced, and wagon top, Date from the 1880's and earlier.  In the 1880- 1910's  outside braced cars used steel for the braces. And the "wagon top" was fazed out in the early 1880's but hung around on RR's for years, and a lot became MOW cars as revenue years ended.

      This post was edited by Dave Taylor at January 25, 2019 1:02 PM EST
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    • January 25, 2019 6:27 PM EST
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      Dave, I was wrong before when I said a man couldn't have too many boxcars.  I believe you will soon have at least one too many, so I'll begrudgingly take it off your hands so you won't get in trouble with the RR gods  That will be a sweet looking car.  

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    • January 26, 2019 12:41 AM EST
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      Oh I like that with the outside bracing and round roof.

    • January 26, 2019 6:17 AM EST
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      Dave Taylor said:

      The wooden braced, and wagon top, Date from the 1880's and earlier.  In the 1880- 1910's  outside braced cars used steel for the braces. And the "wagon top" was fazed out in the early 1880's but hung around on RR's for years, and a lot became MOW cars as revenue years ended.

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    • January 26, 2019 10:50 AM EST
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      Here is a link to the history of B&O's Wagon Top caboose and Box cars.

       

      https://www.american-rails.com/wagontops.html

      Tells you more then you want to know,, unless your a B&O fan.

       

      This post was edited by Dave Taylor at January 26, 2019 4:18 PM EST
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    • January 26, 2019 10:58 AM EST
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      Spent some time last night getting the roof on the Wagon Top.

      And a side by side.

      Sacked like cord wood, which is still a possibility before this thing ends.

      Also got all the scribbled siding on the other two boxcars.

      Todays goals:   Get the roof on the cars.  I'm shooting for a "Murphy Roof" on these cars. All my other cars have wood roofs. I'll use 3mm sentra board

       

      This post was edited by Dave Taylor at January 26, 2019 11:00 AM EST
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    • January 26, 2019 11:39 AM EST
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      Dave,

       

      That outside braced wagon top car is cool. Both are but I like the uniqueness of that design. I see a couple 20 footers in my future. 

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    • January 26, 2019 12:28 PM EST
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      Dang it, Dave, now you got me wanting to build boxcars   I can't focus on my Mik project for drooling over your work and everybody else's.  Great job.  As I mentioned before, the exterior braced boxcar is just the cat's a$$. I like it, I like it, I like it ...........................................

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