Old article on building these cars
Old article on building these cars
very very nice!!! I like it!
Deutschland #1229: 2-8-4 Berkshire Steamer, 3 older streamline style cars
Bismark #4272: 4-8-8-2 AC12 Cabforward Steamer
My Railroad thread: http://www.modelrailroadforums.com/f...ad.php?t=26362
Thanks Brian. I'm not very good at explaining how I build something, I just do it.
I'm not on line, so I can't send you the photos, and I have no clue how to do flickr, sorry.
The problem I am finding with these photo hosting sites is they are acting as though all of these photos posted to their site are copywrited, and then acting to collect fees for their use. I'm not so sure that these fees they collect ever get back to the original owner of the photos?,....or if a verey small percentage does, and they keep the rest.
I believe you can, (or the person who posted your photos), could give me permission to download your photos without going thru all of their crap and fees? But it might just be simplier for your friend who posted the photos just send me copies.
Did you have a copy of that article I posted handy when you were building yours?
How did you make your rings (ring frames)? I could not do them with I-beam material, but rather had to use solid rectangular or square rods of plastic. I bent them around the cylindrical body in steps, glueing with superglue as I went, and then finally applying a solvent glue to the 'assembly'.
This was pretty time consuming considering the number of ring frames on each car. I was playing with some other ideas when I got distracted onto other projects.
You did a great job.
I post the photos on a friends computer, who knows less than I do. I've downloaded photos from other folks flickr by making the photo as large as it gets, then right clicking it.
Yes I used the MR article in building the car, it was very useful! The way you do the rings is the way I do them, except I pin them with a piece of .022 wire, so I can stretch as I go. Thanks for your kind words.
The more I look thru your photos the more I am impressed with your WONDERFUL modeling skills.
I took note that you were able to get decals for this car from 'Highball Graphics'. I have very little experience in decaling a car. I do know you need to apply the decal over a shiny background, then dull coat the whole thing. Otherwise the background bleeds thru the decal. Is that correct?
How long do these decals last before they need to be used...or go bad?
And lastly what did you use for the cylindrical body of your car?
I use gloss to paint all of my models, it hides the decal film. Then, as you say dullcote. Weathering powder, such as my choice, Bragdon, doesn't need a over spray so it want blotch.
The body is the Athearn 62' car which are getting hard to find. Decals will keep for years.
I'm ordering several sets of those decals just to have them on hand
It sure would be nice to source someone with a laser cutter to cut those rings rather than wrap and glue strips of styrene . I'll have to look into that.
I've already collected quite a few of those Athearn tank cars as I also wanted to do several 'CSX fuel tenders' , including a couple of experiments as a 'sound car' to run between 2 locos.
It did look pretty good, but as you can see in a few photos these style ribs were extremely sensative to damage. I think these 'bent H-beams' of styrene became a little 'brittle' with the combination of bending and the styrene liquid cement application...(Tenax 7R)