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Old 07-17-2011, 11:41 PM
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Hi all,

This is the beginning of a larger, and what I hope to be a thought provoking scene. Yes, I know big words - but the subject itself is difficult and must be addressed with due reverence.

Ok..enough said for now- let's build. The kit of the G10 German Covered Wagon comes by way of Libor, at L.Z. Models.



The G10 kit contains 180 resin parts and 180 photo etched pieces, along with a decal sheet, wire, and plastic strip. The instructions are provided in PDF format on a CD which provides you with 52 pages of construction and reference photographs. Construction begins with the underside support beams and flooring....






Time to add the sliders for the bearing housings, spring hangers and wheels...........





Now the fun really begins....the brake system. To begin, many of the bracket parts are double thickness photo etch - these were soldered together for strength - styrene rod is used for the pins..........



The brake arms and hangers were then mounted.............






Well, it's a start. Much more to do...'till next time.

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I'm keeping an (interested) eye on this one
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Rick,

This is going to be "Epic".
Thank you and untill your next post.
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hello rick,

i'm sure to know the subject of you're work...

i think you will have a lot of criticism, but i'm sure you will realised a good job and you have all my consideration!!!

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Hi Rick,

interesting subject. Of course I've got a hunch, too. If it turns out to be what I think it will be, well, no objections from my side. You can't argue the historical facts, why not displaying them in a (proper) model diorama.

I'll be following your build closely.

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Wow Rick, I love trains (just don't tell anyone) and I am sure you will do a fantastic job on the finish.

The last train
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This looks pretty simple Rick, but don't get hooked. Trains are scary complicated when you look underneath. I am a reformed model train nut, someone who gave up trying to reproduce plumbing in 1/87 scale. Geez, 1/35 scale is bad enough.

If you ever want a headache, I have hundreds of photos, detailed dimensions, and 3D CAD drawings of a funky little caboose from a forgotten line in Northern Alberta, where I grew up...

Carry on. I look forward to the result.

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Hi guys, thanks for following along...


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This looks pretty simple Rick, but don't get hooked. Trains are scary complicated when you look underneath.
Here we go...the scary part!!!

Began by adding the air tank and brake cylinder, the linkage is simply brass wire....



the brake operating arms and rods are made using styrene rod, with the connection points flattened and notched. (the should have holes and pins..but I cheated!).





More stuff...air lines, valves, and brackets.....







And that pretty much takes care of the underside of the car.

Until next time.

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