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hct728(Bob)

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  1. hct728(Bob) added a post in a topic Kalmar Ottawa Yard Tractor   

    Thanks for the advice, got some Evergreen 0.125" styrene channel that the 0.040" thick door should fit in even after paint. I will shim and recess it a bit so it fits well or does stick out. Got some work done on the interior, which should just slide in before I build the back wall with its sliding door

    The console on the right is actually more of an engine cover, so once things are firmed up I will be cutting out the (unseen) cab wall to make room for the engine below.

  2. hct728(Bob) added a post in a topic Kalmar Ottawa Yard Tractor   

    Yes, Charles does nice work, but I'm Bob, I hope you meant me, not that we're both in the same league, LOL!

  3. hct728(Bob) added a post in a topic Kalmar Ottawa Yard Tractor   

    Some progress. Still need to figure out how to do the sliding back door, and I guess the interior (with its L-shaped dashboard) will have to go in first?




  4. hct728(Bob) added a post in a topic Kalmar Ottawa Yard Tractor   

    Thanks for the source. I'm not too worried about the wheels, some pictures show 2-holes, some 5-holes, some both, some Euro-styled multiple holes, look like anything goes. Anyhow, I don't buy much aftermarket, due to $US, shipping, taxes, duty and I'm cheap to boot, I'd rather modify something than order it, and it's all part of the fun of building
  5. hct728(Bob) added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    Kalmar Ottawa Yard Tractor
    Comments and suggestions welcome. Don't know why, but cutting plastic really appeals to me, despite having many projects started and stalled, mainly waiting for paint. On a lark I built up a chassis from a European cabover kit that was missing the body and was looking for something to put on it...
    Where I'm headed

    Starting out

    Where I'm at now.  To quote a modeling luminary, "It's starting to look like a truck". I will be cutting out a lot of the interior plastic to clear the engine, once it has some structural integrity.
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  6. hct728(Bob) added a post in a topic Coverage of the 38th NNL Nationals   

    The pictures are great with the the builders' names, but "full coverage?" Where are the trucks and commercial vehicles? 
  7. hct728(Bob) added a post in a topic EMHAR Bedford Tanker   

    Looks great so far! I like the longer wheelbase of this issue. Neat little diorama starting to come together too, very well planned and constructed!
  8. hct728(Bob) added a post in a topic NNL Nationals plus a car museum :)   

    Great pics, Howard! Very sharp and well lit.  Noticed you got another JoHan Turbine car, is there something special about it?  I have one in light blue.
    The museum was neat!  Guess you decided to take the long way home - glad you did!  
  9. hct728(Bob) added a post in a topic Toronto Model Car Show is on September 30, 2017!   

    Pictures from the show can be seen at https://www.flickr.com/gp/12919073@N02/63dPWT
     
  10. hct728(Bob) added a post in a topic Toronto Model Car Show is on September 30, 2017!   

     Picked up the awards today - this one could be yours!

  11. hct728(Bob) added a post in a topic Grand Slam NNL #2   

  12. hct728(Bob) added a post in a topic Toronto Model Car Show is on September 30, 2017!   

    Cool! You guys bring some really unique items to the show, stuff I haven't seen before, so I'm looking forward to it!
  13. hct728(Bob) added a post in a topic Toronto Model Car Show is on September 30, 2017!   

    Too bad, it's only 12 minutes from the airport...and then about an hour and a half to get back through customs and immigration!
  14. hct728(Bob) added a topic in Contests and Shows   

    Toronto Model Car Show is on September 30, 2017!
    Come to our annual contest and model car/slot car flea market!  More info at   http://www.group25.org
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  15. hct728(Bob) added a topic in Contests and Shows   

    please delete
    please delete duplicate post
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