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mecklm

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  1. mecklm added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    All I can say is this belongs in a museum. How gorgeous...
  2. mecklm added a post in a topic Cobra CSX2001 '64 Tour de France   

    Not really sure if it applies, not having researched it, but I do know for certain international events the car color was dictated by the country. US was white, Italy was red, England was green, etc. Again, not sure it would apply to this car but might be fun to research it deeper. 
    Carry on...
    Mike 
  3. mecklm added a post in a topic Pocher Bugatti type 50 Coupé de Ville: a resurrection   

    Thanks for the answer. Now carry on with your most excellent build...
  4. mecklm added a post in a topic Pocher Bugatti type 50 Coupé de Ville: a resurrection   

    If I may ask, what do you use for an underlayment when you use your punch? I'm assuming it must have a certain amount of flexibility in order to conform to the punch yet it must be rigid enough to prevent you from punching the whole thing through your panel.
  5. mecklm added a post in a topic 1970 Ford Galaxie 500 4 dr sedan   

    Espo, the movie was "White Lightning" with Gator played by Burt Reynolds. The car was a 1971 Galaxie 500 in brown with black steel wheels. This car is remarkably close considering it wasn't necessarily meant to replicate it. Outstanding job - I just love sleepers like this! 
  6. mecklm added a post in a topic Back in the day... some N and Nn3 models   

    Very cool, Dave. Are you following a specific prototype or freelancing like I did? The caboose and doodlebug are built pretty much the same as your two cars, just using smaller bits of plastic. The shay is mostly brass with some wood for the end beams, urethane for some of my detail castings and two soft metal castings - the sand dome and the stack, which are the only purchased parts aside from the wheels and couplers. 
    The flat car is basswood with my own soft metal details. The tractors are soft metal too, from my own masters. The Mack AC trucks combined urethane castings and photoetched brass that I etched in my basement. That was my first 3d CAD design back in 94.
    Oh what fun times those were...
  7. mecklm added a post in a topic Back in the day... some N and Nn3 models   

    By the way, thanks for all your comments. I'm not sure I could do anything that small anymore. These were all built in the 80's and 90's.
     
  8. mecklm added a post in a topic Back in the day... some N and Nn3 models   

    Nn3 is still 1/160, it just uses the same rail spacing as Z to mimic 3' prototype spacing. As mentioned above, it's actually closer to 3-1/2' when you do the math but at least you can buy Z scale locomotives to convert to Nn3.
  9. mecklm added a post in a topic Back in the day... some N and Nn3 models   

    Nn3 is based on Z scale locomotives and track. The 0.25" rail spacing works out to about 3-1/2 feet, which everyone considers close enough to 3 feet.
  10. mecklm added a post in a topic Back in the day... some N and Nn3 models   

    Couple more...



    Thanks for looking.
    Mike
  11. mecklm added a topic in All the Rest   

    Back in the day... some N and Nn3 models
    Quite a few years ago I was very much into model trains, specifically Nn3 (N scale narrow gauge). Here are some of my models:





     
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  12. mecklm added a post in a topic Mt Washington Cog Railway #9   

    Nn3 for me. Lots of scratch building involved. 
    Mike 
  13. mecklm added a post in a topic 1/8 scale woody   

    Good to hear, Harry. We'll try to be patient as we wait for updates. This project definitely deserves its resurrection. 
    Mike 
  14. mecklm added a post in a topic Rolls Royce "balloon car"   

    Harry, another museum quality model in the books. You must tell us what your next scheduled build will be. I'm sure I'm not alone in checking the "big boys" section every day just to see what magic you are up to. Surely you have more brass era kits stashed away ready to start manipulating into another masterpiece. 
    And, like everyone else, my thoughts and prayers go out to you in your battles. 
    Mike 
  15. mecklm added a post in a topic Nautilus by Moebius, oops, I mean Pegasus   

    Very nicely done, especially your work highlighting the rivets on the hull. But all the talk of the inside, including your description of it, has me curious what it looks like. Any chance you took photos of it before you closed up the hull? I'm sure by the looks of the outside, the inside is just as spectacular. 
    Mike