The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well. k den
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
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.
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!
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...
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.
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
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