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    I've started having fun with bashing stuff, so first (technically second, after i did a tank pump car) up is making an excursion car for the inside museum loop.

    The following three photo's show the back end of the car, i didn't have another coupler so decided this would be the "loading" end

    there will be a row of scratch built benchwork down the center. I lined the bottom with boxcar siding as flooring
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    image.jpgTodays progress...
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    Here it is on the museum loop:

    [YOUTUBE]EU2JXnyXocg[/YOUTUBE]

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    Looks cool!!!
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    like the concept of the open obs car being a gon!
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    The gondola-observation car concept immediately made me think of the 1964 NMRA excursion on the Hoboken Shore RR.

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    Very nice work Charles, very creative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rwerner View Post
    The gondola-observation car concept immediately made me think of the 1964 NMRA excursion on the Hoboken Shore RR.
    Heh, the funny thing is that's what I showed Charles when he was coming up with ideas for it.
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    Tonight's project for the BRS car shops is restoring an old 32' flatcar (next up will be converting two B-mann 50' flats into 32' flats). Once there are three they will be "tied" together as part of the granite quarry unit-train, albeit a small short one.

    I didn't take a before photo, but when I got it the flat-car was not flat, kinked in the middle, and so I snapped it, flattened it, CA'd it... then patched the gap in the middle with styrene. Here's the result:

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    Ok, the first 50' B-mann flatcar has been cut and glued back together. Used my dremel to cut out the middle, used the grinding attachment to get both ends down to 16' (I had cut them with some room to spare... good thing because I melted some of the plastic).
    Then after the CA dried I cut thin grooves to patch up the unevenness between the two halves, stuff styrene into the sides and used a flat toothpick for the top.

    Here it is drying after joining the two halves

    2013-10-21 19.35.46.jpg

    Here it is after I glued and smoothed the sides:
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    The top:
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    Then brought it outdoors despite the night, and spray primed:
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    Tomorrow will do the other one.

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    Ok, I couldn't resist cutting up the other one tonight, so how's this for precision (and I didn't even use the micro-meter to begin with, just to measure final length). Although to be honest when I cut I counted 2 boards back from the fourth hole from each end

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    :yes: Excellent!
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    Z who makes the calipers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by epumph View Post
    Z who makes the calipers?
    I bought those for $20 on Amazon.com, can't remember who made them, but they came in a nice hard case. I'll try to remember to look when I get home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epumph View Post
    Z who makes the calipers?

    I don't know, it's name-less nothing on the calipers or the case.

    anyway, here's tonight pics, all primed and ready to be painted.... although I have no idea what color(s).

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    You may want to check Harbor Freight for Digital Calipers.
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    Not sure this fits, but it's a car "conversion" so here it goes anyway... the BRRR needs a kitchen car for its diner train.... so they've begun renovating a pullman combine into a kitchen car (diner car shown as comparison for roof vents)

    any other suggestions welcome
    eventually I want to apply decals on the sides "Kitchen car" or something.

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    Next project, since the weathers nice and I now have more weathering chalks :bounce:
    A little project I can work on outside, will be converting this old 50 DD boxcar into a modernized boxcar. I removed the roofwalk not long ago in preparation for this, I still need to fill the holes. I may not move the brake wheel down, as I found a prototype to use :m:

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    The prototype: (not DD, but close enough)

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