Post by scratchmod on Oct 20, 2013 22:47:41 GMT -5
Now that is what I was waiting for. Some fantastic, and clean, building brother. The new wood planks look perfect. Also like the brass rod. Can't blame you for not wanting to clean the kit rods, actually were very easy.
Thanks Boss! I think the new planks will work well!! I hear you on the clean up...just gave up wanting to sand them. Seems DML are missing a section of the brake rods. Guessing I might have a bit more work uderneath yet to go.
LOL..most of ours are made from plastic too..Starbucks (yeah...don't drink their coffee myself) has more narrow and slightly thicker sticks whereas these I ...ummm...had borrowed from Corperate headquarters! Thanks BTW! Now if I could figure out a way to build while at work (more than I sneak in now) would be in good shape!!
Great progress from both of you Rob them sleepers are looking awesome will they be able to buy once you get them cast? T the flat bed mods are a nice touch and i also would use real wood over DML styrene ;)keep up the hard work
I got a sneak peek at the rails today when I met up with the Boss at a local show!! Very cool!!! I neglected to grab a pile for myself...but I suspect I have some time!! At the moment, time has become a commodity for both the Boss and I with behind the scenes site "stuff" but we are managing. I did get the chance to push some things aside last night and just play around finally since the last update.
I decided to go ahead and make things more difficult than they really needed to be and start adding some details to the underside. Not sure why...once you start, you need to keep going.
I still have some brake controls to manufacture as there is four pairs of levers under each brake control rod and a couple of smaller lines. Hope to move through these and get the wood finished to get this end of the job done soon!! Once this is done I will shift over to the base I think...then "cargo"!
Thank you fellas!! Been sneaking in some time on this one moving forward! Seems I am falling into groove of working on one or two different bench loiterers each day! Slow process but a full frontal attack!!