If you click on it then you'll see it's similar to my model but different.
I started right away with disassembly and removal of parts that won't be used; roof walk way and ladders. ..
…The roof ends were cut away. Both end walls were also carefully cut and removed for relocation later.
During progress of this project, I'll need to dry fit and take apart this model many times for my style of eye-ball-building-accuracy. I glued in plastic strips to set the correct depth and position of the bed part.
Those CC sent in junk-mail ads were sliced up for this strip material.
They were glued in place with CA through the opening for the bay windows while I was holding it together with my hand.
I can now carefully cut the bosses off for relocation later. They are marked and ID'd for correct positioning
Post by Spokeshave on Jul 31, 2015 20:51:46 GMT -5
Subtle details like that is what makes model railroading so much fun and challenging. I bashed a Chicago Great Western transfer caboose out of an old Tyco caboose shell a few years back. I spent months working on it and enjoyed every minute of it.
Now working on the bottom and repositioning the bosses further inland. When I build 1/24-1/25 car and 1/35 tank models I usually build them 'curbside', so this is how I'll build the caboose. I rearranged certain details that will be visible from the sides only
I switched the sides of the air tank and removed one of the (equipment bins?) for use later
Since the end walls needed to be moved further into the cab, the bosses also need to be repositioned.
The new holes will be drilled where I can use a screwdriver while the trucks are installed. These locations were found, measured and marked . . .
. . . Then drilled with a 1/8" bit
The bosses were then screwed into place following the positions that I marked earlier before removing. A ball of epoxy putty was stuck to all four tops of these. Then the cab body was squished into final position over these
The spacers are from the end walk parts that I cut these from.
Epoxy putty secures the new locations. I added more once the first batch cured
Now that the end walls and bosses were relocated, the floor of the frame is exposed revealing the old screw holes and screw for the trucks. I'm working on this now . . .
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