Nov 17, 2009
Very nice build. Does it have a place on your layout?
Looks real great there TAK
Wow thesecare all great modeling guys, TAK I am thinking you have much more experience modeling. But really good effort!
Yes, it's going to be the centerpiece of my harbor. It's not fixed to the diorama.
Not on but at my work bench. Our lass bought me a new chair.
I didn't think this was worthy of an entirely new thread in the 3D section (maybe we need a workbench thread there too), but I just finished up a quick model. I was looking at my Bowser Roadrailers and watching some videos and realized that the fuel tank for the reefer unit is incorrect on the model. The BNSF Ice Cold Express trailers should have a large fuel tank instead of the short one in the box. I used drawings for a smaller tank and recalculated the length based on the volume of a gallon. I found an Alliance reefer trailer for sale with a 120 gallon tank, so that size was the basis for this model. Alliance, BNSF, and Clipper all had refrigerated Roadrailers built to the same design, so it should be good for those as well as any other modern reefer. This will be on my Shapeways store shortly.
Here is another Inventor model I'm working on:
Some of you guys may recognize this car. It filled a niche role during the turn of the millennium, but was pretty iconic to the railroad that owned it. That's right, its the BN Trough Train. This will be a model of the aluminum 13-unit production car, although two steel prototypes with only 5 units were built too.
The side panels are basically done, and since it is articulated, there isn't much detail on the intermediate ends. I just need to work out how the underbody will look because there aren't a ton of good photos of it.
I've been replacing plastic hook couplers with body mounted Kadee couplers and quickly realized that drilling accurate holes in car bodies would be a LOT easier with a drill press for my Dremel tool. So I looked around. Amazon $70, Lowe's $50, and then cha-ching! Facebook market place $30 fifteen miles away. I picked it up this afternoon.
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Great bargain John.
Have fun with your new toy.
Just waiting on the mail for a Mantua 4-8-0 . Plan on making it look a little modernized. Headlight, compressor, pilot, domes , tender mods and paint .