HO Scale - What's On Your Workbench?

RDGbuff56 Nov 17, 2009

  1. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

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  2. vince p

    vince p TrainBoard Member

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    Looks real great there TAK
     
  3. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    Wow thesecare all great modeling guys, TAK I am thinking you have much more experience modeling. But really good effort!
     
  4. TAK's Trains

    TAK's Trains TrainBoard Member

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    Yes, it's going to be the centerpiece of my harbor. It's not fixed to the diorama.
     
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  5. Uncle peanut butter

    Uncle peanut butter TrainBoard Member

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    Not on but at my work bench. Our lass bought me a new chair. 1E8FD696-CE35-4C10-8922-954D66C42876.jpeg
     
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  6. Mr. Trainiac

    Mr. Trainiac TrainBoard Member

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    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. Ho scale fuel tanks.PNG
     
  7. Mr. Trainiac

    Mr. Trainiac TrainBoard Member

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    Here is another Inventor model I'm working on: Inventor Side Oblique.PNG

    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.
     
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  8. Pastor John

    Pastor John TrainBoard Member

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    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.

    Sent from my moto g(7) play using Tapatalk
     
  9. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett TrainBoard Member

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    Great bargain John.

    Have fun with your new toy.

    Joe
     
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  10. RGW1

    RGW1 TrainBoard Member

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    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 .
     
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