62' Bulkhead Flatcar scratchbuild.

Re: 62' Bulkhead Flatcar scratchbuild.

Postby Marquette » Sat May 10, 2014 11:27 pm

There *are*, though, some nice roller bearing trucks available...

As for being gone by 55, 56... no... look at photos from the 60s and into the 70s and you'll still see plenty of friction bearing trucks around. In the 60s probably 50/50.
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Re: 62' Bulkhead Flatcar scratchbuild.

Postby ConducTTor » Sat May 10, 2014 11:28 pm

Amazing work Joe!
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Re: 62' Bulkhead Flatcar scratchbuild.

Postby Shipsure » Sat May 10, 2014 11:37 pm

Boy, I go out for a few hours and the thread drifts :) Here is a shot of the work done this afternoon. Laser cut the log bunks and the load is an order of new, treated Pilings for a local pier upgrade. I will need to do some weathering on the bunks, no paint, just rust on the inner surfaces and green tips...and some more work on the pilings, straps and some chain. A good coat of clear flat and it's off to the next project...International Wide Vision Caboose for my SW1200 to haul around. This will firmly set my layout in the 1970's earliest. Image The poles are not glued in so I can use this and other cars for op sessions.

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Re: 62' Bulkhead Flatcar scratchbuild.

Postby CSD » Mon May 12, 2014 1:42 pm

Hello Joe. It looks like you're using laserboard for some of the parts. I like the material quite a bit. Better than wood or styrene for some applications. Do you know where one can get it?
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Re: 62' Bulkhead Flatcar scratchbuild.

Postby Shipsure » Mon May 12, 2014 3:10 pm

Laser board is nothing more than Formica under Laminate. It comes in all sorts of thicknesses, I tend to use .019 and .025 the most. If you can find a cabinet supply company near you they would stock it. I get it from a distributor in Klamath Falls Oregon...right across the Cascades from me.

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Re: 62' Bulkhead Flatcar scratchbuild.

Postby railtwister » Wed May 14, 2014 8:11 am

Shipsure wrote:Laser board is nothing more than Formica under Laminate. It comes in all sorts of thicknesses, I tend to use .019 and .025 the most. If you can find a cabinet supply company near you they would stock it. I get it from a distributor in Klamath Falls Oregon...right across the Cascades from me.

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Hi Joe,

Interesting. Around here, the stuff that I'm told is "laser board" appears to be a paper product, and doesn't look anything like Formica. Could it be that the term refers to different materials in different parts of the country?

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Re: 62' Bulkhead Flatcar scratchbuild.

Postby Shipsure » Wed May 14, 2014 8:57 am

Hey Bill...your right, it's paper but its impregnated with resins to make them firm. They laminate it up to build the thickness of the formica, and then the final sheet on top is the color/texture. The stuff is really smooth and stiff and cuts like a dream. The fun thing about it is that it smells like firecrackers when cutting. :)

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Re: 62' Bulkhead Flatcar scratchbuild.

Postby Rob M » Wed May 14, 2014 9:09 am

It's generally used on the backside (unseen side) of laminated products to control moisture absorption and prevent warping.
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Re: 62' Bulkhead Flatcar scratchbuild.

Postby CSD » Wed May 14, 2014 12:56 pm

Shipsure wrote:Laser board is nothing more than Formica under Laminate. It comes in all sorts of thicknesses, I tend to use .019 and .025 the most. If you can find a cabinet supply company near you they would stock it...


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Re: 62' Bulkhead Flatcar scratchbuild.

Postby Shipsure » Wed May 14, 2014 9:30 pm

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