62' Bulkhead Flatcar scratchbuild.

62' Bulkhead Flatcar scratchbuild.

Postby Shipsure » Fri May 09, 2014 10:22 pm

Howdy.

I decided not to wait for the care package with my order of new TT scale cars and started a scratchbuilt project. The model was designed using Corel and laser cut out of .060 acrylic, laserboard, 1/64 plywood and a few other bits and pieces. I have just assembled the basic model to test fit and added a coat of paint. I designed the model so I could make more and build them fast to build up a fleet. The grab irons were rastered on the sides of the cars...I chose to do this after messing with wire components and not liking the results. I have designed a small three part wire former that will take straight stock and make the two folds and then allow for uniform trimming. More on this once I get it built. Then I will go ahead and laser mill holes in newer units to plug the hardware into. Once it get this painted and weathered, I doubt the raised detail ala-N scale practice will be that noticeable.

sorry for the crappy photography, I need to invest in some new lights and build a stand so I can do this right.

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In the background you can see one of the proto's in raw plastic...gives you an idea of how this works.

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Here is a side view showing an N Scale model on the deck. I was amazed at the difference there was.

More on the way.

Cheers.

Joe
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Re: 62' Bulkhead Flatcar scrathbuild.

Postby areibel » Fri May 09, 2014 10:33 pm

Wow!
That's a beautiful model! Maybe MTL is wasting you talents on all that N and Z stuff? :lol:

(And if that's crappy photography, mine's more like finger painting on a rock!)
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Re: 62' Bulkhead Flatcar scrathbuild.

Postby Shipsure » Fri May 09, 2014 10:35 pm

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Here is a copy of the drawing file. Not sure why it greyed out, but I think it's readable
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Re: 62' Bulkhead Flatcar scratchbuild.

Postby Rob M » Fri May 09, 2014 11:25 pm

Great looking model!

I need to invest in some new lights and build a stand so I can do this right.

I use some rather cheap halogen under-cabinet puck lights. They are mounted on some 8" 2x4's so I can place them easily where needed.
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Re: 62' Bulkhead Flatcar scratchbuild.

Postby Marquette » Fri May 09, 2014 11:29 pm

Whoa! That is beautiful!
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Re: 62' Bulkhead Flatcar scrathbuild.

Postby j p » Sat May 10, 2014 3:33 am

Shipsure wrote:Here is a copy of the drawing file. Not sure why it greyed out, but I think it's readable


Excellent work! Would you share the drawing file in vector format?
.eps, .ai or even .cdr would work :clap:
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Re: 62' Bulkhead Flatcar scratchbuild.

Postby scaro » Sat May 10, 2014 5:23 am

really good, joe.
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Re: 62' Bulkhead Flatcar scratchbuild.

Postby Shipsure » Sat May 10, 2014 10:48 am

I don't think I could convince management to do TT scale. Sales just wouldn't warrant it. Once I get the bugs worked out and deal with detail parts I'll make this available. Today, decals, weathering and the Load. :)

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Re: 62' Bulkhead Flatcar scratchbuild.

Postby CSD » Sat May 10, 2014 12:18 pm

Great! I love it.

I like your new blog too.
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Re: 62' Bulkhead Flatcar scratchbuild.

Postby Shipsure » Sat May 10, 2014 3:38 pm

Getting closer. Here the model is painted, decaled and weathered. I provided a more extensive narrative on my blog. Looking for load possibilities...thinking a log car version...humm. :)
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More later

Cheers

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