making dreadnaught end pressings for boxcars

Re: making dreadnaught end pressings for boxcars

Postby scaro » Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:15 pm

yep, ends. post amended.
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Re: making dreadnaught end pressings for boxcars

Postby Rob M » Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:39 pm

A few steps closer. :thumbup:

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Re: making dreadnaught end pressings for boxcars

Postby Marquette » Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:45 pm

As soon as those are ready I want several pair!
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Re: making dreadnaught end pressings for boxcars

Postby scaro » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:48 am

Rob, pretty amazed. But I do wonder with that test run whether the gap between the roof and the first rib is a bit too much. However, may just be the angle.

Looks more like the 1 (rectangular) plus 3/4 dreadnaught, as the plans I sent you both seem to have been that version. Annnoying, but I think the 4/4 is pretty much the same excepting the top rectangular rib.

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Re: making dreadnaught end pressings for boxcars

Postby Rob M » Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:43 pm

scaro wrote:Rob, pretty amazed. But I do wonder with that test run whether the gap between the roof and the first rib is a bit too much. However, may just be the angle.

Probably just the angle, plus that I trimmed the roof end by hand on that one.

This looks like it's as good as I'll be able to get this. In the photo it looks too wide but is the same as the original.
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Now on to the 4/4's. Am I correct in assuming they should be built to the prototypical size (from drawings Ben emailed me)and then the cars will be built to fit them?
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Re: making dreadnaught end pressings for boxcars

Postby Marquette » Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:46 pm

Rob M wrote:This looks like it's as good as I'll be able to get this. In the photo it looks too wide but is the same as the original.


I can defs work with that! When'll they be available?

Now on to the 4/4's. Am I correct in assuming they should be built to the prototypical size (from drawings Ben emailed me)and then the cars will be built to fit them?


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Re: making dreadnaught end pressings for boxcars

Postby Rob M » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:35 pm

Marquette wrote:When'll they be available?


Pretty soon. Tomorrow I’ll make one more for a master and then make up a silicone mold from that one. But, before I make the silicone mold I should probably get the 4/4 one ready so I can do the silicone all at the same time.
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Re: making dreadnaught end pressings for boxcars

Postby Marquette » Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:23 pm

Sweet.
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Re: making dreadnaught end pressings for boxcars

Postby scaro » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:27 am

Suppose the issue is how much higher is this end than the current GC car end. It's designed, so far as I know for a 10'4" -10'6" car not a 10' car like the GC car, so this end should be 1-1.25mm higher, I imagine. The sides (which we make ourselves ) would be slightly higher too.

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Re: making dreadnaught end pressings for boxcars

Postby scaro » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:29 am

the same gentleman sent me a diagram for 3/4 improved dreadnaught end for 10' boxcars. maybe one for another day.

as I search through the sunshine flyers, which are thankfully archived online, I see a number of railroads that had a car with a lot of the GC features and this end.

mainly eastern, NYC, C&O, WM, Clinchfield, but for some reason the KCS had them too. unusual ... it was Midwestern railroads which led the charge for increased height with the 'improved' 1937 AAR cars.
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