Using BR218 for ALCO FA building

Re: Using BR218 for ALCO FA building

Postby Taxari » Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:19 am

Will you change the rear truck sides yet?
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Re: Using BR218 for ALCO FA building

Postby Arseny » Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:23 am

Taxari wrote:Will you change the rear truck sides yet?


Kolya promised to do it today :smile:
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Re: Using BR218 for ALCO FA building

Postby Arseny » Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:04 am

ConducTTor wrote:Where are you getting the number board decals from (I need a bunch)? Oh and how did you make the windows?


We used N-scale MicroScale decals.
If I am not mistaken, it was "N Scale - Soo Diesels - Hoods & Cabs - Yellow & Maroon Scheme -- Stock# 60-116"
http://www.microscale.com/Merchant2/mer ... ange_high=

But for the numbers we used another one - "Rock Island Diesels (1963-1975)", also N scale.
There are also some other N scale decals available, that can be used for the number boards too.

As concerns windows - they were cut out from plastic Coca-Cola bottle (it is American locomotive, isn't it? :lol: )
Use big bottle (2l or something like that), small bottles will not work good.
At first, Kolya tried to use some other soda water bottle, bit it was not transparent and clean.

It was difficult to make windows due to the walls thickness. If you simply glue the plastic from the inside, it will look ugly. So, for the windshields, Kolya cut and picked out some plastic (resin) from the inner side of the shell, around the window. And then glued the pieces of the transparent plastic (from the bottle :smile: ) from the inside.
For the side windows, it was difficult. So he just cut out small pieces of plastic from the bottle and tried to fit them to the windows. If it is too big, cut it a little. If it is too small, throw it away and start again... :wall:
Do not use sand paper to fit the transparent plastic, it will not work good.
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Re: Using BR218 for ALCO FA building

Postby Arseny » Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:07 am

Some more photos:

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Did anybody else build ALCO FA from PVM or Kemtron kit? MacG, somebody else?
How did you make this place? Can you show your photos?..
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Re: Using BR218 for ALCO FA building

Postby MacG » Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:01 pm

I have a A&K Modelle kit. It is also a resin copy of the old Kemtron kit. Under the fan grill isn't a hole. Here a picture from my sold ALCO FA-FB Santa Fe.

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Re: Using BR218 for ALCO FA building

Postby areibel » Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:06 pm

Hi Arseny,
The original Kemtrons only had the screen over the hole, there was nothing underneath. The screen was finer so you couldn't really tell, but if the screen was gone it was a hole straight into the body.
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Re: Using BR218 for ALCO FA building

Postby Tom Dempsey » Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:48 am

Arseny, wouldn't it have been easier to cut window stock from sheet Lexan than delaminating the inside of soda pop bottles?
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Re: Using BR218 for ALCO FA building

Postby Arseny » Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:41 am

Tom Dempsey wrote:Arseny, wouldn't it have been easier to cut window stock from sheet Lexan than delaminating the inside of soda pop bottles?


Tom, maybe you are right, I think Lexand or some other transparent plastic also can be used. I suppose, Kolya simply wanted to save some money.
But as I understand him, he did not delaminate the bottle, only cut an appropriate piece from its side.
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Re: Using BR218 for ALCO FA building

Postby Arseny » Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:10 pm

Second truck is ready too:

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The model is complete! 8-)
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Re: Using BR218 for ALCO FA building

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:18 pm

It looks great. I'm jealous.
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