MAJOR UPDATE !!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE.... Follow and LIKE this project on Facebook from now on.
It's a little too much for me to keep posting in 3-4 different places/forums trying to keep everyone updated.
My son has set up a Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Shinkansen500
This is where he and I will be uploading photos, videos, and new info. It's much easier, and pretty much automatic to upload to FB from any of our phones, and cameras now.
This project has been going pretty slow over the last year. Been slammed with work at the shop, and haven't had much time to work on hobbies.
This week, my son took on a few parts, and I thought I'd update everyone.
He worked on a jig that took 2 days to build, that allows us to lock the cars in place, and machine the windows, doors, and any other openings that need to be cut from the sides.
He also machined a few end-caps for the cars. We needed to do a few tests to see which would be the tightest fitting inserts the help keep the extrusion to the perfect shape for the outer end-caps to fit perfectly.
Please go to the FP page to see the new parts