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Old 07-21-2012, 07:11 AM   #71 (permalink)
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Mate, this is awesome! The end result will be worth it.
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:51 AM   #72 (permalink)
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MAJOR UPDATE !!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE.... Follow and LIKE this project on Facebook from now on.
https://www.facebook.com/Shinkansen500

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
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:19 AM   #73 (permalink)
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I don't 'DO' Facebook, so I guess that I will never know if the project is completed.
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:51 AM   #74 (permalink)
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Time for old dogs to learn new tricks....
You learned how to use this forum, it's really no different. Just a much bigger forum.

I refused to use FB for years too.... But I have to admit, it IS a very good "tool"
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:40 PM   #75 (permalink)
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First time I noticed this thread ... wow, what a great project! It's interesting to see a project approached on close to a production manner.

Using aluminum extrusions strikes me as a good way to get high scale accuracy, durability, and a nice finish.

I wonder - I skipped the middle of the thread since it was so old - how you are approaching suspension and propulsion? To actually operate the train, I presume some people would be using outdoor railways, and some of those are live steam or battery. Outdoor railways can have uneven track.
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:43 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Dave

Same here....if you think MLS is tracking you get connected with FaceBook and it is unlimited. I do not have nor plan to establish any friends (yes, I have a few..) or other aspects of the FB forum. So, I share the disappointment of not seeing the finished product to which I was very interested in.
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:12 PM   #77 (permalink)
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You can see his pictures on Facebook without joining. I'm not on Facebook - too time-consuming, when I'm already too consumed on the internet - yet when I clicked his link, I see his pictures and posts.
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Old 12-23-2013, 06:00 PM   #78 (permalink)
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Its worth checking out....

http://www.facebook.com/Shinkansen500/

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Old 02-15-2017, 03:25 PM   #79 (permalink)
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Just thought I'd drop by and let everyone know this project is still chugging along !!
Here's a link to the video of one of the cars being machined






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Old 02-16-2017, 12:18 PM   #80 (permalink)
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WOW, that is neat to see. Had forgotten about your project. How long are the cars? How will you make the front of the locomotive?
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