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Old 06-24-2020, 06:44 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Neat to see a PRR BP20 being done in G scale. Cannot wait to see the pics of the daddy shark once the shells are spliced and painted.
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Old 06-25-2020, 04:01 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Mike, here it is at this time. I received the brass from Carr, correct thickness but having a heck of a time slicing it to the proper width, still havin' fun. LiG
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Old 06-25-2020, 06:59 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Have you tried cutting it on a band saw. I think I remember cutting some thin stuff like that by putting it on a thin piece of plywood and against the rip fence, then running the wood and metal through the saw together.
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Winn, thank you, no band saw. Tried using that procedure with a scroll saw. The strips are so narrow the wood splintered on the up stroke. I am having marginal success holding it in the vice at the line of cut and using a fine tooth hack saw, viice jaws act as a guide for the saw. LiG
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John, thank you. and those gloves would surely come in handy no matter what method I use. LiG
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traukinys, thank you. LiG
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Since I am using USAT power trucks I thought it best if I duplicated the way they mounted them, recessed into the base. Made the base using 5mm plywood. The plywood by itself is flexible so I stiffened it with two spines of oak. I also lined the area that the trucks ride on with a layer of plastic so there was no binding. Next step is to sink the chassis into the shell to the proper depth so the trucks ride correctly and I get the proper height for the couplers. LiG
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Nick, it is looking great, Bill
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