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Offline Alex

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Re: BAR conversions
« Reply #60 on: March 29, 2012, 09:39:38 pm »
Hi,

Well I've made a start to the BAR Buggy.

First off I removed the end parts of the sleeper car and cut out the door.





Some internal framework will be added later.

Next I cut out the end side doors on either side. An internal bulkhead was cut from 20 thou plastic card and a door cut out. By carefull measuring and cutting it fits flush with the chassis.







A view of the Buggy so far. Most of the windows will be filled in. Not sure how I'm going to do that yet. Either blank off the rear of the window and infill with filler. Or cut squares of 20 thou to fit inside the windows. I need to try and leave the window framework intact as it is a predominant feature on the real thing.



http://users.silcon.com/~lgoss/BARBuggy.jpg

I only have one of these sleeper cars so I can't afford to muck this one up.

Alex :wave:

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Re: BAR conversions
« Reply #61 on: March 29, 2012, 09:55:29 pm »
Hi  Alex  :thumbsup:

Great start to another unique project no  doubt,   to fill  in the window   use a piece of  plasticard on the inside to support   pieces of plasticard cut to fit  as near perfect  to  the  apertures  as possible could take a few attempts but it will  be worth it.   

Use  superglue to  glue the infills  in  when  your happy as liquid poly  etc  may distort the plastic  if you use it on thin  plasticard.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2012, 10:11:57 pm by upnick »

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Re: BAR conversions
« Reply #62 on: March 29, 2012, 10:17:44 pm »
Hi Nick,

Cheers. Thanks for the advice. Slowly, slowly on this one I think.

Most Buggies had the side doors filled in apart from the window, but I found a photo of one with the door intact, so one less job to worry about.

The BAR didn't use normal caboose, most were converted from WW1 era 50ft wooden freight cars or these troop sleepers.

Do you know if anyone makes a 50ft vertical slatted wooden freight car?

Alex :wave:

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Re: BAR conversions
« Reply #63 on: March 29, 2012, 10:45:25 pm »
Hi  Alex  :wave:

I know of several  40 ft    vertical  slatted cars you  could  use two  to make up  the required  length   as  there arent any listed in the N scale encyclopedia

I  have  some  like these two  for example

http://www.bonanza.com/listings/Micro-Trains-49440-Trivoli-Beer-40-Reefer-5100/11834674

Atlas refrigerated cars here

http://www.pacific-western-rail.com/n_in_stock_freight_cars.php?Page=43&PrimarySort=Description&PWRSManufacturers_ID=150

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Re: BAR conversions
« Reply #64 on: March 29, 2012, 11:01:34 pm »
Hi Nick,

I've got some 40ft wooden cars myself so may have a go. I really need to get a 1/160 scale ruler as well.

Alex :wave:

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Re: BAR conversions
« Reply #65 on: March 30, 2012, 09:48:44 am »
Hi  Alex,   :wave:

Sounds a good idea   ;)

I have a stainlerss  12 ins  1/160   ruler cant remember where i  got it  think  it was a model  show  cant see one on the net  found this  on the ebay this plastic  6  in  ruler though.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-160-N-Scale-FEET-METERS-6-transparent-ruler-/120688004594?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item1c1990cdf2
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Re: BAR conversions
« Reply #66 on: March 30, 2012, 05:23:26 pm »
Hi Nick,

Just bought one of those last night. :thumbsup:

Alex :wave:

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Re: BAR conversions
« Reply #67 on: March 30, 2012, 07:00:14 pm »
Nice work, Alex :thumbsup:
You have a great eye for detail (well, two I suppose)

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Re: BAR conversions
« Reply #68 on: March 30, 2012, 07:14:47 pm »
No, four actually. :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

Alex :wave:

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Re: BAR conversions
« Reply #69 on: March 30, 2012, 07:38:56 pm »

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Re: BAR conversions
« Reply #70 on: March 30, 2012, 10:50:31 pm »
Hi Alex   :wave:

Glad you got sorted with the ruler  ;)

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Re: BAR conversions
« Reply #71 on: April 03, 2012, 11:13:05 am »
Hi,

Another update on the buggy. The ends are now done and a roof walk has been added. All the main windows that are blanked off have been blanked off. A very time consuming job that was. I blanked off the rear of the windows. The thickness of the plastic is 50 thou, so I put scraps of 30 thou plastic card into the window space. Using 20 thou plastic card I cut out each window and dropped it on to the 30 thou. After a lot of trial and error the result is a nice neat fit. Any slight gaps should be filled in with the undercoat. I now have lots of plastic squares on my cutting mat. :smiley-laughing:

I still have the small upper windows to do. I may just fill these in with putty.



Still a bit to do. Not sure how I'm going to do the bay windows yet. May try and scracthbuild them or maybe get one of these.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Model-Power-Model-Rail-Accessories-3126-50Ft-Bay-Window-Caboose-Santa-Fe-N-Scale-/220987832298?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item3373e6b7ea

Cut out the bay windows and modify them to fit the buggy.

Alex :wave:

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Re: BAR conversions
« Reply #72 on: April 03, 2012, 11:24:40 am »
Hi  Alex  :wave:   

To  get the bay windows you might be as well  as to get one of those  Model  power cabooses,   save a lot  of measuring &  trials  &  whats left  of the  caboose  you might be able to  make  something up  on the chasiss such as a flat car   ;)

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Re: BAR conversions
« Reply #73 on: April 04, 2012, 08:47:40 pm »
Hi,

Well I had a go at making one of the bay windows for the Buggy. I forgot I had a couple of bay window caboose in the shed. On measuring the bays they were slightly undersize.



It doesn't look too bad and once its painted and weathered it should be ok. I'll do the other one tomorrow night.

Also finished off another 2 MoW cars. One has an end window and no roofwalk. I now have 6 of these, which is more than enough. A nice little project that gives me an unusual cut of cars. Still want to do at least one of the ex-Canadian Pacific baggage cars though.

 

Alex :wave:

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Re: BAR conversions
« Reply #74 on: April 04, 2012, 09:55:21 pm »
looking forward to seeing how this finishes up Alex, certainly a curiosity  :thumbsup:

Will you strip it and spray it?

 

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