enginear joe

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  1. Great Trains Superliner stretch to 85'

    Maybe a long time but you do beautiful work!
  2. Great Trains Superliner stretch to 85'

    No better answer from me. It almost seems like they change with the type or when they were made? Hard to tell unless you pick the exact prototype of each car. I think some models are overdone on the end curves. More slope on the long center bottom panels but still not much. look how curved this model ends are
  3. Great Trains Superliner stretch to 85'

    Like all these chemicals, have a fan blow the fumes away if you glue a big surface or you'll feel it.
  4. Great Trains Superliner stretch to 85'

    I tried several things and they all failed. Take some small scraps and try Gorilla Super glue on them. Let them dry for 24 hours and then try to rip them apart. I won't use anything else anymore. Just not on windows.
  5. Great Trains Superliner stretch to 85'

    The vents I model on modern diesels, are folded screens mainly. They act as air intakes or vents in real life. There are (something like) the vents you're modeling here on the rear sides of the SD70ACE engine I built. Much less parts involved. Mine are slightly skewed if you stare at them straight on. I have never attempting making the window shades on the insides of my passenger cars. I think that alone would make me go crazy!
  6. Great Trains Superliner stretch to 85'

    For me, the hardest part of scratch building is getting the small details right. I like how you handled this. I should know to build a jig to take the error out of handling these small vanes.
  7. Big "E" train show Jan 2018

    I saw a familiar G scale train in a siding at a club. It had modern military vehicles on it's flat cars. Every time I see that train, it reminds me of where I left off on building my own. Some G scale was for sale spread out all over the show. I picked up another G scale auto carrier from Ro while I was there. He had great prices on near everything. I forgot to look closer for any spare body shells for my bashes!
  8. New MTH? what I'd like to see.....

    Well, I may give up hope for new MTH that interests me. They didn't even bring any G scale to the Big E train show. I find that frustrating.
  9. Great Trains Superliner stretch to 85'

    could you use those as fill holes or squeeze out holes if the mold is a squeeze mold? If a fill mold you could then cut them to size after the pour? I maybe way off as how you are planning this one? I picture the side laying face down with these protruding upwards.
  10. Great Trains Superliner stretch to 85'

    I never thought of reinforcing the mold to prevent sagging! I even have much smaller molds that deformed and made the part useless. That is great thinking!
  11. New MTH? what I'd like to see.....

    I don't know how this happens? It wouldn't sell in HO. I haven't seen that even in the cheaper cars out there in O scale! So why in G scale? There it is.... pictures below A modern modeler won't buy a reefer that was made before refrigeration units. An older era modeler won't buy it with a plug door. So.... who was it made for?
  12. New MTH? what I'd like to see.....

    This is what HO scale gets for pilot detailing: this is the pilot detailing we get I didn't show the whole front of the pilot, and that's a good thing! There's nothing to see except a big hole. as far as the MTH one gauge flat cars being modern? Really? I have to disagree. Don't even talk about the reefers that look like they are from the "ice age"!! (to me)
  13. Big boy issue

    Talk to Ray!