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Re: Sewall's, another scratchbuilt model in HO scale
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2017, 08:30:26 PM »
Wonderful work! Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Re: Sewall's, another scratchbuilt model in HO scale
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2017, 11:10:52 PM »
Great work! I've used the Sculpy method to make stone blocks for retaining walls but will have to try your method for making structure walls!
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Re: Sewall's, another scratchbuilt model in HO scale
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2017, 04:36:50 PM »
Loren, John and Bob, thank you very much. The sculpy I used here on this model was about 1/4" thick, I used a rolling pin, and actually thought I had it thinner. No big deal, but after that, I found I could use the pasta roller for a thinner batch. I believe it was .09" thick.

I used it on my Sokol's model to make mattresses', of all things. Sokol's was a mattress maker, and from an old photo I found of some mattresses' on a wagon, well, I just had to do that. I scratchbuilt the wagon, complete with underbody rigging too, not my first time, I think it's my 4th, where I did one in Z scale once too. I really like testing my abilities to the limit, to see how far I can go. Remember, this model is also HO scale.

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Re: Sewall's, another scratchbuilt model in HO scale
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2017, 04:40:57 PM »
Wanted to show the mattresses' also.

The last photo shows the old picture I found that inspired me to do this.
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Re: Sewall's, another scratchbuilt model in HO scale
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2017, 05:24:07 PM »
Tony,
 I built a couple of wagons myself. I could never figure an easy way to make wheels, tried  soaking basswood to bend, etc.. nothing was easy. I ended up buying wheels from Grandt, and stealing some extras I got out of a Jordan wagon. So, how did you do it? It looks like plastic tube slices?
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Re: Sewall's, another scratchbuilt model in HO scale
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2017, 12:19:35 PM »
Tony,
 I built a couple of wagons myself. I could never figure an easy way to make wheels, tried  soaking basswood to bend, etc.. nothing was easy. I ended up buying wheels from Grandt, and stealing some extras I got out of a Jordan wagon. So, how did you do it? It looks like plastic tube slices?
Loren...

Loren, thank you for asking. I used styrene tubing cut to the width of the tire, or wheel. If you need a thinner looking tube, or wheel, you can use brass. I thought of using that as an experiment sometime later. Anyways, from there, knowing the difference in size from the small hub diameter, and the inner diameter of the larger piece, I cut some styrene to length and glued them in place using a printed copy of some real wagon wheels. So, if the inner one is .06", and the I/d of the larger is .312, the difference is .252, so the lengths needed to cut will be .126", or .125 to round out. I used styrene rod that worked well, you could also use some styrene sheet or strips of that length and just cut off from that the number of staves you'll need. Then it's just a matter of placing each one in and using a fine paint brush to add some styrene cement to the assembly. There will be some fiddling involved, but I think one key to fitting them is to put a small taper on the inner stave if they get tight. You could go to more extreme and round the edges of the pieces, but that is a small detail that may or may not be seen, I didn't. Here is a picture of them finished with some mud attached from long wet drives on muddy roads. And a picture I made up as a template to make the wheels.

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Re: Sewall's, another scratchbuilt model in HO scale
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2017, 12:24:46 PM »
The horses I showed were from a Jordan kit, and I used a real horse to get the coloring right. They were unhitched to feed while the mattress's were being loaded, and a driver's helper was watching over them.

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Re: Sewall's, another scratchbuilt model in HO scale
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2017, 11:54:12 AM »
Tony,
 Thanks for the great info. Next time I will have to give it a try...
Loren...
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Re: Sewall's, another scratchbuilt model in HO scale
« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2017, 02:34:39 PM »
Tony,
 Thanks for the great info. Next time I will have to give it a try...
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Your welcome Loren.

 

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