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D9R - Major Overhaul diorama (Stage 3 update!!!)

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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:17 PM

You are a master at weathering. Always pehnominal work.

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Friday, May 22, 2020 12:35 AM

Mopar Madness

That weathering!! Surprise

 

Glad you like it. It was fun to do. :) 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Friday, May 22, 2020 12:37 AM

Bakster

You are a master at weathering. Always pehnominal work.

 

Such uplifting words from you Bakster. Thank you most kindly. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, May 22, 2020 8:49 AM

Uh Oh!

         I was looking back for more detail amongst all the detail and I spotted a Safety Violation on the Job. I must inform you, that if that man moving or somehow messing with that scaffold gets hit in the head by that big wrench on top, he's gonna have a headache for about a week, if it don't break his safety helmet! 

      Now that Said, I'm Loving every little detail Correct or Imagined. I would imagine ,after looking in here.You spend about as much or more time weathering as you do building. It shows. Great work man! 

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Friday, May 22, 2020 10:40 AM

Tanker-Builder

Uh Oh!

         I was looking back for more detail amongst all the detail and I spotted a Safety Violation on the Job. I must inform you, that if that man moving or somehow messing with that scaffold gets hit in the head by that big wrench on top, he's gonna have a headache for about a week, if it don't break his safety helmet! 

      Now that Said, I'm Loving every little detail Correct or Imagined. I would imagine ,after looking in here.You spend about as much or more time weathering as you do building. It shows. Great work man! 

 

 

HIHI! The man is actually about to climb the scaffold. ;) But he should know the rules. :) Thank you kindly for your inspirational words.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, May 22, 2020 2:30 PM

Tiking
But he should know the rules. :)

LoL.  Watch a few of the Western truck and Tractor repair on YouTube a while Smile

Knowing the rules and gettign the job done often have some separation to them.

(Actually, that's a good channel for seeing weathering of all sorts of equipment.)

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Friday, May 22, 2020 4:27 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Tiking
But he should know the rules. :)

Knowing the rules and gettign the job done often have some separation to them.

(Actually, that's a good channel for seeing weathering of all sorts of equipment.)

 
Quite true.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, May 22, 2020 4:48 PM

Hey;CapnMac82!

Does that show weathered broken Hard hats? LOL.LOL. Oh, what you said is so true!

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, May 22, 2020 8:46 PM

Another masterpiece from the equipment weathering master.

Like the track rolled up and ready to go.

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    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:28 AM

goldhammer

Another masterpiece from the equipment weathering master.

Like the track rolled up and ready to go.

 

Thanks goldhammer. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:01 PM

I know space doesn't permit it, but I would agree on the tracks being out flat, and usually the Cat would just be jacked up off of them but the end would still be underneath.  Another detail you might like to add is to modify the track rails at the join link.  They are now made so the link unbolts instead of having to knock out the pin to separate the track ends.  They're called alligators for some reason, affectionately so by those of us who have had to separate the tracks the old way.

Here's a video about the master link on a D6 hi-drive cat, and a screen grab below of the assembled master link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8jZjq_vhsI

 

 

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Sunday, May 24, 2020 4:10 AM

jeaton01

I know space doesn't permit it, but I would agree on the tracks being out flat, and usually the Cat would just be jacked up off of them but the end would still be underneath.  Another detail you might like to add is to modify the track rails at the join link.  They are now made so the link unbolts instead of having to knock out the pin to separate the track ends.  They're called alligators for some reason, affectionately so by those of us who have had to separate the tracks the old way.

Here's a video about the master link on a D6 hi-drive cat, and a screen grab below of the assembled master link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8jZjq_vhsI

 

 

 

 

Great video. Appreciate it. Thank you.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:28 PM

Major Overhaul - Stage 3

Ok guys. Here is stage 3. As you can see, since stage 2 was posted sometime ago, I've added a scratch built steel truss with an overhead crane.  The overhead crane is a kit from Walthers. Yes, it is a HO scale railroad kit. But within the parameters of this scale, its usage was perfect. I had to cut and splice the kit to fit the space I needed. I also incorporated some scratch built parts to give it some UMP! :) 

If you noticed, one of the mechanics has a remote control that operates the overhead crane. The crane itself was modified to simulate the new changes as it was manually operated by a operator who sat in a cab in the air. So, I justified this by the removal of that cabin and replacing the controls as a remote control device, in the hands of the operator. I have one issue, that I am still working out. It is to get the tension of the crane cables straighten out. It's a little better than before, but you can still see a little kink . Any suggestion let me know. 

I also added a scratch built corrugated siding at both ends of the workshop entries. Added a scratch built flood light at both ends as well. I added a fourth figure, a welder. I am still working at improving my figure painting, so don't hit me over the head, too hard. I know I still need more work. But I can tell, I am improving. :) I am still contemplating, if he should be welding where he is at the moment. I'm looking for other alternatives. so, he is not glued in placed until I've decided.
I've also added more detail in the armor cabin. You can see a wire hanging downwards, that looked it has been strip from whatever it was connected to, after being removed from the body. I thought it would add some interest to the effect of the diorama.

So far that's about it. Will try and take some better photos and post the final look, when I get everything finalized. Thanks for looking.

 
























Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, May 29, 2020 7:59 AM

 Hi Tiking!

 Hey! That is quite something. And, I thought I was a detail freak!

 As to your question about the kinks in the cabling for the crane. What we use here at the New Braunfels Rail Museum for models like that is simple. You replace the rolling sheave in the hook unit with a discarded hearing aid or smaller battery or small washers.

 This coupled with woven fly fishing line eliminates that problem. Also it doesn't seem to be affected by Humidity or Temperature. Our  H.O.tower crane stood for seven years with the location of the hook being moved several times. It never gave us any grief.

      Don't worry about the crane in relation to your subject. My 25 ton Boat crane (Upper Rail and Turn, Traveler type) Was forty years old and looked to small to do the job. It launched thousands of boats over the years. It had an very interesting gearing system on the end of the cable reels.        P.S. Is that a Homemade Pod -Racer in those pictures?

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