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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 02:51 AM UTC
More about the "Gyro Monorail" on Wikipedia :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyro_Monorail

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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 07:30 AM UTC
I'm tired of making suspension units (and the rear connectors are backwards...), so we're on to the cylinder block. Then, the drive units...

Jon

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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 07:34 AM UTC
Fantastic work? Maybe I should start sending you time payments now!
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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 11:03 AM UTC
[quote]I'm tired of making suspension units (and the rear connectors are backwards...), so we're on to the cylinder block. Then, the drive units...

Jon

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WOW, JON!!! FANTASTIC!!! Are you still projecting the same price range? $275.00-$350.00? THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE ULTIMATE 1/35 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE KIT!!!
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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 11:17 AM UTC
Hi Dennis,

Price is still in the same range. This will just be a bigger version of what we're already making with our truck kits (the design is the same, just a much bigger subject). Today was slow since I spent most of the day restocking others kits (and searching for 185/65R15 tires, but that's another story...), but the good news today was that the 3-d printer arrived, so the wheels may be on the way soon. Next up are the drive cylinders.
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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 01:45 PM UTC


hope ya dont mind some photos of my work in progress

http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/data/27955/thumbs/DSC_03771.JPG







thanks
Glenn
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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 11:23 PM UTC
I take it you are working on a German boxcar, I would welcome seeing your work as I am starting one as well. Unfortunately your photos don't seem to be coming through.

I hope you can fix that as I am very interesting.
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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 11:43 PM UTC
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2013 - 04:13 AM UTC

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Hi Dennis,

Price is still in the same range. This will just be a bigger version of what we're already making with our truck kits (the design is the same, just a much bigger subject). Today was slow since I spent most of the day restocking others kits (and searching for 185/65R15 tires, but that's another story...), but the good news today was that the 3-d printer arrived, so the wheels may be on the way soon. Next up are the drive cylinders.



Hi, Jon! Thank You Very Much for answering so quickly! I'll be watching your efforts with great interest! GREAT WORK!!!

In another vein, have you ever considered doing the pre-WWII US T4-series Combat Cars, the superfluous and obsolescent M7/T7E2 Medium, T6 (initial M4 Medium), or the T20 thru T25 Mediums? Just asking...
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2013 - 06:56 AM UTC

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Hi, Jon! Thank You Very Much for answering so quickly! I'll be watching your efforts with great interest! GREAT WORK!!!

In another vein, have you ever considered doing the pre-WWII US T4-series Combat Cars, the superfluous and obsolescent M7/T7E2 Medium, T6 (initial M4 Medium), or the T20 thru T25 Mediums? Just asking...



Hi Dennis,

We do have plans for the T4. Spuds is supposed to be working his contacts at Benning to get interior shots for us. As for the T6, probably not since Ted doesn't like Shermans. The last two? Just look to the medium tanks...

http://ironshipwrights.com/armor/M7.html
http://ironshipwrights.com/armor/T23.html

Oh, and the cylinder block...





Jon
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2013 - 08:19 AM UTC
Darn Jon, you're a quick study on this!!!!!!!
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2013 - 08:22 AM UTC
Glenn GREAT looking work!!! Cheers
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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 10:00 PM UTC

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Quoted Text


Hi, Jon! Thank You Very Much for answering so quickly! I'll be watching your efforts with great interest! GREAT WORK!!!

In another vein, have you ever considered doing the pre-WWII US T4-series Combat Cars, the superfluous and obsolescent M7/T7E2 Medium, T6 (initial M4 Medium), or the T20 thru T25 Mediums? Just asking...



Hi Dennis,

We do have plans for the T4. Spuds is supposed to be working his contacts at Benning to get interior shots for us. As for the T6, probably not since Ted doesn't like Shermans. The last two? Just look to the medium tanks...

http://ironshipwrights.com/armor/M7.html
http://ironshipwrights.com/armor/T23.html

Oh, and the cylinder block...





Jon



Hi, Jon! Thanks much for the 2 links! Looks like I'll be putting the M7/T7E2, T23 and the T4 (when it becomes available, that is) on my "To Buy" lists...
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 04:12 PM UTC
A view into the smokebox of a Shay locomotive on the Cass Scenic Railroad in Cass, WV.

The "bells " shown here channeled the exhaust steam from the exhaust nozzle located on the floor of the smokebox up and out the smoke stack directly above. This action greatly enhanced the "draw" of hot gases from the firebox, through the flues and out the stack. This significantly improved the steam making efficiency of the modern steam locomotive.

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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 04:50 PM UTC
If anyone wants to see my album on last years' visit to Cass, plus a tour of the shops and the restoration in progress of the Climax click here:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151179983243956.471354.733523955&type=1&l=d497b2ae31
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 12:50 AM UTC
Hello all,

this is my first post so lets hope that I do it right.

Three of us in the U.K. are looking at making a kit of the S160 in British O gauge (1;43.5), in photo etched brass with brass, nickel silver and white metal castings.

I'm trying to add some photos to this mess. but I'm having some problems doing so.
I appear to have uploaded them but how do I get them in to the post.

HELP

OzzzyO.
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 01:35 AM UTC
Well I've got the photos in the button that says my photos, now all I've got to do work out how to put them in my post.
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 06:36 AM UTC
You need to be posting your photos to some sort of free photo service like Photobucket, or Flickr or Instagram. They store the photo file for you and then give you a link that you then copy and paste into whatever reply you are creating on the Armorama. You do not generally post photos directly in Armorama and then try to connect to them in the thread.

I tried exactly the same thing when I first started!
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 10:32 AM UTC
What's the photo post gallery for then?

Sorry I don't use Photo bucket etc. So if anyone want to see the drawings or down load them, they will have to open the photo button, I'm sure that the drawings will help some one, as they are copies of works drawings. Complete with a lot of the main dimensions.

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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 01:53 PM UTC
OK my friend, I can't answer all your questions about photo posting but I went through EXACTLY the same thing, asking exactly the same questions as you.

The various photo posting services are free, you just register and set up an account. That's what you need to do if you wanna post photographs to the Armorama site.

I don't know what else to say but please don't shoot the messenger.

Mike
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 09:43 PM UTC
Sorry if I sounded terse, it's just that all of the hobby sites that I'm a member of in the U.K. I can just down load photos straight onto without having to go through photo bucket etc.

The main person that I'm thinking of is Jon who is doing a S160 in 1/35th. If he can't get the drawings from my photos, if he lets me know I'll send him them by PM.

OzzzyO.
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 10:24 PM UTC
I am also trying to supply Jon with some reference so I would certainly be interested in seeing your information as well. As I am sure the others following this thread would also.

I know this system works out well for the Armorama folks as it keeps their overall server size down and keeps their costs under control. As to just what the Photobucket people get out of this I have not a clue!
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 10:45 PM UTC
Here are the drawings from Paul's Kitmaker gallery :





HTH

H.P.

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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 12:59 AM UTC
Glenn you are creating some amazing surface detail on your boxcar which is only made better by your weathering. Great work!

Mike