Malcolm H. Houck has been working on a couple of brass locomotive projects and sent a progress image of his NYO&W Class S 2-8-0 Double Cab. The railroad did not use the “Camelback” term for these locos.
The tender shell was formed from 0.010-inch brass sheet. A NWSL Riveter with a fence for positioning was used to impress the rivets. A new die was made from 01 oil hardening tool steel and finished with a bit of home alchemy heat treating. Malcolm snapped this shot to illustrate a temporary “lay-up” with the major locomotive parts at hand.
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Here is something a few Resin Car Works customers will need. We were a little late completing the instructions for the new UTLX Class X 6.5K gallon tank car kits, but they are now available on our website. Click here for a page of extras to help build your kits. We will have images of Frank’s completed kit coming soon.
As noted previously, Resin Car Works sold out of the initial production runs of these tank car kits at RPM Chicagoland. Our minions have been working to produce more parts for new kits. A blog announcement will be made when we have more of these UTLX Class X 6.5K gallon tank car kits ready to ship. Thank you for your patience.
Frank Hodina shares some news from his workbench.
This isn’t a typical Workbench Wednesday post, but more of a kit update. Recently I was assembling the parts for the new Resin Car Works UTLX 10K Class X tank car kit. In building the car I found I had screwed the pattern up splendidly! In the above image, the blue line on the tank indicates where the joint between the upper and lower sections is supposed to be. I used a common plastic tank as the base for the pattern and I never checked the bottom course width with the drawing.
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