Bill Welch returns with an Xxtreme Modeler update. Here’s his latest!
The Xxtreme Modeler (a.k.a. “The Reluctant Weatherer”) has gone off the deep end as he attempts to build 1/48 models (O Scale) in 1/87 (HO). For him this means trying to improve the “fineness” of his models by reducing the cross section of the parts he uses to detail his models.
Carefully shaving down Tichy Train Group turnbuckles can create a finer clevis to connect the brake cylinder with the brake rods, and other brake rod connections. Modelers have been using Tichy turnbuckles to create clevises for awhile now because they are styrene and therefore easy to glue. Recently while preparing to cut one end off of several of the turnbuckles, the Xxtreme Modeler had the idea of trimming them down lengthwise to produce a finer part. This process went pretty fast with a new single-edge razor blade and the results were satisfying.
Is he insane?!
You can be the judge.
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