When simple things go bad....

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Chessie1973, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. Chessie1973

    Chessie1973 Member


    I must be a complete moron because the resin kit I am working on was going along so smoothly. The car itself is turning out great.

    however, the crated load for the car looks like a bunch of drunken beavers put it together. I am going to have to do some serious tweaking to get it to look right for the July contest now.
  2. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Chessie, this could be a case for a 'BEFORE' and 'AFTER' photograph! :D :D :D

  3. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member

    How about the retarder operator fell asleep when it went over the hump, and had a hard hitch in the yard????:oops:
  4. Chessie1973

    Chessie1973 Member

    I think i am too ashamed to post a before photo of the mess I made of the crate i plan to make into "The Box"

    I will be posting photos of the final product in the photo contest this month once it gets going. Gotta get some parts for the car though like some Kadee Andrews trucks and some #58's for it
  5. Chessie1973

    Chessie1973 Member

    Ah what the heck. aafter all you guys never have torn into me yet for a bad job on a model Imay as well share my screw ups with you too. :D

    First off some pics of the car that will be hauling "The Box"

    Side View

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  6. Chessie1973

    Chessie1973 Member

    A view of the top

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  7. Chessie1973

    Chessie1973 Member

    The Bottom view

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  8. Chessie1973

    Chessie1973 Member

    Now for the embarrasing part.

    This is why i get for not dry fitting the parts first

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  9. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    :D If that's the worst mistake you ever make in this hobby you are light years ahead of the rest of us. :D
  10. Chessie1973

    Chessie1973 Member

    Well the box definitely has a date with my dremel tool later. Right now I decided to go ahead and begin the painting of the car while I try and decipher the undercarriage details for it.

    The instructions for this thing are text only with some really fuzzy black and white images of the completed car so i am sorta working blind here.

    Great looking kit, but the instructions are terrible.

    I will probably forgo the brake details and just worry about the grab irons and steps.

    The crate should actually be pretty simple to fix, just have to trim the overhang carefully and then paint and weather it.

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