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John Kokas

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #150 on: August 01, 2019, 01:04:38 AM »
Wow!  For modelers this is kit-bashing to ultimate level, except this is the makings of a real kit!  Can't wait to see this go together,  :D
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #151 on: August 01, 2019, 02:37:46 AM »
The equivalent of fine cabinetry work.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #152 on: August 01, 2019, 10:28:06 AM »
We have seen that type of joint used in repairs of main stringers also. It holds very well.

Great work as usual Harold.
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Bill Baskerville

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #153 on: August 01, 2019, 10:35:10 AM »
And I thought making the baggage doors for coach 8 was complicated. Well done Harold! You make it look so easy.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #154 on: August 01, 2019, 12:25:15 PM »
You are an artisan, Harold.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #155 on: August 01, 2019, 01:33:15 PM »
Thanks for the kind words.  I am enjoying it.   The weird thing is how accurate it needs to be.   Unlike house framing, where window openings are called "rough in" for a reason, the window openings in the coach framing are the actual window frames.  The window sashes are 1/4" narrower than the nominal openings, and there are leaf springs on the sides to keep them from rattling.  So at most there is 1/8" to play with -- over a 40 foot length. 

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #156 on: August 01, 2019, 06:01:36 PM »
Very Nice Harold!  Looking forward to delivery of long stock for the car floor, should be soon!
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