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John Kokas

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #150 on: July 31, 2019, 08:04:38 PM »
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: July 31, 2019, 09:37:46 PM »
The equivalent of fine cabinetry work.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #152 on: August 01, 2019, 05:28:06 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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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #153 on: August 01, 2019, 05:35:10 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, 07:25:15 AM »
You are an artisan, Harold.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #155 on: August 01, 2019, 08:33:15 AM »
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, 01:01:36 PM »
Very Nice Harold!  Looking forward to delivery of long stock for the car floor, should be soon!
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #157 on: November 27, 2019, 08:19:11 PM »
According to a Facebook post, the long timbers for Coach 9 have arrived and are stored in the shop, between bays 2 and 3.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #158 on: November 28, 2019, 08:39:47 AM »
Sounds like seat frame casting will have to come to the fore shortly.  Do we have a foundry in mind yet?  Also, do we have passenger car trucks for it or do we need to build those also?
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #159 on: November 28, 2019, 09:27:15 AM »
We have a set of passenger trucks on the woods track, or set off the woods track beside the garage.  Although they may be earmarked for another project.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #160 on: November 28, 2019, 09:51:19 AM »
We are building new trucks for the new coach 9.

There are plans for the "extra" trucks - which need to be rebuilt before use.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #161 on: November 28, 2019, 11:54:23 AM »
Harold Downey delivered a number of patterns for truck components to Cattail Foundry in Gordonville, PA shortly after the FWW. I expect a call any day now that they are finished. I believe Alan is to transport them back to Maine.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #162 on: November 28, 2019, 03:32:01 PM »
Oh yeah! I forgot that I was going to do that. Thanks for the reminder!
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #163 on: November 28, 2019, 06:10:21 PM »
If you don't need them before spring, I can pick them up on the way.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #164 on: November 28, 2019, 09:59:46 PM »
Thanks Bill, but I've been meaning to get down and meet the folks at Cattail for awhile, and I set this up to finally make it happen.
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