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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #435 on: July 26, 2022, 03:30:38 AM »
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Imported Italian Bending Poplar also known as "wiggle wood" or "wacky wood" is a bending plywood commonly used for cabinet applications, curved furniture parts, fixtures, spiral stairways and displays. Italian Bending Poplar offers a fantastically smooth surface for painting or staining.

 Have used wacky wood for structure then glued a veneer of chose to match the other component of the cabinetry.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #436 on: July 26, 2022, 10:59:35 AM »
These are the pieces Ron was mentioning. Top of the windows. I reposted a before picture along with a cropped current photo.



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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #437 on: July 26, 2022, 11:12:10 AM »
Beautiful craftsmanship.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #438 on: July 27, 2022, 09:33:24 AM »
Simply fantastic work.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #439 on: July 27, 2022, 10:23:43 PM »
Eric and I are both boatbuilders, so we are not worried about bending panels. We talked about it some today and have a couple ideas for form bending some thin ply, then veneering it with oak as in the original. We are not artists, so the decoration may be difficult, but we have a couple ides for that as well. Currently coach 3 has Masonite bent over the original ceiling, and painted white. That is probably to  cover up a dark and deteriorating ceiling.

Today we put the second to last oak strip all around the car. Three molding strips to go and the interior oak is done up to the ceiling.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #440 on: July 28, 2022, 08:25:43 AM »
Yea Ron and Eric.  Your work is amazing.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #441 on: July 28, 2022, 09:42:00 AM »
is the plan to have stained glass in the clerestory windows?
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #442 on: July 28, 2022, 10:00:06 AM »
A manufacturer who can match the original glass panes in Coach 3 has been identified and will be used to create the panes for coach 9 (and replace those missing from coach 3, of which there are many.)
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #443 on: July 28, 2022, 12:02:12 PM »
Eric ordered cut-to-size glass from that specialty manufacturer when he first found them several years ago.  He got enough for all of coach 9 and to replace the incorrect glass in coach 3.  They are upstairs in the house.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #444 on: July 28, 2022, 12:56:18 PM »
I am glad to hear that the original W&Q #3 is not going to be overlooked; it is a wonderful survivor!

The new coach #9 is is looking wonderful!

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #445 on: August 05, 2022, 03:40:21 PM »
While at Sheepscot Wednesday, I took a couple of photos as Ron Ginger (foreground) and Eric Schade were installing the last of the interior vertical wall trim pieces.  Amazing craftmanship by the two boat builders.



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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #446 on: August 05, 2022, 04:07:38 PM »
Wow. The craftsmanship in this car is truly fantastic. You don’t fully appreciate the detail, and fine detail until you see the amount of time and skill it takes. Keep up the great work guys.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #447 on: August 06, 2022, 08:00:51 AM »
Simply impressive work.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #448 on: August 12, 2022, 11:42:04 AM »
While it is not exactly historically correct (maybe?)
since the scroll work is repetitive have you considered
decals?

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #449 on: August 13, 2022, 12:40:45 AM »
I believe it has been stated the intent IS to make it as historically accurate as possible. Hence: the detailed scrollwork.
If you scroll back through this thread you will see discussion of attention to such things as brass fittings etc. that we want to see done as accurately as possible.
And on top of that, we have Coach #3 for a model! So we don't have much excuse to short ourselves on accuracy any more than we absolutely have to, and that's been kept to a respectable minimum so far. Decals are COOL!
Scrollwork is COOLER. ;) :)