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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #270 on: December 22, 2020, 09:22:54 PM »


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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #271 on: December 23, 2020, 01:42:35 AM »
The assembly of the coach 9 kit continues to impress!
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #272 on: December 23, 2020, 01:20:53 PM »
The assembly of the coach 9 kit continues to impress!

Wow! I didn’t know La Belle made them quite this big!

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #273 on: December 23, 2020, 02:07:23 PM »
Wow! I didn’t know La Belle made them quite this big!

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #274 on: December 23, 2020, 05:04:05 PM »
A real Craftsman's kit.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #275 on: December 23, 2020, 05:18:14 PM »
And folks wonder why I said to purchase (2) two more kits.  This car is going to look magnificent when completed.  In fact I wouldn't be unhappy if we ended up with a fleet of 6 based on future expansion and ridership increases.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #276 on: December 23, 2020, 07:00:59 PM »
Jason's hoping for the "matched set" - Coach 3 and 2/9, and a replica of the baggage/mail/express car 1.  Put a bathroom in express car for longer-distance trips.

Another replicated pair of 2 and 3 makes sense.

Eventually we should build our own parlor car.  Why?  A) save the Rangeley for special/historical events, and B) people want a special/premium experience.  And, C) eventually the Rangeley will go back to Portland.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #277 on: December 23, 2020, 09:12:47 PM »
I would agree with a "Rangely" style parlor car.  For simplicity, use the same shell as 3/9 and just modify the interior.  The only thing we would need to pattern is the parlor car seat frames from the Rangely and find similar light fixtures.  But before we take on a car of this type we should have all our "standard" cars completed first as they will be used on a consistent basis.
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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #278 on: December 26, 2020, 06:36:57 PM »
folks,
         The clerestory roof frames look very close to the bay ceiling. Are you going to be able to finish the roof planking in the Engine House? I assume it will be stored in the Car Barn, when not in use?

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #279 on: December 26, 2020, 08:14:02 PM »
Way back in my modeling days, I built a whole San Juan Express from La Belle kits!

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #280 on: December 27, 2020, 02:34:12 PM »
Way back in my modeling days, I built a whole San Juan Express from La Belle kits!

That is an impressive accomplishment, Bob.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #281 on: December 27, 2020, 06:53:56 PM »
Pictures from today.







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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #282 on: December 30, 2020, 09:17:46 PM »
Eric and Ron working on the window framing. This will run the length of the carn

Eric working inside



While Ron works outside the car on the other piece.

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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #283 on: January 05, 2021, 08:04:29 PM »
A few shots from today





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Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #284 on: January 06, 2021, 10:03:08 AM »
Simply impressive.

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