3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine

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sabin
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Re: 3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine

Post by sabin » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:19 am

Lookin' good Mike. Super craftsmanship as usual. One question: Is that actual 1/4 round holding the glass in the doors? Construction method please.

Jim

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Re: 3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine

Post by NP317 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:26 am

Disturbingly gorgeous!
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Harlock
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Re: 3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine

Post by Harlock » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:34 am

sabin wrote:Lookin' good Mike. Super craftsmanship as usual. One question: Is that actual 1/4 round holding the glass in the doors? Construction method please.

Jim
The 1/4 round is 1/8" size and purchased from miniatures.com. The pieces are made with the little Delta disc sander, one at a time, and fitted. They are glued to the frame and not the glass. The glass remains free to move around in the slots. All of the windows are made this way.

More window details:

The windows, all of them, use a frame 3/8" by 3/8" dry Maple. This allows the model be constructed and still be to scale in appearance. Each piece is slotted with the 3/32" blade, flipped end for end and run through again, resulting in a slot slightly over 3/32", but centered exactly.

The window glass is regular issue window glass, 0.088" , cut to size by Morgan Hill glass one piece at a time. The edges are lightly buffed. The glass fits in the slots loose and remains that way. The glass is not glued or otherwise fastened to the frames. It is free to move around a little.

The frame pieces are glued together with high clamping pressure and steel angle squares. This glue joint is very weak and serves only to hold the parts in place for doweling. The dowels are 1/8" hardwood and Titebond III glue. The TASK doweling tool requires a modified insert for 1/8" which was made on the lathe.

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Re: 3" Scale Narrow Gauge Combine

Post by Glenn Brooks » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:12 pm

Truely amazing. Thanks very much for updating your build with this awe inspiring work!

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