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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 07:44 AM UTC
Getting toward the end. First, Betterdorf Double truss truck:



and the piece it was built for. Only two days to rivet...



Jon
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 02:32 AM UTC
F.Y.I. Archer is now making alternating resin/decal rivets in a variety of scales for railroad modeling applications. Also offering straight rows of rivets as well. Offered in HO,S,O and G scales.

http://www.archertransfers.com/SDOspecial.html

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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 08:01 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Getting toward the end. First, Betterdorf Double truss truck:



and the piece it was built for. Only two days to rivet...

[img]http://ironshipwrights.com/armor/patterns/IMG_2795.jpg[/img



Jon



Jon! I can't stop salivating over this thing!!!
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Posted: Friday, September 27, 2013 - 04:17 AM UTC
Well, except for duplicating three parts (which will be done in the production molds...), it's done. The large parts are off to Rochester for casting, and the small parts are sorted, as can be seen here:



We're going to try something new with this kit. The molds are going to be designed to correspond with logical sub-assembly procedure. Things like suspension, drivers, tender, cab, etc. Hopefully it'll work. Production molds start tomorrow.

Jon
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Posted: Friday, September 27, 2013 - 04:31 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Well, except for duplicating three parts (which will be done in the production molds...), it's done. The large parts are off to Rochester for casting, and the small parts are sorted, as can be seen here:



We're going to try something new with this kit. The molds are going to be designed to correspond with logical sub-assembly procedure. Things like suspension, drivers, tender, cab, etc. Hopefully it'll work. Production molds start tomorrow.

Jon



That's FANTASTIC, Jon!!!
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 06:54 AM UTC
Another found photo:

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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2013 - 04:55 AM UTC
Production molds for the two piece parts are finished. One piece parts are cast and on the way to be photographed. Now, on to the build up and photoetch...

http://ironshipwrights.com/armor/s160.html
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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 12:47 AM UTC
Fantastic productivity as always Jon!

Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 01:05 AM UTC
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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 03:25 AM UTC
One piece castings are on line:

http://ironshipwrights.com/armor/s160.html

Frame still needs to be molded, and that will be done next week. If you'd like to see the kit in person, and can make it, it'll be on display at the Region 2 in Roanoke, VA starting tomorrow.

http://www.rvipms.com/

Jon
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 01:20 AM UTC
Amazing work Jon!

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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 02:00 AM UTC
Jon: Too late to help you on your mega tender riveting project but the following may held you in the future.

These work just like decals except they are raised resin rivets printed on the decal carrier. Just paint over then as usual when finished. Perhaps the larger sized 1/48th rivets would work in 1/35th.

I have used Archer's raised Sherman casting marks before and they work GREAT! Mike

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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2013 - 02:14 AM UTC
OK, now the fun starts...

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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2013 - 05:45 AM UTC
Jon, It hurts just to look at it. It is THAT cool!

Mike
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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2013 - 06:36 AM UTC
Thanks. If I hadn't run out of glue, it might be completed by now...
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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2013 - 07:08 AM UTC
Jon, I hope you don't mind but I just had to take a closer look at your handiwork! WOW!

Mike

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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2013 - 08:47 AM UTC
Not at all. I dropped a few things on that would stay in order to get a better idea of the look of the kit, and added a GTB in front to give it a sense of scale...

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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2013 - 10:02 AM UTC
With that great looking GBT out in front I get the feeling I should simply order one of everything you offer in your catalog!
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 04:39 AM UTC
OK, here's the true perspective for the kit. The rails are standard G-Gauge rails...

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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2013 - 12:17 PM UTC
Had to repost this one - beautiful comparison to the great work shown here from Commander Models:

http://ironshipwrights.com/armor_welcome.html


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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 02:42 AM UTC

An S160 that stayed in America to work on the Alaska Railroad.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 12:11 AM UTC
Amazing photo found on Facebook (Photographer Unknown) S-160 in Britian.

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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 01:43 AM UTC
Sorry, I asssume the above photo was taken in Britian, however I should have said Europe!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 01:50 AM UTC

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Or German:




It's not german, it's french..as it is marked SNCF, i.e. Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français...although pressed into service by the germans.

Cheers

Romain
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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 01:58 AM UTC
Sorry but where are you seeing the French marking? Looks to me like there are only 3 letters on the tender which sort of look like USA.

Not doubting you, I just don't see it. Mike