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After a few months of drawing and discussions over a few beers with my production man I finally have a laser cut Alloy and stainless steel 1/29th bathtub gondola.

Sure its heavy (mostly the USA intermodal trucks) but this baby wont degrade in UV. What you see here is a flat pack kit and is held togther by slots and screw fixings. I am happy to say that apart fom one minor error (see tape on top containment ring) it all went together as planned.

I believe this to be the only bathtub model about in 1/29th. I get the minor amendments done to the drawing then hopefully I can get a nice rake together.





 

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Nice work Rod!

Don't forget to paint one end of each gon a different color.

That will give them that "Unit Train" look; like they will go through a rotary car dumper without uncoupling.

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Yes Jim, thats a lilttle way off, this is the very first test piece. All ally with a red panel one end and a few letters. No need to paint it either :)
 

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very cool.
I'd like to see it in pieces.
 

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Man! with that puppy, if you have trouble with deer, you can pick it up and throw it at them.

Seriously, I love seeing new approaches. It is really a cool piece.

John
 

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Next version in with the corrections will be photographed in bits and I'll post then.

Thanks bob, thats worth knowing, I did know about them.

Some specs

Min. Radius 48 in. (1.2 M)
Length 20 in. over wheels 19 in. over body
Width 4.25 in.
Height 5.5 in.
 

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SWEET!!!!

Thou shalt not covet they neighbors trains. (covet, covet, Covet)

Chas

Kits? Or drawings? Please?
 

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American Mainline do a Bethgon II: Yup. $436.00 each.

Think that's list price for a 4-pack. Otherwise it would have to be made out of gold :)" border=0>

This aluminim car is pretty sweet! More pics!!

-Ray
 

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Ah, hmmm mebbe, I thought the was the list price for one, with a choice of raod numbers and names. What you suggest would make more sense. If I was n't so bone idle I could mail tham and ask them. Trouble is, building g scale stuff is nt my day job and I have no urgency attached :)
 
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