Recheck the Ozark web site. Dave has been a busy little fellow and has posted pictures of most of the stuff. This has been done in the last couple days. If you still have trouble, let me know.
Those parts are available from Ozark. Ask Dave for the 1/32 good ones and not the old ugly out of scale things.
How I made them? I made one brass pattern. Mainly lathe work, but some mill work using magnifiers and tiny little cutters. Many parts were just hand filed to shape. From that pattern, a mold was made and the parts spin casted from white metal. The hoses are electric wire insulation.
Incidentally, I'm doing the drawings now to do some 1/20.3 versions. They should be a bit easier.
Maybe I am blind, can't seem to find 'em on the web site. Did find that neat looking FRED though--surely I got to have one of those--the RR I model invented the things (FEC). For what it is worth, I have the AC unit, the plow and the Nathan air horns, speed recorders and the ditch lights--all great castings. Keep em comming. Might I suggest EMD air filters, a nice underframe bell, and windshield wipers if you have some spare time .
If I ever finish this project and it is presentable, I'll post some pictures.
The good air lines are not listed on the web site. When you call Dave, tell him you want the good 1/32 ones. I have done the wipers. They are metal etched to get them thin enough to look scale. Don't know when Dave will have them in production, but he does have the patterns. Also has the GPS antenna housing that you see on BNSF Dash 9's.
Posted By bobvand on 01/19/2008 9:08 AM
Hi Paul, Thanks for the tip much appreciated, Hows the temp. up north
Bob, it is a nippy -17C (1F) here this morning. It is supposed to warm up (?) to -13C (8F) this afternoon. Fortunately it is very sunny and there is no wind. I had to reset the timer for my outside lights, so the days are already getting noticeably longer.
From mid-January to Valentine’s Day is always the coldest part of the winter, but the days are brighter, longer and there are fewer snowfalls. Our winter carnival will start up in a couple of weeks.
By the end of Winterlude, the ice sculptures will start to melt.