WWII most known and infamous boxcar - full build (OOTB)
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Hi Guys, its been a while since I was building something, so here is something new.
This is one of the most known and also infamous German wagons. With some changes of design produced in thousands pieces since 19th century, earlier with brake cab mounted up at roof level, later without it, these wagons were used widely in German rail service to transport goods and often animals as well. During the WWII they became an important part of any military train heading the battlefield, filled with supplies or soldiers, and they were also used to transport all enemies of the nation to concentration camps. Here is one of these wagons, they could vary in small details, depending on manufacturer and year of production. This one shown in German museum has marking of a car captured and used by Allies at the end of the WWII.
Some photos of "sprues" I dont have all of them finished yet, and I will add more during my progress (also pics of PE´s and decals)
Thank you for looking in
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This looks good I'm in.
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Hi VI, thank you for dropping in, you are very welcome. Update is coming soon
|Ron Lebert||11/02/2011 16:33:57|
2194 forum posts
You do such good work. Nice & crisp.
Following with great interest!
|Adam Kuller||11/02/2011 19:14:03|
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I'm very happy to see you are assembling this one--
The parts so far look just perfect +
Things are looking up for us having an accurate German boxcar now !
|Robin Buckland||11/02/2011 22:07:18|
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Something of a classic wagon. Nice to see you back to building one I'm another interested to see how this turns out.
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Ron, Adam, Robin, thank you for your kind comments guys. This is also about to create kinda building instructions, but I will make it quick and far behind Adam´s railcar masterpiece. To be honest I should have this build finished already, but busy things keep me away
Here are PE sheets and decals for the kit
This job is easy, once again it is very important to keep eye on right angle in any corner, also perfectly flat working surface is a need. Just small cleaning where connectors to feeders were placed - these sides will be turned to the floor anyway. I completed frame beams, dry-fitted in assembly slots first, because frame construction needs exactly the same length like floor sections glued together - these are different ones for outside and inside, both by two (if needed, the long beams can be set up by a little sanding) and finally I glued all together.
From brake sprue I cut out a hook spring, and glued in two short pieces of plastic rod. It will be glued between central beams and plastic rod will be used to connect it to both hooks. It is a simple thing to reduce shocks, when train starts moving.
More to follow soon.....
|Mark S||12/02/2011 00:08:54|
|10008 forum posts|
Wow, another classy build from Libor, I'm most definitely in for this one too Excellent start.
|Tony Dill 2||12/02/2011 06:17:48|
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Libor, this is going to b one of your masterpieces, and I look forward to a display of your skills.
|Collin Schmidt||12/02/2011 09:33:59|
|710 forum posts|
Good Luck with this one Libor! Will be watching
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