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Chicagoland 2019 Minikit


Eric Hansmann
 

Your secret is safe with me, Bob.

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chapman
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 12:06 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Chicagoland 2019 Minikit

 

Eric H asks: What Carmer hardware used?

 

Eric -- This is one of those "don't try this at home" answers. Lacking a clear proto photo of the Carmer, I used what I had -- Yarmouth's #400.

 

Regards,

Bob Chapman

 


Bob Chapman
 

Eric H asks: What Carmer hardware used?

Eric -- This is one of those "don't try this at home" answers. Lacking a clear proto photo of the Carmer, I used what I had -- Yarmouth's #400.

Regards,
Bob Chapman
 


gtws00
 

That’s a really great looking build. Well done! Nice to see another one all built and weathered up.
Thanks for sharing
George Toman


Clark Propst
 

You went the extra mile on this one Bob. Weathering is superb.

Clark Propst

 

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Eric Hansmann
 

Another great looking model, Bob! Nice work.

 

What did you use for the Carmer uncoupling hardware?

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chapman
Sent: Sunday, November 15, 2020 12:07 PM
To: STMFC E-List <main@Realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Chicagoland 2019 Minikit

 

It seemed appropriate to work on Chicagoland’s 2019 Minikit the weekend of this year’s scheduled event. A thanks to George Toman, Lester Breuer, and John Golden, whose earlier posts offered inspiration and useful tips. My effort mostly followed the basic Chicagoland instructions, with a few exceptions.

 

Chicagoland supplied resin diagonal corner braces in two different widths (.040” and .060”) for top and bottom, while prototype photos show a consistent width of about .060”; I substituted .010” x .060” styrene strip for the cast resin braces. Accurail’s outside-brace members are channels vs. the prototype’s Z-members; following George’s lead, I added .010” x .040” styrene strips atop the channels (yes, Accurail’s riveted bottom flanges face the wrong way on the verticals, but a small price for those neat Z-shadows like George’s). Weathering is a combination of washes, powders, and pencils.     

 

Regards,

Bob Chapman

 


Tom Madden
 

Beautiful work, as always, Bob. And the resin castings and decals are available as a mini-kit from Resin Car Works:
http://resincarworks.com/decals_parts.htm

Tom Madden


Paul Doggett
 

Bob 

that’s a great looking car.

Paul Doggett 


Lester Breuer
 

Bob another fine build.  Nice weathering.
Lester Breuer


James Brewer
 

Great looking car Bob!  Love the weathering.

Jim Brewer


Bob Chapman
 

It seemed appropriate to work on Chicagoland’s 2019 Minikit the weekend of this year’s scheduled event. A thanks to George Toman, Lester Breuer, and John Golden, whose earlier posts offered inspiration and useful tips. My effort mostly followed the basic Chicagoland instructions, with a few exceptions.
 
Chicagoland supplied resin diagonal corner braces in two different widths (.040” and .060”) for top and bottom, while prototype photos show a consistent width of about .060”; I substituted .010” x .060” styrene strip for the cast resin braces. Accurail’s outside-brace members are channels vs. the prototype’s Z-members; following George’s lead, I added .010” x .040” styrene strips atop the channels (yes, Accurail’s riveted bottom flanges face the wrong way on the verticals, but a small price for those neat Z-shadows like George’s). Weathering is a combination of washes, powders, and pencils.     
 
Regards,
Bob Chapman