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kcmtoys
Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2024 10:14:02 PM

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Here is a Talbert beam trailer I am building for my Superliner. Alost ready for paint.Whistle Cool


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It's looking good Ken!

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Looks good! That will be a nice combination!

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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2024 8:36:59 AM

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Thank you Clifton and Kerst, I appreciate the comments.Teeth
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2024 3:30:35 PM

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WOW!!!Great build Ken!!! Can't wait till it comes out of the paint shop!!

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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2024 5:21:18 PM

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Ken: Is that beam trailer made of brass? How did you do it(very slowly)? Craig
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2024 7:19:01 PM

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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 12:32:10 AM

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Thanks Dain and Q.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 1:20:16 AM

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Quinella wrote:
Ken: Is that beam trailer made of brass? How did you do it(very slowly)? Craig


Pay attention Q! I started with a Diecast Masters XL lowboy trailer deck (the flat deck with the out-rigger boards) and cut the outer areas off the main center section (frame) and machined ( filed, sanded) the outer sides smooth. I cut the length to 5 1/4 inches (21 scale foot). That is the usual size of a beam in the 80's. I cut the front off a Conrad Talbert lowboy off, machined (filed) and attached that to the front of the frame with two 080 brass screws and JB weld. I added four pieces of 1/4 in. wide brass strips (Special Shapes .082 thick I believe) the length of the frame for the top and bottom rails. I clamped the brass strips to the frame, drilled, tapped, and inserted 080 brass bolts in three locations on each of the brass strips. I cut the bolts flush and filed smooth. A little body putty might be needed around the bolt holes. I tried gluing the strips on with epoxy glue, that failed and they all came off. On the back I drilled a hole in the rear cross member, machined a horizontal slot in the Conrad rear deck for the beam to fit, drilled and tapped a 1-72 hole in the rear deck and attached with a steel 1-72 button head screw. That way the beam and rear deck can be painted separately and then assembled. In the front, between the first two cross members I cut and installed a piece of brass flush with the L and R brass rails. I cut the plastic vertical pin off the piece in the bottom of the neck that holds it to the deck. I drilled a 1-72 hole where the plastic pin was. I had soldered a small 1/8 brass piece on the bottom of the brass plate where the pin hole was going to be located. I drilled a hole in the brass plate matching the hole in the plastic holding plate, tapped, and attached with a 1-72 steel button head screw. I am waiting for some D-Rings to come for the sides, paint, and install a couple of marker lights. To do this again, I would prime and paint just the inside between the cross members before installing the brass strips. This would make it a lot easier to paint (the outside only) when it is finished. Whistle d'oh! Teeth
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 2:44:24 PM

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Those are 2 of my go to bolts you used Ken!! I generally use 00-90, 0-80 and 1-72 myself as well as 00 and 0 brass rod as well as 1 brass rod!! I have both taps and dies in both RH and LH for those sizes too!!

Dain

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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 7:03:48 PM

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dain555 wrote:
Those are 2 of my go to bolts you used Ken!! I generally use 00-90, 0-80 and 1-72 myself as well as 00 and 0 brass rod as well as 1 brass rod!! I have both taps and dies in both RH and LH for those sizes too!!


I use a lot of the button head (needs a small allan wrench) screws too besides the brass bolts and screws. I buy nearly all of them from Micro Fasteners.
https://www.microfasteners.com/
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kcmtoys wrote:
dain555 wrote:
Those are 2 of my go to bolts you used Ken!! I generally use 00-90, 0-80 and 1-72 myself as well as 00 and 0 brass rod as well as 1 brass rod!! I have both taps and dies in both RH and LH for those sizes too!!


I use a lot of the button head (needs a small allan wrench) screws too besides the brass bolts and screws. I buy nearly all of them from Micro Fasteners.
https://www.microfasteners.com/


I always get my bolts and nuts from them!! They have the best prices, I do get my rod from either Hobbylinc.com or Micromark.com!!

Dain

I'm a kid at heart, so I will play with any model construction vehicle from 1:87 scale to 1:1 scale!!!!

Age is a state of time NOT a state of mind!!
kcmtoys
Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 3:14:13 PM

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dain555 wrote:
kcmtoys wrote:
dain555 wrote:
Those are 2 of my go to bolts you used Ken!! I generally use 00-90, 0-80 and 1-72 myself as well as 00 and 0 brass rod as well as 1 brass rod!! I have both taps and dies in both RH and LH for those sizes too!!


I use a lot of the button head (needs a small allan wrench) screws too besides the brass bolts and screws. I buy nearly all of them from Micro Fasteners.
https://www.microfasteners.com/


I always get my bolts and nuts from them!! They have the best prices, I do get my rod from either Hobbylinc.com or Micromark.com!!


I buy my brass from K&S Metals, they also have display in most hobby shops and a lot of hardware stores. They supply most other outlets. Amazon carries their brass also.

https://ksmetals.com/
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 11:52:35 PM
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kcmtoys wrote:
Here is a Talbert beam trailer I am building for my Superliner. Alost ready for paint.Whistle Cool


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As always another fantastic job!
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2024 2:49:21 PM

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Thanks Gregg, I appreciate the comments.
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2024 6:27:14 PM

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Looks really good, loaded with that Fiat-Allis.Applause
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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2024 1:00:48 AM

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Thank you modelmaniac, I appreciate the comments.
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2024 6:18:00 PM
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Nice work Ken!
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Nice work Ken!
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2024 3:10:07 PM

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