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Schwere Plattformwagon Type SSyms 80
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Posted: Friday, February 04, 2011 - 04:30 PM UTC
hi guys here's my new project platformwagon from trumpeter..might do a big project on this one..cause there are a lot of possible scene i can do.. here are some WIP pictures.. enjoy viewing.







dry fitted the whole structure..looks good from here..well the ramp detial wasn't clearly stated how they go together..i did a guess work with the platformbed and ramp assembly..









the bed is kind of low in the middle..must be due to load bearing area in the middle..right now i inverted the assembly and placed bricks in the middle to reduced the 'depression' in the middle.







comments and suggestions are welcome..thank you.

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Posted: Friday, February 04, 2011 - 05:36 PM UTC
Hi Ed,

The flatcar is coming along nicely. You do great work with armor!

Interested in reviewing this model?
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Posted: Saturday, February 05, 2011 - 07:19 PM UTC
thank you..JPTRR Frederick..the building stage was easy..the undercarriage was lacking details..would be nice to have the hoses and bars underneath. the whole structure looks good on all 4 sides.

weight of the bricks to level the top surface of the bed.






thanks again..
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Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 02:19 AM UTC
..more WIP pictures..

just a light automotive paint will do...





and here's the blacked-out flatcar and ramp...













comments and suggestions are welcome..
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Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 07:16 AM UTC
Hi Ed,
nice work, I love your painting job on the tank, it is gonna be a cracking dio.
According to your pictures I am just very confused about the wagon itself. For some reason I was doing deep research for SSym wagon last year, but that all looks very different from Trumpeter´s model
Cheers
Libor
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Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 03:14 PM UTC
hi there Libor, here are some pictures i gathered from my search..i found this on Panzer colors book.





yes definitely a dio..i
ll be getting my hands busy on another Tiger..a Flakvierling and added details. comments and suggestions are welcome. thanks everyone.
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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 - 04:29 AM UTC
Hi Ed,
these are nice pics. It is not easy to find much about these wagons. But they show well some differencies I had in my mind. The buffers in the kit look too big, you can notice bearing housings are kinda strange, their springs should be slightly rounded, brake blocks too low, so they could not work properly, they also seem to be too big - or could be the wheels be too small, but thick? Hard to judge from pictures, but it looks Trumpy did not do very good job here. It is pity, for that money we should get better made kit, what you think? I mean these things wont bring down any nice dio with tiger loaded and so, but for railway enthusiasts can be these mistakes very frustrating. Anyway, that is about the kit - I am looking forward to see your work here progressing, your plans sound just great
Cheers
Libor
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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 - 02:58 PM UTC
hi Libor, you were right about the details..and i'm new in this area..hehehe..well..can;t keep a good project down..i'll still do this and you can check my progress. one question how do you connect two cars..do i have to use the hooks and attachment ring provided by the kit.? and connect the pressure hoses together? are those brake hoses? more WIP pictures...





the 'coal car' and 'flat car'..!!!!!





more to follow...thanks for you comments...enjoy viewing. Ed
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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 - 03:16 PM UTC
more pictures:

painted with decals...





be careful with the decals...too thin and can easily get messy when applying to surface. i used clear gloss as applicator and closing it with clear gloss..take note..must be diluted with water.





the ramp..





the flatcar itself was easy to build..simplified assembly and no problem attaching them together.



underneath no complex sub assemblies such as brakes system..tubings and mechanical parts..



comments and suggestions are welcome..enjoy viewing.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 - 10:02 PM UTC
Hi Ed,
right so. To connect them together, just drop one coupler stirrup over the hook of the other car. Then its screwing lever should be faced down and hung. Some cars had holder for it to fix it in position - see the picture - but this is not this case. Just the buffers - even bigger than I thought



The hoses are for brake air line, earlier for my dio I used these flexible - made from tiny cable plastic isolation, which allowed to connect them together as well
Looking good - keep it coming. Here is a couple of pictures
http://www.modellboard.net/index.php?topic=35570.0
Cheers
Libor
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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 - 07:37 PM UTC
You could always replace the buffers with aftermarket items. They are not very expensive and actually work as the originals did with springs in them.
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Posted: Friday, May 06, 2011 - 01:11 AM UTC
thanks guys for the tip..here's what i'm planning to build...









got the idea from a box art ..well there maybe changes while i'm building..comments and suggestions are welcome.
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Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 03:34 PM UTC
This is great stuff Ed! When can we expect an update?
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Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 12:13 AM UTC
thanks guys..latest on the tracks. added extras like gravel and wooden base on the original ground works...







painting and getting color right could be a tricky...


using wood glue and left over gravel makes a good bedding for the tracks.




comments and suggestions are welcome thanks everyone.

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Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 03:26 PM UTC
looks better with the new wooden base and ground works...



















figures and other details to follow. comments and suggestions are welcome..thanks all.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 07:34 PM UTC
done with the details on the platform-wagon and panther...















thanks all.