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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:19 pm 
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Greetings to all…

I have always admired the zinnfiguren flats of the German train “Adler”…and knew one day I wanted to build my own “simplified” version…

Here’s a link about the actual train…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adler_(locomotive)

You can see the train flats on Antoinette’s Christmas Mantle… http://antoinettestockenberg.com/LargeMantel12_05.htm

The first picture below is the image I used to draw patterns for the basic forms…forum member, Lynn, also sent me excellent close up photos of the train flats she has…

The next drawings are of the basic form for the locomotive and tender plus the engineer and fireman…a pattern for the open car and the coach car will be posted later…

My “simplified” version has turned out to be “less simplified” that I though…there are a lot of tiny cardboard detail parts to figure out, cut to fit and attach to the basic cardboard cutout forms so I won’t be able to provide patterns for them…

I’ll be updating this topic as the build continues…

My very best regard…

Howard…


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:06 am 
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This will be an incredible project Howard. I am excited to see it in its full glory sir! :mrgreen:

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update...10-30-2018...

making a little progress...here are most of the major parts for the locomotive and tender...i'm still waiting for the laser cut 5/8" diameter and 1" diameter spoke wheels to arrive...all the parts shown may not make sense right now but will when assembled...

my very best regards...

howard...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:09 am 
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Wow Howard, that's a lot of complex parts! I know it's gonna look great though! :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:49 pm 
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I look at all those tiny pieces you cut with an exacto knife!! Supper job!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:57 am 
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Lynn wrote:
I look at all those tiny pieces you cut with an exacto knife!! Super job!!!

Yes, Lynn...lots of little parts...not really as difficult as they may look...just takes time and a sharp blade...but remember...you only see the ones that i cut out correctly...not the ones i had to make over and over to get right... :lol:

earlier i mentioned a "simplified" version of the train...well, as luck would have it...i found another picture on the internet of a "greatly simplified" vintage flat...wish is had found this one first!...see the image below...

howard...


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update...11-02-2018...

while waiting for the laser cut spoke wheels to arrive, i'm pushing ahead on the two passenger cars...see the pattern for the basic form and a picture of the parts i've made so far...still a "work in progress"...the people will be painted and then glued in place...the black piece with holes and the lighter blue rectangle make up the coach car windows...

howard...


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:56 am 
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Howard the more detailed version will be worth the extra effort and time!! These prices are coming out beautiful!! Truly a labor of live.


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update...11-07-2018...

still waiting for the wheels to arrive...so time to work on the two bases...there are four parts per base...cardboard base, wood brace (a long fireplace match), cardboard rail and cardboard crossties (two layers of cereal box cardboard laminated together)...

i plan to mask off areas of the parts with blue painter's tape so i can paint them more easily, then glue together and finish the painting after assembly...

howard...


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What a phenomenal project! I love all the detail you put in. It's wonderful to watch the process.

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