2016-02.2: Installing freight car brake rigging-1

12 Feb 2016

TMTV
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28:57 - Feb 2016 Act II - Underbody brake rigging: 1 (2016)
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A TrainMasters TV exclusive series. Trevor Marshall hosts, with techniques for super-detailing, painting and weathering locomotives and rolling stock from award-winning modelers across North America.  In this episode, professional modeler Pierre Oliver shares his techniques for adding detailed brake rigging to freight car underframes.  Part one of two. Click here to watch part 2.

Also in act II, Lionel Strang goes to one of his favorite model train events and tries to find out which show he’s actually attending!

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Comments

As someone who does know what all that stuf is and what it does, you are off to a good start. I'm looking forward to seeing the next installment. Now, if only they had these parts in N-Scale.

Tim Rumph

~~Bob Leonard suggested I join TMTV.  I am so glad to have this resource.  The photography was good and the explanation was clear.  I enjoy the modeling but I am still a little intimidated by the prospect of making a mistake.  I know, it’s all fun but there is a lot to learn. Like any new start, a little hand here and there is a great motivator.  You hit the spot.  Thanks Trevor and Pierre.  I have to get back to my caboose.  It might roll free.  No brakes you know.

Fascinating that someone would go to this amount of work for something that typically is not very visible especially once everything is painted the same colour.

I would also like to see someone tackle this in n scale - mind you some of the detail would simply not be visible at that scale such as the brackets.

Never mind, should have watched the first part to begin with. Thanks, great work.

LD

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Hi "Tranquilgarden"... 

"Fascinating that someone would go to this amount of work for something that typically is not very visible especially once everything is painted the same colour."

That's the great thing about this hobby, is'nt it? Some people love doing this type of stuff - others hate it. But lots of people do love doing it - witness the growing popularity of RPM meets. We cover processes like brake rigging for those who want to improve their modeling - even on things that may not be seen on an operating layout - because we know there's a lot of interest in this type of modeling.

From personal experience, I know that whether one can see these details depends on many factors, including layout height and how one weathers the rolling stock. Since many people are building multi-deck layouts, this work is often right in one's face on the upper deck. It also shows up in photography. And there's always the answer "I do it because it's there"...

Cheers!

- Trevor

Can you tell me who makes the drill chuck you were using on the dremel tool that accepts #79 or #80 drill bits. I'm having a hard time finding a quality product,

 I've called dremel and they tell me they do not make such a chuck???  Please help...thank you.

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Can you tell me who makes the drill chuck you were using on the dremel tool that accepts #79 or #80 drill bits. I'm having a hard time finding a quality product,

I asked Pierre and he says he uses one of these:

https://www.dremel.com/en_US/products/-/show-product/accessories/4486-dremel-chuck

Note that the diameter of the drill shank is much larger than the body of #80 tip.

I mentioned that it was impressive that it would hold such a small bit.  His response; "Your results may vary."   :)

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There is also this chuck from Micro-Mark that's something of a "universal shank" drill chuck. It has a set screw that lets it be attached to a great variety of shafts.

https://www.micromark.com/Drill-Chuck-For-Ultra-Tech-Precision-Power-Scr...

It says: Chuck capacity 1/64 inch to 1/8 inch. That means what sized shaft it will fit. The chuck itself will handle drill bits from #60 to #80.