Well I wasn’t happy with the way the boom came out so redid it then made the wheels for this build and for two more cars, 28 in all.
Here’s the old boom and then on to the new.
I cut grooves with the miter saw then glued it up.
Then got into wheel mod and built 28 wheels for this car and there is a car that follows the crane and gives it some where to lower the boom when traveling so will be making that.
I made the base for it when I cut out the crane so I guess you could say I’m building two cars at once..
Here’s a look at it.
Then may get around to the ballast gondola if I’m still in the train mod.
Now back to the wheels.
I drill from one side go almost all the way through then flip it over and finish the cut, this leaves part of the wood sticking out the bottom and easier to get with a pair a pliers.
I also try to make one cut as close to the other so the blade ends up with some clearance for the saw dust. You’ll be surprised how much this helps especially on the bigger wheels.
After drilling them all out and sanding them on the SS disk sander and wheel jig I got into glue up mod.
I put the guide wheel on an axle added glue to the wheel and placed it on the guide wheel then added some clamps and puller the axle out and on to the next.
I never thought much of these small plastic clamps but their great for this project.
Now just some shots of the rebuilt parts and wheels to get a look.
-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.