4400 Cab Windows

Discussion in '4-8-2 Mountain' started by dpeterson3, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. dpeterson3

    dpeterson3 Member

    Finally got back to working on my 4416 conversion. Have the running boards done, and the domes in. Next is the new cab. I have attached my cad drawings of the cab. I believe there should be windows on the back of the cab, but I am not sure how big to make them. Also, does anyone have suggestions of how to make the canvas covers for the windows?

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  2. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Daniel, my suggestion is to use toilet paper for the window shades. You can roll them up to show in the stowed position or cut a piece of card stock to show it deployed and cover with toilet paper.

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  4. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

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  5. WOW! Amazing picture Don.

    Daniel, for soft tarps and things like that. I use tissue paper like for wrapping a present. I make the approximate shape I want and soak it in diluted white glue.
    For rolled sunshades I would suggest making them a little over length, rolling them up and tying them. Soak, dry, paint and then trim to length when dry and solid. That works for any rolled tarps. To make a tarp over a load soak the tissue, drape over something interesting and let dry. It can be removed when dry to be painted. I usually dry brush a little of the high points to add the texture. So if it is a green canvas tarp, a little dry brush work with a light gray brings it to life.

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