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Topic: snowplow
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Joined: Apr 4, 2011
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posted on May 7, 2019 06:40 PM:
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I picked up this brass snowplow that needs a little TLC.

The cupola on this model is soldered to the top of the snowplow with just the flat roof showing in the cab area.

I want to add detail to the cab area so the first thing to do was to remove the cupola and the roof section.

I put the roof section up on the mill and cut out the area for the cab.

I also had to cut out that area in the snowplow.

Then I cut out a piece of sheet brass to make the cab area out of.

The sides are bent up on this piece to to make the floor and sides of the cab.

The high end of the plow extends into the area of the cab.

So the front corners of the cab floor had to be cut back and a pie shaped piece of brass is soldered into the corners.
The floor section is then soldered into the hole in the roof section.

Instead of soldering the cupola back onto the roof section, I soldered two tabs inside it that have a threaded hole in them.
Then I drilled two holes in the roof section so the cupola can now be fasten to the top of the roof section with two small screws.

Controls and gauges are added to the cab area.

Two seats are also added to the cab area.

This is how the new cab area looks when assembled.

The model is cleaned up with trucks and couplers added.



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