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      Started: 11-08-12 Build Revisions: Never  
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      I will show the build process for the Western Mountain Buckboard
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      The Western Mountain Buckboard is a historic and distinctly American vehicle and makes a splendid model. The buckboard originated in the mountainous areas of the north eastern states and the design moved west with pioneers and evolved into a pleasure and utility vehicle. The original versions were nothing more than a seat bolted to a long spring board attached to two axles. Over time, more refinements were added for pleasure and enjoyment. This model is an example of that evolution with the addition of the front spring and the rear Shuler Spring. The rear Shuler Spring combines the features of the helical coil and torsion spring enabling the vehicle to withstand the rigors of rough terrain due to its flexibility of design. This three point suspension concept was later adopted by the Model T automobile.


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  1. xken's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    David,

    Years ago I learned to "Never say never."

    Here all the rails have been added. The luggage rail being last.
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    This picture shows about the same stage with all the brass masters and using brass bolts and screws to hold things together.
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    Next will be a sequence in building the wheels. The wheel building fixture is provided in the kit.
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    This shows the start of the trimming of the laser cut spoke blanks.
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    Once all the spokes were trimmed the hub was indexed into the building fixture; the rim was registered on the pattern drawing and clamped in place to keep flat. The each spoke was inserted at an angle into the hub and then glued to the rim using a 1/64" spacer to center the spoke on the rim. Once all the spokes were glued CA was carefully added to the hub end of the spokes to assure a strong joint. The whole assembly was allowed to set before the clamps were removed.
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    Here the trimmed spokes are indexed and glued to the hub and rim. Then once the glue was set hand shaping of the spokes was started.
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    The stain on the spokes was used as reference guides while cutting the oval shape.
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    Ken


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    This shows the various stages of the wheel build.
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    This shows the finished carved and sanded wheel ready to be re-stained.
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    This shows the scallop cuts on the rim. There are many variations of these that were done regionally but my understanding is that these were intended to reduce the build up of mud that would be flung up while moving. No fenders on these.
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    This shows the truing up of the wheel angle relative to the ground. The wheel dish provided truss strength and the spokes carried the weight 90 degrees to the ground providing the greatest strength and durability.
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    This shows the finished wheels on the buckboard.
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    I will go back through and post random in process build pictures with the brass parts per Gus's request.

    Ken


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    Can I just say that looks buckin' awesome?
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    Impressive does not do justice to your skills..........I so look forward to ME kitting this little jewel......funny, was watching a Western this past weekend and I found myself looking hard @ every time there was a wagon in the shot, and the one most seen was the ever used Buckboard.
    Rick
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    Rick,

    I just finished sending all the plans and files to ME; now the ramp up to production should start.

    Ken


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    Here are a few random "In Progress" images per Gus's request.

    This shows the laser cut sheets of parts as received. The top is 1/16" and the bottom one is 3/32" thick.
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    This shows the finished model and the one in the foreground is the "Proof of Build" making sure all the wood and cast parts interface with each other as they were intended.
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    This shows the brass masters of the fifth wheel with the scratch built Article: Re: Western Buckboard build wood parts.
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    This is an overall underside view of the brass parts in place, note here I am using 00-90 Article: Re: Western Buckboard build hex bolts to hold everything together.
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    Another view of the assemble unit, these parts were then used to develop the CAD files.
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    This is a close up of the whip holder with the whip in it. The whip handle is 1/16' diameter.
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    Ken


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    Here is my first attempt at an isometric exploded view using CorelCAD. I must say it was a bit of a challenge learning how to do this on your own. One thing I did learn is that the only way to make 3D iso views into 2D images is to export as a PDF files then using "In Design" my daughter merged the layers to a 2D image and saved as a PDF. A new AutoCAD feature command is "Flatten" but so far I have not found this feature in CorelCAD. Below is a PDF file saved as a jpeg to post. This is Sheet 3 of the plans and the original is a ANSI size D 34" x 22".

    This old dog is still learning new tricks.

    Ken

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    Not bad at all Ken, you deserve TWO Beggin' Strips for that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spinellid82 View Post
    Not bad at all Ken, you deserve TWO Beggin' Strips for that!
    Imagine what he could do with opposing thumbs!
    Duke of Burl
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    With opposing thumbs I could make my own Beggin' Strips and as many I want. Just wish I had learned CAD years ago. I got the approval to move forward with the 1869 Allerton and have started drawing part files with what information I have already.

    Merry Christmas to all!

    Ken


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    Howdy Ken, just thought I would let you know I got a flyer today from ModelExpo and guess what was listed as a New Kit......yep.......MS6004 Buckboard Wagon. On sale too boot.......order to be plased ASAP.
    Rick
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    Rick,
    Yes great news I just got mine as well. Enjoy the build. Right now I am enjoying time with my 20 month old granddaughter who is just a bundle of energy and joy. I will be driving to the airport later this afternoon.

    Ken


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    Hello [B]xken[/B]
    I often visit the site "Scale Model Horse Drawn Vehicle Forum" and mainly the "Progression of a model" You have much success if going to publish your "step to step" in too ... I hope that seeing the quality of your presentation that motivate them to make better pictures of their work because it is a quality that fails.
    Bravo for this model. Thank You.
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    Gilles, I no longer post on that site since they started a Horse Drawn Forum on this site. They were neither friendly or helpful.

    Visit the Allerton build here if you wish to see the step by step build.

    Thank you for your kind words about the model.

    Ken


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    Good News the Western Buckboard kit is now shipping.

    Trailways & Battlefields: The First 40 Buckboard Wagons Have Shipped!

    Ken


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