Frame construction jig.
To All Members:
This post is to notify everyone on the list that we are offering
assembly jigs for the F&CC box car project. The jigs assist the
builder in making sure the underframe is square and level during
assembly, and they provide proper spacing of the longitudinal sills
and needle beams. Pictures of the jigs can be seen in the "Files"
section of this group under "Frame_Jigs". Vance Bass assembled the
underframe shown in the pictures with wood from the local hobby shop.
He cut, glued, and assembled the frame in under 10 minutes.
The jigs are designed to allow the modeler to build either a
"scale" underframe using 1/4" and 3/16" strip wood, or a "budget"
underframe using all 1/4" wood. The jigs can be used to build either
the F&CC box car or an F&CC 30' flat car simply by rotating the jigs
end for end. The only difference is the spacing of the needle beams
from the end sills. There is a ledge to hold the needle beams in
place so they, too, will be properly spaced and perpendicular to the
Vance Bass designed the jigs, and has graciously allowed us to
market them. They are made of 1/8" baltic birch plywood, and press
fit together. They are available from Fall River Productions for
$20.00 per set (two jigs) plus &4.50 for shipping. If you would like
to order a set, or need more information, please contact us off line
Fall River Productions