[WIP] Lionel J-38


#21

Go for it, you’ve come this far :smiley:

I see what you mean about the l underside logo to trace too, the ones I saw were either very blurred or the photo orientation were just wrong to trace as accurately as you seem to be wanting. I’m sure you’ll overcome it though.


#22

the gauge should be based on wire size in increments of .013 inch…

it was common practice to have ‘in-house’ pitches when companies made their own…

john


#23

Continuing the AR theme, :smiley: , the oval base was die cast. It’ll be east enough to add the ejector pin marks on the underside but I wonder how best to add the part line that goes across the casting just forward of the binding posts.Just kidding. I don’t think I’ll bother.


#24

All that’s left are the screw threads.

Lionel Corporation had different dies for the Bakelite base plates. One version is extremely rare and has the L engraved into one of the ejector pins so it shows as below.

All of them have the Lionel logo and name on the cast metal oval.