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BIS C&S water tank for HOn3
Posted by Graffen On 04/04/2020 At 08:42:28 AM
Hi all.
I just built this.


Limited edition kit #168.


I've had it for a very long time, and each time I looked at the manual, I just put it away again...
The big issue was the tapered tank and the bands.
I just bit the bullet now and built it!
The base was rather easy to build.


To solve the tapering of the scale 8"x 2" planks, I made a fixture in my 3D printer.


The planks was to be reduced by 1/64" on one end... So a good fixture was crucial.


I taped the planks before removing them from the fixture. That's so I didn't mix the small and big ends.


I stained them while taped.


The wood was then glued to the cardboard tank base.

I only had to trim some of them to get good vertical alignment.

Finished tank:








All in all a very nice kit.
ROUND BARNS
Posted by hairball On 03/27/2020 At 1:16:16 PM
At one time I was looking into building a round barn or an 8 sided wood or stone barn. Searching using google turned up more examples that I thought would have existed. Apparently they are most popular in Penn.

So spotted this build on ebay and thought I would share it in scratch building section.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/392739963830

mike lynch HAIRBALL
G. BILYOU o scale scratch build
Posted by hairball On 03/24/2020 At 10:25:34 AM
This is a creation of G. BILYOU......HARNESS REPAIRS & DUCK DECOYS.

link to description and pictures

http://modelersforum.com/index.php?topic=4778.0

mike lynch MADMIKE3434...now..HAIRBALL
THE GRAND STATION O scale scratched
Posted by hairball On 03/24/2020 At 12:25:26 AM
http://modelersforum.com/index.php?topic=4824.0

One of my more challenging O scale scratch builds having only the front wall view to go by.

Usually I will build something again to see if I could improve upon it. Got sold right after it was finished and shipped to Schenectady NY layout

mike lynch MADMIKE3434 HAIRBALL
tom yorke o scale elevated wslc cookhouse
Posted by hairball On 03/23/2020 At 09:26:21 AM
http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?PHPSESSID=t1vn2qaikl4bceduakam0dkdv6&topic=1263.0

above is a link to a tom yorke o scale WSLC cookhouse, specifically the REYNOLDS CAMP.

I built it once sitting on the ground as stock , then had the idea, why not raise this up onto a deck against a hillside. I built a few variations on this as shown.

Walls are USA Gypsum hydrocal white, windows grandt line, wood decking northeastern scale lumber. Wood colouring done with FIEBINGS leather dye USMC black and 99% pure isopropanol alcohol.

mike lynch....madmike3434 HAIRBALL
ROAD KILL DINER IN O SCALE
Posted by hairball On 03/22/2020 At 6:15:56 PM
http://modelersforum.com/index.php?topic=4841.0

this is model of a diner I built scratch using a Bachmann ON30 scale dining car. I enjoyed building this one and coming up with the name.

Some whacko once took offense at the font I used on the diner.

mike lynch
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 Posted By: Kenneth Haan 
Most interesting site, I shall, when my web site comes back on line to place a link to here.

Since 1983 I have sold many kits to many satified cusomters, however due to the tough economic times and the deluge of modeling equipment dumped onto the modeling market, most customers cannot make up their mind as what to buy and purchase nothing.

Remember when, Mr. Athearn and his company would announce a new car type about once each year. The new car would be manufactured in ten road names and priced within the means of common modelers.

Now everybody in the marketplace is scrambling to put out as much and more than the buying public can swallow. Note as well the great number of model railroad stores simply throwing in the towel and exiting the business as too highly competitive and or too much to keep in their modest inventory.

Worse, is the way companies do business, buying a lump trailer full of trains and once sold or out of parts to maintain them, they say to the customer, "That's Tough!"

My business too feels the crunch, and mattering on this year's sales figures will make our mind as to remaining in business or slipping from sight.
Signed: 4/15/2008 7:13:20 AM
 Posted By: Douglas K. Lee 
Hello, I was introduced to this forum by a friend. I have recently come across many interesting items, that I am hoping someone out there can help me with. original plans and scale drawings for a stream line scale type elect. train submitted to Lewis marx in 1950, I also have #1 produced still in the box. #32250 I am looking for some direction. any comments or suggestions would be helpful.
Thanks, Douglas K. Lee
Signed: 3/21/2008 10:26:10 AM
 Posted By: RAYMOND 
I am new member, I was wondering if there is anyone out their that knows the section station alone the railway during the years of 1942 thru 1960 Flagstaff, Williams, Ash Fork, Seligmen, For I lived on some of those section station but have forgotten the distences from the small towns where these station were located. If anyone knows where these station where at and the distences, please write to me at ray_acosta@q.com or jraycost@gmail.com, thanks.
Signed: 2/9/2008 7:17:56 PM
 Posted By: Tom Ebert 
This is the second or third time I've visited the site. Its very good and I've enjoyed reading through many of the posts. Unfortunately I do NOT have high speed internet at home, so don't spend alot of time (1/2 of the week) on the net. When I am down near work I do.
I am building the Cascade Div GN prototype in HO scale between Skykomish and Appleyard (Wenatchee) Wa. Time stopped in the fall of 1953.
Thanks again for the site.
Tom Ebert
Signed: 2/4/2008 9:35:16 AM
 Posted By: Tom Russell 
I need information on a Tortoise switch machine. The switch runs on DC current. Can I also attach AC current for the frog?
Signed: 12/26/2007 11:33:41 AM
 Posted By: Stan Rosskamp 
Just interested in viewing.
Signed: 12/12/2007 10:14:42 AM
 Posted By: Michael 
Greetings from Germany to the N-Gauge fans in U.S.:

Administrative Edit: the attached photo had to be deleted because of file size restrictions and complications with home page/Guestbook spacing.

Photo shows "modified" Arnold BR 95 in 1:160 which is surely 20 years old.
Signed: 12/9/2007 11:29:33 PM
 Posted By: Richard Neil 
This is so cool I'm amazed!! My Grandpa loves anything to do with trains could u just see me making something for him..That would be cool maybe I can I love to build I make balsa stick planes and jets alot of work and patience this site is awesome!!!!!!!My mom's friend turned us on to it thanks Kevin.
Signed: 11/7/2007 4:43:34 PM
 Posted By: Francesca Neil 
Hello all , Well my Friend Kevin O'neil turned me on to this site and I am simply amazed...Iv'e been checking things out for hours now and I wonder if this is something to get my son 18yrs into? he loves building balsa jets etc.....each jet is about 3' and alot of work and he is so paitent but this is all so awesome.He has always payed attn to detail and is very Art talented... I would love to see him with a great passion he has seen the work and is intrested so any input is great. To have such a passion and love for something is a true gift and I think you are all wonderful talented people to have a dream and follow with it I give you all alot of respect..Once again I'm enjoying this site so much your all awesome people. Fran
Signed: 11/7/2007 11:25:02 AM
 Posted By: Chris Hollingshead 
This was my grandfather's business. I worked there with him as a child. Thanks for posting the pictures.
Signed: 9/21/2007 10:24:24 PM
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