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Round House Smoke Jacks
Posted by mecrr On 09/15/2020 At 5:23:57 PM
Below are three photos of a smoke jack on my my Model Masterpieces Round house. I am trying to determine if the slanted cover should point toward the back or toward the center cupola. Second photo shows pointing towards cupola and third toward the back. Any suggestions as pictures of this appear to be rare
David
PS, yah, I know the fan needs to be weathered








small office
Posted by deemery On 09/14/2020 At 10:05:45 AM
I'm scratchbuilding a small (lawyer's?) office based on this photograph.


The big challenge will be those center Ionic columns (with scroll ends on either side.

dave
Gallows turntable instructions
Posted by eaglehook159 On 09/09/2020 At 1:16:00 PM
Hello, I recently bought a Model Masterpiece D&RG gallows turntable and the instructions were missing I am hoping to get a copy of the instructions,drawings,plans etc. If anyone can help me out with this problem I would be so grateful. Of course I will pay for postage,copying costs. Dave
Chesapeake & Ohio Combination Office & Depot Build
Posted by Carl B On 09/08/2020 At 07:17:14 AM
Onto the next post...
Started a new kit
Posted by jaynjay On 08/30/2020 At 09:26:28 AM
I think I bought this on eBay; don't remember. It is The Crystal Ice Platform by Frenchie Gratts. Never heard of Frenchie Gratts; but I have definitely bought one of his kits years ago. It's a nice looking kit, complete with precut pieces of wood, glass inserts for the windows, etc. The main reason I would have liked to have purchased this kit years ago is the instructions. Included with the kit is a 62-page, spiral bound, hold-your-hand walkthrough of the complete construction, with color photos of every step taken. This would have certainly built my confidence level up earlier so I could have taken on the "yellow boxes" much earlier than I did. Frenchie Gratts kits are hard to find; but they would make an excellent gift to anyone wanting to build a basswood kit.

Louís Logging Split Camp Store
Posted by desertdrover On 08/29/2020 At 2:51:58 PM
I found this picture on the internet of a split camp store being transported to a new location on flatcars, and was inspired to build a model of one for my L&R Logging Railroad.
Below you can see the picture of the split camp store halves, front and rear sections, on flatcars, that I will be placing onto Kadee type Truss Log Cars #103, also pictured.





Some Flatcar history:
Flatcars are the very type ever employed by the railroad industry. The car predates common-carrier railroads themselves by first being used in the mid-1820s to haul large stones in New England. This was followed shortly thereafter by the Granite Railway of Massachusetts (our nation's very first railroad), which placed the first flatcar into service during 1826. This system, just 2 miles in length, was designed by Gridley Bryant according to the book, "The American Railroad Freight Car," by John White, Jr, and based from British operations at the time. Throughout the mid-19th century the design remained virtually unchanged thanks to its redundant, flat deck layout allowing it to handle numerous commodities. Flatcars are used for loads that are too large or cumbersome to load in enclosed cars such as boxcars.
The definition of the flatcar is rather self-explanatory, a basic design consisting of a flat, horizontal surface (deck) that usually is equipped with standard two two-axle trucks to transport any type of cargo capable of withstanding any type of weather condition during its trip. The basic flatcar can haul anything from Logging operations, farm equipment, and containers to industrial parts and even rails. Its flexibility and redundancy has nearly always made the car desirable by railroads. As a result its general shape and design changed little for more than a century. The first known use of a flatcar occurred on America's first operational railroad, the Granite Railway of Quincy, Massachusetts. This horse and mule-powered operation began service in 1826 to handle large chunks of granite from a quarry to the Neponset River using a wooden-railed right-of-way (later replaced with iron).
Camp Store Use History:
Loggers went to the general store at the logging camps to buy most of their food, and other supplies. Items for sale in the camp store included canned food, glassware and dishes, sugar, coffee, molasses, mackerel, herring, rope, blasting powder, nails, crackers, boots and shoes, socks, domestics, locks, hatchets, and screws among many other things.

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I bought my first HO model train set when I was 12 years old, had it on lay-away at G&G Model Shop in the Village, Houston, Texas. I have loved trains all my life. My Grandfather worked the old Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RR (with John Luther Jones), I.C., Gulf Division, L&N and retired off the MoPac. He and his half brother owned the Louisiana Southern RR, which ran through the truck farms in Barataria. He had box cars loaded under guard (holding Thompson Sub-machine guns.) My mother went once and it never occurred to her, veggies need no guard, but Hooch does.
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