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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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Just became a member of this Forum. Thought I'd encourage others viewing the Guestbook to join in on the great conversations going on here. With that I'll leave you with a link to a video of my Garden Railroad Layout in action.

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 Posted By: Skip 
Although I model in HO, to this day I often refer to your book
HO Narrow Gauge Railroad you can build. It was published in Model Railroader magazine. One question I do have is quite a few of the figures you use in the book appear to be hand made. For years I have been searching for them with negative luck. Are they formed by hand and if so, how did you accomplish it ? Is there a book on the marked explaining the procedure ? Thank you for any information you can offer.
Skip
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Stumbled on this site while looking for a G scsale steam shovel- Interesting find...
Member: Rusty Rails & Rotten Ties Garden Railroad Club, and LargeScaleCentral among others
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 Posted By: Bill Reid 
I'm always amazed by how fantastic this site is! The creativity is astonishing and It's my #1 source for finding ideas. (I will confess that before retiring I often dropped by without signing in.... Has my memory failed or did the posting allow printing at one time?)
Thanks to all of you for sharing your ideas and talents!
Bill
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I am looking for information on using disc magnets for uncoupling Kadee couplers for S gauge trains. Can anyone here help me?
Thanks
Ray
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