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UKGuy
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Posted - 02/22/2010 :  6:10:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Pat, sorry we 'cross-posted'...

the garage layout was just for Mums visit last year really and to make use of all the HO stuff I had taking up space rather than just let it sit in drawers. That thing hasnt been touched in almost a year, except when I open the truck door too wide and bump against it, or, I need somewhere to put down a tool, paintcan, junk, some 2x4's.

Darkside ??? I consider it from the opposite perspective in that "I have seen the light !!"

HO isnt abandoned completely though, and then there is always Nn3......

Thanks for the post I have missed your inputs.

Karl.



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UKGuy
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Posted - 02/22/2010 :  6:12:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Peter, I hope so too.

Karl.A



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Mario Rapinett
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Posted - 02/22/2010 :  6:16:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Karl

For a little more inspiration, I added a few pics at the bottom page of this link

cheers mate

http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_brian_nolan.html



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UKGuy
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Posted - 02/22/2010 :  6:36:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks very much Mario,

every time I visit your site I get lost (in a good way) for about two hours. The time flies, the models/photography draw me in and I always find something new and interesting. Brians work will certainly give me some ideas and inspiration, as it always does. Thanks for adding the pics.

Karl.A



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 02/22/2010 :  7:05:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great addition, Mario. This dio was a great build, and this is indeed a good inspiration for those building the SW boiler house.



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Bbags
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Posted - 02/22/2010 :  7:42:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl,
Looks good and should be an interesting build.

I hope to learn at least one new technique from you along the way.



John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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silveradonorthern
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Posted - 02/22/2010 :  8:41:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Michael, send the cheque and join me, you wont be disapointed


Ah Karl...if it was but that easy. Right now I'm hip deep in my Steve Pettit style Engine House build and want to keep going on it. You are right about not being dissapointed with a SWSM kit.


Michael

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rtbaron
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Posted - 02/22/2010 :  8:48:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I completed this kit a few years ago and it was my first real kit. Was happy with the results and might go back at some time to do more details. Brett did a great job with the instructions. I would however leave some exterior access to the belt drive system to drive some other future equipment.

















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UKGuy
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Posted - 02/22/2010 :  9:06:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Terrific looking build Richard, thanks for posting the pics.

I do have ideas for the 'drive' but I need some more research before that is finalised. Thanks for the heads up I will keep it in mind.

Karl.A



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 02/23/2010 :  08:44:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl

So are going to soak the wood like Rick suggested or are you going to stain it a different way?

I bought this kit awhile back for a friend of mine.
Maybe I should get another one and work along with you!!

Jerry


Jerry

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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/23/2010 :  08:49:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl,

Looking at those closeups of the detail parts I'm amazed at their 'crispness' and lack of flash. Have fun painted all of them!


Bruce

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MikeC
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Posted - 02/23/2010 :  10:13:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl, I know you will do your usual outstanding job with this kit. What I can't get past is the drawing (on pg. 1) under the boiler castings. What an incredible detail drawing!

Well, I'm looking forward to following your progress on this.





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UKGuy
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Posted - 02/23/2010 :  10:43:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I'm not sure on the finish yet Jerry, it would be great to have you (or anyone else) join in.
Indeed no flash insight Peter, they will be a pleasure to work on.
Thanks for the confidence Mike, There are four of those types of drawings for the mill engine and the horizontal boiler. I for one am really gratefull for Bretts thoroughness in this area, especially after reading steps like this below in the manual.

"Once these pieces are set firmly cut and glue the eccentric straps to the holes in the valve stems and eccentrics then glue the valve stems to their trunk guides. Do not glue the govenor wheel to the crankshaft yet"

Yes, I'm really grateful for Bretts large detailed drawings and index of all the componants..... They will make what at first glance seemed like a complicated task to me quite simple.

Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 02/23/2010 10:45:14 AM

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MorganHillRR
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Posted - 03/04/2010 :  4:33:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi: I'm new to the forum so I would like to introduce myself. My name is Joe Hendrickson and I live in Morgan Hill, CA. I'm a member of the California Central Coast Modular On30 group and have built 4 modules to date. My next project is a module to hold SierraWest's Sturgeons Sawmill complex. The first part of this complex is the Mill Engine and Boiler House which I have on order from Brett. To say I was excited about this Chraftsman build on the forum would be an understatement. I should receive these kits in two weeks or so and I look forward to seeing and learning about their construction. Regards, Joe


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Ensign
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Posted - 03/04/2010 :  4:43:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Karl, well no moss grows under your feet! This will be yet another interesting build to watch. I am certain it will be an outstanding show piece when complete. I am always envious of the level of detail you guys that model O scale can achieve.

Greg Shinnie



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