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Coaltrain
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Posted - 07/18/2016 :  07:52:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not much going on with the layout, and I lost the motivation to work on the Heisler at the moment. I started messing around with the stone engine house. I was going to use the Schomberg Scale Models engine house, but after a visit to the real Manns Creek engine house I wanted a better representation of it. I decided to use Balsa foam to carve my own engine house. Unfortunately I had built a base to the proportions of the Schomberg kit and I had to make my model use the same foot print and track spacing, however it did enlarge the opening for the locomotives to pass through so my larger shay would fit better.

the balsa foam carves easy but it will be a long and slow process. I am just using an X-acto knife and a tooth pick to carve the limestone blocks.

An interesting detail of the prototype is the different brick arches over each locomotive door. The door on the right had three brick rows laid so the ends of the bricks face outward. The door on the left has the bricks laid so there is a side and an end showing in each row.

here is the front wall blank cut to size. used a hack saw blade and some gauge blocks to slice the 1" thick sheet in half.



here is the start of the carving process. above the door on the right you can see how I start the process. I use an xacto knife to create the basic stone block shapes. Down the middle you can see my finished blocks that I textured with a toothpick. The prototype engine house had larger blocks on the bottom of the structure and smaller more random blocks at the top. on the inside of the structure the blocks were even smaller, more like stones.




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jbvb
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Posted - 07/19/2016 :  09:31:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Good start! With patience and perseverance, this will be a beautiful model.


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Coaltrain
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Posted - 07/29/2016 :  08:31:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I finished the front wall of the engine house. as on the prototype I used smaller stones on the inside surface. Also, as the outside wall got closer to the top it seems they used smaller blocks and stones as well.





I started on the side wall. from photos I took it seems that the sides also had smaller stones on both the inside and out, except around the windows and the ends. I am waiting to carve the blocks at the joint until after the walls are joined with the ends.






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Coaltrain
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Posted - 07/29/2016 :  08:40:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I also scratch built a boxcar. until now I have been using two plastic boxcars, one was a regauged Bachmann boxcar and the other was a shortened SJCC Rio Grande box car. Both boxcars looked out of place on my backwoods mining RR. The Manns Creek built its rolling stock on log car frames so I decided to do the same. I first built a log car and then built a box body and joined the two. I did not see any side doors on the prototype so I did not add any to my model. I may make a few more of these and maybe I will add some doors on some of them. I think these cars better fill the look I am going for.

I left this car unpainted but I may paint some of the other cars I will build. I also want to add one more caboose in the future.






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Bill Uffelman
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Posted - 07/29/2016 :  11:02:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your new car and engine house look good. Thanks for sharing your work.


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Bill Uffelman
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Posted - 07/29/2016 :  11:03:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your new car and engine house look good. Thanks for sharing your work.


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Bill Uffelman
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Posted - 07/29/2016 :  11:04:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your new car and engine house look good. Thanks for sharing your work.


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Cowboybilly
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Posted - 07/29/2016 :  11:13:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
looks good tjhans for sharing


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Chris333
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Posted - 07/30/2016 :  05:20:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd love to see how you would handle building a early 0-6-0 with the 3 wheeled tender!


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CieloVistaRy
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Posted - 07/30/2016 :  06:39:47 AM  Show Profile  Send CieloVistaRy an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Wow! Very nice work. So exacting. Looking forward to seeing more progress.

Arthur

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brownbr
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Posted - 07/30/2016 :  08:08:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Both very impressive models

Bryan

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/30/2016 :  08:25:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The boxcar has a real home-made look. I like the weathered sides and especially the roof. It all looks very real.

The engine house is a beaut already, even at an incomplete stage. It's going to be a masterpiece.

Mike


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BigLars
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Posted - 07/30/2016 :  08:34:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, that is some fantastic stone carving. My guess is the used smaller stones higher up due to having to lift the weight. Also if you look at old stone buildings closely the thickness of the walls taper off as the walls go higher. The stones at the base had to be larger / thicker to carry the structures weight.

The box car is a very nice build.


My current build:
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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 07/30/2016 :  11:16:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful stone work.

This is a great thread.


Jerry

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JoebTX
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Posted - 07/31/2016 :  12:19:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit JoebTX's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great job on both!!!


Joe Batson MMR#475
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