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cprfan
Engine Wiper



Posted - 08/13/2012 :  5:43:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dougcoffey1950
I like those cars. They remind me of the old days when I started out building Scotia Scale Models 36' trussrod frieghtcar kits.


Years ago I bought and assembled a Scotia Scale Models kit, it was a 2-pack of a 36' logging flat in HOn3, I built and finished one of the cars, but didn't have anything to run it on.

Also have about half dozen Juneco Scale Models kits of their CPR caboose, most are still in the box, except for one where the basic body was assembled and that was that...

Alan


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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 08/13/2012 :  5:53:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mwbpequod

I had to wrap these two up and they are getting close now so I've reclaimed a lot fo my bench and my radial saw table - both completed and painted; tar paper roof, etc.... Just have to get them both lettered now.










Martin, these 2 are winners as well!
Your level of craftsmanship displayed on these 2 cars is something special indeed!
Really beautiful work!
Looking forward to seeing you letter them!

Greg Shinnie



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mwbpequod
Fireman



Posted - 08/14/2012 :  08:25:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:

These actually look quite nice, but no mention of scale, so I'm assuming HO scale...

Alan




Thanks; O scale,

Should have both lettered up in a day or so. this thing called work keeps intruding into an otherwise idyllic existence,


I’d say that your chances are as thin as a homeopathic soup made
from the shadow of a pigeon that died of starvation…

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cprfan
Engine Wiper



Posted - 08/15/2012 :  8:59:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mwbpequod
Should have both lettered up in a day or so. this thing called work keeps intruding into an otherwise idyllic existence,


Oh I know that oh so !, ever since going back to work after summer vacation, my train time gets derailed so often now... :-)

Alan


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masonamerican
Fireman



Posted - 08/16/2012 :  01:20:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work, very neat!

Håkan



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mwbpequod
Fireman



Posted - 08/19/2012 :  10:11:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One done!





I’d say that your chances are as thin as a homeopathic soup made
from the shadow of a pigeon that died of starvation…

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mwbpequod
Fireman



Posted - 08/20/2012 :  6:47:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's the other box car:





I’d say that your chances are as thin as a homeopathic soup made
from the shadow of a pigeon that died of starvation…

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acousticco
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Posted - 08/20/2012 :  8:06:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Both look excellent, but the lettering on car 50034 is awesome!

-Cody



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George D
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Posted - 08/21/2012 :  07:28:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They turned out great.

George



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mwbpequod
Fireman



Posted - 08/21/2012 :  11:34:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Guys!

These 2 came out better than I expected and that LVRR car was hard to part with, but the new owner is very happy with it, so a good deal all around.

2 gondolas are up next....


I’d say that your chances are as thin as a homeopathic soup made
from the shadow of a pigeon that died of starvation…

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mwbpequod
Fireman



Posted - 12/09/2012 :  10:28:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The gondolas got leapfrogged by a few cars that need a bit of restoration or a little cosmetic work to put back into active status.

1st up is a relatively recent acquisition that's in fairly good shape and just needs a bit of cosmetic touch-up and a bit of TLC to get back into active duty.



I’d say that your chances are as thin as a homeopathic soup made
from the shadow of a pigeon that died of starvation…

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Dutchman
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Posted - 12/09/2012 :  3:59:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Martin,

That PV car is distinctive. In the 1-1 world, what kind of load would it have carried with that barred door?



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mwbpequod
Fireman



Posted - 12/10/2012 :  08:09:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dutchman

Martin,

That PV car is distinctive. In the 1-1 world, what kind of load would it have carried with that barred door?



These are produce cars - generally called "watermelon cars". Ends have louvered vents as well.

Got several of them now - the PVRR one is an All Nation kit car.

The ACL car is another All Nation kit car - partially assembled car that I picked up at a MER NMRA convention for $10.



These 2 are my own scratchbuilt cars





I’d say that your chances are as thin as a homeopathic soup made
from the shadow of a pigeon that died of starvation…

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quarryman
Fireman



Posted - 12/13/2012 :  07:41:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit quarryman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Martin-

Beautiful scratchbuilt boxcars with distinctive graphics. If those are decals, you have done an amazing job of applying and weathering.

Mark



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mwbpequod
Fireman



Posted - 12/13/2012 :  07:49:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by quarryman

Martin-

Beautiful scratchbuilt boxcars with distinctive graphics. If those are decals, you have done an amazing job of applying and weathering.

Mark



Thanks! I wish I couldd begin to claim that I can apply decals to that level of quality, but I can't and aren't!

Those are all dry tranfers from Clover House which I personally find to be a tad easily to apply - I know others don't - but there's no decal film to deal with and you can push the letter into the siding neatly.

I'll probably be building a large group of baxcars and reefers just to be able to use more of the Clover House stuff since they let me make a fleet of rather distinctive from an early era.


I’d say that your chances are as thin as a homeopathic soup made
from the shadow of a pigeon that died of starvation…

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