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AVRR-PA
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Posted - 04/13/2013 :  4:34:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit AVRR-PA's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi, everyone --

It bothers me that newer people on this Forum aren't getting the benefit of Mike's great teaching. I learned so much from him and I wish other, newer members were getting the same benefit. I contacted Rick and he encouraged me to do a thread that would help people find Mike's threads.

Moving on so I can edit.

Don

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AVRR-PA
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Posted - 04/13/2013 :  5:05:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit AVRR-PA's Homepage  Reply with Quote
If you have other favorite threads from Mike (or just things he added to other people's threads that contain "good stuff"), please either add them directly to this thread or e-mail them to me. If you add them to the thread, I'll edit them up to the main list.

If you find mistakes, let me know and I'll make corrections.

Perhaps we can eventually organize this collection by topic.

Pot Topper - How I use it in scenery construction:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26141

Ole Bill's, Part 2 - photographs of antique vehicles:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16487

Ole Bill's - 4 acres of antique vehicles:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10557

Finescale Modeling - What is it?
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3683

Finescale Urban Modeling:
A favorite of mine.
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3739

OVT&L Tool Caboose:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10400

An alternative to shades, blinds and drapes:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5394

Spirit of Louisiana
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=12924

About our name change...
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5422

Not completely inactive:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6531

OVT&L's Shorty Flatcar:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3749

Question on wood staining:
(This is good - but his later work on the subject is even better.)
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3681

OVT&L Blacksmith Car:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4062

I should mention that Walt Gillespie (Rusty Stumps Scale Models) was an especially good friend of Mike's and bought the right to produce his Woodcutters or Tie Hackers cabin and diorama and now offers it as a kit. I'll post a link to this list. Also, RSSM has several of Mike's better tutorials on their website - which I'll also provide a link to.
Edit: both links are below.


Here's what I've been hoping for: BBLmber pointed me to a thread by Hangemharry about the Railroad Camp rolling stock that Mike did not start but contributed to in a big way. At this point, I'm just scrolling through the list, looking for thread that Mike started. I need you guys to dust off your memories and give me more leads like this.
Sierra West Backwoods Work Train
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4168

Bragdon's Welding
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7455

Faulk's Oil
Not familiar with this one but hope to read it soon:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7880

Bob Letterman's Superdioramas
This isn't Mike's own work - he's pointing out and discussing somebody else's extraordinary work:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7964

Spray Fixative for Chalk
Very useful.
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7477

RSSM laser-cut fencing - a review
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7315

Here is a link to three of Mike's tutorials on weathering and coloring wood that are preserved on the RSSM website. Scroll down a bit:
http://www.rustystumps.com/HowToArticles.asp

And here's a link to the RSSM kit if you want to built one of Mike's creations:
http://www.rustystumps.com/proddetail.asp?prod=K4017

Three New Machine Shop Photo's
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9216

Some sticks and a chunk of wood. This is one of the best.
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11322

Woodcutter's Yard
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14811

Foss Landing
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=3679&whichpage=1

Foss Landing
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4652

Railroad Camp
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4652

FSM Engine House. This is the project Mike was working on when he died. I wonder what happened to it.
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=17259&whichpage=1

Finescale Modeling General Discussion
98 pages of great stuff by a lot of people, lead by Mike
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3449

Quincy Traveling Crane
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=27244

A Treasure Trove of Painting Links
It sure is!
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=28224

Thanks, MikeC
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=27728

SWSM Twin Mills
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4895

Builders in Scale Mortar
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26644

How to Build a Stone Wall
Unfortunately, some of the photographs are linked to Mike's website, which is no long running.
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=4316

SWSM's Main Street
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=28607

Tractor Repair Shed Progress
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6985

Blue Sky/Riverside Logging
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26077

Quincy Salvage Part 2
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9427

Weathering/Staining Stripwood with Gouache
This is just tremendously useful if you want to move to a higher level in coloring wood.
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=17705

New England Brownstone Castings
Only 2 pages but very useful
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=21987

A Foam Diorama Base for Bar Mills Majestic Hardware
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5843

Majestic Hardware Construction
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5134

Snow Days - Painting Castings
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15457

Help from DallasM:
"Mike's "Faulk's Oil Co." thread provided much of the inspiration for my exceptionally slow-moving Chambers Gas & Oil ..."
Mike's Faulks Oil Co. thread:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7880&whichpage=1

Dullcote and Alcohol - Modeling Hard Water Deposits.
Some great techniques in this one. Of course, that's true of all of them.
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4369

Three new Foss Landing photographs
Mike was not only a terrific model builder and model finisher - he was also an excellent photographer of models. This one is mostly about photography.
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9220

Badger Modelflex Paints
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9682

Main Street Heritage "Moffat's Bookstore"
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10965

F&SM Finished
Interesting discussion of a controversy over coverage of the F&SM by "MR" - or lack thereof.
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3937

OVT&L Tool Caboose thread
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10819

Two New Photo's from Railroad-Camp
Inspiring!
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9102

Rust - a study of color and texture
A great resource if you're modeling rust
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9065

Karl O's spoof diorama
OK, this has nothing much to do with Mike - but it's too funny not to share:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9836

Details for the detail-oriented
Prototype photos of great details
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10553

RSSM corrugated metal
Good tutorial on using these products
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10120

"I don't do enough weathering"
Great discussion on weathering with lots of prototype photograhs
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10120

SRMW Lamson & Goodnow thread
Excellent thread with great contributions from other outstanding modelers
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8703

Quincy Salvage - I'm finally finished
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11050

Coloring NBW's
Mike contributed a method and a couple of excellent photographs.
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=28712&SearchTerms=NBW









Edited by - AVRR-PA on 04/21/2013 10:57:45 PM

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dallas_m
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Posted - 04/13/2013 :  5:19:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AVRR-PA

It bothers me that newer people on this Forum aren't getting the benefit of Mike's great teaching. I learned so much from him and I wish other, newer members were getting the same benefit. I contacted Rick and he encouraged me to do a thread that would help people find Mike's threads.

A very fine idea and many thanks for your efforts!

Mike's "Faulk's Oil Co." thread provided much of the inspiration for my exceptionally slow-moving Chambers Gas & Oil ...

Mike's Faulks Oil Co. thread:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7880&whichpage=1



Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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Dutchman
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Posted - 04/13/2013 :  5:22:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is a great idea, Don.

The Finescale Modeling General Discussion thread is a 'must read' for members.

Finescale Modeling General Discussion
98 pages of great stuff by a lot of people, lead by Mike
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3449




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Rick
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Posted - 04/13/2013 :  5:32:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don, a great idea.
A nice tribute to Mike's skills and willingness to share what he'd learned.
You've been busy searching for his threads.
Nice job and thanks again for getting this thread started.



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UKGuy
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Posted - 04/13/2013 :  9:50:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Mike was integral in building and sustaining the high quality of this forum. I miss him.

Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 04/13/2013 9:51:40 PM

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BobB
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Posted - 04/13/2013 :  9:51:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Don,
This was a great idea and even though I have been around a while I still look to some of Mikes threads for inspiration and some of his tricks and techniques.
He was always eager to help and pass along his knowledge to all of us forum members.

He is saddly missed.

BobB



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BobB
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Posted - 04/13/2013 :  9:54:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Don,
I forgot to ask, will this be a sticky thread?
BobB



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ELK RIVER RR
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Posted - 04/13/2013 :  9:56:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just when i thought I had a handle on this site you guys put out all of information about all of Mike's posts well here goes another 4 or 5 weeks of reading. Thanks again Tom


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 04/13/2013 :  10:01:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BobB

Hi Don,
I forgot to ask, will this be a sticky thread?
BobB



Good idea.

Bruce? Rick?

Pete
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Rick
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Posted - 04/13/2013 :  10:15:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BobB

Hi Don,
I forgot to ask, will this be a sticky thread?
BobB



Done.



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PaulS
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Posted - 04/13/2013 :  10:19:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don, Great idea !!
Like others here, Mike was always willing to share tips and techniques, and his modeling was an inspiration to me.
He is certainly missed ....



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MarkF
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Posted - 04/14/2013 :  12:13:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This thread is a great tribute to Mike C.! Thanks Don for the idea and taking the time to put this together.

Mark

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AVRR-PA
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Posted - 04/14/2013 :  07:06:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit AVRR-PA's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dallas_m

quote:
Originally posted by AVRR-PA

It bothers me that newer people on this Forum aren't getting the benefit of Mike's great teaching. I learned so much from him and I wish other, newer members were getting the same benefit. I contacted Rick and he encouraged me to do a thread that would help people find Mike's threads.

A very fine idea and many thanks for your efforts!

Mike's "Faulk's Oil Co." thread provided much of the inspiration for my exceptionally slow-moving Chambers Gas & Oil ...

Mike's Faulks Oil Co. thread:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7880&whichpage=1





Hi, Dallas - thanks very much for the input. I just edited your comment and link into the main list.

Don



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AVRR-PA
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Posted - 04/14/2013 :  07:07:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit AVRR-PA's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dutchman

This is a great idea, Don.

The Finescale Modeling General Discussion thread is a 'must read' for members.

Finescale Modeling General Discussion
98 pages of great stuff by a lot of people, lead by Mike
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3449





Absolutely correct, Bruce. Some years ago, when it was shorter, I read the whole thing, over several evenings. I really recommend that to anyone who wants to learn and improve. It's gotten even better.

Don



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AVRR-PA
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Posted - 04/14/2013 :  07:09:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit AVRR-PA's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BobB

Hi Don,
I forgot to ask, will this be a sticky thread?
BobB



Hi, Bob -- that will be up to the moderators. To be honest, I hope so. I'll keep trolling the archives and adding to it.

Don

Edit - oops! I didn't read far enough before responding. Rick has taken care of it. Thanks!



Edited by - AVRR-PA on 04/14/2013 07:11:18 AM

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