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railman28
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Posted - 12/26/2020 :  3:45:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the "pick" idea.

Bob


It's only make-believe

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/26/2020 :  4:38:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Beautiful trackwork, Dave. It looks real, partly from the size of the yards and partly the alignments.

Mike



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jbvb
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Posted - 12/26/2020 :  7:57:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Your pick would certainly be faster than drilling with a pin vise. I don't know when I'll be laying HO track again, but it could be this coming spring.


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OK Hogger
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Posted - 12/27/2020 :  07:27:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You're showing off, Dave!



Seriously: Wonderful track work. Having hand laid track on eassentially all my previous HO layouts prior my current one, I know how exacting hand laying track can be and you've done a bang-up job.

Andre



Edited by - OK Hogger on 12/27/2020 07:27:52 AM

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masonamerican
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  06:16:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Amazing work Dave!
That trackwork and yard looks way more "organic" then something done with commercial track.

Håkan



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  08:04:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really nice track, both the alignments and the look.


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  09:17:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



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dave1905
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  11:08:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit dave1905's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Recently completed 4 new LV boxcars (since the K4 decal sheet does 4 cars.)

All 4 are 34 ft cars kitbashed from MDC 36 ft shells. 2 ft was cut out of the middle. the roof was trimmed 2 ft. A new underframe was made from home cast resin. I added brake rigging from Tichy parts and used turnbuckles as clevises. New ends wer made from Evergreen car siding, saving having to scrap off the end details. New ladders and brake rigging was made from Tichy parts. Buffer blocks were made from styrene strips. Tichy roofwalk supports were added at the roof ends and sanded down to match the MDC supports and a new roof walk was made from Evergreen 2x6's. New doors were made from car siding with Tichy door details. New grab irons and A-Line stirrup steps added.

the model was primed, and painted, then K4 decals added with a light weathering coat. The trucks are Shapeways 3D prints with IM code 88 wheels.







Dave Husman

Iron Men and wooden cars
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dave1905
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Posted - 02/21/2021 :  11:17:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit dave1905's Homepage  Reply with Quote
And not to leave the locomotive side untouched, I have recently resumed work on kitbashing a P&R class I-1e camelback 2-8-0 from a Roundhouse engine. Here are a couple pictures of the boiler test fitting the various brass detail parts. Nothing is attached yet.





The next project was figuring out how to build the fireman's shelter, I was trying to figure out how to bend the plastic to shape. Then I realized I could canabilize a chunk of a Athearn U Boat hood.



After some vigorous cutting and filling here is the fireman's shelter.



More later as things progress.


Dave Husman

Iron Men and wooden cars
Visit my website : www.wnbranch.com

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OK Hogger
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Posted - 02/22/2021 :  12:23:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You're quite the artisan, Dave. Nice stuff. Always.

Andre



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Bernd
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Posted - 02/22/2021 :  07:54:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's an interesting modification, a diesel cab on top of a steamer.

Excellent idea.

Bernd


New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/22/2021 :  08:22:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Excellent models, Dave.


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OK Hogger
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Posted - 02/22/2021 :  09:12:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Bernd:

To me, the cab looks like a modified MDC "Old Timer" cab from MDC's "Old Timer" steam kit series of yore.

EDIT: Oh wait, you mean the Fireman's shelter! Sometimes (okay more than sometimes) I'm a bit dense.

Andre



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George D
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Posted - 02/22/2021 :  09:14:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job on the boxcars, Dave.

George


Fly Army

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railman28
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Posted - 02/23/2021 :  3:15:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job on the boxcars Dave. The Camelback is shaping up nicely.

Bob


It's only make-believe

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