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Dutchman
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Posted - 12/31/2016 :  6:18:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This thread is for photos of completed projects from the 2017 "Pick One - Build One" Challenge.

Feel free to post two or more pictures of your completed project!

Here is the link to the original Challenge thread: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48421

Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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Michael
Crew Chief

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Posted - 01/03/2017 :  09:24:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll be the first to post a "finished" photo of my first, of several, "shelf-liberating" kits:



It's an 89-foot CSX Autorack produced by Walthers a few years ago. I picked it up at a recent train show. The build was very straight-forward. The kit included extra panels so one could customize it to a particular prototype.

I do not have any loading/unloading area, on the layout, for this unit. But there is a storage track where this car will be parked and moved to off-staging every once in a while.

Michael



Edited by - Michael on 01/03/2017 09:25:15 AM

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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/18/2017 :  4:17:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well Iíve come to the end of the trail with this project for now, as far as the 2017 Challenge goes. As you can see from the pictures I used the Tichy Train Group Freight car ladders #3076 cut down for the steps on both sides. Also, I used Creative Model Associates Milk Cans #1006, cut down and used as Railcar Critter sanding cans inside the wheel well openings on both sides. The other two wheel wells I my put storage doors on them in the future. This project turned out to be a lot of fun, and a great little added piece of equipment for the L&R logging railroad. It runs well as is with DC, however, this project will surface once again in the future for a DCC decoder install How-to. I may even go with a gas engine sound decoder of some type. Until then I hope you enjoyed following this Railcar Critter HO version, inspired by Backwoods Miniatures.












Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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time2play
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Posted - 01/18/2017 :  7:04:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

This is HO scale kit from Bar Mills called Graves Elevators Co..




Bob



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danielb
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Posted - 01/19/2017 :  07:26:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That Graves Elevators building is wonderful. What a kit!

-Dan

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time2play
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Posted - 01/20/2017 :  09:28:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Thanks Dan...

Bob



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wvrr
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Posted - 01/20/2017 :  3:50:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The handcar shed is finished:





Chuck



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