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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
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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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BurleyJim
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Posted - 02/02/2017 :  11:26:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm going to call this one 'done'. It's given me a lot of working knowledge of the in's and out's of scratchbuilding using a new technique. I hope it gets some creative thoughts going for others.

Here is my 40' Depressed Center Flatcar.





The best part was that, I didn't have to drag out the MIG welder and snag grinder!

Jim



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Ensign
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Posted - 02/05/2017 :  8:27:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some really great looking completed projects so far!
Looking forward to seeing lots more completed projects down the road.

I just finished yesterday, my bronzed baby shoe conversion into a shoe house/daycare run by this little old lady named Mrs. Gordon.(shown below)
She has a dog named Buster, he lives in a shoe shaped doghouse, under her tree.
And the kids just love her new custom made shoehorn slide.
And all built within a square foot base.

It shoe was, a lot of fun!









Greg Shinnie



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 02/05/2017 :  8:48:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,

You shoe did a nice job with that diorama. Love the way you were able to shoehorn everything into that little space.

Pete
in Michigan



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Ensign
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Posted - 02/05/2017 :  9:28:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Pete!
It all laced up quite nicely, except for the oven cleaning bit that I had to do.

Greg



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jeyjey
Engine Wiper



Posted - 02/16/2017 :  11:00:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jefferson Station, on the South Park Line; 1920s:









Cheers,
Jeff.


Modelling the D&RGW and C&S in HOn3.

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Guff
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Posted - 02/16/2017 :  7:20:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fence Company...1:48 Scale...Scratch-Build










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Dutchman
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Posted - 04/05/2017 :  09:05:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I almost forgot to post some final pictures here. This was my 'build something with a boxcar shell' project.







Bruce

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

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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/07/2017 :  05:06:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's my DPM kitbash using 3 Corner Apothecary kits, and some imagination.








Regards Rob

Despite the cost of living, it's still popular.

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darrylhuffman
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Posted - 04/07/2017 :  08:18:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My On30 version of RGS 02 using a Durango Press On3 kit from 1970s. Kit almost 50 years old but still great fun to build.



You can see my modelbuilding history at:

http://ghosttownmodels.blogspot.com/

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