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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/17/2017 :  7:50:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Louis,

Really looks nice with the paint and decal. I like the color you chose, railroady yet noticeable.

Mike



Thanks Mike for replying and posting your comments.


Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 01/17/2017 :  9:43:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That critter looks so cool Louis'. Congratulations on a beautiful job'..


Ted

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engineerkyle
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Posted - 01/17/2017 :  10:38:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit engineerkyle's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Bruce, Nice paint on those auto bodies, and Bob Harris, nicely treated doors. Nicely "banged up"




This side of the layout is about completely upgraded... just a little weathering, feathering in and maybe some signage is all that is needed to complete the scene. Now to turn my attention back over to the West side and the other structure.

EK



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danielb
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Posted - 01/18/2017 :  01:08:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh very cool. I'll be interested to see what you come up with. :)

-Dan

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Guff
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Posted - 01/18/2017 :  08:52:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike...good one!
Rich...I hear you, good advice!!
Dave



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/18/2017 :  09:35:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob you are off to a good start with your structure, glad you joined in! I agree with EK, nice looking doors.

Nice looking start to some fine looking vehicles Bruce.

Rich, you know what I think of that build.

EK, great looking scene. Is that dam a cast piece, or scratch built by you? Inquiring minds what to know.


Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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time2play
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Posted - 01/18/2017 :  09:52:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Kyle, great looking structures. Colouring is perfect especially the dam...

Bob



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Pennman
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Posted - 01/18/2017 :  10:05:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis,
Thank you for your wonderful comment.

BTW, what glue are you using for that plastic? I had a wheel fall off a Jordan model, and used Pro-Weld glue for plastic models, and it will not glue on. Then I tried regular Testors glue for plastic models, and that wouldn't work either.

Rich



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/18/2017 :  10:24:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For the body steps/ladders for the Railcar critter, I had wanted to use either Freight car ladders from Tichy Train Group or Body Steps from an old MDC/Roundhouse side door caboose as seen in the picture. I finely chose, and went with using two Tichy Train freight car ladders glued together, and made-up into one step-up ladder. For one it didnít look as bulky as the MDC body steps, and second it didnít take away from the looks of the Railcar Critter. The MCD steps was like a punch in the eye.



Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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jeyjey
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Posted - 01/18/2017 :  2:10:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some great projects going here!

The Jefferson depot kit instructions suggest painting the undersides of the card-stock roof. For a building with a hipped or flat roof, I think that would be fine. But the eaves of the Jefferson depot are quite visible at the gable ends:



So I decided to board my eaves with 1x6 strip wood:



The instructions also called for an unsupported butt-joint between the two floor sections (1/32" scribed sheet). Um.... no. I added a brace under the joint, and then two more cross braces while I was there:



Top side of the floor, with dirt stains in high traffic areas and coal stains around the two stoves:



I also got started on the loading docks:



Cheers,
Jeff.


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

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railman28
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Posted - 01/18/2017 :  2:30:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good job Jeff. Many modelers miss that very visible detail under the eaves.
Jeff, in the prototype picture of Jefferson there is a small crib still shack in the foreground. Do you know what that was for?


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Bob Harris

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time2play
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Posted - 01/18/2017 :  2:50:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Good eye there Jeff. Your staining is bang on...

Bob



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/18/2017 :  4:04:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jeff I agree with both Bob's! Nice staining colors, and weathering of the structure floor.

Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/18/2017 :  4:07:08 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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jeyjey
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Posted - 01/18/2017 :  4:07:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, guys!

Bob, the crib is a coal shed. For most of C&S operation, there was a larger 7'-5" x 12' coal house, but it's location is not recorded. This smaller one seems to have had a very short life: it's not there yet in 1937, and is gone again by 1943. My best guess is that the salvage crews were using the depot as a bunkhouse during the scrapping of the line and moved the coal shed there.

Cheers,
Jeff.


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

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