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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/27/2017 :  2:35:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by engineerkyle

Sorry Lewis. I didn't miss it I just forgot to reply. The dam is pink extruded foam, carved and painted with latex paint.



Thank you!


Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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Dutchman
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Posted - 01/27/2017 :  6:56:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great projects, all.

Well, the three Sylvan cars are in various stages of being painted, but I needed to get this project done by our Division Meet on March 4th. It is a combination of 'off the shelf' and 'scratch built'.

Our Division obtained 50' box car shells from the NMRA and challenged members to 'make something out of them'. You might recall the great project that Chuck did a while back. Well, mine is not so fancy.

Here is what the shell looked like on day 1.





Here it is painted and with a door cut out. The floor you see is scribed wood and although cut to size, is just sitting there at the moment. I have also cut off the lower door guide rail.




More to follow.


Bruce

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

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engineerkyle
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Posted - 01/27/2017 :  11:46:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit engineerkyle's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks like a good project, Bruce...


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engineerkyle
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Posted - 01/27/2017 :  11:54:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit engineerkyle's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Getting back to Louis' question. I thought I had some photos of the construction of my dam, but I couldn't find them.




It was very simple to make, really. I turned some 1" pink extruded foam on about a 45 degree angle and cut some vertical lines in it. Next, I capped it off with two strips of cork roadbed and left a couple spaces for the spillways. Latex paint and weathering helped complete the illusion of a massive concrete weir. The water is poured acrylic high-gloss polyurethane over various shades of paint. the dark spots simulate deep water.

KYLE



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pingjockey
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Posted - 01/28/2017 :  09:00:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I made a bit of progress over the last couple of days.

I glued all the diagonal bracing to the bents.



After all the bracing is in place a trial fit is in order.









Larry

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Dutchman
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  08:35:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some progress on the Box Car Shell Project. I painted the interior of the shell, stained and installed the flooring, and touched up the exterior paint from where I shaved off some details. I also 'framed' out the doorway. I am now working on the foundation that I will put under the car.





Bruce

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

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wvrr
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  08:46:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Some nice looking decks!

Bruce, your boxcar is looking good. I'm curious to see where this will go.

Chuck



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jeyjey
Engine Wiper



Posted - 01/29/2017 :  09:35:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Exterior signage, dock details, and interior details:











I'm now stalled out again, though, having discovered that you can't see any of the interior with the roof on. I've ordered some LEDs, but this will be the first building I've lighted since, well, the 1970's.

Cheers,
Jeff.


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

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railman28
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  10:38:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jeff, she's Looking very sharp

It's Only Make Believe

Bob Harris

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jeyjey
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  2:49:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Bob!

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  5:25:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This weekend's progress.

I'm trying to step up the pace a little:



Fiddly-bits:



And with subroof, hole cut out for chimney:



I'm off to the airport to pick up my wife, returning from visiting son in Portland, OR. (Too much at work for me to have gone.)

Mike


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time2play
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  6:58:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Good for you Mike. Looking great...

Bob



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  7:31:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by time2play


Good for you Mike. Looking great...

Bob



Thank you, Bob.

Mike


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wvrr
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  7:38:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You still have a couple montawhs, Mike. It looks good. Stairs are always fun.

Chuck



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railman28
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Posted - 01/29/2017 :  10:21:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, nice progress. Tel me about the chimney. Did you scratch build it?

It's Only Make Believe

Bob Harris

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