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rca2
Engine Wiper

Posted - 08/14/2018 :  07:52:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fascinating layout, Larry. Great work. Those car loads you made look really good.

Thanks also for the blog link in the first post. The "ammunition train" photo had a lot of information, not just the train, but foreground and background too. Good illustration of the railroad technology for logging and mining in that time period. I didn't expect to find so many useful ideas here to "borrow". Bob.


Modeling Arizona Eastern Railroad, Hayden Junction (1920), in On30

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Philip
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Posted - 08/14/2018 :  10:50:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic progress Larry!




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BigLars
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Posted - 08/16/2018 :  6:06:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks to all that are checking in. I am happy to hear feedback and that people are interested in this topic.

I started building some of the class D wagons I purchased. The Class D was the workhorse of the British Light Railroad efforts in WW1. They are drop side cars and the sides can also be removed to create a bulkhead car.








I will be building a Jig to help speed up the process. If there is interest I will describe that process.

I also need to design decals as they as none exist in this scale.



My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

Edited by - BigLars on 08/16/2018 8:34:34 PM

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spyder62
Crew Chief



Posted - 08/17/2018 :  2:35:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit spyder62's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Your doing great and what a great subject to model.
rich


In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame,
two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.
--John Adams

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Rick
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Posted - 08/17/2018 :  7:56:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with Rich.
Great job!


As you think, so will you be.

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John Coates
New Hire

Posted - 08/18/2018 :  7:27:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Larry
Will ask Adrian if any decals exist for the wagons, there must be someone who makes them so I will give him a call tomorrow.

John



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 08/18/2018 :  9:35:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry like I said before every post you make is another little adventure.
Wonderful work and story.


Jerry

"And in the end, its not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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BigLars
Engineer

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Posted - 08/19/2018 :  08:23:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank for the help John
Rick, Jerry and Rich thank you for the nice comments.

There are lots of items that are not available for this project so new skills are needed. One thing that is not made is a Class C wagon. I scratch built one earlier and it is nice but it took too long to add all the NBW details.

Time to try something new, Im calling this hybrid modeling. Thomas H Trollope did 3D design for the parts in Grey except the 12 Grandt line NBW on the base of the car. The rest is evergreen polystyrene strips.



My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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George D
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Posted - 08/19/2018 :  08:59:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those 3D pieces look like a real time saver. This is a fascinating build to follow.

George



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rca2
Engine Wiper

Posted - 08/21/2018 :  4:54:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Every time I think, "This isn't so difficult," I then look at the models Larry and others on the forum are making. Wow. Very inspiring. Think I am going to head out to the layout room and dream for a while. :)

Modeling Arizona Eastern Railroad, Hayden Junction (1920), in On30

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BigLars
Engineer

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Posted - 08/21/2018 :  6:14:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rca2

Every time I think, "This isn't so difficult," I then look at the models Larry and others on the forum are making. Wow. Very inspiring. Think I am going to head out to the layout room and dream for a while. :)



I find myself dreaming a lot as well. With almost 8 feet built this model RR is still a baby.
I will be trying to put down 8 - 12 feet of track this weekend. Hand spiking takes time. My best comment is try something and work your way to something more difficult. It you look at the early posts it is testing putting down track then shaping clay into sandbags. Simple stuff.


My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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UKGuy
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Posted - 08/21/2018 :  6:23:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
A very interesting project Larry, and a great thread(I went back to P1). Nicely done figures indeed.

Karl.A



Edited by - UKGuy on 08/22/2018 12:54:12 AM

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BigLars
Engineer

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Posted - 08/21/2018 :  6:32:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Karl, long time. Thanks.

George, thank you.


I got a wonderful package from Neil today, some programs from Tracks to the trenches and a CD full of photographs of the event. I will be lost in my computer for a couple of days.


I also ordered some more test prints from ShapeWays and Ron has 3d printed some shells to feed the war Machine.

The help I am getting on this project from around the world is amazing to me.

Heath designed these shells and Ron is printing them.



I also acquired some o scale track. I should be able to now work on this scene.



My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

Edited by - BigLars on 08/21/2018 6:54:48 PM

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 08/21/2018 :  7:47:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm shell shocked to see so much new stuff.


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Neil F
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Posted - 08/22/2018 :  2:31:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Larry, I am pleased you got the programs and the pictures. The news from Apedale is that there may be another event but not sure when. Enjoy the pictures.

Neil F in Stockport

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