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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/02/2018 :  1:48:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by railman28

this is an interesting build.


Thanks Bob for posting and following along.



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 12/02/2018 :  5:22:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by desertdrover

quote:
Originally posted by BurleyJim

Lou's 'parts collection' must be fantastic! Keeping track of it all must require a supercomputer .

Yet another very cool project from the guru of Portsmouth.

Jim


Since the early 70's my items, parts and kits have collected. Glad I did it then, prices now will kill us. Digging in to my parts boxes is like Christmas everyday.
Here are just a few bins of detail parts.





Wow, better than most Local Hobby shops!

Jim



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Philip
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Posted - 12/02/2018 :  7:10:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Very interesting!
Philip



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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/03/2018 :  09:13:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Philip


Very interesting!
Philip



Thanks Philip for checking in and posting.



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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/03/2018 :  09:16:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The following pictures show nothing great for the flat car under frame, just old school modeling. I feel no one see's under there anyway. I glued cast Center Sills, Body Bolsters, End Sills and a cast Air Brake Cylinder that I had on hand to the wooden flatcar body. For the top boards I used an AMB Wood Deck from a 42í Red Caboose Flatcar #326, I cut along each side cutting off the notches for flatcar stakes to fit the width of my flatcar. Last picture shows the primed under frame, and the attached wooden deck board to the top of the flatcar.








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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/06/2018 :  10:21:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I constructed the Barn Car two outer, and two inner passageway walls using Midwest Scale Lumber strip wood, Evergreen Scale Models strip styrene was used for the eight hay baskets, and Central Valley HO fencing was cut down in height for the two passageway wall sections. The hay basket time construction took longer to complete, than constructing all four walls together. The basket construction is a very tedious task. A lot of cutting, placement, and gluing of the hay basket parts was for certain very time-consuming. But was worth the time involved after seeing the end results.






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Bernd
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Posted - 12/06/2018 :  11:35:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice job on those hay baskets. I can't see any deviation from to the other.

Now for some nice fresh hay for those hard working oxen/horses.

Bernd


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An OPTIMIST sees light at the end of the tunnel
A REALIST sees a freight train
The LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER sees three idiots standing on the tracks

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Ensign
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Posted - 12/06/2018 :  11:57:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis, great job on those hay baskets!
Would have been nice to see how you went about building those all so perfectly.
I know you've got some hungry cattle to feed, so I'm willing to cut you some slack this time.


Greg Shinnie



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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 12/06/2018 :  1:00:38 PM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Did you use a jig on the baskets.

Home of the North Coast Railroad.

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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/06/2018 :  4:34:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bernd

Nice job on those hay baskets. I can't see any deviation from to the other.

Now for some nice fresh hay for those hard working oxen/horses.

Bernd



quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

Louis, great job on those hay baskets!
Would have been nice to see how you went about building those all so perfectly.
I know you've got some hungry cattle to feed, so I'm willing to cut you some slack this time.


Greg Shinnie



quote:
Originally posted by David J Buchholz

Did you use a jig on the baskets.




Thanks Bernd for your comments and posting.

Greg, and David, first off most people donít care what I post, how it was made, or even look at the time in taking pictures of all the steps involved. So I skipped through that process.
Now for you guys that care, David, after doing the baskets, yes indeed it would have been easier to have made a jig for this. Greg, to give an idea on the how-to, it was done by eye believe it or not! I started by gluing the eight (8) top U shaped styrene pieces to the top of the brown fence boards, then glued the eight (8) rectangle styrene base pieces to the bottom of the brown fence boards. Then for each basket, I glued the center slat first, then the two outer slats, left and right. Then glued slats in-between the center and outer slats judging the centers by eye, then last step was to glue the two side slat pieces to the basket. Doing all eight (8) baskets like this took up a lot of time. So indeed a jig would have been worth making. You can see from the pictures the parts involved, and a good eye can see they are not all perfect, but in HO scale you donít see any deviations. Thanks for inquiring on the process. I love going through the steps, and demonstrations when there are interested and concerned modelers following along. I hope this brief explanation, and pictures helps answer questions.








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Carl B
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Posted - 12/06/2018 :  6:07:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Neat baskets there Louis!


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 12/06/2018 :  7:44:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We care Lou, we're just amazed at your creativity and ingenuity.

Jim



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 12/06/2018 :  7:52:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What Jim said!

This puts a whole new interpretation on "car barn!" My first question to myself was along the lines of "What's Lou doing that requires trolleys? I thought he was modeling logging...."

Now I know! Cool stuff!

Keep going!!

Pete
in Michigan



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Bernd
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Posted - 12/06/2018 :  9:43:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey Louis,

You have one good set of calibrated eye balls. But your method of putting those together is what made them all look perfect. Thanks for SBS.

Bernd


A PESSIMIST sees a dark tunnel
An OPTIMIST sees light at the end of the tunnel
A REALIST sees a freight train
The LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER sees three idiots standing on the tracks

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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/06/2018 :  9:50:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Carl B

Neat baskets there Louis!



Thanks for checking in Carl, and posting comment.



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