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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/06/2018 :  9:53:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BurleyJim

We care Lou, we're just amazed at your creativity and ingenuity.

Jim



Thanks Jim, I know you do, and as always follow my builds. It's just always the sight of total lookers and no posters.



Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/06/2018 :  9:58:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Orionvp17

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



Thanks Pete for posting your comments. This was a good inspiration and unique piece of rolling stock that I had to have. Hope to see you in Springfield this year. Missed you the past few years with other things going on here.



Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/06/2018 :  9:59:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bernd

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




Thanks Bernd for your kind words. The SBS was a pleasure!



Louis
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Ensign
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Posted - 12/06/2018 :  10:23:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis, thanks for the enhanced explanation of how you built those hay baskets.
I thought for sure you used some sort of a jig, to get such similar results with each one.

Nope! The Louis laser eyeballing it, method was used instead.


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Dutchman
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Posted - 12/07/2018 :  08:27:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love the hay baskets, Lou. Nice detail. I,too assumed the use of a jig. You have a better eye and steadier hands than I do!



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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/07/2018 :  08:58:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

Louis, thanks for the enhanced explanation of how you built those hay baskets.
I thought for sure you used some sort of a jig, to get such similar results with each one.

Nope! The Louis laser eyeballing it, method was used instead.


Greg Shinnie



quote:
Originally posted by Dutchman

I love the hay baskets, Lou. Nice detail. I,too assumed the use of a jig. You have a better eye and steadier hands than I do!




Thanks Greg and Bruce for your comments, and posts.



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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/07/2018 :  09:28:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The two outer and two inner walls of the Horse Barn car have been glued together to form the superstructure of the horse barn. So that I would be able to remove the superstructure from the flatcar for repairs, maintenance or detailing the interior, I used a 2-56 x ĹĒ mounting bolt & blind nut set from Du-Bro mounted at the bottom center of the barn walls, and a matching hole drilled into the center of the flatcar deck for securing the barn frame to the flatcar, from under the flatcar frame. When the time comes, I will be doing this same method for the roof to secure it to the barn superstructure. Below pictures show all steps taken for the car barn walls.










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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 12/07/2018 :  09:48:04 AM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info. I was looking for insight as to adapt future projects, snd making those tasks simpler to perform. Nice job!

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 12/07/2018 :  10:05:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lou,

Springfield is definitely on The List, and will be even better if you have the barn with you!

What a unique piece of equipment! This 'burbs kid had never heard of these.... Obviously I blew right by the Gazette article, too....

Elegant work!

Pete
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George D
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Posted - 12/07/2018 :  10:38:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis, you started this build just as I was leaving town, so I'm just getting caught up. I've never heard of a railroad car barn before. It looks like an interesting and a challenging build and your talents are apparent.

That's a clever and simple way to make the frame removable from the flat car.

George



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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/07/2018 :  1:39:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by David J Buchholz

Thanks for the info. I was looking for insight as to adapt future projects, snd making those tasks simpler to perform. Nice job!


quote:
Originally posted by Orionvp17

Lou,

Springfield is definitely on The List, and will be even better if you have the barn with you!

What a unique piece of equipment! This 'burbs kid had never heard of these.... Obviously I blew right by the Gazette article, too....

Elegant work!

Pete
in Michigan


quote:
Originally posted by George D

Louis, you started this build just as I was leaving town, so I'm just getting caught up. I've never heard of a railroad car barn before. It looks like an interesting and a challenging build and your talents are apparent.

That's a clever and simple way to make the frame removable from the flat car.

George



David thanks, and glad to give you the SBS info.

Pete and George, thanks for the great comments and posts, always happy to see you both following my builds.
Just for information purposes, here is a prototype picture (not the greatest exposure) of the car barn. These "car barns" were part of the portable logging camps used by the Crossett Lumber Company to log the pine forests of southern Arkansas.




Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/08/2018 :  09:04:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I cutout my Horse Barn Car ends using Midwest wooden sheet #4437, and Iím using Tichy Train Group 4-panel door & frames item #8049



Here the Car barn ends have been glued onto the structure, and the roof mounting screw holes have been drilled into the top center support for attaching the roof assembly onto the barn structure. Now ready, and going to the paint shop for a coat of primer paint.






Louis
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Ensign
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Posted - 12/08/2018 :  09:44:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis, your car barn is coming together quite well.
Keep up the great work!


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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/08/2018 :  2:59:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Ensign

Louis, your car barn is coming together quite well.
Keep up the great work!


Greg Shinnie



Thanks Greg for the support!



Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/08/2018 :  3:05:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For the tar papered roof look, I used Kleenex brand tissue cut single ply for the rolled tarpaper, and the wooden roof painted with craft black paint. I painted the roof first with black craft paint and while still wet, I laid the Kleenex paper strips down into the wet paint, then while the paint was still wet again, I dabbed the tissue with a second coat of paint. Once dried, it gives the looks much like roofing tarpaper would look. Also, the braces along the inside passageway wall have been erected. The pictures below show the three sections completed. The barn superstructure is screwed into the roof at two points at the barn top ridge, and the flatcar is screwed into the barn superstructure bottom at the middle point of the barn.
Now to make up the eight drop-down barn roof/door panels for the two sides of the car barn.








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