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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/10/2019 :  6:43:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by quartergauger48

Yes indeed Louis, you are killing it with these excellent models. They look better then any tailor made or store bought kits'..


Well thanks for the kind words there Ted! Comments like that is what keeps me going!



Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  09:59:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Small baby steps here. The platform has been mounted on top of the tanks after bending four pieces of K&S .020 wire #499 for the handrails into shape needed for platform. And, attached them to the sides of the platform using locomotive stanchions made from Athearn for their blue box locomotive kits. Two ladders will be mounted at both ends of the frame. And, Roundhouse kit provided steps will be mounted to both sides of the storage box. I still have four tank straps and cheese blocks to make and mount onto the tanks.




Louis
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Ensign
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  10:12:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis, with each new step that you take, it just gets better!
That's going to be one hot looking train when completed.

Greg Shinnie



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k9wrangler
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  12:14:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Smokiní HOT

Karl Scribner
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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  12:54:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

Louis, with each new step that you take, it just gets better!
That's going to be one hot looking train when completed.

Greg Shinnie


quote:
Originally posted by k9wrangler

Smokiní HOT



Thank you very much for checking in and posting your comments, Greg and Karl. "One step closer"



Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  2:45:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Louis,

Thatís going to be one bright set of cars. Youíll be able to light your workbench with them.

Mike



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  2:53:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Louis,

Thatís going to be one bright set of cars. Youíll be able to light your workbench with them.

Mike



Hi Mike. Thanks for checking in.



Louis
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slimrails
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  4:42:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking mighty fine, Louis. What other details will you add?


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  4:43:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good Lou!

Where did you get those ladders?

Jim



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  9:49:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by slimrails

Looking mighty fine, Louis. What other details will you add?



Thanks Russ. As far as this car goes that's ,it for details.



Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  10:03:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by BurleyJim

Looking good Lou!

Where did you get those ladders?

Jim



Thank you Jim! The ladders I got from a local hobby shop. They are Plastruct HO scale ABS Ladders #90422, 5" long, two in package.




Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/13/2019 :  11:12:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is the finished Roundhouse Chemical car. The tanks were mounted on top of Evergreen #263 Channel at both ends of each tank, mounting straps at both ends of each tank were made using Evergreen #102 .010 x .040 strip styrene. And the cheese blocks were made from Evergreen #144 .040 x .080 strip styrene. The two end ladders are Plastruct HO scale ABS Ladders #90422 that come 2 in a package 5Ē long. The steps on both sides are Roundhouse MDC steps. I used the Roundhouse trucks supplied with the kit, and re-placed the wheels with Intermountain 33Ē Wheels. And, Kadee #148 whisker couplers were installed. Like the first car, any other weathering, detailing, decaling or otherwise will be done when all cars are complete at my leisure in the future. The next car to start in this 3 in 1 kit, is the Operational Tower Car, where the tower can be raised and lowered like the prototype car.










Louis
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Bernd
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Posted - 01/13/2019 :  1:12:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's looking real good Louis. Can't wait to see the tower car hooked to that consist.

I'm thinking you should come up with some kind of motive power to pull the fire train to fire.

Bernd


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Ensign
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Posted - 01/13/2019 :  1:21:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Bernd

That's looking real good Louis. Can't wait to see the tower car hooked to that consist.

I'm thinking you should come up with some kind of motive power to pull the fire train to fire.

Bernd



I agree! Every fire fighting train needs a fire engine to go with it.
A small diesel, something that wouldn't take to long to fire up so it can quickly respond.
Looking good Louis!

Greg Shinnie



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/13/2019 :  1:44:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bernd

That's looking real good Louis. Can't wait to see the tower car hooked to that consist.

I'm thinking you should come up with some kind of motive power to pull the fire train to fire.

Bernd



Bernd, thanks for your comments, and that is a good idea. I didn't think of a dedicated locomotive power source. Just thought they would use whatever locomotive they had standing by. I like that idea!




Louis
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