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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/25/2019 :  5:12:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Top and bottom tower sections are completed and ready for the paint shop. ďXĒ bracing on the bottom section was done with Evergreen #8104 .011 x .043 styrene, and ladders are Plastruct #90672 HO scale ABS Ladders. Top of tower section hand rails were done using Plastruct #90857 styrene rod on the sides, and K&S .025 wire bent and formed for the hand rails, front and rear of platform. And, Plastruct ladders used at the front and rear of the top platform below the wire hand rails.




Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
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George D
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Posted - 01/25/2019 :  5:21:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been out of town, Louis and just catching up on your work. That's some nice neat work you've done on the tower.

George



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Ensign
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Posted - 01/25/2019 :  5:27:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis, really nice work on building that tower.
I'll now be on the lookout, for it's final installation into the car.

Greg Shinnie



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/25/2019 :  6:28:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George D

I've been out of town, Louis and just catching up on your work. That's some nice neat work you've done on the tower.

George



George, thanks as always for following along and posting your comments.



Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/25/2019 :  6:32:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Ensign

Louis, really nice work on building that tower.
I'll now be on the lookout, for it's final installation into the car.

Greg Shinnie



Greg, because your on lookout duty, I'll post a sneak preview.



Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/25/2019 :  6:33:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a sneak preview of the tower car with tower sections in use.






Louis
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Ensign
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Posted - 01/25/2019 :  6:37:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis, that looks fantastic!

Greg



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/25/2019 :  7:06:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very nice tower, Louis. Nice clean construction. Its unusualness appeals to me and the fact that these towers actually existed.

Mike


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railman28
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Posted - 01/25/2019 :  7:22:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a good looking Tower car. Well done.

It's only make-believe

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slimrails
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Posted - 01/26/2019 :  07:55:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great job, Louis. Almost ready for the next fire.


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Carl B
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Posted - 01/26/2019 :  08:04:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well done Louis!

Thanks for including the supplies you used. Too many builds leave that info out....



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Bernd
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Posted - 01/26/2019 :  09:16:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very nice Louis. I really like the looks of the whole car.

Bernd



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/26/2019 :  09:28:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you one and all for your posts and thoughts. It is great to have you all following along with this build.


Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  12:45:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The tower sections were painted the fire red color, and the tower platform was painted barn red, like the tower car tool/storage box and deck. The shortened side tool boxes were painted barn red as well, and glued in place next to the side steps. I used Plaid Crystal Clear Gallery Glass #16081 for the Tower car windows. It is a white liquid that you apply with a toothpick dipped into the liquid, then making circular motions around the window opening as you pull the toothpick away from the window area it seals across the window opening drying as a clear glass affect. Iíve always like this glass look over clear styrene, or the troublesome real glass use. Leave it to a camera to show any defects, it shows that I need to push down the roof cupola some more.
The MDC Roundhouse 3 in 1 Fire Fighting Train kit is completed with these three cars. However, I found an old (once basement flooded survivor), Roundhouse old timer tank car that I plan on refurbishing, and make it an auxiliary water car to go along with the pumper water car.
Also, painting that AHM RS-2 (a few post back) as the Fire Prevention locomotive. Then my L&R railroad Fire Fighting service will be completed.
I hope you enjoyed following this build, and will continue to follow along as I complete the next auxiliary water car, and locomotive refurbish build.








Louis
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Ensign
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  1:55:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis, that looks awesome!
Sounds like your putting that old tank car to a better use, you can never have enough water when it comes to fighting fires.
Looking forward to seeing the engine & the cars all hooked up and ready to go!

Greg Shinnie



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