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Pennman
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  2:28:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis,

That is a mighty fine set of firecars, all look very nice.

Rich



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  2:43:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

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



Thanks a lot Greg for your thoughts, continued posts and following along.



Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  2:45:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Pennman

Louis,

That is a mighty fine set of firecars, all look very nice.

Rich



Thanks Rich for your comments, following my build, and providing some research as well for me.



Louis
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George D
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  4:11:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nicely done, Louis. Thanks for the detailed description of your work.

George



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  4:42:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by George D

Very nicely done, Louis. Thanks for the detailed description of your work.

George



Thanks George! I don't mind giving all the information and items used, because I like seeing it when others do the same.
However, some modelers, as you know, keep information like a trade secret.
It drives me crazy!



Louis
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Bernd
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  5:36:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's one find looking fire train Louis. I really like the tower car with the caboose theme. Can't wait to see the engine and tank car added to the set. Nice job all the way around.

Bernd


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  6:25:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lou, Outstanding job on the complete set.

Jim



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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  10:30:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bernd

That's one find looking fire train Louis. I really like the tower car with the caboose theme. Can't wait to see the engine and tank car added to the set. Nice job all the way around.

Bernd



Thank you very much Bernd!



Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  10:32:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BurleyJim

Lou, Outstanding job on the complete set.

Jim



Thanks a lot Jim!



Louis
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centercab
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Posted - 01/28/2019 :  11:36:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those look really nice, Louis! Lots of work, but very much worth it.

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Chuck

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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/28/2019 :  12:59:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by centercab

Those look really nice, Louis! Lots of work, but very much worth it.



Thanks for your comments, and looking in on this build. I hope you continue to following along with my added equipment.



Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/28/2019 :  1:46:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
3 in 1 Roundhouse Fire Fighting Train Project:

Part #4: of the 3 in 1 Roundhouse Fire Fighting Train.
With the amount of forestry on the L&R Railroad, you can never have enough water available to keep the fires down. It is my plan to make-up an axillary water tank for my Fire Fighting Train to follow the pumper water car. The candidate for this project is an Old Timer Tank Car from Roundhouse. I had this survivor of an old basement flood. As you can see from the pictures, this car needs refurbishing badly. It is dirty, grungy and well rusted. Its condition is shabby to say the least. So on with taking it apart, cleaning, stripping, priming and painting.
Kadee couplers, and InterMountian wheels will be installed as well.












Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 01/28/2019 :  5:23:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Update; The old tank car has been taken apart, and placed into a pan of Original Pine-Sol cleaner to strip away the old paint and decaling. This method I have used for years to clean plastic models, and it always cleans away the old paint, decals and any other thing that needs to be gone. Once it sets awhile in the cleaner, an old toothbrush is used to just whisk away any stubborn paint. If nothing else, it will sure smell good when finished soaking. I used the clamps to hold the tank down under the cleaner to keep it from floating. From the small bubbles I can tell the cleaner is entering the small holes in the tank. That may be a problem, getting all that cleaner liquid back out of the tank inside. Weíll see after a while.






Louis
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potsy
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Posted - 01/28/2019 :  5:46:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another trick of the trade thanks for the info Louis great job on the fire train


Mark



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slimrails
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Posted - 01/28/2019 :  5:51:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Louis, are you going to reuse the Fox trucks on this car?


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