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Terrell
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Posted - 06/15/2008 :  8:15:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks all for the kind comments!

Frederic, yes, I painted the figure. Henry is one of the soft rubbery type figures so I had to use acrylic paint. I dulled him down some with an I/A wash but he is not fastened down and his constant movement, I think, tends to polish him in places. In other words, I can't take credit for the shiny shoe. The wear and the lighting did that.



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CieloVistaRy
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Posted - 07/04/2008 :  2:59:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Terrell,

Did you also scratchbuild the spout? It looks very unique. I can't find a waterspout in O scale.. wonder if it's better (and easier) to scratchbuild one.

Thanks,

Arthur


Arthur

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Terrell
Fireman

Posted - 07/05/2008 :  2:27:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Arthur, yes, my spout is scratchbuilt, mainly from styrene tubing. Grandt Line sells an O gauge spout kit, cast metal. Either through their site or Walthers. The last time I looked Walthers had it.


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Frederic Testard
Engineer

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Posted - 07/05/2008 :  7:09:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I recently checked Valley Model Trains for this kit, and they had it too. They usually send things very fast.


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desertdrover
Engineer



Posted - 07/06/2008 :  11:18:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Arthur, I do not know if you are interested in this plan. Or just commenting on the build. But there is a spout here, with brass tube, to make if you would like.




Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
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Edited by - desertdrover on 07/06/2008 8:02:26 PM

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CieloVistaRy
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Posted - 07/16/2008 :  9:47:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Terrell, Frederick, and Louis,

Thanks very much- I've pulled the diagram and photo off and will use them as reference when I do my water tower/shed.

Arthur


Arthur

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 09/05/2008 :  3:36:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Since I'm a new member here and since I'm a compulsive scratchbuilder, I thought I'd introduce myself here by posting one of my larger scratchbult structures, "Lauthers Perfect Pickles". It's completely built board-by-board and stone-by-stone from the foundation up and there's a complete interior on both the 1st and 2nd floors



In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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mabloodhound
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Posted - 09/05/2008 :  4:04:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
mwbpequod,
Sure would like to see more of your pickle factory. Does the roof come off? How about some interior views?



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desertdrover
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Posted - 09/05/2008 :  4:15:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Martin, you have a fine looking scratchbuilt structure, fantastic work. Looing forward to more scratchbuilding from you in the future.


Louis
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hon3_rr
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Posted - 09/05/2008 :  5:19:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm with Dave, can we peek inside? Great build!

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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Terrell
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Posted - 09/05/2008 :  5:28:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree, great build! I especially agree with wanting to see more.


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 09/05/2008 :  5:38:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, guys. Much appreciated! Took a lot of scale 2" x 4"'s to build this one....

Ok, here's the back side or trackside view of Lauthers Perfect Pickles. It sort of looks isolated since it exists as a complete lift-out module within my layout and these shots were taken outside of the layout.

That's a scratchbuilt Heinz Vinegar tank car on the siding - I have scratchbuilt pickle tank cars also. Across the tracks is a scratchbuilt milk station that served as the basis for a run of kits that I used at NMRA clinics and sold off the leftovers of recently.

Yes, the roof does come off and then the interior of the 2nd floor lifts out. Talk about compulsive behavior... I'll excavate some pix - for some reason I don't think I ever took any pix of the finished 1st floor interior. Should have some "in progress" shots.



In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

Edited by - mwbpequod on 09/05/2008 5:42:56 PM

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Dutchman
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Posted - 09/05/2008 :  5:48:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Martin,

I love your "Lauthers Perfect Pickles". Last summer I scratchbuilt my "Devon's Dills" Pickle Works in HO. It was based on the old Revel/AHM/IHC styrene kit. Anyway, seeing yours brought back memories. Now I have to get me one of those pickle cars.


Bruce

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teejay
Fireman



Posted - 09/05/2008 :  6:07:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I thought I would post some pics of my scratch built Hulett Ore Unloader since the build thread is quickly disappearing .
The pictures of this seven month project were taken by Karl O.

















The Huletts have been extinct since the self unloading mechanism was invented and used by most freighters . I'm currently building a second Hulett so that the two can be placed in a dock scene with my Edmund Fitzgerald ore ship .

Terry



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George D
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Posted - 09/05/2008 :  6:20:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thatís a very nice looking pickle factory, Martin. Did you design it yourself, or use plans? I like that pickle car too.

Terry, WOW!! Your Hulett Ore Unloader is a very impressive looking model. Karlís fine pictures really show all the detail youíve put in the model.

George



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