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dnhman
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Posted - 05/01/2011 :  12:32:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is a shot of a coal unloading shed I am working on. This will be for a paper mill complex



Cheers!, Joe

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tracymckibben
New Hire



Posted - 05/08/2011 :  10:21:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit tracymckibben's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by deemery

Seems to me the fire inspector would require some metal underneath and behind the stove. But that's a nit on a really nice-looking interior!

dave



By all means, don't hold back on commentary like that. I want my stuff to be believable, but I'm admittedly making a lot of it up as I go. I have no idea what the regulations would have been in 1920 for such a configuration, or if there even was a fire inspector in the north woods of Minnesota. Something to research....



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tracymckibben
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Posted - 05/18/2011 :  8:03:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit tracymckibben's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Heading for Dubuque, Iowa tomorrow, taking my produce warehouse to the Thousand Lakes Region convention for merit judging. First convention, first modeling contest, first scratchbuilt structure, needless to say I'm anxious to see how it turns out.

Latest look at the interior, since my last post, I've added a business counter:







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tracymckibben
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Posted - 07/06/2011 :  10:00:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit tracymckibben's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My current project - a scratchbuilt hand car shed, using an official Missabe diagram:






Additional progress photos can be seen on my blog, if you're interested: http://dmirhillcitysub.blogspot.com/search/label/Speeder%20Shed



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Dutchman
Administrator

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Posted - 02/01/2012 :  11:10:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another scratch build. This one is an HOn3 water car.







Bruce

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Wallace
Engine Wiper

Posted - 03/05/2012 :  7:51:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This car operates on the Goldfield & Hangtown Railroad. Other pictures of this road can be seen on the RR-L Member Personal Websites, Page 7









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Wallace
Engine Wiper

Posted - 03/14/2012 :  6:31:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is another car that has seen long service on the Goldfield & Hangtown Railroad. The couplers are "Devores" which operate like the prototype.



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George D
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Posted - 03/14/2012 :  8:18:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice weather beaten gondolas, Wallace. I remember those Devore couplers. I had them on some HO rolling stock when I was a teenager. They looked good, but if I remember, they didn't couple together very easy.

George



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Thorn Creek and Western
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Posted - 03/14/2012 :  9:44:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Thorn Creek and Western's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wallace-
Would you happen to know if any other model railroaders are still using Devores?
-Dave


-Dave

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Mike Hamer
Engineer



Posted - 03/15/2012 :  5:15:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote


When I first got into model railroading twenty years ago I actually began scratchbuilding at the same time I put together my first plastic Atlas kits. This was my first ever attempt at scratchbuilding and I've kept the diorama for sentimental reasons.



The colours are a little intense more due to the fact the lamp is shining on the model. The story behind the structure was that a train station was going to be torn down up the Ottawa Valley. A group of avid model railroaders purchased the station for one dollar and turned it into a museum, hobby shop and the headquarters for their large HO scale setup. This was before the advent of home computers on a large scale basis and the Internet, so to make spare station signs for the museum, I simply went to the back of Model Railroader Magazine and cut out the place names in the listing of hobby shops!



The model railroad was housed in the upper floor of the main building. The group calls themselves "The Well-Trained Model Railroad Club"...a play on words.



If we remove the roof, we can see into the building and look down on the model railroad. Oh look, there's a member of the club removing the roof off a structure on the layout to reveal the model railroad hidden therein...and on and on the scene plays out.



A look down the other side of the tracks. Although my modelling skills have improved over the intervening 20 years, I have kept this diorama as it was the first one I ever made! I'll post pics of the backside of the diorama later on!


Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca
http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca
http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

Edited by - Mike Hamer on 03/15/2012 5:16:53 PM

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Schoolmaster
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Posted - 03/15/2012 :  6:24:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have returned to scratch-built modelling after a 40 year layoff and moved from N scale to O.

Here are my first three attempts.

A condensed representation of the Port San Luis Pier Warehouse and Depot on the Pacific Coast Railway just completed after the old one burned in 1915. 10" wide 32" long built for the 10th Anniversary challenge.











Build thread: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=35541

A Santa Fe Depot Closet, built as a challenge to myself in 24 hours from offcuts and spare material from the warehouse and hotel projects. It has a complete, if crude, interior. 2.5" x 2.5".








Build thread: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=36099

A work still in progess (shingle roof and chimneys). Hotel Martin, built as a trial project for the Hotel Marre. Built from the Bar Mills #1 kit, which I don't consider to be a kit at all really because of the flexibility. 11" x 11" including verandahs.



Build thread: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=36031



Edited by - Schoolmaster on 03/15/2012 6:32:16 PM

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Chester
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Posted - 05/04/2012 :  1:22:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This whispy little thing is a platform cart in 1/87 out of styrene with a wood deck.


http://modelingin1-87.blogspot.com/

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IAISfan
Engine Wiper

Posted - 05/11/2012 :  1:48:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been here on RR-L for about 7 months now, and it seems like I'm still finding new sub-forums.

I'm working on my first layout, and I just got into scratchbuilding late last year after finding that it was really the only way to recreate my prototype's scenes like I wanted. Here are a few shots of my first efforts, all part of the Iowa Interstate's Council Bluffs, IA diesel facility:

Enginehouse



Sand towers (using the body from an old Silver Streak tank car kit for the one on the left)



Load tester



Shop table



Grounded 60' ex-BN, xx-CB&Q beer car (using the blank roof and ends from an old Ambroid kit)





Modeling Iowa Interstate's West End, May 2005
http://www.iaisrailfans.org/gallery/Sub4WestEnd

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JohnReid
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JohnReid
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