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    Originally posted by Ensign


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    Originally posted by Donald Ball


    There could have been a roof hatch with an inside ladder.


    I never even thought of that Don!

    You could even mount the seat, onto the hatch cover. [:-angel]

    We will have to see what Hakan, thinks about this new idea.


    Greg Shinnie


    Hmm, the management have given much thought to the above and concluded the railroad needs more Cabeese.

    Great ideas!

    Hakan

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    • Nice looking caboose, Hakan. I see the brakeman has seated himself next to the smoke stack to get some warmth in that breezy location.

      George
      The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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      • As unlikely as it might sound for the crew to ride on the caboose, the photos of your model make it seem quite realistic and plausible. I formally, officially, and forever withdraw my earlier skepticism.

        Great modeling.

        Mike
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        Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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        • Thanks George and Mike! I have also been a skeptic since I first read the article but after Dons photo evidence I'm now also a believer.

          Hakan

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          • Cool this guy on the roof, shure is an eyecatcher !

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            • quote:


              Originally posted by milocomarty


              Cool this guy on the roof, shure is an eyecatcher !


              Or a flycatcher in the eye,depending on where your seat is.

              Greg Shinnie

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              • Thanks Martin!

                quote:


                Originally posted by Ensign


                quote:


                Originally posted by milocomarty


                Cool this guy on the roof, shure is an eyecatcher !


                Or a flycatcher in the eye,depending on where your seat is.

                Greg Shinnie



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                • Hi, long time no see!

                  The activity on the building front has been low as I have been busy packaging kits. A little time to modeling I have got though and I have inspired by Don Balls blog and wagon builds finally finished a Jordan stagecoach. I'm not sure I got all the harnessing right though as it has been difficult finding good resolution pictures on the internet. As I have a freelance layout I thought the area is served by Wells Fargo & Company so I painted and lettered it for them. The painting on the side became a little rasterized but I think overall it looks quite good. I wanted the second driver to have a shotgun as they are transporting valuables. It was tricky finding a suitable figure but scrounging the figure stock I found a figure from Blue Moon that actually is for wargaming but modifying that and together with a driver made from a Preiser figure the stagecoach now have a competent crew










                  My next summer project is a beautiful kit from Silver Crash Car Works of a Colorado Midland Waycar that arrived in the mail yesterday. Below is a picture of the kit laid out on my worktable. It is mostly resin and will make a small Waycar or Caboose with a Bombay style cupola. I have waited eagerly for it and it will be great fun building it.



                  I have also enclosed a picture of my latest modeling help. She comes by the name of Molly and is great at kitbashing!




                  Hakan

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                  • Cool kitty Hakan !! Pm me please looking for resellers..

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                    • Time for a song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8LHlJSBkg0

                      dave
                      Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                      • Sharp little red wagon!! :up: :up: :up:

                        Don't feed it to the cat. Though she is a cutie.
                        It's only make-believe

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                        • A very fine wagon indeed! The harnessing doesn't look quite right though.... I'll dig up some reference photos of mine. Or you could take the time to enjoy some western movies, Stagecoach comes to mind )
                          Troels Kirk

                          Näsum, Sweden

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                          • ..........
                            Troels Kirk

                            Näsum, Sweden

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                            • Thanks Martin! Your grass pastures looks fantastic.

                              Dave. Guess we take ordinary mail service very much for granted these days.

                              Thanks Bob. Oh she most certainly would like a bite from that. But she is quite calm. Although still being a kitten or young cat she doesn’t tear everything apart around here.

                              Many thanks for the input Kirk. I don’t know anything about horses and wagons so your help is most welcome. I tried to see parts of Stagecoach on Youtube but it was near impossible seeing anything from all the hopping. After studying on the internet and your pictures made me I realize that the Jordan horse is missing out on some details. I have missed the part that the trace hangs in near the horses behind. I have placed the trace like it showed in the instructions. Interesting is that on the photos in the links below the strap is missing altogether. I also now see that the trace should be in a straight line up to the collar.

                              On the reins to the horses in front I have found photos showing that they were lead through a collar on the horses head, see links below:

                              http://www.washoe.k12.nv.us/american...oldt_Stage.jpg

                              http://socalenduro.files.wordpress.c...stagecoach.jpg

                              Hakan

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                              • Hakan, your links made me study some more... it would seem that the ost common rigging of the reins was though a ring on the inside of the bridle of the horses in front... here's a link to a guy with harness models, and if you click on the photos you'll see this elegant detail clearly:

                                http://benscustomtack.com/packs/collarteamharness.htm
                                Troels Kirk

                                Näsum, Sweden

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