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  • Wow Hakan!

    Outstanding work on the horses and wagon... :up:

    Color choices are right on!
    Carl

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    • Yes, indeed, beautiful work!
      Cheers,

      Dallas



      Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build

      Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor! []

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      • Thanks Bob, you are right. When I placed it on the main street the military uniformity of the horses was much less prominent.

        Don, I have seen some Jordan sets on Ebay from time to time with only horses but had no idea that they could be bought directly. I googled for Jordan but could not find any homepage. Do you have an address or link?

        Thanks Greg for the kind words! I hope you have a nice early summer in Canada, I remember a photo of your cottage with lots and lots of snow. Make me cold just thinking of it. The shotgun is only for show and not even loaded. There hasn’t been a stagecoach hold up in the area for decades.

        Thanks Carl and Dallas! I hope the next one will be even better, I’ll keep in mind what I have learned about harnessing and such to the next build. Must also try Troels method with the tape.

        Hakan

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        • The address for Jordan Products is Box 644, Brighton, Michigan 48116. I received a four-page flyer from them showing their kits plus the horses and wheels which could be purchased separately. I would suggest including a stamped, self-address envelope with your request.
          Don Ball

          Stockton & Copperopolis RR

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          • Hakan, when cutting strips from the masking tape, I apply it to a glass surface and use a single edge razor blade. You can cut amazingly thin strips this way...
            Troels Kirk

            Näsum, Sweden

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            • Many thanks Don for the address.

              And Troels for the tip. I have started on another Jordan wagon that I'll try the tape strips on. Hopefully I'll continue on the Caboose tonight.

              Hakan

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              • Hakan, this is the first time I have been through your posts. I started at the beginning and couldn't stop moving forward. If I may make some suggestions about your work, though...who the heck am I kidding, that is some of the best work I have seen. I am new to the hobby, and envisioned something grand some day, but seeing this work might have just scaled back my expectation. I am anxiously awaiting additional posts. Very nice!

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                • Thanks Jeff, I'm happy you like my modeling. I'm blushing over here.

                  I continued on the caboose today. There was a lot to cut and file but the resin was quite easy to work with. More like styrene then brittle resin so it was quite easy. Here is a photo of the progress so far. As not all parts are included I have ordered some parts that I'm waiting for. But there is lots that I can do before the parts arrive. I mounted some arch bars to test the coupler height. I have not decided which trucks to use yet. The instructions are quite specific but as I'm freelancing I feel free to chose.



                  Hakan

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                  • How about doing a separate build thread on this caboose?

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

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                    • Following along with the caboose build....

                      Nice work on the stage coach too!!!

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                      • I'm happy you are following along Bill.

                        And thank you for the kind words on the stage coach.

                        Hakan

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                        • Wow that little bobber with the rider on it looks amazing!

                          Oooo so jealous. SCC were sold out of all the kits I wanted!

                          Looking forward to seeing it painted up and running.

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                          • Thanks Ross,

                            one have to be quick to reserve one when they are advertised as they disappear fast . I sure has missed one or two :erm:

                            Hakan

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                            • LOL, I am still looking at my wood kits and getting too scared to build them. I got a C&M "Battleship" gon that I really want to build but too worried to.

                              How do you know when they have kits out as the website doesn't seem to be frequently updated.

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                              • Hi Ross, there is a first time for us all and to open the box for the first time and to start building can be a bit intimidating. But when you have started you will find it great fun and very rewarding. I hope you overcome your fear and start building. If you run into problems you can most certainly get an answer from all the knowledgable people here on the forum.

                                For new releases from SCCW I always keep an eye open for ads on the Earlyrail forum

                                Hakan

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