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  • #16
    Thanks, guys!

    Just something I ran across and tossed notes and sketches about into a computer file and then tossed all the parts, bits & bobs into a project box once upon a time. I must have had some idea about building it then since I started it or maybe I was just clearing off parts and built the basic frame to use up those bits....

    Into a paint shop now......got to glaze end windows.

    2 more project boxes on the wood lathe and a gooseneck desk lamp to restore. I should be getting my lathe back by the end of the year!
    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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    • #17
      Painted and ends glazed, getting the roof installed....


      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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      • #18
        Looks better with every post. great work.
        Jerry



        "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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        • #19
          How did you do the steps? Donations from the parts box?

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

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          • #20
            quote:


            Originally posted by deemery


            How did you do the steps? Donations from the parts box?

            dave


            I have actually made steps like that in the past piece by piece with all the extra bits of wire that support them up into the underbody.

            My grasp on sanity is tenuous at best at times so I'll not do that again unless well medicated....

            Those are rather old (50+ years) Train Craft castings - someone was selling out NOS of castings from that company on eBay a few years back.

            I bought every lot of these steps that I could grab,

            Some day I need to sit down and figure out how to set up an RTV mold to make more.
            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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            • #21
              Great build as usual. Not much more to say, I love watching your builds. Very Inspiring!

              -Cody

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              • #22
                quote:


                Originally posted by acousticco


                Great build as usual. Not much more to say, I love watching your builds. Very Inspiring!

                -Cody


                Thank you!

                Got the paper on for the roof and smoke jack installed!

                Got a little sloppy with the paint when I was doing the underside of the roof overhang after I added the letterboard trim. The "tar" will cover that over........


                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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                • #23
                  NICE Martin'.. What are you going to use for the tar?[^]


                  Ted

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                  • #24
                    quote:


                    Originally posted by quartergauger48


                    NICE Martin'.. What are you going to use for the tar?[^]


                    Once upon a time it was Grimy Black......but a while back I shifted to using SP Lark Dark Grey (Floquil).......and I grabbed a good supply long ago since it also did not seem to be a big seller and laid it in for the future. And, then the future arrived.....
                    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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                    • #25
                      Martin, really nice build. All those detail castings, hand rails etc really make it a standout.

                      :up: :up:
                      Regards Rob

                      Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                      My current build.

                      https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                      • #26
                        quote:


                        Originally posted by robert goslin


                        Martin, really nice build. All those detail castings, hand rails etc really make it a standout.

                        :up: :up:


                        Thanks!

                        And the roof is now "tarred"....


                        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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                        • #27
                          Very nice. I like that gray/black. I found a virtually unused bottle of that color in my paint collection and will now use it judiciously!

                          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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                          • #28
                            quote:


                            Originally posted by Michael Hohn


                            Very nice. I like that gray/black. I found a virtually unused bottle of that color in my paint collection and will now use it judiciously!


                            I thought that the Grimy Black was just too black and tar coated canvas, etc over a bit of time really gets a good bit of gray into it.

                            I've got a bottle of the Lark Light Gray as well that I've used a bit and am saving for car that really show their years.
                            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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                            • #29
                              Nicely done build! Wood cars are now a rarity, but they look great, and I've found them fun to build. "Old School," as it were....

                              Bravo!

                              Pete

                              in Michigan

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                              • #30
                                Thanks!

                                And, this one is done!




                                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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