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  • Okie Logging Camp Kitchen and Dining room cars

    Howdy folks,

    After a long hiatus (2009 - Cats Head Pier), I am finally building again. Train club officer duties "ate my brain". Alas, I am no longer the CFO.

    My best buddy, Joe Batson, asked me to build an On30 logging camp kitchen for him. I gladly agreed, especially since he has helped me get excited about On30 and building.

    Although I didn't have plans, I assessed all Joe's requirements (after much tooth pulling) . The model is for Choctaw Lumber in Southeastern Oklahoma. You can see his build thread here https://railroad-line.com/node/25897 . After a lot of research, I finally started the build. This thread will summarize the process. It has been years since I scratch built anything, so this has been a treat and a bit of a challenge.

    The model is 40' long and 12' wide. The camp cars rest on two massive skids. The materials used were/are St Albert lumber and wooden coffee stirs. Joe asked that the structures be painted oxide red and weathered. The windows and doors are by Rusty Stumps and Tichy. The design is an amalgamation of many kitchen car designs.

    Away we go,

    Mike Corley

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    Howdy folks,

    Here is a first shot of the sides, ends, and bottom the kitchen car. Construction is from laminated wood and posterboard.

    Have fun,

    Mike C



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    • #3
      Looking forward to your builds Mike!


      Louis L&R Western Railroad
      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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      • #4
        Me too, sounds like a fun build Mike'...


        Ted

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        • #5
          Cool.

          I'm going to enjoy watching you build.

          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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          • #6
            Good to see you back at the bench.
            Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
            FaceBook link: https://www.facebook.com/A-Dog-A-Van-and-A-View-108345371976229

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            • #7
              Howdy folks,

              Here is simple proof that I did brace the interior (just in case someone asks [^]).

              First shot at painting. I'm using craft paints on this model (oxide red, dove gray, burnt sienna, and tan) plus a little burnt sienna and black pigment. From the picture, I think I over did the black, so I'll hit it with at he first four colors again.

              The photo distortion is not warping, but a result of using a cell phone camera.

              Have fun,

              Mike Corley





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              • #8
                Mike good to see you back at it.

                The color weathering looks dam right perfect. Nice job.
                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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                • #9
                  Mike, I'm definately following along on your build.

                  Mark
                  W,L,&E

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                  • #10
                    I also like how the weathering colors came out on your car side Mike.


                    Louis L&R Western Railroad
                    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                    • #11
                      Howdy folks,

                      Thanks for the complements and encouragement. After so many years, it keeps me going.

                      All the main structure is painted, aged, and ready for assembly.

                      Happy rails,

                      Mike Corley


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                      • #12
                        Howdy folks,

                        I assembled the walls and am working on the clerestory and roofing.

                        Have fun,

                        Mike Corley




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                        • #13
                          Howdy folks,

                          The clerestories are complete, base coated, and ready for aging.

                          Happy rails,

                          Mike Corley



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                          • #14
                            Hey Mike- looks very good.

                            Is there a prototype picture you could post that is similar to your final design?
                            Carl

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                            • #15
                              Howdy folks,

                              Carl, I combined so many images to come up with this design, that I don't have one single. I'll post the images that gave me the inspiration for the design.

                              Have fun,

                              mike corley










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