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  • #76
    That's some nice looking track works Dave. Those turnouts are WOW.

    Bernd
    New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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    • #77
      Thanks for the "pick" idea.

      Bob
      It's only make-believe

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      • #78
        Beautiful trackwork, Dave. It looks real, partly from the size of the yards and partly the alignments.

        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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        • #79
          Your pick would certainly be faster than drilling with a pin vise. I don't know when I'll be laying HO track again, but it could be this coming spring.
          James

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          • #80
            You're showing off, Dave!



            Seriously: Wonderful track work. Having hand laid track on eassentially all my previous HO layouts prior my current one, I know how exacting hand laying track can be and you've done a bang-up job.

            Andre

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            • #81
              Amazing work Dave!

              That trackwork and yard looks way more "organic" then something done with commercial track.

              Hakan

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              • #82
                Really nice track, both the alignments and the look.

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                • #83
                  :up:

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                  • #84
                    Recently completed 4 new LV boxcars (since the K4 decal sheet does 4 cars.)

                    All 4 are 34 ft cars kitbashed from MDC 36 ft shells. 2 ft was cut out of the middle. the roof was trimmed 2 ft. A new underframe was made from home cast resin. I added brake rigging from Tichy parts and used turnbuckles as clevises. New ends wer made from Evergreen car siding, saving having to scrap off the end details. New ladders and brake rigging was made from Tichy parts. Buffer blocks were made from styrene strips. Tichy roofwalk supports were added at the roof ends and sanded down to match the MDC supports and a new roof walk was made from Evergreen 2x6's. New doors were made from car siding with Tichy door details. New grab irons and A-Line stirrup steps added.

                    the model was primed, and painted, then K4 decals added with a light weathering coat. The trucks are Shapeways 3D prints with IM code 88 wheels.






                    Dave Husman



                    Iron Men and wooden cars

                    Visit my website : www.wnbranch.com

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                    • #85
                      And not to leave the locomotive side untouched, I have recently resumed work on kitbashing a P&R class I-1e camelback 2-8-0 from a Roundhouse engine. Here are a couple pictures of the boiler test fitting the various brass detail parts. Nothing is attached yet.





                      The next project was figuring out how to build the fireman's shelter, I was trying to figure out how to bend the plastic to shape. Then I realized I could canabilize a chunk of a Athearn U Boat hood.



                      After some vigorous cutting and filling here is the fireman's shelter.



                      More later as things progress.
                      Dave Husman



                      Iron Men and wooden cars

                      Visit my website : www.wnbranch.com

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                      • #86
                        You're quite the artisan, Dave. Nice stuff. Always.

                        Andre

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                        • #87
                          That's an interesting modification, a diesel cab on top of a steamer.

                          Excellent idea.

                          Bernd
                          New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                          • #88
                            Excellent models, Dave.
                            _________________________________________________

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

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                            • #89
                              Hi Bernd:

                              To me, the cab looks like a modified MDC "Old Timer" cab from MDC's "Old Timer" steam kit series of yore.

                              EDIT: Oh wait, you mean the Fireman's shelter! Sometimes (okay more than sometimes) I'm a bit dense.

                              Andre

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                              • #90
                                Nice job on the boxcars, Dave.

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

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