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  • Thanks Ken, it sure looks good, someday I would like to try carving a plaster foundation

    or something like that.

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    • Nice to see you back at this nice project Ken. Building such a wall must require a lot of patience.

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      • Hi:

        Very well done so far. Can't wait to see the whole thing come together.

        Karl S.

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        • I decided to put a 'stone' cap around the top since the walls are fairly thick.

          I made up a jig...



          And poured some plaster in it...



          I'll cut the stones after the plaster dries and shape them.
          In memory of Mike Chambers

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          • Great to see you back at this Ken![:-jump2]

            Chuck

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            • Ken

              Don't know how I missed this one just read the whole thing. It is just outstanding nice work the brick work is really interrsting the way you do it. Can't wait for the next phase.

              Jerry
              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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              • Since the workbench has been cleaned off for the holidays, I've been working on some of the details for the shop.

                One of the things I wanted was some 55 gallon barrels filled with junk. Unfortunately, unlike the Tichy HO barrels, I couldn't find any with open tops. All were cast solid.

                Well, good old Virgil finds out and sends me some barrels he cast, painted and weathered. They were closed top also, but with a twist.





                When I opened the package I noticed how light they were. Then when I tapped them they sounded hollow[:-bouncy] So, I turned one upside down and drilled a hole in the bottom and yes, they are hollow.

                So, I took out the Foredom and opened the top. Just need to add some weathering and junk and it'll good to go.



                I'm going to keep one whole and weld together a rack for it.
                In memory of Mike Chambers

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                • Nice to see you back at the bench Ken. :up: :up:

                  Very nice barrels that Virgil sent to you.
                  <img src="http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/bbags/20076794158_b3b.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br>John Bagley<br /><br>Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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                  • I really like the barrel with the open top. Sometime when you snapping pictures, could you put something in the photo for reference. I really like to see how this scale compares next to HO. It makes me consider modeling something in a larger scale.

                    Nice looking barrels. :up:

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                    • Your doing some beautiful work here Ken, your painting and weathering are outstanding.

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                      • Nice barrels. With junk they will be even nicer.

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                        • Nice looking set of barrels Ken, looking forward to see them in place.

                          The Ken's Warehouse & Transfer Co. kit is almost finished, I'll ask your address as soon as I finish it.

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                          • Thanks guys.

                            Here you go Tim...



                            The size is a relief on the eyes but the fudge factor is gone

                            Nelson, can't wait to see what you've come up with.
                            In memory of Mike Chambers

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                            • Boy, Ken, that last photo really puts the scale difference in perspective!
                              Bruce

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                              • WOW! You sure have some big'uns

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