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  • Spitfire Oil Co. (N Scale)

    I've finally managed to get back into some structure bashing...this one is part of a group NTrak project I'm working on...

    This one started out as a Bachman Rural Freight Station...



    I've managed to hack, whittle, & bash it into this, so far...


    -Drew-



    "Life is all the stuff that happened while you were making other plans."

  • #2
    Drew that looks great!

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    • #3
      Geez,I'm bettin' Val will be flattered
      Johnathan (Catt) Edwards

      100% Michigan made

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      • #4
        Thanks guys!

        Catt,

        I hope she is, 'cause it's to be part of a little something I'm shipping up to Toronto for next summer's NTrak event!
        -Drew-



        "Life is all the stuff that happened while you were making other plans."

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        • #5
          You continue to amaze me, Drew. There's only a vague family resemblance between the stock kit and your version of it. :up: :up:

          I agree with Catt - Val will be flattered by this. Are you going to be able to go up there for the event and meet her and the others?

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          • #6
            Drew,

            Great job! Did you photocopy the original parts and cut them up to see what you could make, or use some other process?

            Bruce
            Bruce

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            • #7
              Drew,

              You certainly have made a nice transition from sterility to reality; you have given me some hope for some of my kits. Thanks.

              Allen
              <font size="4"><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font color="blue">Allen</font id="blue"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></font id="size4"> []<br /><br><b><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font size="3"><i>Modeling the East in the West on the <font color="green">Northeastern</font id="green"> <font color="blue">Pacific RIM</font id="blue">, <font color="green">Oregon</font id="green">, that is!</i></font id="size3"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></b>

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              • #8
                Thanks for the nice words, guys!

                Mike,

                Regretfully, I won't be able to go to Toronto...[:-brokenheart][:-cry]...I am going to try to send a few things up, though...

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                Originally posted by Dutchman


                Drew,

                Great job! Did you photocopy the original parts and cut them up to see what you could make, or use some other process?


                Bruce


                Thanks Bruce!

                Nope, no photo copies...that sounds like a great idea, though!

                My process is more trial & error...or a better way to put it would be, "What can I do to hide my mistakes?"

                Basically, I just put together the walls from the kit, & just kept tinkering with it till I got to where I am now.
                -Drew-



                "Life is all the stuff that happened while you were making other plans."

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                • #9
                  Great Model.

                  I need to ask. Who is Val ? And what is going on in Toronto ?

                  Thanks

                  Dave

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                  • #10
                    Several members of The Gauge, another model RR forum, are building NTrak modules, & are getting together in Toronto next summer...Val is one of the members who has been instrumental in putting this together, & is hosting the event.

                    (btw...her user name on that forum is "Spitfire" )
                    -Drew-



                    "Life is all the stuff that happened while you were making other plans."

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                    • #11
                      Hi Drew

                      Again another great job of kit bashing.

                      I want to model a gas station and you have just given me an idea.

                      I have Quincy Station from Campbell which is about 70% completed.

                      With a little kitbashing I think I can turn this into a very nice service station.

                      Thanks for the hint.
                      <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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                      • #12
                        Hi John!

                        Thanks for the nice words, & I'm glad to hear that it sparked an idea for one of your projects!

                        I love that aspect of the hobby...that by sharing it with others, there's a real give-and-take of ideas & inspiration, sometimes where you might least expect it! 8D

                        Actually, this isn't going to be a service station, but kind of an office/shed type structure for a bulk oil facility...

                        Speaking of give-and-take, I was really kind of talked through this project over at The Gauge...this thing started out a bit differently at first, & some of the guys over there offered some constructive criticisms that kind of sent me in a new, & better direction with it...

                        Here's a link to the thread, if you're interested...

                        (btw...for anyone who doesn't know...over there I'm known as "Charlie")

                        http://www.the-gauge.com/forums/show...&threadid=7371
                        -Drew-



                        "Life is all the stuff that happened while you were making other plans."

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