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  • #91
    Ron nice job on the tractor. And really like the color on the steam engine. After weathering a little they should fit the bill perfectly.
    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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    • #92
      Some progress on the tractors......

      Weathered the engine on the Cat and then let them go outside to play. This is what happens when they play in the mud


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      Ron Newby

      General Manager

      Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

      http://cvry.ca

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      • #93
        Great looking mud effect Ron. Nice looking tractors.


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

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        • #94
          Ron,

          Mmmm, mud. Mud good! Yes, now they look like real tractors.

          Scott

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          • #95
            Something odd about this hobby where making something muddy and dirty makes it look better.

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            • #96
              Thanks for the comments Louis, Scott and Rick.

              It is amazing the difference the mud effect makes on the models. I tend to weather in layers, next up is to use chalks and pigments to add textured rust and grime.
              Ron Newby

              General Manager

              Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

              http://cvry.ca

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              • #97
                OK, time for an update.....

                Finally finished the tractors. First up is the Bates tractor that is in the shop getting a track repair done.

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                Only a little rush has been added as it is a "well" maintained tractor that is still earning it's keep.

                Next up is the cat, lets just say it has issues.


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                As you can see the cat has been neglected. It is sitting in the yard gathering rust as the engine has some serious issues and the owner of the Cat decided not to fix it as the cost was too rich for his blood. According to Mr. Lyon you can have it real cheap if you want it. The only thing the Cat is doing now is gathering dust and growing rust.
                Ron Newby

                General Manager

                Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                http://cvry.ca

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                • #98
                  Nice job Ron. Just enough weathering on both of them.
                  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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                  • #99
                    Excellent!

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                    • Nice Dozers!

                      Philip
                      Philip

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                      • Thanks for the comments Rick, Jerry and Philip, I'm very happy with the results.

                        Next up is working on the steam engine, boiler, water tank and wood pile that will power the belt line to the machines.
                        Ron Newby

                        General Manager

                        Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                        http://cvry.ca

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                        • Ron great job on the tractor weathering and love the mud on the tracks and drive wheels.
                          Yup Rick's right...what's wrong with us when crud, rust, and crap looks good.
                          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                          • Perfect.

                            Roland

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                            • Ron,

                              Tractors look great! Were is the jack from?

                              Scott

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                              • elwoodblues
                                elwoodblues commented
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                                The jack was one of the details in the original Sierra West Kit .

                            • Thanks for the comments Larry, Roland and Scott, they are much appreciated.

                              Some progress on the power components required to drive the line shaft.


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                              I figured out that in order to easily build, weather and scenic the steam engine, boiler and water tank, it would be easier to build them on there own base. The base is .o1o styrene so should be easy to blend it in to the diorama. Shown here are the relative position of the components.


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                              This will give an idea of where the items go at the back of the building.
                              Ron Newby

                              General Manager

                              Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                              http://cvry.ca

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