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  • Larry,
    The crawler looks great! Nice additional details like the seat and crank.

    Scott

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    • Hey Larry with the puter down I'm just getting to you.

      Larry every post seems you get better and better crawler is looking good like Rick said just a tad of the AI and it will really pop!!
      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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      • Thanks Jerry. Computers are great until they stop working. Actually I went over the
        Crawler with a very diluted flat black paint & water mixture; I just haven't had a
        chance to post any photos yet.
        Last edited by Larryc; 09-09-2022, 04:56 PM.
        Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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          After some good suggestions for the Crawler, I went over it with a very thin coat of flat black which seems to make the
          details much more noticeable and it looks a little more well used.

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          The hill area is pretty much finished. I made three pallets in various conditions and glued them in place. The tires and pulley
          were glued before the scenery material was added to bury them a little to look like they've been there awhile. Added a few
          other details, some of which are quite rusty, along with some weeds and overgrowth. At the end I added a stone wall with a rusted
          oil tank and a wheel barrel with assorted wood sticking out of it. The oil tank came with a stand but it looked too high so I
          made a support from 8x8"s and 6x6's grained and weathered to keep the profile lower. The tank was rusted with chalks and the oil
          spill running down the sides was very thin flat black paint. Also I made three trees for the top of the hill with weeds around each
          of them.

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          This is one of my favorite shots looking through the building and seeing some of the stuff on the hill. Now all the foam has been
          covered with scenery material and looks more like a scene.

          Next on the agenda will be to make an overhead winch between the second and third ties, add some LP's, a power pole going to the Shed,
          and lastly make a short tool car to be placed on the tracks. That's where I'm at for now and as usual thanks for looking.
          Last edited by Larryc; 09-09-2022, 04:59 PM.
          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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          • Hi Larry. Nice update, and excellent work on the crawler. Adding the black wash has really made the details pop. really draws the eye in.
            And all the junk spread around is great. Not overdone. I do like the rust effect on the rails. Nice.
            Regards Rob

            Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

            My current build.

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            • Hey Larry what a difference hit it right on the head. I really like the last picture looking into the shed.

              Really some nice work all around.
              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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              • Hill looks good with the scenery and details added.
                The last picture is good where you can see all the details inside and still be able to see the details on the hill.
                Nice work.
                Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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                • Larry, the wash really made the details stand out. Nice job. ~mike
                  O scale builds: Choctaw Lumber Kitchen, Dining Room, and Buffalo Canyon RR Caboose

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                  • Way better sir!
                    Philip

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                    • Robert thank you and thanks for stopping by. I try to keep the details at a
                      good balance between too sparse and overdone.

                      Jerry thank you. The wash did make a big difference.

                      Rick thanks. Looking through the building I think makes the diorama look even larger
                      than it really is.

                      Mike thanks for the compliment.

                      Philip I agree with you, thanks.
                      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                      • Larry,
                        Wash does bring out the details on the crawler.
                        The diorama looks wonderful! Lots of well weathered junk to look at.
                        Putting the tank on the timbers was a good call. The tank looks like it's been there awhile.

                        Scott

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                        • Scott thank you. With the stand that came with the tank it would have been way to
                          high to fit the scene properly so the timbers was the next best choice.
                          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                          • Nice work. I’ve enjoyed seeing the progress.
                            Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                            Cedar Swamp
                            SW of Manistique, MI

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                            • Karl thank you and glad to have you along for the ride.
                              Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                                So here's what I've been up to as time has permitted. The hoist is a scale 14 ft. tall and is just wide
                                enough to clear the ties. Used 8x8's grained, colored with chalks, and weathered. Decided to make
                                the hoist as tall as the garage part of the building. The chain-fall, an old fashion term, is from Wiseman
                                and the bolts on the horizontal braces are from him also. The bolt castings come on a "comb" and
                                actually go in quite easily.

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                                Here you can see the hoist fills the area quite nicely and sort of completes the scene. The "car stop" was made from scale 6x6's
                                and stacked three high using the same method as the hoist frame. Since the chain is so hard to work with I decided to run a small
                                bead of white glue down the entire length and worked it into the chain. This was hung up to dry and was so much easier to work with.
                                The whole mechanism was given a light coat of rust.

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                                Here's another angle and you can see the chain and hook a little better as well as the bolts on the support arms which were
                                constructed from 1x6's and given the same treatment.

                                That's the progress so far. Next will be ordering some LP's from Rusty Rail and in the meantime I'll start on the 12 ft. flat
                                bed tool car which will sit on the tracks; after all this a railroading forum. Depending how much bench time I can manage
                                will determine when this will be finished; although It's getting close. As always thanks for looking.
                                Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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