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  • #76
    Jerry thank you for the nice comments. There are a few things that I'm including that Brian did on his just
    because I like the look and it seems to fit the overall theme.

    Scott thank you. Years ago we had a "pot bellied" stove in our living room which looked much the same as
    this one. Used to burn "pea coal" in it and it kept our small house nice and warm in the winter months.
    Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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    • #77
      Since I can't get outside to work today thought I'd share an update:

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      Since you can't really have a repair facility without gas and oil I decided that a fueling area was in order. The details are either from
      Berkshire Valley or Sierra West. Some were painted and weathered while others were blackened, buffed then weathered. The screw
      jack still needs some weathering. The wooded barrel is a 3D print from SW which was primed grey then colored with brown chalk and
      alcohol.

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      This is a resin casting from Rusty Rail which was done with a combination of paint and chalks. I ordered some stuff from him
      awhile back, just to check his quality, and he sent this along as a free item. Of course I knew where it had to go. I was rather impressed
      with the fact he sent something for free....I mean who does that these days and his quality is good with minimal prep work.

      That's it for now and will post more progress as time permits. As usual thanks for stopping by and having a look.
      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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      • #78
        Nice details.
        Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

        Cedar Swamp
        SW of Manistique, MI

        Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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        • #79
          Larry,
          Parts ain't parts, lessen them parts is weathered reeeeel good like. These here parts is weathered reeeeel fine!

          Scott

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          • #80
            Karl thank you and thanks for stopping by.

            Scott thanks. I'm trying to strike a balance between used looking and worn out.
            Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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            • #81
              Larry, like the added details. Looking good. ~mike
              O scale builds: Choctaw Lumber Kitchen, Dining Room, and Buffalo Canyon RR Caboose.

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              • #82
                Mike thank you, it's taking shape slowly but surely.
                Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                • #83
                  Great scene brewing!
                  Philip

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                  • #84
                    Philip thank you and thanks for stopping by. It's getting there a little bit at a time.
                    Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                    • #85
                      Here's what's been going on at the Repair Shed:

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                      Moving along, although somewhat slowly, I made an executive decision and that is to use the tractor from the layout for this
                      diorama. It's small enough to fit nicely in the garage portion of the Shed. When I go back to working on the layout then I'll buy
                      a new tractor for the Garage. Plus it shows up nicely with the lights on.

                      When I made the decision the first thing that went through my mind was "I should have done that before I put the roof on"....
                      oh well live and learn. What I ended up doing, first photo, was to cut a block of tree which I glued to the oil pan of the tractor.
                      After I figured out exactly where I wanted it, then I lifted the tractor enough to put a spot of glue under the block. Once dried the
                      tractor was now securely in place. I also glued a screw jack in front of the tractor to look like it would be used to get the tractor
                      off the block when the repairs were done.

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                      The major detail parts are going to be built and glued in place before I start with the ground cover, that way the material can
                      be put around the items to look like they have been there for awhile. It does take longer that way but I think the end result is
                      well worth the effort. The welding set is from SW and finished up quite nicely. The tanks and valves were painted with the cart
                      being blackened then buffed. I decided to paint the wheel spokes blue just to add a different color to the mix. Also you'll notice
                      (third photo) that rust was added to the jack to look like it had left out in the rain a few too many times.

                      Next on the agenda will be to install the rafters and finish the roof on the shed portion of the building. Then the building needs
                      to be glued in place and a trench dug to hide the wires for the lights. That's it for the time being and 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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                      • #86
                        Tractor ;pals good inside.
                        And the details outside too.
                        I can't tell, is the gas pump sitting on wood or cement (paster)?
                        Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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                        • #87
                          Looks good Larry nice job with the tractor on the stump. Details are doing right fine.

                          You are going to add hoses to the cylinders on the cart right?
                          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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                          • #88
                            Larry,
                            The tractor looks good on the block. Nice job on the welding cart.

                            Scott

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                            • #89
                              Larry, the tractor in the shed and details look terrific. ~mike
                              O scale builds: Choctaw Lumber Kitchen, Dining Room, and Buffalo Canyon RR Caboose.

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                              • #90
                                Rick thank you. The gas pump is sitting on a wood platform actually.

                                Jerry thanks. I had thought about it except Brett's instructions say to use solder
                                and core out the ends for the valves and welding tip. Now that seems like an
                                exercise in futility. Since the cart hasn't been glued in place yet, I'll have to see
                                what I can come up with. I would like to add the hoses....maybe wire insulation
                                would do the trick....that's what I used for the gas pump hose.

                                Scott thank you. The welding cart is about the best one I've ever seen; gotta luv
                                Sierra West.

                                Mike thank you so much. This diorama is turning out to be a lot of fun.
                                Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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