|T O P I C R E V I E W
||Posted - 07/26/2009 : 12:59:45 PM
Foamboard mockup of next project...looks like its going to be a really interesting one....original design and equipment is by Western Scale Models. Just trying to modify the design to include a Horizontal Brick Boiler on the left side and a maintenance shop on the right.
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||Posted - 01/28/2013 : 3:28:25 PM
PM on the way.
||Posted - 01/28/2013 : 3:12:36 PM
John...thanks for your compliments, I had a good time building this project. As you might
have seen I added to the original kit a boiler section on the left side and an office on
the right side. Any help I can offer just let me know.
||Posted - 01/28/2013 : 12:55:59 PM
Know this is an older thread, but google found it.
I just picked up this kit at O Scale West and am amazed at all the details involved in it.
You did an outstanding job on this and if I can do half as well I will be pleased.
Great pics along the way for sure.
It may be awhile before I even start this project, but now that I have found this thread I have something to look at from time to time
||Posted - 08/16/2010 : 06:50:42 AM
Hey Trent, in the real world the belts have a splice that is made of metal that interlocs and is pinned. Some were sown together as well.
||Posted - 08/16/2010 : 04:16:08 AM
Looking forward to see how you do it. Please post lots of pictures.
||Posted - 08/15/2010 : 8:16:52 PM
Thanks to all for the positive comments....
Wes, my next project will be a scratch built barn or transfer building for livestock along with holding pens and rr track for loading. I once saw one a while ago on ebay and loved the layout, so I'll adapt the idea into an O scale version...
Trent, the belts were mounted by using ca adhesive. I placed one end of the belt and on the wheel with glue, then ran it over and around to the beginning. Put a dab of glue on the belt and blended it in to the existing belt already on the wheel. So it is a complete belt but constructed on the wheels in place. If that makes any sense.
||Posted - 08/15/2010 : 12:00:57 PM
You have some of the belts going over beams. How do you propose changing out the belts? Unless they come split and have to be sewn together when replaced.
||Posted - 08/15/2010 : 09:45:29 AM
Awesome work Richard
What do you plan to do next?
||Posted - 08/15/2010 : 01:08:38 AM
First class and top notch! Wonderful job Richard.
||Posted - 08/14/2010 : 6:32:38 PM
This is really a great interior, Richard. Apart from the outstanding machinery, you've also been able to add these numerous parts that make the inside of a stamp mill a busy place very difficult to fully understand.
||Posted - 08/14/2010 : 4:34:57 PM
absolutely beautiful execution
||Posted - 08/14/2010 : 2:16:44 PM
The belt material is the one supplied with the western scale models kit, a paper product, might be manila folder type of material but thinner. I colored the belts with Kiwi Brown color shine or liquid shoe polish. Did 2 coats then used black weatering powders. Had to do a few extra before it came out the way I liked it.
The belts were a real pain since I wanted to get a tight look and had very litte room to work.
||Posted - 08/14/2010 : 1:09:22 PM
||Posted - 08/14/2010 : 12:35:55 PM
Richard, that looks fantastic.
Nice color on those belts.
What did you use and how did you color the?
||Posted - 08/14/2010 : 12:18:09 PM
Finally finished with the completion of the machine belts.This one I always wanted to do but didn't anticipate all the work it took, but worth it. Time to move on to the next project.