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2018 FineScale Contest Room Videos
Posted by Ojaste On 11/11/2018 At 09:47:23 AM
A quick short video from the 2018 FineScape Expo contest room. There were very few entries and the lighting was poor to take good video. However, it is what is was and this video might just give you some ideas.

https://youtu.be/C3B_75NW-xw

There was a diorama/module at the 2018 FineScale Expo that had lots of fine structures and mini scenes. It was the best part of the show IMHO.

https://youtu.be/Gen8oRPOvAU
Glue Question
Posted by Bruce Scott On 11/06/2018 At 3:16:07 PM
A fellow modeler has asked me, "Does anyone offer a glue that absorbs stain?"

Would anyone here know?
Louís Logging Oxen Flatcar
Posted by desertdrover On 11/05/2018 At 11:50:14 AM
"Please do not reply to this thread" it is for information only on locating my Ox car build.
You can follow my construction build here; http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51065 under "Model Railroad Forums / Logging, Mining, & Narrow minded"

Awhile back many of you seen my logging horse car build. You can find my Logging Horse Flatcar build here; http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48573
Now I am attempting to build an Oxen flatcar for my logging company in HO scale. Like before, I had found some "G" scale models, from Lothar Gauf, a guy called the diorama man, of Ox cars, see two pictures of his work below. It is his fantastic builds that give me the inspiration for these types of projects. Trying in HO to capture his outstanding workmanship.



Campbell #400 Stockyard (ME Nelson) build
Posted by ebergh On 10/30/2018 At 7:51:34 PM
My current project was the Campbell #400 Stockyard (ME Nelson). I managed to modify it a bit to fit my layout's needs...The layout is set in 1962, along the edge of the SF Bay's suburbs where the rural ranches are fading away to be replaced by the suburban sprawl, and Hobby Ranches and horse stables are becoming the new norm. My Stockyard represents a couple of the old guys from the ranch days who are hanging on as Stock Brokers, providing premium stock to these folks, shipping in/out their fancy horses and arranging transport for the still popular annual Rodeo participants and their mounts. So, they have added some horse stalls and cleaned up their act, a bit!
Campbell kits have recently been updated with some laser cut sheet stock, and refreshed paperwork, but they are still pretty much the same - a nice reliable build. Having DIGITAL CALIPERS does make it go a lot easier! So does a nice stash of strip wood...
I did add interior/exterior lighting and detailing, but it will never be seen, as this one is 2ft from the front... good practice I guess.















VAN GELDER MOTORS
Posted by LVN On 10/29/2018 At 4:45:39 PM
Had a chance to work on part of an HO Scale Craftsman Kit that was a special edition for the Crafstan Structures Show in 2008. It was produced by Doug Fos of Fos Scale Limited. The Kit included Van Gelder Motors, Mitchels Pub and Osolinski's Tattoos. I decided to add a little flavour and used an Easy Rider theme for the choppers at Van Gelder Motors. It is a special gift for a friend and fellow modeler Chris Savage who is currently building a model railroad in HO Scale. The Pub will become part of my future 1920s theme layout. That model will not be seen here. Cheers. Every Day is Train Day..

A video of the finished diorama

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gyizEy1TG0

Enjoy
E. Stryde Metal Co.
Posted by Locobreath On 10/28/2018 At 01:14:28 AM
Warning: Do not stand under crane when loaded. - E. Stryde

I haven't been around for quite a while but I've been following this site when I have a chance. Sometimes real life just gets in the way. This is my latest diorama and is made of scratch-built and kit-bash structures.

All the wooden structures are scratch-built - the brick is made of two Con-Cor Supreme Bakery kits I had hanging around for many years. The castings are excellent for kit-bashing but
cutting them with a Zona saw was tedious.

Any comments are always welcome.

If you are interested please see my website for more pics of the diorama.

Neil
http://www.neiljharwicke.blogspot.com




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Nice site. Enjoyed looking around. Am in the early stages of designing a layout. As a kid, I ran Super O track and am considering making the layout using Super O track. Availability of wider radius curves is an issue. Will prob end up modifying the existing (36" dia circle) curves to increase diameters to 60" (5'),72" (6'),& 84" (7'). So, I was just looking around hoping to get some layout ideas.
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that photo is at nj zinc plant in palmerton pa.the building no longer standing
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I bought my first HO model train set when I was 12 years old, had it on lay-away at G&G Model Shop in the Village, Houston, Texas. I have loved trains all my life. My Grandfather worked the old Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RR (with John Luther Jones), I.C., Gulf Division, L&N and retired off the MoPac. He and his half brother owned the Louisiana Southern RR, which ran through the truck farms in Barataria. He had box cars loaded under guard (holding Thompson Sub-machine guns.) My mother went once and it never occurred to her, veggies need no guard, but Hooch does.
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