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Heavy equipment loading ramp
Posted by Martin Fischer On 08/10/2020 At 2:37:00 PM
My next big project will be a scratchbuilt mine. I haven't done something like that for quite some time. So I thought it would make sense to build something smaller first. Basically as a practise piece that would allow to try out a few things.

For a long time I had planned to build an equipment loading ramp. Harry Brunk had an article about one in the January 1990 Model Railroader. So this was the starting point:

As I had to build 4 identical frames I decided to make a small jig:

This shows one of the frames in the jig. The vertical pieces had to be eyeballed as I didn't have enough room to add guides for these.

Once the frames were done I had to add all the NBWs. By drilling larger holes I made sure that those in the ramp area were sunk and didn't protude. Overall there are about 100 NBWs in this little piece of equipment.

I more or less successfully created more jigs to help placing the NBWs. Those can be seen here next to the finished loading ramp.

Louís Vintage tarp covered Automobile
Posted by desertdrover On 08/07/2020 At 10:42:32 AM
I decided to post this project in its own thread where it would be easier to locate. I originally posted this project here; ďLouís Log Cabin buildĒ
Jed is looking at the only possession on the property that his father left behind, after the large mine explosion that took his life. Jed now ponders, do I restore, or scrap this 1926 Morris Cowley Bullnose automobile that his father brought back from Great Britain.
Following along with the below pictures shows how I made this tarp covered automotive. I started with a car from a 1970ís, Company called MPC, Model Products Corporation. These cheap good for nothing plastic cars in a large bag were dirt cheap, and the only good use was for making junk yards, or like in my case covered with something out of sight.
I took the wheel sets off of another scrap box item, and used them with this project.
After painting the MPC automotive black, I took a piece of thin plastic and glued it to a Preiser figure, and to the top of the car for support of the tarp and figure.
Then I cut a piece from a Muslin Cotton bandage to form the tarp. I used white glue soaked/painted onto the material, and draped over the automobile.
Once dried, I took a Taco Bell napkin, and also painted white glue onto the napkin, and draped it over the muslin cotton material making the vintage tarp, and giving it its color.

Help with scratch building a car ferry
Posted by fd On 08/03/2020 At 2:23:55 PM
I want to build a small HO scale car ferry whose size cannot exceed 3.5 wide X 11 inches long and 1 inch min. above the water line. Any help, suggestions, photos and or links to any build threads appreciated.
Materials for build wood or polystyrene.
All help appreciated.
Posted by elliott-maine On 08/02/2020 At 2:33:07 PM
Has anyone tried to thin down interior flat paint to match colors. With the number of model paint makers thinning out - sorry for the pun - I don't know where to go to find the colors I need.
Welcome to the Savoy, A few daylight shots
Posted by quartergauger48 On 08/02/2020 At 12:21:39 PM

Here is the build thread'..The Rich Beau' Ameri-Towne O Scale Challenge

Rich Beau' Ameri-Towne Challenge - Burke Building
Posted by BigLars On 07/25/2020 At 12:39:38 PM
Rich Beau offered to send three people store fronts to see what we could do with them. Time to start work.
This is what I received from Rich.

Thanks Rich, this should be fun.
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