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Bar Mills "Billings Bakery" build
Posted by danielb On 08/15/2017 At 02:24:31 AM
Howdy all,

I have recently started building the only N scale limited run collectors kit offered by Bar Mills - "Billing's Bakery".

Though intended to be a bakery, I've decided to build this as a sail makers factory to go on my harbour layout.

So far I've braced all the parts going from the guide that comes in the instructions, stained all the parts with a mix of alcohol and india ink, and have layer up paint by drybrushing.

There's a sign included with the instructions that's designed to go on the front wall above the loading dock, but as I wanted to go in a different direction, I went online and found a suitable sign, which was printed out, trimmed to size and applied to the front wall as per the instructions in the kit.

Here's the progress so far:




Looking at these pictures, I appear to have missed notice that one of the windows has come out of the frame slightly. I'll fix that later!

Here's where I left the build progress last night:



I'll post more progress as I make it. :)
Challenge: Build This Shed
Posted by Railrunner130 On 08/13/2017 At 6:01:16 PM
If the internet gods worked in my favor, you should see a nice little building.





I often see this little building next to a restaurant my family and I frequent. It caught my eye. I was looking for a project that could be finished very quickly. Sometimes you just need that instant satisfaction of completion. First thing Saturday morning, I decided to draw it out and see what happened.





This was the result. I spent approximately one day working on this, using materials I had on hand. As I built, I realized that this could go in so many directions.






My challenge to you is to make your own version of the building. I put everything into scale feet, so no matter what size, it should work out for you. Make it yours. Make it cool. Make it quickly. Use what you have on hand, unless your going to your LHS, in which case please support them. Post your pictures here when done! Have fun!

Modeler's Annuals, Logging and Mining Annuals
Posted by darrylhuffman On 08/13/2017 At 2:56:41 PM
On a different thread, a member was looking for a particular issue of one of the Annuals and was not able to find one.

I realized we have many people who are completely unaware that all of the Modeler's Annuals, Narrow Gauge Annuals, and Logging and Mining Annuals are now available for digital download for $15 each.

While I once had all of them in paper form, I much prefer them in digital form as I can print out flat sheets with plans.

I can also blow up the photos for closer examination.

Plus they take up zero space on my book shelves.

If you are not aware of this valuable resource or are missing any issues, here is the link:

https://www.finescalerr.com/subscribe.htm

If you have never seen one of these, you are missing out. EXCELLENT quality modeling.

I have no financial interest in the publications, but really think they are valuable sources for modeling information.
SierraWest Twin Mills With a Little Twist
Posted by NejcRoskar On 08/07/2017 At 5:18:54 PM
Hello from Slovenia! :)

I'm building a logging layout, Logging at the turn of the 20th century. It's based somewhere in Slovenia, but logging machinery from USA will be used too. I'll present whole layout construction in a separate topic (in the Layout construction forum) soon, but let's start with one of the biggest buildings and the only kit (all other structures will be scratch built) that will be on my layout, SW Twin Mills.

I made quite a few changes in comparison with the original:

- adjusting the machinery to smaller logs
- fully detailed interior of the old sawmill
- lighting installed in both mills
- scratchbuilding or modifying new mill machinery
- adjusting everything, because of the small space available

Here's the first module of the layout, where Twin Mills will be located:


...note the electric railroad, which was modelled after one of the very few electric logging railroads in the world, which was located in Mislinja (Slovenia). I'll present it in more detail shortly (as mentioned in a separate topic).

Let's go to the pictures of the mill.

Old mill front wall:


Old mill front dock:


Slightly changed pond dock:


One of the walls for the boat house:


Boiler house front wall:


Log haul:


Let's have a look at the sawmill machinery. Everything here is scratchbuilt except new mill sorting platform and carriage, which are heavily modified.

New mill carriage:


...a detailed look at the mechanism:




...
Some New Construction on the F&SM RR
Posted by halrey On 08/01/2017 At 8:12:01 PM
I stopped by the F&SM RR this morning to pickup a kit and took a few photos.

George has been busy adding some really neat small structures and details to the layout, here are a few shots.

Oh, the little tower over the tracks is based on a prototype that was between the Salem tunnel and the station on the North side back in the early 1900s... funny I started to make an O scale model of the tower back in 2007, I will dig out some old photos.

Hal











Playing with Photshop
Posted by engineerkyle On 07/26/2017 At 08:28:02 AM

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Although I model in HO, to this day I often refer to your book
HO Narrow Gauge Railroad you can build. It was published in Model Railroader magazine. One question I do have is quite a few of the figures you use in the book appear to be hand made. For years I have been searching for them with negative luck. Are they formed by hand and if so, how did you accomplish it ? Is there a book on the marked explaining the procedure ? Thank you for any information you can offer.
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Hi - Has anyone done a BIS Tidewater Kit? I have started one, but want to detail the inside of the Repair Shop. Any suggestions?
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 Posted By: samuel tarallo 
my grandfather name was salvino tarallo and was married to carmelita and they lived on bordentown ave in southamboy.The only imformation i could recollect he was eithera fireman or coductor for the raritan river railroad in 1970s and early 1980,they use to call him sambo,or pop,like grandpop,anyway he was my grandfather who carries a tradition on which i am proud to talk abouti think he worked with ray stocktenand other former emplyers.it is hard to get imformation on past employers,that is one reason i wrote,this is a good imformative site.
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 Posted By: RRRider 
Sam, There are a couple Raritan River RR employees that I know that may be able to help you. If I can pass along any additional information on an employee with that last name, I will do so. But if your grandfather had another family name it may not ring a bell with any of them. Please check the Raritan River RR Forum for updates or to add any additional information about your grandfather that might help. It is on this site, under Forums, then under Fallen Flag Railroads. I will post any other follow-up and direct anyone with info for you to that forum.
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 Posted By: sam tarallo 
my grandfather worked as a fireman in 1960s to 1980s on raritan river railroad.i am trying to get imformation on him on what job he did ,and who he worked with.the train use to go past stevens aveune in the morning in south amboy and my grandfather would wave to us or sometimes pick my older brother up and drive him back to there station located on john st in south amboy.these are momories i will cherish and never forget.
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