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Sierra West Machine Shop O Scale Series MT
Posted by Mike Hamer On 01/21/2018 At 4:04:18 PM


A friend approached me last year to help him out by building up his machines from the Sierra West Machine Shop Series in O-Scale.



As the cover of the instruction manual showcases...these are great looking models!
But, they had remained on my shelf for some time. I was starting to feel guilty and began looking at the machines over the last couple of months.
Thanks to Bruce for organizing the latest forum challenge. It spurred me on to get another of the machines (the universal miller) out of the contents of its bag and to build it in the new year as part of the group challenge. Feel free to check the challenge out in the Mike Chambers' Craftman's Corner.



To start this thread off, I'll share with you my building of the 36" vertical drill.
All I can say is "Thank Heavens these machines are in O and not HO, my regular modelling scale!"



As I mentioned in the challenge thread while building the other machine, this project will be a personal challenge for me.
I know nothing pertaining to the operations of these machines never having worked in a mill.



Furthermore, I know "next to nothing" about the terminology of most of the parts. Thanks to Brett for putting together these amazing models and thanks for the amazing parts list and corresponding diagrams!



Remember, I have already built this model up. The purpose of the thread is to take you through the steps along the way with any problem-solving measures I had to dream up.



Here is a picture of the universal miller I just completed in the challenge. Thanks so much for checking in!
HO Scale ACE Millwork & Cabinets
Posted by wrongsideofthetracks On 01/20/2018 At 5:07:23 PM
Hi everyone. He is a build I am just finishing up on. It is the ITLA Olympia Tile kit and decided to build mine out into ACE Millwork & Cabinets. It is going on my own layout. Quite happy with it - neat little building that fits exactly into the area I wanted to put it. Pretty easy construction and then of course painted and detailed. Here are some of the features:

ACE Millwork & Cabinets
- Base kit - ITLA Olympic Tile, HO scale. Used some spare ITLA sidewalk pieces for the base from another kit.
- Pained with Mission Models acrylic paints. Great acrylic paints if you have never used them before. Mostly military colours, but some weathering, metals and modern equipment colours as well. Great for airbrush and you can also brush paint them as well. Some other use of Tamiya and Mig Ammo for some of the other painting.
- Weathered using Pan Pastels, Mig Ammo pigments, washes and other weathering enamels. Abtleilung 502 oils.
- 3D printed details (roof hatch, roof drains etc. Other cast metal, cast resin and laser cut details from a wide variety of manufacturers. Preiser figures.

Here are some pictures of what I built:













Interaction enterprises 1950's Gas Station
Posted by Glen Haasdyk On 01/15/2018 At 10:43:23 PM
My second 2018 Challenge project will be Interaction enterprise's 1950's gas station.




I'll be continuing this project in the next post.
Fine Art Techniques - Pastels & Inks with Underpai
Posted by hon3_rr On 01/13/2018 At 7:27:56 PM
Fine Art Techniques - Pastels & Inks with Underpainting on Basswood

Where to start… To begin with I have been doing a lot of research and consideration/testing of ideas, materials and techniques found in the Fine Art World over the past 9 months or so. I have been contemplating how to apply some of the ideas and mediums to our hobby. These efforts have been in in lieu of actual modeling bench time due to physical discomfort from some medical issues.

I have not done much formal writing or posting to the forum as, quite frankly, the posting process is just too time consuming and distracting when I’m doing research and testing. I’ve been keeping notes for future reference for a larger ‘thread series’ which will be more comprehensive, better organized and hopefully have improved presentation. That series is what this work is for. Two forum members are aware of the proposed new series, like my ‘sandbox’ threads, and have provided strong positive feedback. This thread is a ‘soft jump-start’ to the developing new series.

I have felt that some of you may want to journey along with me as I go through the process for a specific technique with an individual medium(s) to get a understanding for how I go about the process of developing information to present to you, the modeler, outside of my normal modeling experience.

In this thread I’m going to try to express my thinking and testing methodologies. I’m not going to edit the entries in this thread into a series of steps, each building on the earlier entries as I normally do. Instead, this thread will be composed of my thoughts and self-discussions as I work through the process of trying to use underpainting in the application of inks and pastels to basswood . I’ll try to enhance the discussion with pictures as appropriate. A large goal here is not to allow the writing process to impinge on the research, testing and evaluation progression, but to allow you to ‘look over my shoulder’. As this will be a different style format than usual, please do not expect the thread entries to be as cohesive and sequenced as my normal writing style.

OK… here we go. Hope you enjoy.
SRMW- Martin's Machine Co. - Kitbash
Posted by Pennman On 01/07/2018 At 9:06:25 PM
This will be my challange project for 2018. I am going to build the South River Model Works kit, Martin Machine Co.,( from 1993 ), or at least make an attempt! This kit has everything needed to construct a fine diorama, thanks to South River Model Works - Bob Van Gelder, who rently retired from the structure making side of the business. (Good luck on your retirement Bob)




I am scratchbuilding half of the kit, so since my structure build doesn't fall within the bounds of the 2018 "Take One Down and Build One" challange thread, my build will follow here..after an introduction ....

This kit was built by at least a couple of people on the forum, Frank Bernard (Trevor Creek), and Scott Mason. I emailed Frank for a picture of his build, but didn't receive an answer from him. So, I have no clue if he ever finished his build. Although Scott Mason built two of these kits, he showed a few progress pictures, along with final photos, but not an S-B-S build.

Thanks, comments are welcome.

Rich
More New Stuff on the F&SM
Posted by halrey On 12/30/2017 At 6:17:33 PM
Well, most of the Expo team stopped by George's on Thursday, Jimmy had to wait on the sidewalk... not really.
George has been really enjoying the layout, he seams Very excited about having lots of time for scratch building.
Here are a few new additions and some modifications to current structures..

Oh, and a little fooling around as Doug points-out where George should have put a structure... all in fun.

Great day, followed with an Expo meeting.

Hal










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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.
Signed: 8/20/2014 1:32:21 PM
 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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 Posted By: Tom Gast 
Hi all. I have obtained a complete HO Scale Model Masterpieces Colorado & Southern Section House kit #104 minus the instructions and drawings. Would anyone be able copy these for me? I certainly am willing to pay for your trouble. Thanks, Tom
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 Posted By: Allan Murray 
Hi everyone, hope to meet members who may be able to help me out with some questions on US Railway, mainly HO C & NW, Cheers from down under Allan
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 Posted By: Claude Spear 
On the forums I can't get pictures to show up where the little Xs are ( you can see I'm not too computer savvy )

Admin: If you are using Firefox or something similar, try using IE.
Also, make sure you are using this URL when visiting the forum: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum
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 Posted By: Kim 
Has anyone have any information or instructions on how to convert a Hornby R159 Diesel Locomotive to DDC. This is the double ended model. Thanks
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 Posted By: Bob Phillis 
need info on building a track side water supply tank
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 Posted By: Anthony Vanderbloom 
I found this web site when I was looking for info about The Eureka Mill RR In Mound house Nevada as I live in Dayton Nv I wanted let UASF Andy know I went into Eureka Canyon last weekend and I have taken pictures of the area. If he wanted to see them. I register a week ago but still can't post on the forums.
Signed: 3/18/2014 12:14:07 AM
 Posted By: Ed Gebhardt Jr 
I stumbled across this website and thought I should leave a comment about my Dad who was a man that lived railroad and dedicated his knowledge to anyone interested in model railroading. Ever since I was a baby, we went on every vacation involved with Steam and rode in many cabs around the US. I have many great memories of my Dad living his Rail Life.

If anyone involved in the model railroad life ever met my Dad, they would never forget him.

Ed Gebhardt Jr.
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 Posted By: george courage 
NEW TO MODEL RAILROADING AND WAS TRYING TO MODEL THE B&M Eastern line in Everett,MA.during the 1940s&50s,I use to live up the street from the rail road station just in back of paris st.!I was wondering if anyone had old photos of the area during that time as the city of Everett,ma. has few?thank you! George
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