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Lillyfork
Engine Wiper



Posted - 01/05/2008 :  10:45:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lillyfork's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Finally finished an engine house. I wanted to try balsa as a construction material. It has some interesting advantages if one is willing to select the material with an eye toward the grain and use artist oils to stain the material. Water base paints tend to raise the grain and erase the detail.

Henry

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Lillyfork
Engine Wiper



Posted - 01/05/2008 :  10:48:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lillyfork's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I don't know -- I tried to up load photos but...

I will try again later. Where are the upload instructions?

Henry



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Randy May
Crew Chief



Posted - 01/05/2008 :  10:56:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
problem may be in the size of pictures your trying to send,,,,make them smaller before you try again..........Randy


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Rick
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Posted - 01/05/2008 :  10:59:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Posting pictures: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15110

Resizing: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5383

If you are using Firefoxor or Mozilla: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18629

Also make sure the name of the picture only contains alpha numeric characters.



Edited by - Rick on 01/05/2008 11:00:35 AM

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Frederic Testard
Engineer

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Posted - 01/05/2008 :  11:01:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is the address of the thread about posting photos. The first link if you use mozilla/firefox

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18629

the second link otherwise

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15110

Also : follow Randy's advice. Files should not be more than about 100 kb.



Edited by - Frederic Testard on 01/05/2008 11:03:38 AM

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Lillyfork
Engine Wiper



Posted - 01/05/2008 :  1:09:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit Lillyfork's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Lets try again!

Constructed of Balsa right side

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left side


Door details










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Rick
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Posted - 01/05/2008 :  1:20:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Henry, I'm glad you were able to post the pictures. That's a real beauty.


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Tommatthews
Engineer

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Posted - 01/05/2008 :  2:03:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Henry,

Very nice. Glad to see balsa can be used. What plans did you use?


Tom M.

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on30er
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Posted - 01/05/2008 :  2:11:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
FANTASTIC!


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Frederic Testard
Engineer

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Posted - 01/05/2008 :  3:23:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice, Henry. You've textured the balsa quite well and this green faded paint is excellent.


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arnaud
New Hire

Posted - 01/05/2008 :  3:34:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very beautifull, I like the weathering of the doors.


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Lillyfork
Engine Wiper



Posted - 01/05/2008 :  3:47:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Lillyfork's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks folks

Tom, the plans are scaled up from an HO engine house on the Gilbert Gribi website Www.gilbert-gribi.ch The house was lengthened and the eves shortened to make it look less European. Windows are Grant Line



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George D
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Posted - 01/05/2008 :  4:24:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice looking model, Henry. That door damage is a nice touch.

George



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Tommatthews
Engineer

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Posted - 01/05/2008 :  4:28:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Henry,

Thanks ... very interesting web site.


Tom M.

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Peterpools
Engineer



Posted - 01/05/2008 :  4:30:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Peterpools's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Henry
One top notch job. I particularly appreciated the weathering and the doors.
Peter



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Sully
Fireman

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Posted - 01/06/2008 :  7:25:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Sully's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Henry....there is something very "special" about using balsa....takes me back to my first HO "scratch built" gondola, I constructed it from balsa from plans in Boys Life magazine back in my Boy Scout days!....I think I'm going to lay in a supply of balsa and build a yard shed for the yard in Summerville!...thanks for sharing....tom


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