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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/09/2011 :  7:50:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The latest car to join the Slate Run roster is this totally scratchbuilt gondola. I've detailed cars, kitbashed cars, and made loads for cars before - but this is my first attempt at a scratchbuild.

Here it is shown with and without its removable load of slab wood.






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wvrr
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Posted - 02/09/2011 :  8:26:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Are you going to get this one judged, Bruce? It looks like a great car!

Chuck



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 02/09/2011 :  9:49:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good to me, Bruce! Chuck has a point....

Pete
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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/09/2011 :  11:10:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Chuck & Pete. Yes, I will do up the paperwork and have it evaluated this weekend.

Here is another shot.




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MarkF
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Posted - 02/09/2011 :  11:15:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful job Bruce! Well done!

Mark

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Posted - 02/09/2011 :  11:30:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit LandNnut's Homepage  Reply with Quote

L&N nut
Jon



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Posted - 02/10/2011 :  07:07:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now THAT'S craftsmanship...excellent work, Bruce!


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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/10/2011 :  07:24:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mark, Jon & Rick. This was one of those projects that sat on the shelf half-finished since April 2009. It feels good to have it done!


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 02/10/2011 :  07:24:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like a winner to me Bruce, you should have no problem with the judging.



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 02/10/2011 :  07:39:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce

For a first time scratchbuild you have done an outstanding job with that car, great looking wood inside to.

You get my vote!!!!

Jerry


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slimrails
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Posted - 02/10/2011 :  09:14:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sweet, Bruce!


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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/10/2011 :  09:19:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by TRAINS1941

... great looking wood inside to.



Thanks, Jerry.

In Pennsylvania, slab wood from the saw mill generally went to one of two places. It could have been thrown out the side of the mill next to the boiler house to be used a fuel to power the mill. Or, it could be loaded on a gondola to be transported to a 'kindling factory' if one were nearby. (If the kindling factory was really close to the mill, the slab wood might have traveled to it via conveyor.) Anyway, the design of a kindling factory was so unique that I definitely want one on my logging branch. This gondola will be in that service. The making of bundled kindling to start coal fires in all the kitchen stoves in the cities was big business in the late 1800's and early 1900's.



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Pennman
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Posted - 02/10/2011 :  09:57:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BRUCE,
I like your Gondola, and that wood looks amazing. Nice work.
BTW, I did buy that book you suggested,PA. logging railroads. It will come in handy.
Rich



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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/10/2011 :  11:41:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Rich. I'm glad that you got that book. I continue to pour over mine. Every time I look at a picture I see more details.


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dnhman
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Posted - 02/10/2011 :  1:12:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well done Bruce,, Nice looking car,,

Cheers!, Joe

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