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BigLars
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Posted - 08/09/2009 :  11:53:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow!
Did you take any pictures during construction? I would love to see them.
Looking foward to the rest of this build.
Larry


My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 08/10/2009 :  5:45:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is a magnificent work, Richard. I have the project of building such a stamp mill very soon (in S scale). Although this will be a smaller model (10 stamps = 2 batteries), mainly inspired by John Hitzeman's Little Helen Mill, lavishly described in several articles in the gazette between 1983 and 1985 or 1986, I'll be glad to follow your progress on this build and use it as another great source of inspiration.


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Neil M
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Posted - 08/10/2009 :  6:20:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It looks enormous! What size is the overall building?

Built a waterfront HO layout in Ireland http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22161 but now making a start in On30 in Australia http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52273

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physics_guy
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Posted - 08/10/2009 :  6:45:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
great job!

I also modified the O kit to hold two boilers with the piping plus a larger office and tool area.

NOW is the last time to plan for your sound and lights in this kit. A kit this large and detailed can stand alone with its own sound and lights.

Hopefully Bill at Western Scale Models will release some future O kits.

As I said, "Great start and I look forward to seeing more of it!"





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rtbaron
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Posted - 08/10/2009 :  9:18:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks to all for all the positive responses...the main structure in O scale is approx. 24"L x 20"W x 16"H. I plan to put it on a base of approx. 32" x 32". I'm not too sure about lighting...I haven't found any lights which look to scale or real. The sound isn't a problem with fastonics. More to come later..


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 08/11/2009 :  08:20:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As usual another great project by you

Jerry


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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rtbaron
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Posted - 08/16/2009 :  12:27:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Progress is slow but steady...still testing out the outside color for the building...might go with Americana acrylic Rookwood Red. Any other suggestions....thanks...








Edited by - rtbaron on 08/16/2009 12:30:12 PM

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wvrr
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Posted - 08/16/2009 :  12:40:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The steam engine looks great! Looks like you've made a great start on the boiler, too.

Chuck



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 08/16/2009 :  6:11:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice work on the steam engine, Richard.


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Peterpools
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Posted - 08/16/2009 :  6:44:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit Peterpools's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Richard
Same as Frederic. Amazing project.
Peter



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rtbaron
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Posted - 08/25/2009 :  10:06:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A quick paint job with americana napa red, using a foam brush to prevent bleeding to the inside. Plan to dry brush black for some color highlights. Might start the roofs next.








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charles5809
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Posted - 08/25/2009 :  1:30:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW! A really nice build. I look forward to the rest of the building process.

Charles



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 08/25/2009 :  1:43:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice red base, Richard. Do you plan to have battens on your walls?


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rtbaron
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Posted - 08/25/2009 :  1:59:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frederic,

I had considered putting battens on the walls before I painted them but it would have been a piece of wood about 1/32 sq. or by 1/16 and semed to be a lot of tedious work which might not bring any more detail to the build. I still might give it some consideration. Depends how much burned out I get with all the equipment to be built.



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deemery
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Posted - 08/25/2009 :  2:33:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK, so maybe I'm a bit of a broken record on this, but that red paint sure looks bright to me. That's OK if this represents a freshly-painted mill.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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