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Posted - 08/31/2012 :  12:17:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Roland, you are a detail master.
Very nice.

As you think, so will you be.

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Posted - 08/31/2012 :  6:44:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you.

The wall cabinets are very easy to make. Cut a piece of balsa the size you want and cover with HO 1x10. Then add a small pin for a knob. Only takes about 10 min to make one.


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Frederic Testard

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Posted - 09/01/2012 :  6:20:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love your sense of detail, Roland, there's always so much to see inside your buildings.

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Brian Martin
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Posted - 09/15/2012 :  01:38:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Roland;

I'm new to this forum & On30 so I have a few questions. What did you use for trucks on your skeleton log cars? Also, what brand & code track are you using? Your ballasted track looks great.

Your pics of the water tower you built inspired me to look at an HO Atlas tank. What is the diameter & height of your tank?

I liked the finish on your post vise model, it looks like years of service without being overdone. The only thing missing is the flat bar S-shaped spring for the moveable jaw. The top of the spring is held by the U-bracket that mounts the fixed post to the bench & the bottom end bears against the lower end of the moving jaw post.

Thanks for the great pics of your trains in action.


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Posted - 09/15/2012 :  08:19:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fine work on the details looking forward to more updates.

My current build:

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Posted - 09/15/2012 :  8:42:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Brian, Welcome. The log cars are Bachmann with the trucks they came with. The track is mostly HO Atlas, code 100, with HO Peco switches. I bury as much as possible with dirt to hide the short ties. A friend gave me most of it when he changed scales.

The tank is from Banta built pretty much out of the box. I only add a peaked roof. The tank itself is 9 1/2 ft high and 30 ft around. The whole thing is about 24 ft high.

I skipped the spring because I was lazy, but will probably go back and add one.

Hi Larry. Thanks. I guess you didn't make the convention either. I hated to miss but we have a cruise coming up later and could only afford one trip.


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Posted - 09/18/2012 :  11:30:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit lab-dad's Homepage  Send lab-dad a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Looking most excellent!
Keep up the great work!

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Posted - 09/18/2012 :  11:57:34 AM  Show Profile  Send CieloVistaRy an AOL message  Reply with Quote
More pictures Roland?



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Posted - 09/19/2012 :  2:39:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marty, Thanks. Always nice to have you looking over my shoulder.

Arthur, I have been working on the edger starting with the table and rollers. The first photo is all the parts and the second is one of the rollers completed and in primer. Only 5 more to go.


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Posted - 09/19/2012 :  2:42:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gangbusters dont mean a thing!!!
Going slow & doing it right is the ticket.....
Nice work Roland.....blue primer? lol! Just kiddin my friend.....
How far are you from Milford PA (Pike County)?

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Crew Chief

Posted - 09/19/2012 :  3:32:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Roland,

I just finished assembling the individual boat frames and keel in Sierra Wests Shipyard kit.
I would like to stain/paint these pieces to look like white oak. The woodwork in your mill is
exactly what I'm looking for. What did you use to get that great reddish tone in all of the wood?


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Posted - 09/19/2012 :  6:27:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi John, I am useing Minwax Golden Oak straight from the can.

Bill Thanks. I have only been to Milford once. I was driving a Model A Ford and it took about 4 hours. Not sure with a modern car.


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Crew Chief

Posted - 09/19/2012 :  9:20:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Roland, I'll buy some tomorrow. Since I have yet to build the sawmill
in this kit, I'll for sure be following your thread on yours. John

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Posted - 09/19/2012 :  11:35:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

You going to make the Expo Show in Lancaster next month????



"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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Posted - 09/20/2012 :  06:07:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
outstanding work! the colouring is perfect i wonder if that stain is around this side of the pond

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