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BigLars
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Posted - 09/26/2015 :  1:11:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I purchased a set of ON30 6 camp cars years ago and let's just say it needed some work after they arrived from the UK. The cars got a slight repaint at first but since then the roofs have started to warp and a few other issues started to appear. The camp went in a box but I think it is time to try to restore the first 6 cars cars plus a three others I had laying around.




I sent a message to Bill at Banta to see if I can purchase some needed parts for the project.
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acousticco
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Posted - 09/26/2015 :  2:35:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That'll make a nice looking camp train once you get them running! Looking forward to the rehabilitation.

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desertdrover
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Posted - 09/26/2015 :  4:56:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice project to work on Larry. It will also get me some more inspiration. Those look almost like Shamus' camp type cars.


Louis
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Tommatthews
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Posted - 09/26/2015 :  6:18:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry,

There are a couple of interesting cars there. Should be fun with the restoration.


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BigLars
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Posted - 09/26/2015 :  7:03:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cody and Tom thanks for stopping in.

Louis,
The six cars that came from the UK were Shamus' logging camp. I was hoping to keep the cars as they were but there was a lot of extra glue on the cars from being on multiple layouts. The roofs started to warp, some of the window mullions were broken and there was no glass installed on many of the windows. So I decided to refinish the cars.

I hope I can bring them all back to life.


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desertdrover
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Posted - 09/26/2015 :  7:34:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BigLars

Cody and Tom thanks for stopping in.

Louis,
The six cars that came from the UK were Shamus' logging camp. I was hoping to keep the cars as they were but there was a lot of extra glue on the cars from being on multiple layouts. The roofs started to warp, some of the window mullions were broken and there was no glass installed on many of the windows. So I decided to refinish the cars.

I hope I can bring them all back to life.



That's great to have something of his in your collection. It would be a great tribute to him to restore them back into service. As we both know his was indeed a wonderful modeler and person.



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BigLars
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Posted - 09/26/2015 :  7:42:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis, I also have one of his scratch built Dunkirk engines that I can keep as is.

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spyder62
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Posted - 09/27/2015 :  12:02:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit spyder62's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The Saw filer shack on the lower right is one of my kits. I think I sent Paul the first or second one cut and he did use it on a few layouts. If you need parts let me know. Sure do miss talking to Paul on the phone one great and interesting guy.
rich
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elwoodblues
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Posted - 09/27/2015 :  08:38:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit elwoodblues's Homepage  Send elwoodblues a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Larry,

Looks like an interesting rebuild project. Would be great to see them brought up to snuff.


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Dutchman
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Posted - 09/27/2015 :  08:45:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A great refurbishing project, Larry. Perfect for the current challenge.

Paul was a long time member of the forum. His modeling and scene development were inspiring.



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BigLars
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Posted - 09/27/2015 :  10:35:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ron, Bruce and Rich thank you for stopping in.

Here is a picture Paul took of one configuration of the camp.



My plan is to have the cars back on wheels.

Rich,
I will send you a PM re missing parts.

Bill at Banta replied to me that he can replace the parts I need for the kits. Looks like these cars will be rolling again.

Progress pictures to follow.


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Edited by - BigLars on 09/27/2015 10:35:59 AM

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BBLmber
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Posted - 09/27/2015 :  12:25:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, it's great to see them reserected.

Mark


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teaspoon
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Posted - 09/27/2015 :  12:29:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Paul's Badger Creek Line was my inspiration for starting in On30, I'm glad to see that some of it lives on.


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BigLars
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Posted - 09/27/2015 :  2:10:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by teaspoon

Paul's Badger Creek Line was my inspiration for starting in On30, I'm glad to see that some of it lives on.



Paul was the reason I switched to ON30 as well.

Rich,
I sent you a PM. This is what I have for the saw filers shack. I can replace the skids but was thinking that scratch building 14 windows will take me some time.



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BigLars
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Posted - 09/27/2015 :  4:14:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a total of 8 camp cars but only six Bachmann flat cars, what to do?

I had some extra replacement underframes for the Bachmann cars so I am shimming up the bottom of the cars I built to allow the replacement underframes to be glued in place.

Sorry about the crummy pictures, I'm using my phone until I get something SLR worthy.




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spyder62
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Posted - 09/27/2015 :  8:12:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit spyder62's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Larry, sent a PM with my email. Will get a set of windows cut this week and send out NC
rich


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