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railmus
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Posted - 05/09/2016 :  4:52:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit railmus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Does any one remember a magazine article on making grain or feed sacks in HO scale or?

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desertdrover
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Posted - 05/09/2016 :  5:18:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
John I believe it was in this book.
If it is the same article, they start off with a brass tube to make the sacks. Does that ring a bell?




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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 05/09/2016 :  6:21:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I copied this post from the Model Railroader forum:


Posted by TomDiehl on Saturday, June 17, 2006 10:30 AM

To go back to an OLD method I remember for making feed sacks, I believe it was from the book "764 Helpful Hints for Model Railroaders," Take a section of copper tubing about the right size for your feed sacks, in HO I believe that would be 1/4 inch, and cut it to length for the sacks with a pair of wire cutters. This will cru***he ends of the tubing to simulate the top and bottom seams. Flatten the rest of the tube slightly to look like a filled sack laying down, and paint the proper color. Cheap way to make LOTS of them.


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Guff
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Posted - 05/09/2016 :  6:43:27 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
John,
Easy and inexpensive method to try.
Use Sculpty clay. Roll white clay into a cylinder...cut into feed sack lengths...pinch ends with fingers...fire at 265 degrees F for 15 minutes on a piece of non-stick pan lining paper. (no fumes so I use kitchen oven)
Print labels or paint to suit.

Some 1:29 bags I made.


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desertdrover
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Posted - 05/09/2016 :  9:15:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
John here is a picture where this guy used that method for his sacks from that magazine; http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/11/p/67988/833579.aspx




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Posted - 05/09/2016 :  9:45:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tic-Tacs and nentos and altiods, painted will work too and perfect size for HO scale. Plain old chicklets for O scale sacks'...


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 05/10/2016 :  08:54:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Candy/gum in my layout area would bring on the bugs. I'd have silverfish, ants and roaches by the droves.

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railmus
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Posted - 05/10/2016 :  09:43:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit railmus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Lots of ideas! Much appreciated.
Thanks guys.



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k9wrangler
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Posted - 05/10/2016 :  09:51:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Frank Palmer

Candy/gum in my layout area would bring on the bugs. I'd have silverfish, ants and roaches by the droves.

At least you'd have beasts of burden tome them if needed.


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