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Posted - 05/21/2016 :  10:40:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome back, I'm happy to see you posting your fine modeling skills again.

My current build:

Edited by - BigLars on 05/21/2016 4:15:01 PM

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Engine Wiper

Posted - 05/21/2016 :  3:48:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the junk. Well done.


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Posted - 05/21/2016 :  4:56:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! It's good to be back.

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Posted - 05/22/2016 :  10:51:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In the next phase of phase 5, I had this small toilet in the machine shop.

I didn't like it there, it blocked the view and could only be seen when the outside wall was removed. So I removed it from the shop and used the fixtures in the section house. And I built this larger company toilet, complete with showers.

Edited by - Terrell on 07/23/2017 4:38:16 PM

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Posted - 05/22/2016 :  12:51:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Enjoying all your work. Photos show nice details with some ideas I am filing away for later. Thanks.


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Posted - 05/22/2016 :  12:55:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great work, I'm watching with lots of interest.



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Crew Chief

Posted - 05/22/2016 :  5:23:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit ChiloquinRuss's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That last photo is proof that even in an old machine shop, the job is NOT done until the PAPER WORK is done! Russ

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Ray Dunakin

Posted - 05/22/2016 :  10:14:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great work! Love all the details.

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Posted - 05/23/2016 :  12:00:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is a realistic latrine Fred'. Very nice work. Again, I love the coloring on your wood'..


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Posted - 05/23/2016 :  4:35:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks to all !! Russ !

The wood color comes from a soaking in a steel wool/ vinegar solution. I pretty much start with this on all my woods then add an I/A wash where needed.

The next step was adding this oil tank and storage building.

They have no interior detail because I didn't take the time to figure out what the building stored. And I didn't want to fill the tank with oil.
The storage building will later move to the left side.

Next this standpipe was added.

The reason for moving the storage shed was to add this sand house.

And that concludes Phase 5. The deadline.

Edited by - Terrell on 07/24/2017 09:13:51 AM

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Posted - 05/23/2016 :  4:55:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Terrell wow some great detail there. Glad to follow along with this thread.

Whose machines in the shop Western Scale or Sierra West?


"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 - 05/23/2016 :  5:31:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry, scratch built.

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New Hire

Posted - 05/23/2016 :  7:36:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Terrell... Many thanks for posting your build.
I am especially pleased with how you put together smithy.
Suggestion... There needs to be fly tape and a fly swatted in your outhouse.
Donald, just back from black fly season.

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Michael Hohn

Posted - 05/23/2016 :  9:30:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Lots of small, well-done details. I can almost smell that layer of dirty oil on the barrel and the oil-saturated soil. No job seems to be done 100% by your fictional crew. Spilled material, empty or almost-empty bags, stray cinder block, hose left spilling oil on the ground, mold growing in the shower . . . The list goes on and on.


Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie

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Posted - 05/24/2016 :  4:27:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Gentlemen.

Phase 6 was adding this pumphouse and water tank.

Edited by - Terrell on 07/24/2017 09:15:51 AM

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