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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 03/30/2019 :  12:28:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



Thanks for your continued following of the tribute builds and your comments. There may be a dim glow of a light at the end of the tunnel.

Rich
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Don't you mean at the end of the thread???


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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Pennman
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Posted - 03/30/2019 :  1:33:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the nice comments George and Bob...and that "comedian" Jerry !! I'm not sure of how to come back on your statement Jerry, but it made me wonder and laugh at the same time. We shall see..


Rich



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robert goslin
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Posted - 03/31/2019 :  01:41:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks all for your comments. I'm happy with my progress, but still a bit to go.
Didn't think a little truck modification would take so long, but Chester set very high standards.

The side rails are on. Was going to use balsa, but it was a bit course, so have used Midwest Scale Lumber bass wood. much thinner, and cleaner finish.
Looks good, but will paint them to blend in more with the stakes.









Regards Rob

Despite the cost of living, it's still popular.

Edited by - robert goslin on 03/31/2019 01:44:48 AM

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/31/2019 :  10:09:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rob,

It looks great.

Itís a sign of skillful modeling when you can use wood and styrene painted to look like wood in close conjunction and we wouldnít know the difference if you hadnít told us.

Mike


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

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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/01/2019 :  02:52:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike. Yep the plastic "wood" looks OK to me.

The real wood is now painted and I decided the cargo area needed a tailgate. Made up a frame and used corrugated sheet for the rest. I like the rust effect. I seem to have this down well now.





The number plate is on too.



Regards Rob

Despite the cost of living, it's still popular.

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 04/01/2019 :  07:23:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That turned out well. Like the tailgate addition.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 04/01/2019 :  07:29:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nicely done. I like the "wood" paint and the tailgate too.

Bob


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/01/2019 :  08:43:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The tailgate will keep your model railroad supplies from sliding out. Good job on the rust. Wood all matches, too.

Mike



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ocalicreek
Crew Chief

Posted - 04/01/2019 :  5:38:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rob,

That tailgate sure gives it character. Nice contrast with the wood.

Galen


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ocalicreek
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Posted - 04/01/2019 :  5:48:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My meager progress as of last night:



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I blended a light foliage green with a bright yellow in the hopes of getting a more faded green, but instead it came out closer to neon. I wasn't happy with how limey the green blend looked so I added a drop of just straight light green before a second coat was added, just after this picture was taken. This morning I gave it a misting of clear varnish so I can handle it to paint the underside.

I harbor no illusions of meeting the deadline for this challenge, at least not for the full scene I had envisioned as a tribute build. SO with that in mind I have planned a little mini-tribute that will give a nod to Frederic. Chester will get a mention further down the road, literally, at the service station across the tracks.

I spend the weekend obtaining, cleaning and repainting a chicken coop in addition to studying for a midterm today and preparing a class project. Going back to school mid-life is rewarding, but is taking up more time than I had originally thought. The hobby is increasingly becoming a thing I do to unwind. In the past it had been one option among many for how to spend my free time. Funny how life-changes shift the way we interact with this hobby.

Galen


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George D
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Posted - 04/01/2019 :  7:26:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob, you can't tell what is real wood and what's styrene.

Galen, that's a nice looking wagon. Keep plugging along.

George



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robert goslin
Fireman

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Posted - 04/02/2019 :  02:53:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Bill, Bob, Mike, Galen and George.
I'm really happy with it.

Galen, nice to see you posting again, at this busy time. The buckboard wagon looks superb.
Nice colours too.


Regards Rob

Despite the cost of living, it's still popular.

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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/02/2019 :  03:03:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not finished yet. I've added a mirror. Bent a sewing pin and the put a thin slice of styrene tube around the head. Drilled a hole into the truck body, but the drill bit tip broke off in the hole.
Still enough of a hole to hold the pin,(just). Used super glue. A little rough in close up, but viewing by eye it looks good.

Also added a front number plate.






Regards Rob

Despite the cost of living, it's still popular.

Edited by - robert goslin on 04/02/2019 04:10:34 AM

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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/02/2019 :  04:27:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The truck will obviously need a load in the back
Used some items from my scrap box.
Made the yellow drum & tool box from styrene.
The canvas tarps are made from tin foil. An idea that a lot of the military modelling guys use.



The tool box even has a handle.





Regards Rob

Despite the cost of living, it's still popular.

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Michael Hohn
Fireman



Posted - 04/02/2019 :  6:40:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Working on the roof:



I'll finish the second side, and then it will be the metal roofing.

Mike



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