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Dick Kuepper
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Posted - 08/12/2007 :  10:51:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit Dick Kuepper's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Darkwolfe

I've really got to be motivated to do a scratch build. In this case I needed a short, rough bridge to cross a decent sized creek. I didn't want to spend $30 on kits or specialty parts. So, in the end I dived into scratch building for the very first time. No measurements and only eyeballing things to bring it together. The bridge crosses at an angle as well. The left side comes off of a 90 degree bank, but the right side is less that 45 degrees, the supporting bent underneath on that end is longer and angled to match the creek bank. Ugly? Yep. Workable? Yep. Something that happened on the real logging railroads? You bet.

This bridge was built out of a dollar's worth of balsa strip wood, Elmer's glue, and some leftover redwood stain. The creek bed underneath is sand from the Missouri river.




David - Bridge looks great!! Any hope of getting some more closeup photos/info on the sawmill and associated equipment?

Thanks.




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Darkwolfe
New Hire



Posted - 08/13/2007 :  02:00:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit Darkwolfe's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dick, there's a number of pictures (some good, some so-so) out on my Flickr page. The link is in my sig. Feel free to comment!

There's still rail to travel...

The Railroad in my basement.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/midwestrr/sets/72157600209119820/

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reddevildemo
Engine Wiper



Posted - 08/14/2007 :  11:56:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's my addition. Been working on this the past few days.













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nalmeida
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Posted - 08/14/2007 :  12:16:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit nalmeida's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice structure Darin, I like the sign on the roof.


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Tim Kerkhoff
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Posted - 08/14/2007 :  2:19:22 PM  Show Profile  Send Tim Kerkhoff a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Nice looking structure Darin, did you follow a prototype for the design? The details look sharp, iespecially like the outside vent pipe and electric meter.


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Frederic Testard
Engineer

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Posted - 08/14/2007 :  5:04:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work on this structure Darin. While not really complicate, the general shape is intriguing and invites the viewer to have a closer look at things.


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postalkarl
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Posted - 08/14/2007 :  6:06:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darin:

Nice job on the structure. Would you mind posting the neat plumbing Ex-Spurt sign. I really like it.

Karl S.



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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 08/14/2007 :  8:58:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darin very neat little building. I really like the size and shape. Great job on the weathering.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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Darkwolfe
New Hire



Posted - 08/14/2007 :  10:07:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit Darkwolfe's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Extremely cool! I'd like to know what weathering techniques you used on it.

There's still rail to travel...

The Railroad in my basement.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/midwestrr/sets/72157600209119820/

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Chester
Fireman



Posted - 08/14/2007 :  10:19:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice Darin, tell us more about it. What's it made of? what scale?

http://modelingin1-87.blogspot.com/

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akimmons
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Posted - 08/15/2007 :  08:18:49 AM  Show Profile  Send akimmons an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Ex-spurt model Darin! I love the weathering (tell us more) and the billboard.

Arnold Kimmons
General Manager
Royal and Edisto Railroad

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=49360

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reddevildemo
Engine Wiper



Posted - 08/15/2007 :  10:05:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW, thanks for the replys everyone. Lets see if I can answer some of the questions, it is HO scale painted with Apple Barrel "walmart" craft paint. I first give the wood the AI treatment and then paint it with the old sock dabbing method. It is weathered with Bragdon powders...still getting the hang of these. It is not a proto type of anykind....came from the depths of my small mind. LOL Here are the billboards I used.








Although I realize these are not prototypical signs I just couldnt resist.
Thanks again for all the comments.



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Frederic Testard
Engineer

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Posted - 08/15/2007 :  12:47:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We repair what your husband has fixed. GREAT!!!


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postalkarl
Fireman



Posted - 08/15/2007 :  8:34:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Darrin:

Thanks for the signs.

Karl S.



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Darkwolfe
New Hire



Posted - 08/16/2007 :  12:17:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit Darkwolfe's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Fraid I swiped 'em both. those are priceless for laughs.

There's still rail to travel...

The Railroad in my basement.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/midwestrr/sets/72157600209119820/

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