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 on: Today at 04:02:25 PM 
Started by Chester Fesmire - Last post by TRAINS1941
Beautiful work Chester.

And your right why would he want to destroy something that made so many happy??? Shocked


 on: Today at 01:02:44 PM 
Started by Chester Fesmire - Last post by Burl
Hard to believe that is HO.  I would struggle to get that level of detail in 1:29.  Is it resin, or metal?

 on: Today at 12:33:51 PM 
Started by Peter_T1958 - Last post by finescalerr
Adequately spectacular. -- Russ

 on: Today at 12:31:56 PM 
Started by Chester Fesmire - Last post by finescalerr
When someone like you can build such a terrific model from his kits, it seems idiotic for Jordan Jackson to destroy the masters and molds. For no apparent reason he is depriving the world of a good product. Can't he just find a suitable guy and either sell or give away the hardware? -- Russ

 on: Today at 11:51:52 AM 
Started by Peter_T1958 - Last post by Peter_T1958
Although I received great help from Crandell (the artist, I mentioned further up here) I didn't find the trick to do some proper water surface up to this day. So I will do some further trials on scrap surfaces.
Meanwhile I did what I love to do: scratch building and painting. Finally I managed to finish all gear wheels - huh! Here the current status on my kitchen table.

A prominent detail of the construction: The lower most gearwheels were protected (from flooding?) by some sort of fenders.

They seem to be of zinc coated sheet metal (may be it's more artistic license then reality), so I tried to represent that kind of surface by using a new technique copied from figure modelers: the wet-in-wet acrylic method. May be you are interested in a tutorial? Here is the link (in German but the pictures speak for themselves)

 on: Today at 06:29:19 AM 
Started by Chester Fesmire - Last post by Chester Fesmire
   I mourn the loss of these little 1/87 scale gems. The detail is unmatched in 1/87 scale vehicles (imo) and I have enjoyed building many over the years. Apparently Jordan Jackson, the son of the original creator and latest operator of the business, has put in his will that the masters and moulds be destroyed, leaving many of us looking for something to fill the void as well as an unbelievable escalation in prices on ebay.
   Be that as it may, I show here what is one of my last kits in the Bucyrus Erie b-2 steam crawler in a crane configuration. The cabin rotates 360 and the boom operates to a small degree with the use of a rubberized cable. Not much change to the kit except for the omission of the wooden sides so as to view the workings inside better and the addition of a wooden coal bin.

 on: April 29, 2017, 04:28:01 PM 
Started by Burl - Last post by Ray Dunakin
Fascinating! I'm know of surprised at how many parts it takes to make a coupler.

 on: April 29, 2017, 01:23:43 PM 
Started by Ed Morris - Last post by Ed Morris
I'm constantly surprised to discover that something I think I did recently happened ten years ago, or something I think of as new is actually thirty years old.  Then I see the same thing listed on eBay by some millennial as an "antique."

 on: April 29, 2017, 12:45:40 PM 
Started by Burl - Last post by Burl
I should also add, I had to redesign the striker casting.  If you look at my first photo, you can see the retainer plate is part of it.  After I got the prints in, I realized I could not put the yoke/shank assembly together with it like that.

 on: April 29, 2017, 12:42:14 PM 
Started by Burl - Last post by Burl
I wouldn't contest that it's been a challenge, but I have seen way more intricate projects on this site.  And I am enjoying the design challenges anyway.

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