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« on: May 16, 2011, 08:50:23 PM »

 
  Hi Folks,  Some pic's of my HOn3 layout,   still a work in progress and I am constantly changing and hopefully improving things.

   Some overall shots and a few of the tower skidder and some of a factory I was working on.....



 


























































  I posted some of the tower skidder a couple of years ago, sorry if you seen them before...




























  That is all for now,  will post new progress as it happens.

  Thanks for looking ,  Randy



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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011, 10:38:32 PM »

Very cool! The skidder is a real beauty. The factory looks good so far.
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011, 11:33:49 PM »

Have no idea what a skidder is but I assume a large steam-powered crane thingie? Anyway, it looks pretty spectacular to me. The rest of the layout isn't too shabby either.

Keep posting the photos.
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2011, 02:06:04 AM »

Very nice work, Randy. The skidder is really wonderful... Smiley
I'm really lookin forward to next update...

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011, 02:16:12 AM »

Great layout Randy! Is that the P.S.Co skidder? Also the machinery in the factory did you scratchbuild some of those? I assume itīs also 1/87 scale. To me some look like they were kit-bashed. Most impressive!

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011, 06:19:15 AM »

Beautiful pictures! Keep them coming!
Lots of inspiration here!



Can you tell us more about the pigeon hole storage in this shot?

-Marty
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011, 07:00:07 AM »

I really like the ground work around the skidder. I don't have have any knowledge of skidder technology, but that thing looks mighty impressive.

(and I too, would like to know a little more about that "pigeon hole storage shelf".)
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2011, 06:58:55 PM »

Thank you for the kind words everyone!

  Marty and Christian,  the storage bin is just stripwood,  cheating a little with no bottoms in the compartments in the small bins.  I just glue stuff in and you really can't tell...






  Anders,  The skidder is something I built.  I used available castings where I could and scratched the rest.  Was inspired by a stunning model scratch built in brass by a Swiss gentleman named Albert Mauder?  Articule in the nggazette in '87 ?  Bill Roy from McKenize Iron & Steel had a set of plans for this that I was able to get ahold of. 
  I think the PSC model is a Lidgerwood skidder while this a Willamtte.

 The machinary is a mix of Rio Grande stuff and SS LTD products with ,as you noted , some changes.


  Thank you,  Randy




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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2011, 05:40:41 AM »

Randy, that info. makes your work even more impressive Shocked! I remember Mauderīs skidder and the incredible traveling case he made for it.

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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2011, 06:23:03 AM »

Randy

Nice work on the layout.  And the Skidder very impressive.  Keep us posted.

Jerry
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2011, 02:03:55 PM »

At this point I finally should mention that I've seen 1:48 models at contests that were no finer and often less impressive than your HO creations. -- Russ
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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2011, 06:01:53 AM »

It would be nice to see this layout in a magazine someday......................

I wonder if Nick has Bob's number?.........

-Marty
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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2011, 06:14:39 AM »

Brilliant scenery work and the bridge is awesome.  Luv this sort of vertical stuff.  Look forward to more photos of the overall layout.
Lot of modelers producing finescale work in 1:87 scale.  Great to see.   Regards Mario Rapinett ( Australia )

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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2011, 01:20:24 PM »

... And that reminds me: My cache of layout articles is EMPTY. Maybe a good HOn3 layout would fill a big void in next year's NG Annual. -- Russ
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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2011, 01:15:51 AM »

It would be nice to see this layout in a magazine someday......................

I wonder if Nick has Bob's number?.........

-Marty
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  I've only got his mobile number but he doesn't like us select few giving it out willy-nilly  !

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