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Author Topic: Silverton Northern Rail-Bus and three Work Trucks.1:16 scale  (Read 4669 times)
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« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2018, 02:13:00 PM »

Very nice - I notice you use wood for a lot of the construction (engine blocks ) what type do you find best ?
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« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2018, 08:24:07 AM »

Thanks guys for your comments. Barney, I use Basswood for it's fine grain. If I need a part larger than 1/2”  lets say 3/4” I will laminate 1/2” stock with 1/4” stock. I can find stock up to 1/2” X 3” or 4” wide 24” long at my train shop or at a craft store (hobby lobby).  Northeastern scale lumber has a larger selection of basswood parts, more sizes of sheets and strips, up to 6” wide, structural and architectural shapes and milled shapes of all types. If you don't like wood grain on your engine block  you can apply sand sealer or a thin CA.
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« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2018, 02:19:50 PM »

That is so cool looking!!

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« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2018, 10:20:04 PM »

Thanks guys for your comments. Here's three photos of the water truck. I will add the needed detail, starting in the front working my way to the rear. Cow catcher, deck in front of the radiator, radiator guard, deck on both sides of the motor compartment misc. detail and lights. Cab will be built over the cab base (floor and fire wall) (seat base and gas tank) (controls and seat). More details on the cab later. Cab steps and a sand box on both sides, and the rest of the detail on the tank and pup.





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« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2018, 12:57:24 AM »

Up to your usual standards and very striking. -- Russ
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« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2018, 02:56:36 AM »

Incredibly good.
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« Reply #36 on: August 24, 2018, 05:24:10 AM »

Yes! Excellent work!
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« Reply #37 on: August 24, 2018, 07:14:34 AM »

Beautiful work Gordon.

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« Reply #38 on: August 24, 2018, 11:19:31 AM »

If you need larger sizes of Basswood, ask at a local cabinet shop where they get their stock.  My vender can get me stock up to 4" thick and I supply it to a niece who likes to carve animal figures as a hobby.  Many cabinet shops use Basswood as the material of choice for painted cabinets.
As an aside, ever since I bought a Barnes miniature tablesaw I have made my own scale lumber from 4/4 rough stock which I buy from the vender who supplies most of the lumber I use making full sized furniture.
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« Reply #39 on: August 24, 2018, 01:33:53 PM »

Really nice work!

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« Reply #40 on: August 26, 2018, 05:19:15 PM »

Love it! I like that green paint.
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« Reply #41 on: August 27, 2018, 08:28:52 PM »

Beautiful, and a really interesting piece of equipment!
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« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2018, 10:35:47 PM »

Thanks guys for your comments. Chuck, the green is Humbrol Grass Green # 80. It's just some paint I had on hand.. I still have a little  more detail to add.

Here's three photos of the progress on this model.






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« Reply #43 on: September 09, 2018, 10:44:32 PM »

One more photo.



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« Reply #44 on: September 10, 2018, 10:38:02 AM »

And one more photo.


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