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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2009, 07:56:43 AM »

CHB Models provided lots of good stuff along with a host of other manufactures parts....Randy


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« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2009, 08:02:25 AM »

This project took alot of pipe fittings, valves and other goodies.....Randy


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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2009, 08:10:09 AM »

The tower was made up of brass I-beams and brass stock soldered together for strength then plastic lattice work added....Randy


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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2009, 08:14:50 AM »

The crane kits and Central Valley bridge parts contributed most of the lattice work with some scratch built if I couldn't find something that fit right ....Randy


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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2009, 08:17:59 AM »

Jacq ...Most of the rivets were parts from Grantline ( gondola end plates ?)  .....


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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2009, 08:19:47 AM »

Or embossed with a pounse tool on brass shim stock or sheet styrene.....


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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2009, 08:31:58 AM »

The gears were a big part of the models appearance so I tried to get them as close as possible to the real thing. After locating a gear that was the right size I would often have to "dress it up". This photo of parts for another machine that I'm building uses this process.  The solid gear casting on the upper left is from the CHB kit. After removing the plain center portion a Grantline cable sheeve casting with nice webbing detail is inserted then nbw castings can be added if needed......


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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2009, 08:36:05 AM »

The model, Jacq, is very! big even in HO...Thanks,  Randy
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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2009, 09:52:34 AM »

it was important that the cable used would be strong enough to be rigged for display yet be scale in size with no fuzzing......Randy
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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2009, 09:54:22 AM »

Top of mast with most of the rigging in place....Randy


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« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2009, 09:58:28 AM »

The product I used was "Metalic Thread from a craft store. Comes in various sizes with a good multistrand appearance.   Randy


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« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2009, 10:04:01 AM »

Hello Randy

There I really am very impressed by the quality of your work!
I have already make some HO models of Clyde Universal Ground Skidder and Clyde Double End , well done, but not of such a level!
Super work !
Sincerely!

Lloyd
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« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2009, 11:12:11 AM »

Thanks Lloyd, I'm very impressed with your work!  Please post pics of your stuff here, also maybe more shots of your working  loading scene? ......  Randy
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« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2009, 11:32:03 AM »

Thanks Randy,
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enclosed this photo of a Clyde Universal Ground Skidder, scratchbuilt in HO !
I make this with only two photos from the Website Steam in the Wood of Marc Russer!
Also, maybe is not perfect! I've no plan for built this model !

Lloyd


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« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2009, 11:36:16 AM »

I'm make this diorama for my friend Guy J Tyteca of Belgium !
For the Clyde I used some styren part from Evergreen, volmer and same part of bridge for the boom, that you used also on your wonderful model !

Sincerely!

Lloyd


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