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« Reply #45 on: June 12, 2009, 10:26:43 AM »

Speaking of mixing materials, I tried to mix some resin castings with brass strips. That does not work!

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« Reply #46 on: June 17, 2009, 01:14:43 PM »

Thanks, guys for your comments.

Here are two more little loco built on the west coast. Built by Marshutz & Cantrell of San Francisco about 20 to 30 years later than the Oregon Pony. My article on these two locos appeared in the 2005 Logging, Mining & Industrial Annual. 

Bear Harbor Lumber Company Number 1.





Elk River Mill & Lumber Company Number 1. (Falk)





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« Reply #47 on: June 18, 2009, 03:26:06 PM »

Gordon, thanks for sharing these wonderful models. The locomotives are beautiful, but I think I even prefer the shots of the chassis, with the simple beauty of your mechanisms.
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« Reply #48 on: June 22, 2009, 02:05:29 PM »


   Gorgon,

   just discovered these 2 postcards:

   


   

   
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« Reply #49 on: June 22, 2009, 04:34:35 PM »

Thanks Jacq, for posting these photos on this thread. These two photos were taken in the 40s at the  Portland Oregon Union Station. Since 1970 the loco has been on display at Cascade Locks Historical Museum.

Here are some of the other photos I'm using for this project.

  http://www.brian894x4.com/Steamlocomotives.html

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« Reply #50 on: June 26, 2009, 10:05:20 PM »

Here are two more photos, only a few more parts and it will be ready for water and firewood.  The top of the stack,wheel and the oil cups will not be glued on til later.





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« Reply #51 on: June 26, 2009, 11:18:57 PM »

Hello Gordon,
Waooooo......, still a superb model!
Since a long time, I have the project to make this loco in 1:20.3, your model encourages me!
Gordon you is The Master's scratchbuilder!

 Sincerely!

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« Reply #52 on: June 26, 2009, 11:41:12 PM »


    To fall in love with.............. beautifull

    What paint and which colours are you using ? 

      Jacq

    btw.  do you know the 4 wheeled geared loco Betsy of the Madera Sugarpine Co. ?
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« Reply #53 on: June 27, 2009, 12:02:33 AM »

Damn!....just outstanding! Really a pleasure to look at.

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« Reply #54 on: June 27, 2009, 01:48:39 AM »

Thanks guys
On this loco I used Floquil Engine Black out of a rattle can. on the other two I added a thin over spray of Box Car Red while the black is still wet. Then I will finish up with pastels.The roofing is painted with Reefer Gray.

The 4 wheel geared loco Betsy is on the cover of the Sept/Oct 1984 Gazette and is one of my favorite little loco.I think I could come close  from just that painting.What do you know about it.

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« Reply #55 on: June 27, 2009, 03:16:11 AM »

  Gordon,

  there are a lot of photo's and a (scale?) drawing as of 1931 by Donald de Vere in the book Thunder in the mountains by Hank Johnson.
  Hoe accurate this is I don't know, as mill lay out plans by de Vere, shown in some books,  are not realy accurate when compared to photo's or other available plans.

  There is also a mentioning in Geared locomotives that it is build by Rose & Company (builder - unconfirmed) - San Francisco, California - prior to 1899

   http://www.gearedsteam.com/other/images/madera_sugarpine_co-dwg-thunder.jpg

   (this is from the Geared Loco site. This photo appears in the book.
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« Reply #56 on: June 27, 2009, 09:01:58 AM »

Gordon

Just absolutely beautiful.  Just another outstanding scratch built engine by you.

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« Reply #57 on: June 27, 2009, 04:28:16 PM »

The finished model is wonderful, Gordon.
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« Reply #58 on: June 28, 2009, 07:14:59 AM »

This is an outstanding work.  I really appreciate the subtle rusting on the piping.  Well Done.
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« Reply #59 on: June 28, 2009, 05:30:21 PM »

Fantastic piece of work, Gordon.  Another masterpiece.
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