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« Reply #60 on: June 29, 2009, 12:36:13 AM »

Thanks guys, for your comments and input

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« Reply #61 on: July 01, 2009, 09:52:42 PM »

Marvelous work! A magnificent model, of a delightful prototype. I saw the Oregon Pony the last time I was in the Portland area, about 8-9 years ago. I have a few questions for you...

1. How did you make the gears?

2. On the photo of the unpainted water tank, I noticed that the hatch cover is red with white spots. Are the spots some kind of texturing technique?

3. Is this an operating model or a static display?

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« Reply #62 on: July 01, 2009, 11:16:09 PM »

Ray, all of my models are static. The gears are made up of individual square strips of styrene glued onto a core made from styrene. The red part on the water tank lid  is a 1:12 doll house plate on top of a steel washer topped out with a casting from Ozark Miniatures. I will use any thing that works on my models. (BTW) I enjoyed your web page.

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« Reply #63 on: July 04, 2009, 07:50:30 PM »

Here are two more photos of the rest of the engine parts. I will post more after the last of the detail is finished.







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« Reply #64 on: July 04, 2009, 08:14:01 PM »

Stunning!

Another question: How do you make the pipe fittings (elbows, valves, etc.)? Or do you buy them?


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« Reply #65 on: July 05, 2009, 02:23:50 PM »

Ray, all of the pipe work and pipe fittings are built out of K&S tubing. The four valves are from Trackside Details part# TD 115 and  TD 47.

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« Reply #66 on: July 06, 2009, 06:18:58 AM »

Gordon,

Wow that is just a beautiful piece of workmanship!!!  Another great model by you.

Jerry
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« Reply #67 on: July 07, 2009, 08:13:50 PM »

This model is now finished. Here are four more photos.









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« Reply #68 on: July 08, 2009, 01:47:02 AM »

Most satisfactory, Gordon. Yet another exquisite masterpiece. -- Russ
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« Reply #69 on: July 08, 2009, 02:46:31 AM »

Gordon, thanks for the additionnal pictures. This is a fabulous model, once again.
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« Reply #70 on: July 08, 2009, 05:51:28 AM »

Wow, Gordon...the finished photos are wonderful.  The atmosphere this model
projects is enough to make anybody smile with delight.  It's a pleasure to look at.

The "funnest" part of scratchbuilding is breaking down full-size objects into simple
shapes and faithfully replicating them in miniature using anything that looks right.
You've done that again flawlessly.

Thanks for the inspiration.

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« Reply #71 on: July 08, 2009, 08:34:10 AM »

Gordon

Ditto to what Ken said above.  He really said it all.  Looking forward to the next project??

Jerry
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« Reply #72 on: July 08, 2009, 08:44:28 AM »

Just spectacular! What a neat prototype. So elemental.
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« Reply #73 on: July 08, 2009, 11:18:47 AM »

What is there to say other then FANTASTIC.
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« Reply #74 on: July 09, 2009, 07:30:40 AM »

spectacularly awesomely super dooper!
Love all the SBS info too!
-Marty
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