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    • November 8, 2019 11:57 PM EST
    • Jim Rowson said:

      Nice work, Rick. Gonna do a board-by-board snow plow?

       

       

       

       Yea, probably, I'm still scratching my head on just how to resize from standard guage to narrow gauge.

      Looking at the plans the 1 x 6 boards taper from 5 1/2 to 1/2 in the lencth of the blade, that's gonna take some doing. 

       

    • November 8, 2019 9:49 PM EST
    • Nice work, Rick. Gonna do a board-by-board snow plow?

       

    • November 8, 2019 8:30 PM EST
    • Horse crap ....that ain't a Snow Plow as the topic states! It's a flanger that is missing ditch lites and HEP cabling ! You west coast guys seem to forget the Donner family and what CAN happen without the PROPER SNOW PLOW !

       

      Nice work

    • November 8, 2019 8:11 PM EST
    • Well we can stick a fork in this one, it's done!!

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Now on to the plow.

    • November 6, 2019 11:58 AM EST
    • That is a nifty technique for the roof. Have to try that...

    • November 6, 2019 11:56 AM EST
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      Back from the last camping trip of the year and got a little more done on this project.

       

      The cabin and car are painted the base color, faded red/brown and the roof is done.  For the roof I used white muslin cloth cut in strips and laid over a coat of Titebond III then painted with a second coat of glue after the first is dry.  After everything is dry I trimmed the edges with an ExActo blade.

       

      The finished roof after painting and a little weathering.

       

      Coming together, not much left to do now.

      Thanks for taking a look

    • November 2, 2019 12:17 AM EDT
    • Rooster ' said:

       Perhaps you need a job to occupy yourself. You could be repairing the tire on the wheelbarrow you have from the 1970s instead of stirring up this crap!

       

       

      , Thanks David, laughing my a$$ off.  Of all the pictures and notes I have posted over the years you focus on my pregenant wheel barrow tire yet again.  Perhaps you should see someone about this inflated rubber tube thing

       

      As for a job, I have been out of work since 1998 but must confess I haven't been busting my hump looking.  As for stirring up crap, hmmmm, maybe the old thing about the kettle calling the pot, well you know.

       

      Thanks for the laugh

       

    • November 2, 2019 12:08 AM EDT
    • Ah, I see the hinges now. Interesting.

       

      i assume you will be building a board for board model??????

    • November 2, 2019 12:03 AM EDT
    • Jim Rowson said:

      Interesting board by board detail on the snowplow... for some reason I was expecting it to be a single piece of metal...

       

       

      And what are those things at the leading edge of the plow?

       

       

       

      Pretty cool woodwork huh?  can you imagine being the lead carpenter on that project and trying to make it come out right

      The big arch looking things are lock downs for the leading edge, they swivel 90 degrees and let the leading edge lift up off the rails using the strap hinges shown.  Notice the air (brake) cylinder and arm lever on the top of the car.  A chain ran from the lever down to the leading edge blade so it could be lifted by air power instead of arm power.  By lifting the edge they could move the plow around in dry conditions and not worry about creating sparks.

      Thanks for the interest.

       

    • November 1, 2019 8:05 PM EDT
    • Eric Mueller said:

      This ALMOST makes me wish we had snow!  Thanks for breaking down all the sub-assemblies.  There is a lot to learn from the techniques, even if "snowplow" is not on the Triple O's list of "must haves."

      You do .....just the volcanic type ...now when will YOUR plow be finished ?

       

    • November 6, 2019 8:06 PM EST
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      NO RULES !

    • November 4, 2019 9:20 PM EST
    • Rooster said - "Ric did prefer a build log so we shall start here considering he already blew his nut with this thread !"

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      Whatever works easiest for you.

    • November 4, 2019 7:21 PM EST
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      Jon Radder said:

      Ric - You need to teach me the secret of getting friends to build stuff for you.

       

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      Ric did prefer a build log so we shall start here considering he already blew his nut with this thread !

       

       

       

      This is gonna be fun!

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • November 3, 2019 9:13 PM EST
    • Jon Radder said:

      "Ric - You need to teach me the secret of getting friends to build stuff for you. I have way more ideas then time!

       

      Rooster did build me a Cigar Store once.  I've yet to detail the interior or finish the roof. It's only been about 10 years."

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      Jon???? I think you answered your own question - "Ozark Larry" of the Herget Lumber Company was built by the creator of Ozark Minitures, Larry Herget, and then named after him.  It has been all over the North American Continent on layouts.  Its even been used in an International advertising campaign. 

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      Sooooo!

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      "Rooster's Cigar Store, smells like a barn yard every time you light up.  Nobody ever forgets that aroma" - that actually sounds kinda catchy.

       

    • November 3, 2019 3:06 PM EST
    • It is a true sickness Ric! got that bug from you in my g scale days, now I'm more focused in On30, yet it still continues to grow lol

    • November 3, 2019 8:05 AM EST
    • Ric - You need to teach me the secret of getting friends to build stuff for you. I have way more ideas then time!

       

      Rooster did build me a Cigar Store once.  I've yet to detail the interior or finish the roof. It's only been about 10 years.

    • November 2, 2019 11:58 AM EDT
    • "I've got to admit all this stuff is really interesting.  I guess I do have a problem with critters and Box Cabs." said Ric.

       

      They say admitting the problem is the first...

      But now everybody knows and still the collection grows!

    • November 2, 2019 11:18 AM EDT
    • So Rooster made the statement -

      "Ric has box cab issues and I'm upset he didn't ask for my help !"

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      So he opened his mouth and we started having conversations.  I've got shelves of builds and first attempts and parts.   So after a phone call, a box is on its way to Rooster.  As he has stated, there are no rules with box cabs.

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      I've got to admit all this stuff is really interesting.  I guess I do have a problem with critters and Box Cabs.

    • November 3, 2019 9:30 PM EST
    • Wow, very impressive, Jim.  

    • November 3, 2019 3:04 PM EST
    • Got a bit of time to paint and start to weather the steam engine. The basic paint job here is flat black applied with an airbrush:

       

       

      And to weather it, I'm using weathered oxide, grime, and dust, all tru-color paint, all dry-brushed on.

       

       

      Gotta do something interesting to the top of the stack (there will be a spark catcher up there) as I was using that to move the model around during weathering and it didn't get any love yet.

       

      Cheers!