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    • June 22, 2020 10:22 AM EDT
    • Awesome modeling. Thanks for the pictures!

    • June 22, 2020 10:18 AM EDT
    • Thank you Dennis, Bruce and Cliff.
      Eric, yes, I started with the wheels to be sure to get there to continue. I glued 3 strips of wood around the cheese box ('poplar 1 mm thick) formed on a tube (50mm for small and 60mm for large).
      Then I turned the hub in a 10mm round of wood with my drill. I made a template to hold these 2 pieces centered.
      The combs are made with toothpicks

       

       

       

       

    • June 22, 2020 9:43 AM EDT
    • Stunning model! The details are fantastic.

    • June 21, 2020 9:41 PM EDT
    • That is really neat! Well done!

      Did younscratch build the wheels?  Those seem like the hardest bit.

    • June 21, 2020 4:27 PM EDT
    • Well, the pictures DID come through and the model looks better than I could even imagine.   Very nice work!

    • June 21, 2020 3:42 PM EDT
    • Jean , that is an exceptional high quality model, great job

    • June 21, 2020 12:47 PM EDT
    • Thank you Jim and John.
      Rick, I got an kit  assembly manual from Model-online.com at 1:12 that I adapted to 20.3 and some found on the net, after all the rest went away.

    • June 21, 2020 12:17 PM EDT
    • Good job.  Did you build from a specific plan?

    • June 21, 2020 11:41 AM EDT
    •  Beautiful work!

    • June 21, 2020 11:37 AM EDT
    • Very nice job building that buckboard. Kind of looks like a salesman's model of the latest designs (springs).

    • June 22, 2020 3:33 AM EDT
    • Thanks, Ray.  The hot knife and guide are on order.  The foam cutting tools get enough use across the board over the year to merit the investment.  Meanwhile, the pine is ripped into relevantly even strips for my other project - the "Mueller Family Mik-Lite."  Oldest Son and I are assembling kits based upon our cane cars with the idea he and his siblings have to come up with something that works as either rolling stock or motive power by end of summer vacation.  In the worst case of total non-participation, I have what I need to crank out a few more cane cars.  Progress happened, if not on this project than another.

       

       

      Have a great week!

       

      Eric

    • June 21, 2020 5:11 PM EDT
    • Cliff Jennings said:
      Bruce Chandler said:

      Pretty neat, but I'm guessing that cuts off all that discussion about the switch location and the tunnel. 

       

      Yeah, bummer Bruce... there was a lot of meat left on that bone, for sure. Maybe you want to do a Zoom-beer meet on the topic? 

      The beer part sounds pretty good...but I still feel we're missing the boat (HA!) if we don't bring this topic to the fore.

    • June 21, 2020 4:54 PM EDT
    • Bruce Chandler said:

      Pretty neat, but I'm guessing that cuts off all that discussion about the switch location and the tunnel. 

       

      Yeah, bummer Bruce... there was a lot of meat left on that bone, for sure. Maybe you want to do a Zoom-beer meet on the topic? 

    • June 21, 2020 4:47 PM EDT
    • Pretty neat, but I'm guessing that cuts off all that discussion about the switch location and the tunnel. 

    • June 21, 2020 4:36 PM EDT
    • This morning I did final tamping / smoothing of all the dirt. I realized I also needed to put in the foundation of the future passenger station, and the for the steps of the access path near it. 

       

       

      Then I did a couple more panels of mesh, and had to tidy up and move on to other things after that. 

       

       

      That's about it for this weekend. Hopefully next weekend will be all the remaining mesh, we'll see.

       

      ===:>Cliffy

    • June 21, 2020 4:16 PM EDT
    • Thanks Ray. At this rate my twenty car train should be complete in about 8 more years.

       

      Shane

       

    • June 21, 2020 3:45 PM EDT
    • Welcome to our site. Great models, keep posting your pics, a little complicated but doable

       

       

    • June 21, 2020 11:58 AM EDT
    •    John, gimme a call if you like and I'll walk you through how to post pictures here.

       

       

    • June 21, 2020 11:37 AM EDT
    • Sort of worked myself into a dilemma by finding a generator and thought I would use it although the model doesn't show one but sports a electric headlight so thought why not, by adding the short piece at the back of the boiler and going with a horizontal boiler instead of the large vertical one wound up with enough room in front to the cab. Was pointed out how noisy they were and right in front of the cab would probably be impossible to hear anyone say any thing, so turned my attention toward the front which I have extra room in front of the bell that was crying for attention, so that's where I placed it and it is in such a location that I have room for detailing conduit both to the head light but also back to the cab as well, pleased with the location, more to come, Bill 

      generator in the front