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    • February 24, 2019 9:12 AM EST
    • Last Day For Voting!

      Poll closes at Sunup tomorrow ( Monday Feb 25th )

    • February 24, 2019 9:06 AM EST
    • 1. Jim Rowson....General Store

      2. Rick Marty...... Steam crane

      3. Todd Haskins.. Doodle Bug

       

    • February 22, 2019 11:23 PM EST
    • Doc you seem preferential to cranes and loaders

    • February 22, 2019 10:24 PM EST
    • Well it is time to quit fooling around in the On30 corner of this great site ......

      [img]https://i.imgur.com/EU8SQOl.jpg[/img]

      [img]https://i.imgur.com/pBTrJwP.jpg[/img]

      .....and get outside with the Large Scale Bretheren and VOTE.

      1. Devon Sinsley

      2.Rick Marty

      3. Scott Johnson.

       

      Great work guys!!!

      Doc Tom

    • February 22, 2019 9:43 PM EST
    • 1. Scott Johnson

      2. Jim Rowson

      3. Devon Sinsley & Rick Marty

       

       

    • February 22, 2019 8:56 PM EST
    • Adam Dziuk said:

      HOW DO I KNOW MY VOTE WILL REALLY COUNT???

       


       

       

      It will ....From my experience LSC was built on trust and a good old fashioned hand shake !

    • February 22, 2019 8:49 PM EST
    • ...but only once!

    • February 22, 2019 8:49 PM EST
    • Adam Dziuk said:
      ...HOW DO I KNOW MY VOTE WILL REALLY COUNT???...

       

          If you followed the last two Challenges, you will remember Dave has been outsourcing vote collection and counting. You will be hearing from your local KGB agent shortly.

       

        

       

       

    • February 22, 2019 8:40 PM EST
    • Well,

      I didn't receive a ballot in my mail.

      I don't have a voting app. on my phone.

      I went to my polling place and they had no idea what I was talking about.

      HOW DO I KNOW MY VOTE WILL REALLY COUNT???

       

      Any way...

      1) Devon Snisley

      2) Scott Johnson

      3) Rick Marty

       

      Adam

       

       

    • February 22, 2019 4:59 PM EST
    • Thats awesome Todd

    • February 22, 2019 3:22 PM EST
    • BTW, I don't know if anyone else noticed, or even if it was intentional, but Todd Haskins gets the award for best Drum Majorette..., and he can lead a parade of trains anytime.

       

    • February 22, 2019 2:17 PM EST
    • 1....Jim Rowson

      2....Scott Johnson

      3....Todd Haskins

       

      Spirit Of Mik ...Eric Muller (as stated for involving the kids and allowing them to help build) kudos Eric!!

       

      "Big Thanks"  to Dave for putting this together for us yet another year! This was probably the best year yet with the builds and the open category. It was an incredibly difficult decision and they well all outstanding builds "Great Work Guys". The cranes were over the top and should have been in their own category. I got tired of trying to decide how to place between the two so I had to rule them out and move on. (Fantastic Work Guys)!

      Jim's venture into trying new techniques and materials was excellent and in the spirit. Scotts first time plunge turned out excellent. Todd's monster Doodlebug was awesome especially since it ran on a 2.5 radii...

       

      Congratulations to all as they are all winners!

       

    • February 23, 2019 4:29 PM EST
    • Plenty of room for the next challenge too.

    • February 23, 2019 3:30 PM EST
    • Looks even better on the layout, Jim.

    • February 23, 2019 3:16 PM EST
    • Yeah, I know the challenge is over. Now I'm starting to figure out the placement of this building on the layout. So far I'm happy with what my original plan was (which is good since that is how I chose where to put the details!). Here's a far away look:

       

       

      This is closer from where most people will be looking (so down with roofs the most prominent):

       

       

      A couple of closer shots. Note that there needs to be enough room to put a delivery truck near the hoist.

       

       

      Of course I need to prep this area, get it up to grade, and make the buildings be level. This is just a test fit to see how things look.

       

    • February 22, 2019 11:16 PM EST
    • Dave Taylor said:

      ..............................

      Oh... BTW, I learned early on in my car building career , Save the underside stuff till last.  That way you have a good "Non Delicate" surface to set the car on while you manhandle it putting all the rest of the hardware on the top half.  Setting the whole car down on the truss rods,  isn't a good thing.

       

      Oh, now you tell me ......... after I found out the hard way   Great looking cars, Dave.  Those are just too cool 

    • February 22, 2019 10:27 PM EST
    • Been an interesting week, I woke up to this:

      4 inches, and My poor flamingos are shivering, and wondering if they made a wrong turn at Albuquerque.  Canceled all my Plans for the day...

       

      So I stayed in and worked a bit on the Wagon top Boxcars.

      Inventoried my supply of the "Jewelry "  and I don't have everything that I need to finish up both cars...  "Hello, Ozark Minitures?" I can get close on one car, but will have to wait for pieces for both.

       

      Oh... BTW, I learned early on in my car building career , Save the underside stuff till last.  That way you have a good "Non Delicate" surface to set the car on while you manhandle it putting all the rest of the hardware on the top half.  Setting the whole car down on the truss rods,  isn't a good thing.

       

    • February 22, 2019 5:05 PM EST
    • When I did my PS2 hopper I also found that going from HO scale weathering to G scale weathering was difficult, it's a much bigger canvas. I'm thinking the techniques used in HO scale are fine for G scale, the hold up is mostly in my head. I've been gun shy on rust streaks. But after watching Ken Patterson in the What's Neat Janurary 2019 MRH episode he's got a technique I want to try. The technique starts at 4:12. Then at 22:14 he airbrushes graffiti on a G scale Autorack. Sooooo gotta try this.

      https://youtu.be/LbRi_IpcdmU

       

    • February 22, 2019 11:45 AM EST
    • More detail shots... To be honest, I really don't like the door rust streaks, but not bad for the first attempt at a large rust patch. Needs to be more 3D of an effect (hairspray chipping)