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    • December 10, 2017 2:33 PM EST
      • Pleasanton, CA
         
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      HO Diorama for my son

      I used to do HO. My son mentioned the other day that he'd like to have one of my locomotives to have at his place (he's not at all into the modeling side but enjoys what I do).

       

      Rather than just giving him a locomotive by itself, I decided to get out some of my saved HO stuff and build a small diorama for him to display the loco and a few cars. The plan is a Shay, a wooden gondola, a couple of log cars, and a caboose.  The base is about 8 inches wide and a bit over 2 feet long. I hope he has enough room to show it off!

       

      Sssshhhhh, don't tell him please!

       

      Here's the diorama so far. The water tank is from a kit that I made a couple of decades ago (and is a bit worse for wear, I'll admit).

       

       

      I'll post another picture when some glue dries and I get some loco + cars staged.

       

      Cheers!

    • December 10, 2017 5:37 PM EST
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      Some more pix:

       

    • December 10, 2017 6:54 PM EST
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      Nice . . . . 

    • December 11, 2017 12:26 PM EST
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      At least we know Tom wasn't involved ... Very nice Jim  !

      This post was edited by Sean McGillicuddy at December 30, 2017 7:50 PM EST
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    • December 11, 2017 5:16 PM EST
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      That looks beautiful. Well done.

    • December 11, 2017 5:18 PM EST
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      Thanks, folks! This was a fun short project (it helps to have a bunch of stuff laying around).

    • December 11, 2017 6:28 PM EST
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      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      At lest we know Tom wasn't involved ... Very nice Jim  !

      Sean, I got that.  Jim, Nice work!  Hope it is taken care of by those who have it.

      This post was edited by Ric Golding at December 11, 2017 6:30 PM EST
    • December 14, 2017 3:41 PM EST
      • Deer Park, Washington
         
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      Love it.

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    • December 30, 2017 5:42 PM EST
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      Diorama in its final spot in my son's condo:

       

       

      He seems to love it!

       

      Happy New Year!

       

    • December 30, 2017 6:09 PM EST
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      Nicely done Jim.

    • December 30, 2017 8:13 PM EST
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      Looks great, Jim!

    • December 31, 2017 2:52 AM EST
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         The only thing better than the diorama is that it's for your son and he appreciates it. Good job.

       

       

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