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    • January 9, 2019 1:47 PM EST
      • Vail, Az
         
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      Mik's 2019 Canteen

      They (yes they do) say if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.

      Today I feel like the butt of a bad joke, my sister is a force to be reckoned with and although I'm in my house, my home was packed up for a remodel while I recovered from surgery...

      It's a nice extended stay, has my touches, but ... where is my stuff?????

       

      With out further ado ... I announce the 2019 Canteen car. A nifty little beauty, as envisioned by a Master Daydreamer. Way out here in the desert, a canteen for a loco was standard protection, thus: A tank over each truck and a goods section between. The second tank has drinking water.

      Section houses along the line support the RR workers far from civilization. Their needs simple; Water, fire, flour and beans. Gardening and hunting fills out the menu. Long ago I made the cheapo decision to go with 1:24 and use Aristo's Classic line.

      I'll start with The flat car with Spools. The stands pop off easily and I'll reuse the spool ends for my water tanks ends, a section of 3" plastic pipe with batteries inside. If I can fabricate a simple die, I'll stamp rivet heads into the  metal flashing tape. Other wise I'll just use the sewing set of pattern wheels... yes I forgot their name...

      I love cutting up the 20' cars, so side boards from a 20' gon will be the goods section. I've collected the wooden barrels and drums from the Despot (IIRC) and will make stands to stack 'em up.

      My thinking at the moment is to cut a side sill and make an entrance /exit to facilitate carrying sacks of foodstuffs.  Who knows?

      Found a napkin/p towel for the detailed sketch. Still looking for my pens....

      Anybody know where I packed my motivation?

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • January 9, 2019 2:12 PM EST
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      Surely somewhere in your piles of packed up stuff you could have found a pencil and napkin. Glad you have a kitchen pass from sis so you can participate.

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    • January 9, 2019 2:23 PM EST
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      Sounds cool. Glad you are giving it a good try. Following...

    • January 9, 2019 2:45 PM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      Surely somewhere in your piles of packed up stuff you could have found a pencil and napkin. Glad you have a kitchen pass from sis so you can participate.

      Stop calling me Shirley!

       

      They nearly killed me in the stress test yesterday, surely if I got off me butt I could. Sis isn't letting go of her leverage (saving my life) to give me free range, she's telling the powers that be to set up my apts and we'll be there! She wants to be a pain in the a** , without being seen as one. Even wanted me to stay there for a couple of days right now!

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • January 9, 2019 4:06 PM EST
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      John Caughey said:

      Stop calling me Shirley!

        Get a clue, Devon. His sister's name is Shirley. Geez.

       

       

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    • January 9, 2019 6:39 PM EST
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      Swiped one of hers...

      Absolutely not what the finished car will look like.

      First follow up med test is set for next Tuesday, the beat(ing) goes on....

       

       

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • January 9, 2019 6:47 PM EST
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      Glad to see you’ve jumped into the fire, John. Looks like that will be a cool car. 

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    • January 9, 2019 7:39 PM EST
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      That will be a cool car, John!

    • January 10, 2019 8:48 AM EST
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      I like the color... should be easy to see .. Surely  ..

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      The light in the tunnel might not be an engine , but a light in the caboose of my own train on my Roundy Round Rail Road !    My empire is complete...I think...

    • January 10, 2019 11:17 AM EST
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      I am a fan of one off purpose built to suit equipment.

       Will it really be pink though? I suppose Lionel had their pink lineup of trains. LGB had that Route of the Beavers pink car.  Will yours be a nod to the ladies that traveled across the desert building the transcontinental with the "hell on wheels" caravan?     Just kidding. 

    • January 10, 2019 12:34 PM EST
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      At least I'm man enough to draw with Pink! There's a reason why I was able to find it, all my everyday stuff is being packed up so my home can be cleaned and sanitized for this old cancer survivor ... Sisters are like that.

       

      If there is a demand faded Red Iron oxide is a pale pink and prototypical.

      2 tests scheduled for next Tues and a follow up with my cutter on the 22, then either a new OP date or back to other options. These are more refined for a better idea of my after-life, after surgery that is...

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • January 10, 2019 12:56 PM EST
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      Canteen car made me think of a rolling saloon, it never occurred to me that it could also be the kitchen car on a MOW train. Should be an interesting build.

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      Have fun with your trains
    • January 10, 2019 2:37 PM EST
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      Sorry Sean, my ribbon is White, my boobies are fine. None of that money goes towards my cause...

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • January 11, 2019 9:30 AM EST
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      I thought it also meant that you were a cancer survivor...

      Your right though I never saw any money either .. It's just for research ... not for people that need it ..

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       My u-tube  My Vimeo

      The light in the tunnel might not be an engine , but a light in the caboose of my own train on my Roundy Round Rail Road !    My empire is complete...I think...

    • January 11, 2019 10:22 AM EST
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      Nope the Pink ribbon is for breast cancer, lung cancer isn't sexy, few care, but my ribbon is White and needs equal funding as it's an equal opportunity cancer.

      Pink money goes to breast cancer research, only where our cancers cross do we see any benefit. I meant for research of my cause... not in my pocket.

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • January 12, 2019 3:14 PM EST
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      I've been to the band saw today ... It's too bad the 20' Aristo shorties are 1:29 vs the 1:24 of the classics, the stake pockets don't line up... The fat vertical pipe will hold the batteries for the loco and rumaging in my PVC bucket I found an old cut down T, which I further cut down to lower the 'dome'. A reducer and pipe were in it so there's a nice top for the filler hatch. The extra pipes are what - ifs.  Right now there is no room for my vision so I have some squinting to do.

       

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • January 12, 2019 10:56 PM EST
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      I can't believe how this is making itself! It's almost like I don't need my doodle!

      Sorry guys, I hate taking wind from your sails, but you must see the brilliance. You must.

       

      Now I ask you to revisit my drawing page

      "Absolutely not what the finished car will look like."

       

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • January 12, 2019 11:26 PM EST
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      Wow, that's a lot of stuff on that car. I am looking forward to see how it comes together...

    • January 12, 2019 11:49 PM EST
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      Oh John, you sly devil.  Admit it, you have been planning this for years.

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