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post #61 of 87 Old 05-18-2019, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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It was 9 hours of cutting pieces for the suspension of the passenger car. The coal experiment continues and I am almost happy with it. I also managed to get a coat of danish oil on the engine and the coal car.

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Putting finish on wood is always mesmerizing, but that is next level. Love how all the details just pop that much more
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post #63 of 87 Old 05-19-2019, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Another 9 hours on the build today. I'm calling the coal experiment a total success and I really like the way it turned out. I started in on the roof today and I have to say that it was a total pain in the butt to make. The lower roof wasn't so bad, but the upper roof was the part that was the pain. Those aren't just dados run through a solid board. All in all, I managed to get the passenger car finished and at some point in time, they multiplied. I still have more to go on this build, including attaching the roof on the passenger cars but I don't want to do that until the interior has a coat of oil. More to come guys. Hang in there. I'm getting tired though.

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post #64 of 87 Old 05-20-2019, 08:27 AM
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How many passenger cars will it have? I'm thinking you'd want six or seven.
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Dont forget the caboose and maybe even a few circus cars. Oh yeah you have to add the water tank refill station on the side of the tracks. The bank, saloon, general store, OK corral (w/gunfighters) and the cast from Little House on the Prairie. Have I forgotten any thing?


Hmm, maybe just the caboose. Then again you could have stopped with just the engine and it would have been a great piece of work. The coal car looks great by the way, you really set it off with the choice for coal. Add everything together and its all amazing. Thanks for the view.

P.S. Why do you have a little red wagon stuck to the roof of your shop?

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How many passenger cars will it have? I'm thinking you'd want six or seven.


Bite your tongue.

It will only have the two passenger cars.
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Dont forget the caboose and maybe even a few circus cars. Oh yeah you have to add the water tank refill station on the side of the tracks. The bank, saloon, general store, OK corral (w/gunfighters) and the cast from Little House on the Prairie. Have I forgotten any thing?


Hmm, maybe just the caboose. Then again you could have stopped with just the engine and it would have been a great piece of work. The coal car looks great by the way, you really set it off with the choice for coal. Add everything together and its all amazing. Thanks for the view.

P.S. Why do you have a little red wagon stuck to the roof of your shop?

Well the freight car got started today. There will be the freight car and the caboose and I think I will call it a day at that. Let's not get carried away here.

As for the wagon on the ceiling...there are many things around my shop that have some kind of meaning. When my father was a young boy, he wanted a Radio Flyer red wagon but never got one for one reason or another. Years later, my wife and I purchased him this little red Radio Flyer wagon for his birthday and he had it in his shop for years. At one point in time, he brought it to my shop (when his was permanently shut down) and not too long after, my dad passed away. The wagon has lived on the ceiling of my shop ever since. Makes me smile and think of my dad every time I see it.

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Another 8 hour day in the shop today. I milled some of the cherry that was needed to make the freight car and cut the pieces for the box of it. While waiting for the glue to dry, I decided to apply the oil of the finish to the passenger cars. It took (what seemed like) forever. Once it is completely dry, I will most like apply varnish to the cars. All in all, some half decent progress today.

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There has to be more to the box car then that. Must be planning on filling it up with boxes or something.

Did I ever mention, I love the detail you put into these builds. Wonderful skills.


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There has to be more to the box car then that. Must be planning on filling it up with boxes or something.

Like the figure of an old hobo leaning against the door frame.
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For one reason or another, I didn't get to work on the model this weekend....(long story).....but my wife worked on something for the build. There was a facebook discussion about what should go in the freight car. I still haven't decided if there will be a cargo or not but the general consensus was that the freight car needed a hobo. So my wife felted a little hobo for the freight car. If you don't know what felting is, look it up. It's pretty wild stuff. Anyway, he is complete, with receding hair line, cigarette in mouth AND and lit blue lighter in his hand. We have lovingly named him Don the hobo and once the build is done, he will live in the train. I love this little guy.


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Impressive build!
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For one reason or another, I didn't get to work on the model this weekend....(long story).....but my wife worked on something for the build. There was a facebook discussion about what should go in the freight car. I still haven't decided if there will be a cargo or not but the general consensus was that the freight car needed a hobo. So my wife felted a little hobo for the freight car. If you don't know what felting is, look it up. It's pretty wild stuff. Anyway, he is complete, with receding hair line, cigarette in mouth AND and lit blue lighter in his hand. We have lovingly named him Don the hobo and once the build is done, he will live in the train. I love this little guy.


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Spent another 8 hours on the box car today. Made up the 2 axle assemblies and got them dry fit on the freight car. I also got the four doors and door tracks that I need made and installed. And that was the day.

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I spent another 8 hours in the shop today working on the freight car. In that 8 hours, I made the brake cranks, and finished off the installation of the two sliding doors. I also cut and installed the roof ribs and made and installed the ladders. Of course, being an idiot, I glued one of the ladders in the wrong place and had to bust it off of the side of the freight car. That's okay though because it gave me a chance to use my mini scrapers to clean the area from any glue and wood fragments. Gluing the axle assemblies in place was also done today as was the guard rails between the axle assemblies on the belly of the box car. I'm going to be taking a bit of a break from this build as I have a couple of other projects that I need to work on. Once I get those done, I will be continuing the build with the final train car; the caboose. Thanks for hanging in there guys.

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Wow. Great work on the train.
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@Kenbo, I may have missed it in earlier discussion or another thread, but what do you do with these when you're done?

Absolutely amazing work!!

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@Kenbo, I may have missed it in earlier discussion or another thread, but what do you do with these when you're done?

Absolutely amazing work!!

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Thanks for the kind words. I have a room in the basement that has custom floating shelves all on one wall. The models get displayed there on those shelves. Selling them is never an option as no one is willing to pay the money for the amount of hours that went into each model and I am not willing to work for $0.05/hour. I will have to take a picture of the wall and post it here tomorrow. The train will be getting it's own custom floating shelf that will be 8' long. It's going to be interesting getting the steel brackets lined up just right and still be able to hit wall studs for strength and stability. It hurts my head just thinking about it.

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I didn't do any work on the trail today, other than to apply a coat of danish oil to the box car. I love the way the colour comes out.
And for those who were wondering, a picture of the wall of floating shelves.

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Spelling it 'colour' instead of 'color' just added about $289 to the price.
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