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 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2018 10:57 pm
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Great combination Woodie. 

The tourists should miss nothing of the scenery - assuming they can see through the dust!





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 Posted: Fri Oct 12th, 2018 12:54 am
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W C Greene wrote:


So, here she is with a nice new green and tan paint job, ready to haul some visitors from Terlingua down to Boquillas.



Quite the creative kitbash. 

I really like its color scheme.





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Howdy Woodie  :cb:



Great work on the ol' Airfix bus !  :thumb:





You musta chopped 2 or 3 of these over the years now, by my reckoning.  L:

The new front end is a nice mod.  :)



Yeah ... I agree with Forrest ... fancy paint job !  :P



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 Posted: Sun Oct 14th, 2018 03:19 pm
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Si, I first built the Airfix double kit-bus and fire truck...and then a bus. 
All the models went "south" in the hot Tejas sun. The new ones will not get such a cruel fate. 
The next bus I do will have a Model T hood & radiator. 
I just don't care for the old "box" style hood and besides, I can't build something correctly anyway.




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 Posted: Sun Oct 14th, 2018 03:36 pm
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Howdy Woodie  :cb:



I noticed  EVENTUALLY that on this 'Airfix' bus of yours ... the    l  o  n  g   front hood ...

... is 'Woodies Custom Shop' shortened.  :shocked:





Probably running a BIG Harley motor or sumtink ?  L:

Wish I'd shortened mine a bit ... I figured I could have lost 1 section of windows as well ...

... AFTER the darn critter was all M.E.K.ed to hell !  :f:



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 Posted: Mon Oct 15th, 2018 06:21 pm
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LINK & PIN COUPLER CONVERSION:

OK, the T GS & B uses link & pin (Lincoln Penn) couplers but the gasoline/mechanical "DEE" has looked sorta out of place with just l&p coupler pockets. 
I have seen "conversions" between them and knuckle couplers in "real life" and photos. 
I remember seeing knuckles coupled to links in person at the old West Side Lumber Co. before they went down. 

Sooooo, this rainy (here in Tejas) morning I was "cleaning out" some funky old boxes of "treasures" which mostly got pitched out. 
I did find an old "O" scale dummy knuckle coupler and thought "Hmmm, a rainy day project!". 
With a new cut-off wheel, some pliers and a little #72 drill bit, I made ONE conversion coupler. Here 'tis:







From the book WEST SIDE PICTORIAL by Ferrell, here's a photo by Bill Laux showing just what I saw for myself long ago...
a knuckle coupler fitted with a cut out knuckle and a pin connected to a l&p coupler. 

The WSLCo (and others) used these on locos also, matter of fact they were installed on both their little IC lokies.







My version...Using the old dummy coupler, I drilled a hole through the knuckle, cut a slot for the link, 
and after cutting the shank a bit, I cut it to fit into Dee's coupler pocket and drilled another #72 hole to hold this in the pocket.












Here it is shown mounted in Dee's pocket with a "proper" pin so it could be taken out if needed. 
Yep, she walks, she talks, and she couples to any of the "old style" cars. 

I thought of using a beautiful, operating set of brass PSC couplers but will wait now to find another old dummy in a box of crap. 
As the old bit goes- "If it ain't Scottish, it's craaaaap!" I must have a lot of Scottish parts here.





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That works!







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Very clever, Woodie.
And useful!!!



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 Posted: Thu Nov 29th, 2018 10:56 pm
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Here's an oldie that I found while looking for a photo of something else. I don't think it was ever posted anywhere here.





A view of the old smelter on the Mogollon Railway and the repair area for the company's road vehicles.
I found all the old "details" and parts in a box the other day and will incorporate them into a new scene...in a bit.
At the left are some examples of what the hot Texas sun does to plastics after a couple of years!




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 Posted: Thu Nov 29th, 2018 11:09 pm
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Full of atmosphere Woodie and the jellymold bodied vehicles could have decayed under the influence of rust -

except I doubt it ever rains around the Mogollon!






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