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 Posted: Fri Nov 30th, 2018 12:32 am
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Howdy Woodie  :cb:



My  C :cool: :cool: L ness  meter just bent its needle at FULL DEFLECTION !  :shocked:



The Mogollon equivalent ^^ of a Saturn-V lift-off ...

... if they can get the shagged out motor in that rusty dusty ol' piece of funky junque working !  :f:



Those Texas sunbeams give an incredibly pleasing big bending effect to ones relegated shelf queens.  ;)

They aint too bad at making the Box Brownie historical records come out nice neither.  :old dude:



:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:



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 Posted: Fri Nov 30th, 2018 02:09 am
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Woodie,

Great modeling - I like the interesting junk parked in the old smelter yard.

That radiator grill on the front of your diesel Dee looks great, too.

Keith

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 Posted: Fri Nov 30th, 2018 06:28 am
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Woodie,

What a terrific photo.  It has real atmosphere.

I love that boxcar far back on the siding it gives it a kind of lonely feeling.

I can almost hear the steps creaking and feel the heat of the hand railings.

Superb!

Tom


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 Posted: Fri Nov 30th, 2018 07:33 am
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B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L !!!

:bow:  :bow:  :bow:  :bow:


And also NEW to me!!!

:2t::apl::2t::apl::2t::apl:


I do not see anything bad in the intervention of the Texas sun wanting to participate in your modeling,
by neatly reproducing things as the traces of springing kids on the bonnet of an old car and of an even older truck!!! :us:

Thank you for sharing it, Woodie. :thumb:

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 Posted: Sun Dec 2nd, 2018 11:04 pm
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Well, here are a few more old photos from down in The Bend...















In one corner of the layout there was (for a while) just a mine tipple which could handle just 2 ore cars without fouling the main line.
The area just "begged" to have something, anything to "spruce" it up.
So here's a little "sprucing"...
A small open-air truck repair shed was quickly constructed to fill the vacant area.
I had to be careful with this since I didn't want to cause access to the mine switch or coupling problems due to something being in the way.
So, I found a place where the scene could be built and operation wouldn't be compromised by hands whacking "detail" while messing with switching.
Also, the 2 car siding was "fixed" so it now can hold 3 ore cars...more money for the mine owners.





AND...to make things a bit better, I built this wooden water tower using an old pipe tobacco tin as a form for the tank.
A spout made from brass tubing and a ladder pretty much did the detail job.
The small adobe "mansion" next to this was a larger structure which was on the old Mogollon Railway for years...outside...
and was cut down in width and height to suit the real estate near the mine siding and tipple.
Yep, it has "water" in the tank...epoxy water.
Oh, there's still more crap to do here but now it has become something more than just a mine in an out of the way place.




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 Posted: Sun Dec 2nd, 2018 11:08 pm
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Also, just to show how large critters can grow in the Big Bend area of Texas, here's proof that things are much bigger in Texas!!!





I hope the inbound train can stop in time!




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The big cats aren't too much of a problem, cept when they leave ore deposits on the right O way.

Nice shots as always.



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Howdy Woodie  :cb:



Is that 'Dune Bug' ?  ???

I can't quite recall if that's 4-foots name.  L:

I think he/she was listening to the rails, to see if a trains a comin' ... & dozed off !  :y:



Great B&Ws !  :cool:

You know we want  more  More  MORE  MORE !  MORE !!  :P



:mex: :mex: :mex: :mex: :mex:



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 Posted: Mon Dec 3rd, 2018 12:59 am
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Si, she is in fact named Mina, after one of Pam's grandkids (who named her) but kitty's favorite munchie is...June Bugs...
large rolly-polly winged slow moving bugs that seem to arrive here in....June.
She loves them and their crunchy legs!
So, she's Mina June Bug, little kitty, and some names which would be deleted in this forum.
Mina is a Manx cat with a "bunny rabbit" tail, long back legs, and a mistrust of humans.
She was rescued from a front porch when about 4 weeks old and was homeless.
Yep, she is the "princess" of the house and gets to do pretty much anything she wants...
to the consternation of Jake cat and dogs Frank & Eva.




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 Posted: Mon Dec 3rd, 2018 03:47 am
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Great images, Woodie, as always.

All I can say is I second Si's  "You know we want  more  More  MORE  MORE !  MORE !!  :P "

Daniel






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