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 Posted: Tue Apr 2nd, 2019 07:57 pm
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Been working a lot on the real job.

I did cut some strip wood today, from actual pieces of small branches, for an upcoming project.


In the meantime, I will post a link here for a future project.

http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/81331/rec/1

Another angle on the crane for details.

http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15330coll22/id/79820/rec/26




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 Posted: Tue Apr 2nd, 2019 10:06 pm
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Hi T.G.B.  :wave:


An interesting looking crane ...  :old dude:

... & very adaptable for the space challenged modeller ...

( or not, if you happen to have a 12' x 7' shed up your sleeve ! )  ;)

... in that it could easily be scaled with a bit less height & width.


Seems to be a very SOLID looking, mostly wooden design ...  :shocked:

... with a few bits of metalwork here & there to hold it together ...

... plus I guess maybe 'regular' light rail, for the carriage to run on.  L:


It would make a great model & could go just about anywhere.  :thumb:



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Thanks Si,

This discussion is sort of a look what I did,

and a Gee, I wanna do one of those and one of those...


So, I am just posting interesting reference images like the crane here.

I think the crane could be scaled, mod'ed, whatever.

I really like the ladders on it, that kind of screams older tech to me.


I bet all the other things like lamps were just upgrades to something really old.




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" This discussion is sort of a look what I did,
and a Gee, I wanna do one of those and one of those...
So, I am just posting interesting reference images like the crane here "



Hi T.G.B.  :wave:



Yes indeed & it is always GREAT to see what is catching peoples interest.  :thumb:



That crane photo ...

... could soon become a rough drawing ...

... then a pile of stripwood ...

... then, adding GLUE, the 'best part of' a CRANE !  :bg:



I say 'best part of' ...

... cos my theory is, throw together the 'meat & potatoes' as quick as possible ...  :slow:

... then worry about all the little details later.



You can probably see that 'philosophy' at work over at Mysterious Moose Mountain !  :moose:



Not everyone has 24/7 to build models & that can sometimes be a bit depressing.  :f:



So rather than spending an eternity adding a zillion teeny-weeny little details ...  :time:

... my theory has been ...

... once you've got the 'meat & potatoes' ...

... it's OK to start building another model !  :)



Some might say, that means you have a load of 'unfinished models'.  L:

Others might say, that means you have a load of 'models under-construction' !  :P

A case of the glass being 1/2 empty ... or the glass being 1/2 FULL !  ;)



If I'd have 'hung around' too much with super-details & suchlike, I'd have about 2 models by now !

But I haven't done that, so I have about 2 DOZEN (or more !) models, without super-details.  :P


You can see which way I'd go.  :old dude:

Largely cos I aint got 24/7 to spend on model making.


In 'My Dictionary' an 'unfinished model' ...  :old dude:

... is one which you find in a box covered in cobwebs, 5 years later, hardly remembering that you even started it.  ???



A friend of mine is giving me a bit of FLAK for that at the moment !

( As his psychiatrist :brill: I diagnosed him as 'a glass 1/2 empty guy' years ago )  ;)



So ...

... bang out a quick drawing & start collecting stripwood for that  C :cool: :cool: L  crane.



:)



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I agree Si.

Just make the frame and call it good!

If I take off my glasses my model work is amazing at arms length.



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I've been wanting a steam engine for a while.


At first I looked at modifying an old HO 4-4-0.
Then I spotted the Poher HO 2-4-0.
Yet those models both sell for quite a bit on ebay.

Having found an old image of a Porter 0-6-0 with a tender,
I am thinking I will get an old 0-6-0 tank engine,
and then replace the boiler and build a cab.


Today I actually got something fairly cheap on ebay,
mind you shipping is murder these days.

I got an old Tyco boiler, because I want the domes and lamp off of it.
People try to sell single domes from those at about 6 Bucks each,
so at 5 Dollars I got 2 domes and a lamp for my future loco project.







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Now, if I could just build things as beautiful as Daniel's work is:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/158027525@N08/albums/72157677210979497






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That's a great Loki build and the rest of the train.

Liking 1:55n3 more and more.






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If you look around, there's a protoype for anything.

Having spent part of my childhood in the midwest, I really wanted a grain elevator on my narrow gauge railway.

Years ago I drove through the San louis valley and of course there are a lot of old grain elevators there, as it is a agricultural area.

http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/8656/rec/44



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Just keep dropping concept images here.

A small store that could be scaled for the layout.

http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll21/id/11974/rec/41



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