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Posted November 02, 2013 - 11:14 AM

Keep the photos coming please. Really enjoy looking at your work.  :thumbs:


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Posted November 02, 2013 - 11:21 AM

I've never been into HO, but man can I appreciate the work you do!  The details make your collection!  Yes, keep the pics coming!


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Posted November 03, 2013 - 05:35 AM

WOW!! That is AWSOME!! I used to love building things with styrene and wood, but it was hard to hide the wood grain LOL. Your work and attention is incredible !! Keep up the pictures too I love it !!
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Posted November 03, 2013 - 05:44 AM

Keep the pictures coming,that truck conversion from box truck to coal truck is awesome!


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Posted November 03, 2013 - 07:57 AM

Good looking coal truck!


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Posted November 03, 2013 - 08:12 AM

What is the actual scale  of the trucks and all?


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Posted November 03, 2013 - 08:23 AM

If memory serves me correctly HO scale is 1/87 of actual size


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Posted November 03, 2013 - 08:45 PM

Right you are pigsitter. One foot in HO scale is just a hair longer than 1/8th of an inch. The coal truck is 3" long.


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Posted November 03, 2013 - 11:52 PM

I Just got back to working on the HO layout at Grandpa's after a couple months of not working on it. Getting ready to complete the track work again. I need to swap out another bad switch that is causing derailments... Too bad I don't have any more on hand in that direction, plenty of the other direction though... It is pretty close to scenery time on it at least. But there won't be scratch built structures like yours.
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Posted November 22, 2013 - 02:57 PM

Here is another truck project I did...a log truck.

The donor truck. Paint stripped. Frame extended.

truck1.jpg truck3 - Copy.jpg

 

 I added some mud flaps. I also added another axle with wheels.

 truck5.jpg

 

Painted cab.

truck6.jpg

 

Made the log frame.

truck7.jpg

 

The chain is made from very small costume jewelry. 

truck9.jpg truck10.jpg

 

Before & After

truck1.jpg truck9.jpg

 

Thanks for viewing!


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Posted November 22, 2013 - 03:07 PM

I have a lot of patience (or so I thought) but your attention to detail makes me look like I have A.D.H.D. lol, nice work!
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Posted November 22, 2013 - 03:39 PM

I have a lot of patience (or so I thought) but your attention to detail makes me look like I have A.D.H.D. lol, nice work!

I agree! My eyes won't let me do those kind of things anymore!


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Posted November 24, 2013 - 06:54 PM

Wow that is some impressive work. I am waiting for someone to add a scrap yard to their train setup.


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Posted November 28, 2013 - 09:12 AM

Very nice work looks like you have quite a talent.  Thanks for sharing.


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Posted December 01, 2013 - 10:46 PM

Here is another truck project I did...a log truck.

The donor truck. Paint stripped. Frame extended.

attachicon.giftruck1.jpgattachicon.giftruck3 - Copy.jpg

 

 I added some mud flaps. I also added another axle with wheels.

 attachicon.giftruck5.jpg

 

Painted cab.

attachicon.giftruck6.jpg

 

Made the log frame.

attachicon.giftruck7.jpg

 

The chain is made from very small costume jewelry. 

attachicon.giftruck9.jpgattachicon.giftruck10.jpg

 

Before & After

attachicon.giftruck1.jpgattachicon.giftruck9.jpg

 

Thanks for viewing!

 

Sawdust this work is awesome! I have not been able to post for a couple of weeks but could "thank". I built custom HO scale slot cars for quite a few years but had to sell my 6 lane track in 2006 to make room for my trucks and GT's. Still have a few boxes of track and probably over 50 running cars and will build a 4x8 2 or4 lane track again someday. Of course with slot cars the competition is the main factor and not detailed accuracy like you folks that build scale railroads do.

 

In the HO slot car world it seems anywhere between 1/64th and 1/87th scale is acceptable as "HO" scale but none of them look proportioned properly with the HO trains I have. The cars look too big, even the so-called 1/87th scale like the original Aurora Thunderjets.

 

Keep up the posts!

 

DAC


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