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#31 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted December 23, 2013 - 11:14 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments. My wife loves trains as much as I do so one year I made her a small section she could put on our layout of her own for Christmas. We both enjoy eating at diner's & enjoy the 50's era. Most diner's have the kitchen in the middle of the train car but I wanted to do something different. I got an old Burlington passenger car & an old caboose at a swap meet. I attached the caboose in the back about midway & this would be the kitchen area. I of coarse being the sentimental person I am I named it after her & numbered the caboose the year we got married. She also claims the corvette & I have the old truck. I'm happy! Thanks for looking.

 

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Posted December 24, 2013 - 07:37 AM

That's cool! Thanks for sharing!


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Posted December 27, 2013 - 12:10 AM

Very nice work :thumbs:

You are one talented feller.


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Posted January 27, 2014 - 10:00 PM

You have done a really nice job with your customizing and scratch building! Thanks for the pictures! Keep them coming!
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Posted January 28, 2014 - 12:01 AM

Very nice job, im impressed.


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 11:56 PM

Looks like Gabriel & my self have got you guys thinking about getting the dust off of your trains. I find this hobby so relaxing, I can sit & cut hundreds of pieces for a project, or spend a long time researching prototypes for a structure. My family is from Eastern,Ky so I have coal dust in my veins & have been fascinated about the hard & difficult life they had. My dad only worked for a short time in the mines & when him & my mom got married they like many others escaped the mountains for a new life in the north. That being said this mine is named after my dad The Levi Barry Coal Co. It is totally scratch built using the plans & ideas from about four different mines that really existed at one time. This one is mostly built from plastic styrene with some cedar wood used under the slag bin & the separator building. I model mostly the B&O & the early years of the C&O with some other coal cars from other railroads. Hope you enjoy.

 

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Posted January 30, 2014 - 11:07 AM

Thanks for the pictures and keep the coming! It is a fun hobby! Since we farm, it's been fun making a miniature farm and farm machinery dealer.
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Posted January 30, 2014 - 11:33 AM

Once it is in you, never goes away.

sawdust, the detail of the weathering is spot on ! scratch building i find better then the ready made kits, or ''kit-bashing'' much more rewarding. Have you ever layed your own tracks ? the reality of the hand layed tracks with the real wood weathered is awsome.

Have that steam engine sitting on the shelf right now.

Many thanks for the pictures, your father wold be proud to be named after it, that area is beutiful.


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Posted January 30, 2014 - 12:16 PM

Sawdust, do you have a farm on your layout?
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Posted January 30, 2014 - 08:13 PM

Not on this one. We had a very large layout before & had to pack it up with thoughts of moving. Right now I only have the coal area with a camp house area down from the mine. My saw mill area is put away in boxes as most of the stuff we have. Hopefully we move soon & I can plan another layout.


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 01:41 AM

Beautiful work! It must be fun creating a perfect world in miniature--- I can see how relaxing it is. Think I'd like to try it myself when I get my current projects under control.


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 06:32 AM

Awesome detailing. This is making me think about getting into HO again. Thanks for sharing.


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Posted February 07, 2014 - 03:45 PM

U still play with the trains? Ur close to me aren't u sawdust? I have ho, n and 2 o scales.. No real layout just love to watch them run.. U have dcc? I have two mth steamers ud love to see run!


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Posted February 07, 2014 - 08:17 PM

We recently dismantled our layout with the plan of moving to Northern Ky. I started a coal mine module so to speak just to be doing something. I haven't got into DCC yet but most engines I have are DCC ready. Most of my stuff is packed away right now. 


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 01:02 PM

I got a Bachmann controller if u wanna try it lol we can prolly make it work on ur layout, it won't support a ton of power draw but works good! I use it on my setup and my buddies when we have them up.


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