Kitchen Table Builds - Wild West Edition

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Kitchen Table Builds - Wild West Edition

Postby speedgraflex » Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:06 pm

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The first D&RG boxcars, built in 1872 according to a Billmeyer & Small pattern, were 10 short and light (12ft long and with a capacity of 10 tons) 4-wheel cars. This Denver & Rio Grande 1872 flat car and gondola are built from wood and resin. Both feature free-rolling On30 wheel sets, full underbody detail including brakes - and link and pin couplers. The flat car includes a load of cut timber with chains which is removable. I think I should explain that these are wooden models built plank by plank using stained pieces of laser cut wood. They are built pretty much the same way the originals were made.

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These are part of a traveling display for Silver City Models.
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Re: Kitchen Table Builds - Wild West Edition

Postby Stikpusher » Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:25 pm

Oh I do like those! What scale/gauge are they?
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Re: Kitchen Table Builds - Wild West Edition

Postby speedgraflex » Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:51 pm

Stikpusher wrote:Oh I do like those! What scale/gauge are they?


Thanks! O Scale Narrow Gauge (On30) or 1:48!
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Re: Kitchen Table Builds - Wild West Edition

Postby keavdog » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:08 pm

Nice! I have a diorama idea for a German flatbed with 109. Good to know On30 is 1/48!

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Re: Kitchen Table Builds - Wild West Edition

Postby speedgraflex » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:28 pm

Brilliant! I know Sabre Models makes a killer Flachwagen, but it’s in 1/35.

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FYI: O Scale in the UK is commonly 1:43.5 or 7 mm to the foot, in continental Europe it is commonly 1:45 though 1:43.5 is also used particularly in France, and in the USA 1:48.

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Re: Kitchen Table Builds - Wild West Edition

Postby Stuart » Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:35 am

Those are blooming awesome Bruce - very very nicely done! How on earth did you do those logs - they look real!
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Re: Kitchen Table Builds - Wild West Edition

Postby Medicman71 » Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:56 pm

Wow! They look real!!
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Re: Kitchen Table Builds - Wild West Edition

Postby mostrich » Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:43 pm

That is absolutely ruthless modeling, Bruce. So to the point. So ununsual. I love it!
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Re: Kitchen Table Builds - Wild West Edition

Postby LyleW » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:07 pm

Lovely work!
To make each build less crappy than the last one. Or, put another way, "Better than the last one, not as good as the next one!"..
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Re: Kitchen Table Builds - Wild West Edition

Postby keavdog » Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:22 pm

I keep coming back to look - fantastic work.
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