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    • January 11, 2015 2:39 PM EST
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      Tac requested I post some pics of his MoW caboose conversion


      ....

       

      Well, you take a hundred or so coffee stirrers from a local coffee place.....
       

      Edited to try to fix missing pics so everyone can see them!

      Copy image from Gmail page: well that didn't work either.

      Loaded them to my freight shed.


       
       
       
       
      Then you do a bit of this...

       
       
       
      and this....
       
       
       

       
       
       
      do a bit to go on the end...
       

       
       
       
      And you end up with this....
       
       

      Outside view:


      I'll let Tac post his own detailed story and text as to how all this beautiful model was created.
      This post was edited by Don Howard at January 11, 2015 3:38 PM EST
    • January 11, 2015 2:47 PM EST
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      Don, can't see nuffin'

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    • January 11, 2015 2:49 PM EST
      • Coldstream, British Columbia, Canada
         
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      Don,


      I just checked one of those image addresses, that won't work.

       

      You probably need to open those attachments and save them as JPEG files on your computer and then upload from there.

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    • January 11, 2015 2:52 PM EST
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    • January 11, 2015 3:02 PM EST
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      Sorry Gents.


      I can see them on my screen in the same browser, Chrome.


      Chrome may be using the Cache images.


      Ken has posted his own copy from Photobucket.

       


      I was, hopefully, going to just cut and paste from Gmail and that obviously has not worked the way I had hoped :-(


      I'll download and then upload-exactly what I had hoped to avoid!!

    • January 11, 2015 3:48 PM EST
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      Thanks, Don and Ken.  Needless to say, the application of some colouring-in and the lettering O M L - Old Mill Lumber - will improve it somewhat.

      Well, I WOULD say that, wouldn't I?

      My method of modelling is as simple as it can be - make a start making it, continue until it looks like you want, and then stop making it.

      tac
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    • January 11, 2015 3:49 PM EST

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      Great job on that MOW caboose! 

    • January 11, 2015 4:03 PM EST
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      Thanks - just a few coffee stirrers, scrap styrene and bits of wood, again out of the scrap box, and an image in my head of what I wanted it to look like.

      tac
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    • January 11, 2015 4:06 PM EST
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      Great job Terry! ;)

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    • January 11, 2015 9:53 PM EST
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      Nice work!!!  Tac



    • January 14, 2015 1:23 PM EST
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      Looks great tac.  Throw a nice black wash on that and it will look nice and used ;)

    • January 14, 2015 2:23 PM EST
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      Fust I've got to colour it in the right shade of worn-out oxide red, as near as I can get it to the rest of the flat - THEN I'll get out the washes and pastels...

      I'll post them up, too, via the usual helpers here, bless 'em.

      Best to all

      tac
      Ottawa Valley GRS

    • January 14, 2015 2:56 PM EST
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      Great job Tac

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    • January 14, 2015 7:42 PM EST
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      Looks Really inspiring, keep posting coloring pictures


      Dennis

    • January 15, 2015 3:39 AM EST
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      If the rain and 100mph+ gales stop, that's what I'll be doing today.  No garage to work in, y'see.  No cellar either.

      THIS is UK we're talking about here.

      tac, ig, ken the GFT & The Old Mill Lumbering Boys

    • January 27, 2015 11:01 AM EST
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      'kay, finally got around to starting the painting this aftenoom, after it stopped raining.  Needless to say, it now needs some serious dirtying-up, which is next on the agenda.  I found some antiqued chain in the local HobbtCraft, and dirtied it up some more in brass-black and a toothbrush, plus lots of other pieces of tools and such that Richard gave me a while back.  The front box is 'secured with DSST, but the cabin is held on by tight-fitting lugs, as is the roof.  the plan is to install a lighting set for the markers and a glimmer inside - maybe even a smoke generator.

      http://youtu.be/H0SnLjqoEqM

      I'm doing an article for the UK's Garden Rail magazine, since I got a 'shrug'/ignore from my last effort to impress Klambake's magazine a couple of years back when I scratched another car.

      Who need pesky 'furriners' and their articles when there are so many from the home country?

      Hmmmm.

      Anyhow, plan is to really get down and dirty this coming Thursday or Friday, and before somebody tells me, yes, I DO know that couplers are NEVER painted, so that cracks can show.  Trust me, they'll look like real metal couplers when I'm done.

      tac
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    • January 27, 2015 11:36 AM EST
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      Wow, awesome!

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    • January 27, 2015 11:43 AM EST
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      Sir, you are too kind to an old f*rt with little else to do but wait for the last train...

      tac
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    • January 27, 2015 3:06 PM EST
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      Super build, TAC.

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      Not only does my mind wander, sometimes it walks off completely.

       

      Some people try to turn back their odometers.  Not me.  I want people to know why I look this way.  I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.  Will Rogers.

    • January 27, 2015 5:03 PM EST
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      That is a great looking car!!  Super job, TAC.

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