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 Posted: Wed Jan 25th, 2006 07:36 am
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I have been looking at a picture in my files for over a year now of a saw filers car......well it finally got to me.........yup I hacked one out.



This started as a standard On30 bachmann box car. I used an engine house window mounted sideways as a SLIDER STYLE. Very carefully marked and cut the opening out for an almost perfect fit. I took some 1/16 thick scribed siding to represent the inside wood and applied it with household goop silicone. I used a grandt line skylite window in the roof.



I spray painted the car in depot olive floquil ........I did not want a weathered car and this was done to represent a newly re-conditioned car for the PUGWUMP BROTHERS
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I was looking forward to doing this car for a long time and finally got to it and done ! Took about a week of foolin around between this and the cord and water car. Most expensive part of this was the saw set at $21 and whatever the car cost me $15 ?

Mike.


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 Posted: Wed Jan 25th, 2006 08:30 am
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Wow! Another fine piece Mike.:D

I like the concept, did the doors open on the stock piece or did you rework them?

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 Posted: Wed Jan 25th, 2006 08:32 am
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the stock factory doors on the back are sliding ones which is okay for the rear......but they would not work on this car in the front because the saws are in the way.so i made my own doors.....was actually a flaw in the original design of the cars picture i made this from..........mike

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Mike

Nice car!  I have also had a photo of one of these that has been on my rountuit list for a couple of years.  You may have pushed me into doing something about it.

Thanks for sharing!

OregonOn30 Rick

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one problem i did encounter that was un expected was trying to fit the roof back on after i applied the wood inside........this time i would i would use 1/32 thick instead of 1/16 and leave a space under the roof corner attaching clips........i had to slice mine off to get the roof back on.......now it will have to be glued down tightly........bummer..........but i can always sell this on ebay and do another......

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Mike, that looks Great.



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I have also been working on a filers shack. It was a test build for shepswoodncrafts, a new laser kit company. The color, GTW Morency orange is a favored rolling stock color for Hurricane Pass Mining & Timber Co.





With the arrival of the new filers shack being delivered to Hurricane Pass, it awaits painting of the Hurricane Pass Mining & Timber R.R. Co. herald, on it's sides before being taken to the current logging camp #4.

Hope you enjoy another filers edition piece!

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Looks Great James.



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 Posted: Fri Jan 27th, 2006 09:28 pm
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Very nice work Mike :)

I like that kit James... looks great :)

I would live in either of those....

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 Posted: Sun Jan 29th, 2006 11:33 pm
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So lets see Mike, I can buy one from ya for around $35??? I may just have to place an order:D:D:cool: It looks fantastic:)



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