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4 Wheel Weed Spraying Car






4 Wheel Concept of West Side Lumber Co Block Car





 
West Side Lumber Co. 3-Board Block Car




This is my version of a standard gage car built by Soo Line in 1988, it was Soo Line's Tool & Derrick Car, the original car was 35 feet long and mine was built 5 feet shorter and to narrow gage spec's, the car was built from a Hartford Pr. 30 foot box car kit. 









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Rail Truck & Tank Car

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Very nice.

Any chance of you giving us a blow by blow account on how you did it.

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Don-I have known Shayboiler for quite a while and everything he builds makes me mad! If I could only do 20% of what he does, I would be a happy camper. John is a true master craftsman. The Mogollon Railway is the proud owner of one of John's wooden water cars which will probably be seen in an upcoming switching the mines segment. John's work is truly inspirational when seen live and up close, I am waiting to see his new chain drive lokie which is still in the works. It would be cool for him to explain some ways he builds and methods he uses. I knew everybody would love seeing his models, now that he has that Photobucket business figured out I hope to see plenty more.                         Woodrow

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Free Lance Fire Fighting Car, This car is modeled after Foothill Model Works On30 kit.

 







 


































West Side Lumber Co. Powderhouse Snow Plow













 


 



This is West Side Lumber Co. Number 2 Plow






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Thanks Don,

The rail truck was a 1/18 scale die cast Tow Truck, it was a very simple build but time consuming with some parts, I took the under carriage off and the motor out from under the hood,  I then took the head lights off and removed all the die cast mounting material under the fenders with the exception of the headlight mounts.  I then had to work on the bed of the truck and remove any metal that stuck up from the underside & the inside of the bed.  Then I worked on mounting the rear journals, because there was no way to mount them directly to the truck I had to build a wood frame to hold the journals in place, to do so required cutting the fenders "notching them" for the frame to sit wide enough for the journals & wheel set to role freely. After I figured that out the NWSL gear box that I was using needed to be modified so it would work on the large axle. I used a LGB can motor to power the rail truck, I had to work out the position of the motor to line up with the extended drive shaft I made for the gear box, once I got that figured out I built a frame to hold the can motor in the angle it needed to be in and I used the existing mounting holes that held the under carriage to hold the motor & frame in place, I took a brass threaded "wood insert" and soldered it to the motor frame so the front truck had a sturdy mount. After some wiring and testing I painted & detailed it.

I had some comments to the fact that it wasn't a true 1:20.3 vehicle, but I have a friend who has the real pick-up truck and after all the measurements the die cast model was only out by 3 inches, larger of course but close enough for me.

 

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These are all fantastic John.

Thanks for sharing them, I am looking forward to seeing more of the plow as it progresses.

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I have a couple of those fire fighting water cars kits still sitting in the box, your built up /scratch  pictures offer GREAT INSPIRATION and many ideas for detailing.   Tremendously well done. !!!!!!!! :moose::moose::moose::moose::moose: it doesn't get any better than 5 moosies on this forum .

I also have one of those wslc snow plows in a kit too, not really sure which one it is, powder house i think.  Again your build pictures are inspirational. I have saved all the pictures for future reference, for when i eventually get to it. These 2 also get the 5 moosies :moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:.

So many projects, so little spare time.

Just finished 3 versions of one building, none named or what they do stated as yet.

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Johns work is certainly of the five moosie caliber!


Herb :old dude:

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Thank You Mike, I have the Fire Car kit as well and yet to build it.

If you have the PowderHouse plow in kit form it would have to be one of Russ Simpsons kits, I believe he was the only one that produced the plow in kit form.

I do know he drew up all the plans for it and my plans of the plow came from him before he passed away,it's sad that he is gone now. 

 

John

 

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the O scale is the WEST SIDE LUMBER COMPANY snow plow originally built by the SWANE LUMBER COMPANY, says the kits text page.

Its picture matches your wslc plow #2 build.  The kit was made by DURANGO PRESS and is their kit # DP-44.

I am a member of the wslc yahoo group. I have also built the Tom Yorke WSLC "reynolds camp cookhouse" kit 4 times. Just for yuks i still have one under construction thats 76 scale foot long instead of the stock 38. plus rather than sitting on the ground i have it elevated up the side of a hill 18 foot in the air.

I have always wanted to get some of russ simpson kits, just never seem to get around to it when they come up. I liked his wslc "block car" with 5 doors.

mike

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hey, somehow i missed all the first postings you did of the rail truck and block cars.........just made my day !!!!!!!!!!!

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Ah Yes The Durango kit, I have 2 of those myself and I have yet to build either of them, well I did put the trucks together on one of them but thats as far as I got

I used the plans from that kit to build the #2 plow. and Russ Simpsons for the Powder House plow. 

I am a member of the WSLC Yahoo group too, I have yet to post any pictures on that site but I will do so when I finish the #5 coffin tank car I received from Mike Gray.

I have started the 5 door block car but haven't had the chance to finished it yet,  I will get around to it soon and post some pictures when it's done.

Thanks for the comments, I sure do appreciate it.

Do you have pictures of your models on free rails, I would like to see them if you do, if so where would I find them ?

 

John

 

 

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Very very nice! I love the detail 1:20 has to offer  here I thought 0n30 was the cats meow. What absolute handsome Models,:bow:

The one that trips my trigger is that super neat rail truck.

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You can easily find any number of models i have built in freerails in various catagories.  Look for the name ***madmike or madmike3434*** in

on30 section

scratch building section

rail trucks section

kit building section

 diorama section.

I have built a total of 512 structures in HO then O from #389. I am currently working on 3 modified versions of tom yorkes #106 the store and also his #139--140 feed store and annex also heavily modified.

here is a link to 35 structures i have built in O scale in this photobucket account



http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x169/madmike3434/



http://on30center.com/on30/library/articles/madmike.html


If you look in the WSLC  yahoo groups ***photo albums*** i have 8 of them in there under the title #122 wslc cookhouse and the #123 cabins
 

madmike3434

 


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This RGS plow sat on the shelf for over three years, it is now near finished and will be sent over to the UK, I had to take pictures now because I wont have a camera after tomorrow morning. The boss needs it for her vacation.


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John-that is beautiful work. Having seen this model unpainted and without window frames or underbody plow blade, I can only imagine how much work this has been.  Since you have this "thing" for plows, how about a model of the NCNG rotary plow which looked like a flat car with an outhouse on top and a large fan on one end. Of course, you may be tired of snow pushers at the moment.

                       Woodie

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what colour are you using as the base colour on the wheels.

 

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Thanks Woodie,

I have been trying to find plans on that plow for some time now, I have always wanted to build it, if you can help me locate drawings I will start that project right away.

I don't think I will ever get tied of snow plows,LOL, I have built 14 different snow plows to date.

I am almost finished with another NCNG Bucker snow plow, now that the parts came in I can finish the trucks and say it's a done deal.

 

John

 

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Some very inspiring backwoods builds !

:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:

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Fellow Freerailers, I have been negligent in reporting that Shayboiler, AKA John Foster, passed away several months ago. John had been battling diabetes and other ailments and he wasn't able to recover. I have lost track of his wife & son so I can't provide any updates. John was a custom builder in 1:20.3 scale and built On30 pieces for himself. I don't know of the disposition of his works, I own one piece and remember John every time I look at it. He has been missed by the local (Dallas area) crew and the Texas Outlaws On30 group. John was a great fellow and a good friend, I still miss him every day.

Woodie



John's water car (On30) which looks great in 1:35 and is used by both the Mogollon Railway and the Silver City, Pinos Altos, & Mogollon Railroad. Of course it is scratchbuilt. Next to it is my poor replica of the SCPA&M's caboose. Outside the MRy's engine house on a nice, sunny day.

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Unfortunately, we all have our time.  Thanks for the update Woodie.  I didn't know John Foster, but judging by his works, John was a damn good modeler.

--James Willmus:Salute:


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