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 Posted: Sat Nov 16th, 2013 09:19 pm
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Another good source for model animals, if you don't mind having a cheap plastic look to them, are in Fleet Supply, Runnings, and any other live stock/ animal feed/ country supply stores. In the toy section there is often a wide variety of plastic molded animals. In larger scales, these animals look decent. If you're really wanting to be sure they are to scale, look up what ever animal you wanted to include on the railway on wikipedia. most species of animal either have a head to tail measurement or in the case of larger animals a shoulder height. Convert those life size dimensions to scale dimensions and simply take a ruler with to the store.

I've done it a few times and have found success. Animals such as horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, and farm dogs are the most common, but in the case of more wild animals like deer, elk, coyotes, cougars; these animals can also be found on occasion. Rats, less common, but I'm certain I've seen those too.

The one downside, as I noted, is that these animals look a little too much like toys, but perhaps a repaint, or a spray dull-coat might make the animals look less plastic.

--James:java:

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"Isabard Kingdom Brunell, one of England's better engineers built an experimental subway system using vacuum to suck the cars along (honest)...."

As it never went into production,the whole thing did or did not suck?. Jose.



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" Military figures from the past wore ridiculous headgear (some still do--the British "

Yep ... 'Busby' come to mind; even tough SAS guys pass out due to the heat.


" Isabard Kingdom Brunell, one of England's better engineers "

You obviously didn't see what I made with my Meccano-Set; Xmas 1971.


" This information dredged up from the Kephart cesspool of useless knowledge "

Herb I have a similar quagmire of such information...

...Gotta dash ... My Busby is on fire !


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Nice links & pix. Alwin !

Keep 'em coming !



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You obviously didn't see what I made with my Meccano-Set; Xmas 1971.

Did the act ever get through Parliament to make that a national treasure?


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It has not much to do anymore with the Alberta Railways but I found 2 other interesting websites.

A dutch site of someone who build a climax and some other things. At the bottom of the page are some prototype photo's of wooden rails.
http://www.depuffendeschoorsteen.com/class-a-climax-vii/
The models this guy made are very nice. The other pages on this website contain some very interesting photo's also.

And another:
http://www.climaxlocomotives.com/articles/dheastin/
If you go to the homepage of this site you find info about climax locomotives.

Alwin

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Nice finds!. Jose.



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Great stuff!

That live steam Climax on the Dutch site is amazing. I watched one of the videos of it in operation and the sound is awesome. Unfortunately I could not find any info about the scale -- I'm guessing it's somewhere around 1/12th scale.

In a couple pics he has a figure in the engineer's position on the loco, it appears to be a replica of Quentin Tarantino.



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May I cite the builder:
" De afmeting van de machine is perfect voor de gebruikte schaal - 1:10 - der Climax."

The scale is 1:10



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" Did the act ever get through Parliament to make that a national treasure? "

Herb, the only thing that moves quickly in The House Of Commons...
...is the Scotch !

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Ray...

...Exactly what I thought !

It's QUENTIN ! ... MR. BROWN !

" Sounds a bit like Mr. $4!& to me "

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Quentin Tarantino directs cast members in his latest movie ...

' Hell's Angels ON FLANGES ! '

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