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 Posted: Thu Jan 8th, 2015 10:17 pm
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This is just a short post to introduce myself.  My name is Bill Martinsen.  I model 4-wheeled rolling stock in 7/8ths scale (1/13.7), 2-foot narrow gauge.  I'm nuts about little industrial railroads -- mining, logging, agriculture, sugar cane, peat bogs, tunneling, earth moving, rock quarrying, brick works, etc.  My favorite part of model railroading is building models.  I like to work with styrene and wood, make lots of resin castings, and think laser cutting is a marvelous thing. 

So, enough of that.  Here's one of my models.

Bill M.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 9th, 2015 01:19 am
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Bill, 

Believe it or not, we have another Okie who models 2' industrial in your scale

BTW nice work on the lokie!

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Yeah great liitle model.
Now an authoratitve discourse on laser cutting would help me out no end as  I have a small one on my shortlist for purchase, but I recon even the Exacto knife  afficianados would like to know about laser cutting.... My idea was to enable me to cut timber etc to make up the equivalent of the famous Occre tram kits....



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Nice work Bill. I hope we get to see more.



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Tramcar Trev wrote: Yeah great liitle model.
Now an authoratitve discourse on laser cutting would help me out no end as  I have a small one on my shortlist for purchase, but I recon even the Exacto knife  afficianados would like to know about laser cutting.... My idea was to enable me to cut timber etc to make up the equivalent of the famous Occre tram kits....
Trev -

My statement might have been misleading.  I don't own a laser cutter, but I've been a frequent customer of several folks who do.  I know nothing about the machines.

I have very little in the way of modeling "machines."  I have a little Unimat lathe that is more than 30 years old; a relatively new micro-mill from Harbor Freight; and a cheap combination belt/disc sander.

Bill M.



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GREAT job on the critter!
I love the larger scales being modeled these days. In fact, I'm going to an op session on this layout after work tonight: http://soundrail.org/layouts2.php?m=wright



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Beautiful, Bill. If you got more, we'd love to see it!



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Herb Kephart wrote:
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Believe it or not, we have another Okie who models 2' industrial in your scale

BTW nice work on the lokie!

Herb


Um... 30 inch. Lay off the Fireball. ;)



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fellers...Dwayne, herbie.

I really enjoy this forum. Bill , you are quite the modeller.Herbie drinks too much..spouts off about copyright..larws ..justice ..the 'murican way...somebody has to do it..and I enjoy giving him grief ..It would be harder if he'd do more behaver hisself ..anyway ..I sometimes spout a bit..gush even...good to see you and your modelling here..



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I'fn youes wuz my onlyest problem, lyfe wood bee a dreem.

But keep it up pal--it keeps me awake!

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