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 Posted: Sun Mar 29th, 2015 01:18 pm
   
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Moose Mountain Latest !

Shay No 1 brakes fail on locoshed road :






-- must have been that Moonshine plant back of the locoshed.

Regards,            Michael

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 Posted: Sun Mar 29th, 2015 08:32 pm
   
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Must be the ''Express'' model Shay from the look of those wheels-------

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 Posted: Mon Mar 30th, 2015 02:02 am
   
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Now THAT'S what I call a train wreck !  :Crazy:

With all the recent 'crash action' here at Freerails...
...I had thought about a Moose Mountain wreck, believe it or not !
Italeri 'bombed out' 1:35 bricks could be ideal.

I see, some enginehouses have doors on both ends.
Did wonder if that might be to save bustin' through the 'expensive' walls...
...rather than a 'cheap' pair of doors ?
Could just be for better ventilation or whatnot though.

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I was kiddin' myself on being able to make the entire foundation with 1 Tamiya set.  :dope:
In my scheme, there were only 2 of the tiny end-pieces left unused.



Of course no one would build even a small building like this, with only 1 layer of bricks.
Thought I could hide that with the doors & frame etc.
But when you 'double up' the Tamiya walls to 2 layers, they start looking like 'proper' walls (shame about no bond-pattern; but we have a story for that !).

A 2nd Tamiya brick wall set was ordered by the Mysterious Moose Mountain management...
...after Boris 'ratted out' the brickie (who was FIRED !) as incompetent !  :f:

They managed to score it on evilBay for £5.41p...
...Dave, the postman, will no doubt be dropping by in a few days.

Si. :moose:

P.S.  Michael, or any other U.K. dudes...
...I've been looking for suppliers of O-scale windows...
...enginehouse / industrial-building type.

Haven't had much luck !  :us:

Did see some nice looking die-cut ones...
...but nothing in styrene.

Anyone got a manufacturers name to suggest ?  L:





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 Posted: Mon Mar 30th, 2015 08:56 am
   
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Hello Si,

Port Wynnstay (on t'Internet) used to do some decent industrial 'O' gauge windows but I think the name has since changed ownership. I haven't seen any of their recent production.

You can occasionally pick up U.S. GrandtLine stuff at Exhibitions (1:48, not 1:43.5).

Several U.K. mfg's do cast white metal windows but they look pretty crude.

None of the above come with ready shot bullet holes though.

Cheers,                 Michael  

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 Posted: Tue Mar 31st, 2015 02:52 am
   
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Thanks Michael.

Might be something to do with the newfangled 'virtual reality' railroading...
...lots of Windows (TM), but not many windows ?

" None of the above come with ready shot bullet holes though." :mex:

I'm working on that one...
...have an ammo-box full of Peckinpah DVDs, for research at the weekend !

As I said to Herb, steam is at FULL PRESSURE on Mysterious Moose mountain...
...so I've decided to order the die-cut ones, before I get a leak !

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" Yeah, Mr Pink sounds like Mr Pussy. Tell you what, let me be Mr Purple. That sounds good to me, I'm Mr Purple."

" You're not Mr Purple, somebody from another job's Mr Purple, You're Mr Pink ! "

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Thought I'd just put up the details of the 'warehouse' windows...
...might be of use to other 1:35 or O-scalers.



Mr Purples warehouse windows.

Si. :pimp:



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 Posted: Tue Mar 31st, 2015 10:25 am
   
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Howdy Si... Hows about a brick foundation with the upper structure being built, or maybe rebuilt. Then you could have all the cool junk that's inside the engine house being seen rather than having it inside a dark & sooty old building. Just an "idea"...
Windows? I use Grandt Line "O scale" windows and their larger doors with transoms for 1:35. The doors get the transoms removed and the bottom of the doors built up a bit to become "in scale" with everything else. There are many details available for "O scale" which translate over nicely. Besides, I don't pick nits-there are many others out there who do that for a "living".

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 Posted: Thu Apr 2nd, 2015 01:47 am
   
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Hi Mr. Greene.  :cb:

I like the 'under construction' idea...
...I'm gonna just HAVE to get one of those Italeri 'brick walls' kits, sooner or later !  :!:



I would like the enginehouse design to allow easily seeing inside.
I am considering useing a slightly greater number of windows & perhaps skylights, than one sometimes sees on some enginehouses.

I figure if the railroad had a bit of spare $$$, the engineers plea of " MORE WINDOWS " might have got done ?

I hope the 2nd Tamiya 'brick wall set' arrives today.
Looking forward to playing bricklayer again; & getting a final foundation design.

Need to move forward on this FAST, FAST, FAST !  :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

I have a small stash of Grandt Line windows as well.
They will get used for something COOL soon, I hope.
They are real hard to get in the U.K; P+P from the U.S.A is NUTTY on them as well. :Crazy:

All the best.

Cheers.

Si.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 2nd, 2015 07:09 am
   
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http://www.dioramadebris.co.uk/135-scale-german-standard-size-frogged-bricks-1350060-57-p.asp

just a thougt, start pouring your own stones (or complete wall's

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 Posted: Thu Apr 2nd, 2015 11:07 pm
   
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Hi Cor.  :wave:

Thanks for the link to Diorama Debris !  :thumb:

Just the ticket for that elusive 'Stalingrad look' for the layout !  :Salute:

On the other side of the Atlantic...
...the American Civil War produced it's own 'homegrown' Stalingrad.

This enginehouse has been completely ruined.



Confederate enginehouse - Atlanta, Georgia.

Si.





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 Posted: Fri Apr 3rd, 2015 10:56 pm
   
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Talking of ruins...
...Dave the postman delivered the 2nd Tamiya 'brick wall set' yesterday.

No ! not you Dave ol' bean...
...the damn bricks !

All was very much NOT well with these walls !



These photos were taken, just SECONDS, before my weekend was RUINED !

I took these as close-ups for showing here...
...it's not possible to see the problem with the plackey pieces from the pix...
...but problems there are...
...BIG PROBLEMS !



The 1st Tamiya set works like a Swiss watch ! ... & gets a score of :moose::moose::moose::moose::moose: 5-mooses !

The 2nd Tamiya set works like a square wheel ! ... & gets a score of ZERO 0-mooses !

Si. :f: :f: :f: :f: :f:

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