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Updah Creek - a bit of On30 imagineering.
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 Posted: Tue Dec 6th, 2016 11:23 pm
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The L&S 4-6-0 has been one of my favorites for many years, I have thought about building a version but never got a "round tuit". BUT that ain't the only piece o' work, Myrick's books have photos of many more "things" and you just have to use your imagination. Remember that there are prototypes for anything...if you think it up & build it then THAT is the prototype.

Excellent stuff, thanks for sharing.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 7th, 2016 12:48 am
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Reg, Si, Woodie, thanks for the interest. I'm only too glad if my wittering incentifies.

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Hi Doug :wave:

Your West-Wittering is interesting & incentifieying (?). :bg:

But THE BEAST ! ... is just plain TERRIFYING !!

:moose:

Si.

I had no idea that sleepy suburban Twickenham......was full of bordellos, gunsmiths, rednecks & rusty BEASTS !!
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Twickenham Si?! - You should see it on a rugby international day! Don't know about red-necks but beasts aplenty - and some of the fellahs are pretty big too!



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Going back to the mobile home, its owner Wilbur was a failing dust bowl farmer until the bank dispossessed him and he had to pick up what he could carry, load it on his truck and move out. He found his way to Updah and got work as an odd job man being the backwoods type who could turn his hand to pretty well anything including building his own mobile home.

The vehicle started life as a rather shiny Tin's Toys 1934 Ford stake truck.


a (1) by slateworks, on Flickr

but in Wilbur's hands it had become a somewhat more dilapidated flat bed.


c (1) by slateworks, on Flickr

The flathead V8 was indestructible though and the underside of the truck was well preserved if a bit rusty.


c (2) by slateworks, on Flickr


c (4) by slateworks, on Flickr

So Wilbur fashioned a simple wooden (coffee stirrers) floor extension to the flatbed


b by slateworks, on Flickr

and hauled up onto it his tool shack (wooden coffee stirrers and balsa), the only substantial thing he could remove from the farm site before the bailiffs arrived!


e (1) by slateworks, on Flickr


e (4) by slateworks, on Flickr

Slightly rotten at the edges, it was nonetheless waterproof and he fitted it out inside for a modest degree of comfort with a bed


g (5) by slateworks, on Flickr

and table, stove, an old barber's chair he found dumped on his travels and pots and pans with which he could keep himself catered for with a water supply from a cab top tank.


g (3) by slateworks, on Flickr


h (2) by slateworks, on Flickr

As can be seen, he had fire in the stove (a random flickering LED) and lights for night time.


g (4) by slateworks, on Flickr

Power is  supplied from two button cell batteries in holders complete with on/off switches and built in under the flatbed - although in reality we know it's really just oil and logs!


g (1) by slateworks, on Flickr


g (2) by slateworks, on Flickr

https://youtu.be/wjL3q3pfQNA

Wilbur managed to salvage most of his tools before flitting and these hang around the mobile home in various places.


h (1) by slateworks, on Flickr


g (5) by slateworks, on Flickr

And now with as much work as he can handle and in the comfort of knowing he also has a bit of personal protection on the wall from the rufty-tufty gold miners at the creek, in the evening Wilbur can listen to his radio and enjoy the occasional jug of Moonshine Marty's hooch.


d (4) by slateworks, on Flickr


h (4) by slateworks, on Flickr

And, with Dougy's generosity, he's also got a secure and convenient spot to park alongside the diner, more of which when buildings come up again.


i (4) by slateworks, on Flickr

And he even has his own garden!


f (5) by slateworks, on Flickr

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Doug:
What you do with stir sticks and balsa is incredible.
One question:  are you using stir sticks for your shakes?
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Shaken not stirred, Mr Bond ?

:moose:

Si.

" He found his way to Updah and got work as an odd job man being the backwoods type who could turn his hand to pretty well anything "

Pretty clever of Wilbur, inventing LED lighting in the '30s !
I get a 'flickering' problem with mine here sometimes.
Tell him not to buy his bulbs at Poundland !!

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Thanks Reg, you're most kind. No, the shakes (shingles?) aren't home made. I'm not that clever and don't have the patience so they're all Rusty Stumps items
http://www.rustystumps.com/proddetail.asp?prod=W5502
which I find nice to use so long as the surface they're attached to gets a layer of wood glue first as their self adhesive element isn't that clever.

And Si, Wilbur kept it a state secret until just before he passed on in 1962 when he sold the technology to GE. That's why I had to say we really knew the lighting was just oil and the stove fire just logs! :brill:



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Hi Doug.

That is some great modeling. I love all the details you have build in.

Keep it coming.

Alwin

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slateworks wrote: Thanks Reg, you're most kind. No, the shakes (shingles?) aren't home made. I'm not that clever and don't have the patience so they're all Rusty Stumps items
http://www.rustystumps.com/proddetail.asp?prod=W5502
which I find nice to use so long as the surface they're attached to gets a layer of wood glue first as their self adhesive element isn't that clever.

And Si, Wilbur kept it a state secret until just before he passed on in 1962 when he sold the technology to GE. That's why I had to say we really knew the lighting was just oil and the stove fire just logs! :brill:

Try Evergreen Hill Designs shingles.  I have them on two structures and they seem to stick just fine.
I was hoping you made them from stir sticks, but I guess that would be too thick.

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