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 Posted: Sat Sep 7th, 2019 04:17 pm
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Yep.  I would have used that technique had the strip wood been larger than 1/16" square.

Even cutting the bird's mouths requires a great deal of care to prevent splitting the wood.

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This project has brought back fond memories.

I started building craftsman kits while still a kid. 
It was all I could do to scrape together enough money to buy the kit. 
A full collection of tools was not within financial capabilities.

So my primary cutting tool was a razor blade. 
Not even new.  They were my Dad's used blades.
Until he started using an electric shaver. 
Then I had no choice but to buy an Xacto knife and a small package of blades. 

The kit manufacturer recommends fresh razor blades as the primary cutting tool. 
Since I keep a supply on hand for various purposes, I elected to follow that advice. 
It works really well for this small work.

Of course, the concept of a "fresh" blade is new to me.  

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Reg H wrote:
Of course, the concept of a "fresh" blade is new to me.  


:)  :bg:




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Howdy Reg, on the used single edge razor blade cost...
I went to a LHS and they were out of the 100 count razor blade pack, more coming for $14.95.
A guy in the r/c car department told me that the auto stores had them for lots less.
I went by a O'Riley store and they had 100 packs of single edge razor blades for $2.99 !!!
Needless to say, whenever I think the old blade is getting dull, I get a fresh one.
I cut brass sheet, plastic, various woods, and fingers and love the fact that I got a great deal on blades.
I used the old double edge blades when I was a kid, it's a wonder I still have fingers!

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For some reason I thought the Kadee log cars were R-T-R. for decades.
Not so.

Kits.  Very good looking kits. 
I just acquired six of them. 

Once I get the mill and engine house scene in decent shape,
I will set up an assembly line for those cars.

I have made great strides on the engine house. 
I want to repeat, this is very much a craftsman kit, with a few laser cut parts. 

There is a great deal of very precise measuring and cutting that needs to be done. 

One challenge faced, surfaced when I went to replenish my supply of gray wash.  
My ancient bottle of ink had dried up!!!

Determined not to buy a $5 bottle of ink and spend $6 getting it here,
I went looking for it. 

After spending $10 in gas,
I found some at Joanne Fabrics in Olympia. 

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Hi Reg

Yes the Kadee kits are very good and I have built up a few.

However Rivarrossi did some very very similar ready to run cars a few years back,
and they may still be in model shops, and are on Ebay.

One thing you might want to consider is what the timeframe is,
since after the mid-1970's most log cars had high stakes,
and later these were welded up so smaller second growth timber could be hauled.

As I said I might have some cars for disposal.

Best regards

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Alan:

I may cheat on the stakes for operational reasons.
 
My current plan (subject to change at any moment)
is to manually carry log loads from the mill to the reload,
so that cars are traveling to the reload empty,
and from the reload to the mill loaded.  

If I had planned the layout around the mill operation from the beginning,
I might have invented a plan that had some creative loads-in/loads-out configuration.  

My problem with Rivarossi is that much of their stuff has non RP-25 flanges. 
I have a GN steam engine (well, it is lettered GN)
that will probably end up as a park display in the town I have planned. 
It will not run on Code 83 rail.

In terms of some cars with which you might part,
what do you have and what are your terms.  
Shipping is certainly a bit pricey between here and there.

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Reg,

Michael's also carries a variety of inks. 

Check first if they have what you want in stock.




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Hi Reg

The Rivarrossi cars I have, have RP-25 or better wheels.

Those I have painted/weathered and are in use on my railroad,
run on my code-70 track with no problems.

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Alan Sewell wrote:
The Rivarrossi cars I have, have RP-25 or better wheels.

Those I have painted/weathered and are in use on my railroad,
run on my code-70 track with no problems.


I think the steam engine I have is one of their earlier offerings.  

Almost all of my HO stuff was acquired from an estate.  

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