Blacksmith & Tool Cars

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by jmarksbery, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    More for my work train, first is the smitty with his dog Spot aboard.

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  2. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    Second is the tool car, the LPB's call it their break room. Comparing it to sitting on the porch of a cabin with a cool breeze blowing off the lake.

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  3. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    Third is the last three cars I kitbashed to make a seven car work train so far.

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  4. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :D :D :D :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Wow, great detail Jim. Very nice modelling:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  6. Drew Toner

    Drew Toner Member

    there you go, showing off your skills again:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Love it, love it, just love it:D :D :D :D

    Have we seen the other 4 cars yet? Have we seen all seven together? Lets see a close up of Spot!!

  7. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  8. George D

    George D Member

    They look great. :thumb:
  9. belg

    belg Member

    Jim that is truly excellent work. Weathering is the real thing!! :thumb: Are they totally scratchbuilt or are they kits? Made by who?
  10. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Those are FANTASTIC Jim!:thumb: :cool: :cool: :thumb:
    I just got on here this morning, opened up your post, & I have my inspiration for the day! :) :cool: :)
    I can always count on you for that, my friend!
  11. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    Thanks guys. These are all from el-cheapo rtr models. I did the bashing to make them up. Cattle car cut and wood floored (tool car) Blacksmith car used the wheel set from a bobber caboose and scrach built the floor and body, The basis of the transfer caboose was the cab of a bobber caboose and a box car floor. Yes the others have been posted, an old time flat car with load, an old time tank car kitbashed, crane and flat car and a scratch built box cab for power. I hope ole Spot shows a little better in this photo.

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  12. satokuma

    satokuma Member

    :D :D :D green with envy...very nice MOW...working on that in N scale...coming soon.......:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  13. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    What a delight to see:D :thumb: Great work Jim

    I love it.:wave:
  14. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member


    Making two GREAT cars out of one bobber!
    That "smithy" car is a masterpiece!!
    My hat is off to you, sir!
    :cool: :thumb: :thumb: :cool:
  15. pttom

    pttom Member

    Excellent Jim.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  16. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks for the close up Jim. Can sure see spot now.
  17. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    It's a Gem, Jim!

    Truly impressive work, Jim. I'd love to see the whole train! :thumb:
  18. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Nice work Jim,
  19. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Beautiful! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    I love the close up too!
  20. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Absolutely SUPERB!!

    What a terrific job you made of those Jim, the detail and style makes me think of a time in history when the world seemed a better place.
    Your skill with a paintbrush is top notch sir!!!

    If it weren't for a need to make dozens of trees I'd get stuck into logging themes myself.

    I'm still drooling over visualising your cars on a layout with everything appropriate to the period. WELL DONE Jim!:thumb: :thumb:


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