Dixie Line

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by jmarksbery, Feb 2, 2003.

  1. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    Yeah, it's me again, I was thinking I gave my RR a name after a river and a town. But I havn't modeled any river stuff. Sooooo, I scratch built this little tow-boat and barge. Now, keep in mind I know nothing of boats etc. so any comments from the pros are really welcome. I had a lot of fun designing and building this little unit and I think it captures the moment. Without further ado, here's the Dixie Line on the WC & T RR. :rolleyes:

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    I know, I know

    Captians Nook :p

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  7. satokuma

    satokuma Member

    I like it!!!!!:D :D :D

    I need a small tug just like that one for my harbor...you have given me inspiration and a challenge...:cool:
  8. Railery

    Railery Member

    Looks great Jim. Nice job and pictures. Your barge is identical to the ones i've seen. i like your pusher, its different and it looks great. What a build :D
  9. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Both of your units look great, Jim. They could be right at home on any waterfront scene, especially a river. Looks like ones that I have seen on the Ohio and the Mississippi. Can't wait to see it "in the water".:)
  10. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    That's a great little piece of work, as usual, Jim!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
    Hmmm...maybe we could work out some kinda interchange between your D-L barge lines, & my Poor Fork coal road...?
    Wow! If I could get that coal to a riverport...man, it could really travel !! :cool: :)
  11. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    VERY nice Jim!!! That's a terrific looking pusher with a lot of character. The crane is a neat feature and I like the close up pic of the pilot on the bridge. I've just built a similar barge but haven't started on a tow boat. Like Satokuma above I'm getting inspiration from you!
    Well done!
  12. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Great little boat!

    Really nice Jim! I always admire the amount of detail you manage to get into your N-scale creations. I can hear the seagulls now!

    :D Val
  13. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Man you gotta get a layout going so you got someplace to put all this neat stuff you keep creating Jim! :cool:
  14. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    Added Lights

    I realized this morning I didn't add lights for night running, so, I put some on the roof and on the rear between the stacks so the plastic people (non-union) can see to work. Thanks all for the fine comments.

    Charlie, seeuns how you live just down the river from me I think maybe Dixie Line and the Poor Fork road could do business. Drop me an e-mail of your address if you wish and when I get the time I can build you one and ship it out. I still got my plans and my Bic is about to run out of fluid ;)

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  15. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    last; the end; th-tha-that's all folks. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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  16. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Jim, Great models and I love that shot thru the window!

  17. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    This is almost like the pusher tugs on the Columbia above Portland Oregon and Vancouver Wash.
  18. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Oops! I meant...
    Didn't mean to "tug" on the pun rope
    ;) :D

    ewww... Even I thought that one was a groaner.
    :p :D :rolleyes:
  19. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Jim, I don't know much about boats either, but I LOVE IT!!! Fantastic!:D :D :D
  20. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Looks good to me !!
    I like the use of the lighter sparkwheel for the crane drum, and the tires along the sides for fenders. Neat!!
    Once I get my tow boat done, I have to build a barge. You did a great job on that barge!

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