I'm going to have a work place again!!

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Dave Harris, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Dave Harris

    Dave Harris Member

    Well for the first time in a couple of years I'm going to be able to set up an area to build some models in!
    In preperation for that I'm digging thru boxes long stored to get things out again.
    I've found a couple of my scratched items & thought I'd show them off. the first is a tender I built for the partial Arbour Allagaheny kit that I salvaged from a trash bin one day. It had no tender, but I didn't like the tender it carried anyway so I copied a Y6B tender . This was my first effort ( and last after I found out how toxic zylene is) at photo etching. All the rivet detail & panel lines on this are photo etched. All that white gunk on it is NOT solder residue --its dried brass polish that did not really show up -- except for the camera! I think the trucks are Precision Scale. Been a while since I did it.

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  2. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    That's some HARDCORE scratchbuilding, I cannot wait to see what you'll build next! How well did the Arbour models Allegheny run after you were done with it?
  3. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    An Allegheny with an N&W tender... what is this for? An alternate history where the N&W bought Alleghenies? Considering that the C&O started to retire theirs in '52, N&W could even have got them used.
  4. Dave Harris

    Dave Harris Member

    Who Knows why -- maybe they just borrowed a tender -- perhaps some used tender salesman convinced them to try one out --- everybody knows you can't trust a used tender salesman!
  5. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

    Looks great! I can't comment on this historical issues but these pics sure look good! Rob
  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    You can't really trust a tender salesman of anything, whether he has been used or not. :mrgreen:

    Maybe your railroad got the tender cheap and is thinking about converting it; meanwhile, they plan to use it rather than let it lie around.

    Terrific work! :thumb:
  7. Dave Harris

    Dave Harris Member

    I'm going to have a work place again !!

    Thanks Rob -- mountain man Glad you find it OK :mrgreen:

    I sure hope that model Railroading never gets as bad as some hobbies about exacting detail as say -----1/72 model airplanes.
    You know what I mean if you have been around those guys at all ----
    Some guy will build a really great model & some body will say --- "Hey ----thats Ralph Whoozits P 47 you built & on that day in 1944 he only had 3 kills & you show 5 & he used the iron cross to show them off not swastikas !! "

    So with that in mind I'll put whatever tender I want behind what ever I got.:twisted:
  8. Dave Harris

    Dave Harris Member

    OOOPPPs , I'm gonna need a fire suit , aren't I?

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