The Cattle Pen

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by roryglasgow, Mar 2, 2002.

  1. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Let's use up some of that new space that Dave made available! :)

    The R&K now has a cattle pen on one of the spurs. It's scratchbuilt out of scale lumber. I copied the design from a loading pen I found on the Walther's site. That's a little shack there in the back. It's a paper model. Next to it is the dead tree with the vine I mentioned in another post.

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  2. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    The station is that free paper model kit that you can download from EZ Structures. (The one I downloaded was the black and white version. They've taken that one off and put a color version in its place.)

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  3. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    One gate open...ready to lead some cattle up the ramp...

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  4. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    And a beautiful plaid sky in the background...

    All I need now is some cows...

    -Rory

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  5. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    (Chuckling here), It must be a good 15 yrs since the cry of the day was "WHERE'S THE BEEF" ! :D :D What era did you say you were modelling?:)

    Errol
  6. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Well, I was modelling the transition era until my wonderful wife surprised me with an undecorated SD80MAC! :) So, I'm kinda floating in limbo on that one... But most of my stuff is from the 50s and 60s.

    -Rory
  7. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Damn that's a good looking sky. LOL.
  8. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Rory,
    Gawd a'mighty!, I can't believe a texan that doesn't have any cows! and all that free feed with "Ralston Purina" right next door(That IS "checkerboard square" isn't it?

    Kidding aside, looks good!, and a right proper use of the extra space.
    Pete
  9. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Looking good Rory,for a paper structure that station is perty neat.:cool:From the looks of that sky I would say a tornado is on the way but I don't see any mobile homes so maybe not. :p
  10. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Yeah, that kit was pretty simple, but it turned out looking very nice. I used colored pencils to color it. I'm tempted to buy their CD because I like paper models, but I don't have a need for any more structures.

    I downloaded the Z-scale version of the station last night. I thought I'd try that one for laughs! :)

    I think that the cattle pen needs a little more india ink/alcohol. I was looking at the pictures just now and decided that the wood wasn't as gray as I wanted...

    -Rory
  11. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    The pen looks very nice, but it does look like it was built yesterday. I would suggest spraying it with gray primer, then a light wash of the india ink for the aged look.:)
  12. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Looks great, Rory!:cool:
    And hey, if you want to pull a string of stock cars with an SD80MAC...it's YOUR RR!! ;)
    Maybe some of that Texas beef will work its way up to my new food proccessing plant on the K&I?
  13. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Thanks for the advice, Tyson. I'll probably do that this evening.

    Charlie, I'm sure that some of the stock cars might find themselves over your way. Also, I hope to be opening up business at the meat packing plant soon. Maybe I could send a reefer full of good ol' Texas beef your way!

    -Rory
  14. billk

    billk Active Member

    Speaking of "Where's the beef?" -- Where's the cattle ?
  15. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    MOO....... MOOOO....... MOOO......... MOOOOO.........


    Just adding the sound effects!!:D :D

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