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Discussion in 'Robin At His Best' started by Matthyro, Apr 27, 2003.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I needed chain pulleys for the chains that control the coal chutes. I ended up glueing sequins back to back. I will be very happy if anyone knows other means of making pulley wheels.

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  2. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    My, this is impressive:) :) the whole building looks great.
  3. Michael Carry

    Michael Carry New Member


    Inthe past Iv`e used clothing snaps from a frabic store they come in diffrent sizes. Iv`eused them back to back for pulleys and rope sheves. Hope this helps.:D :D :cool:
  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    It just keeps getting better and better my friend! :cool:
  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks for the tip Michael. Will try them out too.
    I have been adding coal chutes. They aren't painted yet. The "chain" is DMC floss metalic. I tried the jewelery chain but it was too big in scale for this purpose.

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  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    And an interior view. Thanks for the encouraging words folks. Will keep me going as this structure has a ton of detailing still to be done.

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  7. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

    Robin, I'm extremely impressed by this beautiful structure. It amazing what can be done with paper and cardboard and you have a masters touch.:)
    I'm looking forward to your continued progress. :cool:
    Keep up the great work!

  8. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: D*mn that's impressive! :cool:
  9. Tad

    Tad Member

    Watching folks like you do things like this inspires me to try to scratch build some of the buildings I need.

    Outstanding work.
  10. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Tad, this guy is great with a cereal box and a knife. I really love watching the progress on his projects. It just makes you want to do more.

    Watch out for that scratch building bug though. It can cause you to do great things and then share them with the Gaugers.:D :) :)


    BTW welcome to the gauge.
  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks for the kind words folks. I am pleased that you find this post inspiring Tad. Many other posts here at the Gauge have been an inspiration to me.
    Well it's Tuesday May 6th and last night I put paper roofing on to the structure. I cut 1/4 by 1 inch strips of paper and glued them on with white glue.

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  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Next step was to paint the roof grey then add a wash of black. I still have to work at this a bit to get the look I want.

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  13. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Looking good, Robin. Might have to try the corrugated cardoard trick next time. :):):)

    I assume it's N?
  14. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way


    I don't think I've commented previously on this thread, but be assured I'm following it in awe. "Inspiring" is an understatement. Right now I'm getting my feet wet building plastic models. Kitbashing is next, and I hope someday to get the courage to start on a project like you're doing.:)

    That's the one of the things I admire about this forum are the tutorials and the progress pictures. Keep it up.

    Looks like I'm going to have to start eating cold cereal again.:D :D

  15. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member


    Another beautiful job and thanks for the great thread.

    Ron :)
  16. CSX6638

    CSX6638 Member

    That is really great work, what you have done with cardboard looks better than some of the Walthers expensive kits. And a great tutorial. You should enter it in one of the monthly photo contests when it's finished.
  17. can we see a picture of it on the track. it is very nice .
  18. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks again for all the support you folks give me. I find projects like this fun to do but also keeps me on track to get it completed.
    trainmasta13601 I will take a picture on track when it is finished. Actually I am just in the process of laying track in the area the coal tower will be in.
    In the meantime, there are a number of walk ways to be made.
    First I tape the ends of two pieces of 1/16 cerealboard then add 1/4 inch length cross pieces. I have also used this method to make wooden fences. This is tedious work so need a good baseball game on TV to keep sanity.

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  19. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    A walk way ready for painting. The railing is made out of 1/32 strips of cerealboard.

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  20. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member


    Your level of imagination & craftsmsnship is completely AWESOME!
    I don't know what else to say...that's one of the best models I've ever seen!
    :cool: :eek: :eek: :cool:

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