"Got tunnel" progress on the R&S (pics)

Coaltrain Oct 27, 2003

  1. Coaltrain

    Coaltrain TrainBoard Member

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    It is funny how sometimes you start to work on one project and the whole project takes a 180-degree turn and you start to work on something else. That's what happened over the weekend. I was working on a boxcar, adding grab irons and other details. I airbrushed the areas on the car to touch up where I did the work. While I was waiting for the paint to dry enough to do some weathering I started to put a little ground foam around the Tunnel portal that I posted on the "Got Tunnels" thread. One thing led to another and this is what I ended up doing.

    I scratch built a building for the Pepsi bottling plant (blue building). I built it from a photo of the real plant located in Norton VA on the Interstate RR. The real building is a little longer and there are three of these structures side by side. My building is located along a backdrop so I could only make one of the three buildings. I also finished the fuel oil depot (Walthers) located on the same spur. I had to rearrange the tanks and the piping to get it to fit my spot. I did not use the main structure; I plan on building a smaller one that will better fit the spot. Then I got on a roll and I scratch build a timber bridge to carry a road over the branch line. I am going to have to use a little scenery trickery to hide the lumber mill on the upper level behind the tunnel. I don't want it to show from these views.

    So what started as a weekend at the workbench build a freight car ended up being a marathon scenery secession. I did get the car done also. ;)

    tunnel before this weekend
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    tunnel after this weekend
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    Now lets add a trian.

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  2. ncng

    ncng TrainBoard Member

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    Nice work.

    I notice in the background that you have a slash/sawdust burner. Who makes that?

    David
     
  3. Coaltrain

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    I don't remember, it is really old and I think that it was make by Cox when they tried to get into model railroading. I think that it is now part of a Model Power saw mill kit.
     
  4. StickyMonk

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    <font color="336633">That looks great!

    Isn't it great that a few hours can make such a differance [​IMG]
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  5. Derek

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    Looks great!

    I believe Walthers makes a similar burner to go with their paper/lumber mill series
     
  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Great scenery! Keep those progress posts & pictures coming!

    Didn't someone do a sawdust burner in etched brass a few years ago???

    :D

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  7. ncng

    ncng TrainBoard Member

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    There currently is a sawdust burner in etched brass but it has a price to match. The Walthers one is only sold as part of a kit. The only other one I have seen is out of production by Evergreen Hill. I will have to look at the Model Power and see if the price is worth it.

    David
     
  8. BoxcabE50

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    David-

    Just a thought- How about bashing together one from scratch? A lot of those burners I was familiar with, were simply built by the mill as needed. No particular style or standard.

    :D

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  9. ncng

    ncng TrainBoard Member

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    Boxcab,

    I had already planned on doing that. I thought that if there was a decent kit out there at what I consider a decent price, I might spend the time saved by scratch building something else. Since I haven't found anything, I probably will scratch build it.

    David
     
  10. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    David-

    Don't know in what part of Washington you are resident. At one time, there were derelict burners and sawmills that could be seen when prowling the Grays Harbor, Mason County, and Peninsula areas. Although likely almost all gone, might be an interesting archaeology expedition. Sure wish I'd snapped a few photos years ago.

    Former long time WA resident.

    :D

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  11. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Jeff, I am very impressed by that tunnel mouth (and the rest of the layout) [​IMG] It is amazing what a difference the addition of greenery can make!

    Looking through your Railimages album is a real treat, your attention to scenic detail is superb

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  12. Coaltrain

    Coaltrain TrainBoard Member

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    thanks all

    I have the scenery bug now and I am on a roll. I have been adding more detail to this area. I might post some more photos after this weekend.
     
  13. ak-milw

    ak-milw TrainBoard Member

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    Hey Coaltrain, Just my opion but I kind of like the burner peaking over the hill!! The whole scene is excellent! :cool:
     

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