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PostSubject: Off Topic off track   January 13th 2017, 9:47 pm

I'm probably gonna step in it...but it is "Off Topic and Free for All" and this is about as off topic as it gets.

When I was a kid, I've loved train sets. When I was a young 20 something, I bought an HO Denver & Rio grande RR set.......but life's little adventures kept my dreams of a layout from ever happening. A couple of years ago, one of my wife's EMT students invited me to his house to see his massive "S" gauge layout. Sam had a motorized On30 locomotive chassis. With the recommendation I try building a "Dunkirk" locomotive. "Dunkirks" were often made by logging companies....they would take a wrecked chassis build it with new boiler, tank and cab and employ it on their short lines.

Here's the one I built........something I do over long dark, snowy, cold winters! :rtup 
First a photo of the style I tried to copy.

Now mine! Come with a forward winch to snake logs closer to the track. The lantern is wired to work as the train is on the track.

winch without cable.

wood box.

Opposite view (wires not hooked to lantern yet)....but are now.

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PostSubject: Re: Off Topic off track   January 14th 2017, 1:53 pm

Nicely done! 

Where did you get that dinky little rusted chain?
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PostSubject: Re: Off Topic off track   January 14th 2017, 2:03 pm

What a fine piece of work!
Looks to me that you have talent and patience. Those are two characteristics I don't have. Sad

I have an "O" gauge Lionel set mostly from the 1950s with a tanker car from the 30s, but no place to set it up.
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PostSubject: Re: Off Topic off track   January 14th 2017, 4:22 pm

Doug,
You are extremely talented!
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PostSubject: Re: Off Topic off track   January 14th 2017, 5:01 pm

Wow!....thanks guys. Embarassed ................Smoke, Everything that looks rusty is done with super fine powders, which modelers use to "age".......so the chain was just a correct looking brass neck chain, that I first sprayed with a clear lacquer, and then dusted on a dark brown dust, followed by a rust color.

I also did a blacksmith car, but I'd have to hunt for the photos.

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PostSubject: Re: Off Topic off track   January 14th 2017, 5:48 pm

Beautiful job, Doug you are a talented man for sure!!

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PostSubject: Re: Off Topic off track   January 14th 2017, 8:22 pm

Joe....Thanks again!......for those who don't know "ON30" is O scale trains that run on HO track....or in full scale, narrow gauge. So all of it runs around the narrow gauge era.

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