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by David James
Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: "Uncle Buck" the Hillbilly Rail Truck (yee-haw!)
Replies: 69
Views: 35727

Seems somehow appropriate to have a hillbilly railtruck "up on blocks" :wink: LOL too true Dallas! Everything looks great from here! I have been looking, and can't see what has been grabbing your eye on the other side, unless it is the one spot where the color is more solid than the rest....
by David James
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: "Uncle Buck" the Hillbilly Rail Truck (yee-haw!)
Replies: 69
Views: 35727

Any more progress Dallas?

Or has work been getting the better of you? :wink:
by David James
Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Which glue to use?
Replies: 7
Views: 6966

Just to add to the list of options.

Construction adhesive would work well.

Not sure what name brands you have in the UK.

In the states it is called Liquid Nails and my favorite is from Loctite which they call Power Grab.
by David James
Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Tom Yorke inspired Critter
Replies: 77
Views: 35662

Thanks again for the very kind words everyone. Steve, I know you will not be disappointed with the results. :D I have been working on some lights for my critter and have them attached, they will be working lamps but I am not that far along just yet. http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/ThunderMounta...
by David James
Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Tom Yorke inspired Critter
Replies: 77
Views: 35662

Thanks Franck and Steve. The texture finish very easy Steve, as it is on the material. It's a trick a great structure modeling friend Mike Lynch taught me. All you do, is cut plain brown grocery sacks into strips the size you want. Paint them to the degree of weathering you want....Straight black fo...
by David James
Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Tom Yorke inspired Critter
Replies: 77
Views: 35662

Buried in the berries...so sad. :wink: Cool photo Paul, thanks for sharing that. :D Well the operators of the lokie are now protected from the outside elements. ( God knows what might get on them inside the thing!! 8) ) The tar paper roof is now in place. http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/Thunder...
by David James
Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:30 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Tom Yorke inspired Critter
Replies: 77
Views: 35662

Yep the yeller wires are the plug wires. It could use a coil though now that you mention it. The carb is on the other side I am thinking of running a fuel line from the tank to it. Well ol Gabby is at the controls now after some touch up work to him. http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/ThunderMount...
by David James
Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Tom Yorke inspired Critter
Replies: 77
Views: 35662

Hi Professor, Do I assume the Rust/rotten fuel tank is basically the same procedure? No, it is not the same. I am working on some photos to show that. My modeling time has been limited, and I work on my current project when I can. When I have bits of time while I am waiting on glue to dry or somethi...
by David James
Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Tom Yorke inspired Critter
Replies: 77
Views: 35662

any hints on getting that "wet wood peeled paint" and "rotten fueltank paint" look? Sure! I never have done a photo how to for this but I can explain it without having to do that I think. For the peeling paint here's an explanation of how it is done. First distress and de-fuzz y...
by David James
Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Tom Yorke inspired Critter
Replies: 77
Views: 35662

G'day Professor,


I have a gear and link chain set for that but I have to admit I never thought about just gluing the gear to the wheel!

I can't for the life of me think why I didn't but there you have it...thanks for the knock in the head!
by David James
Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:00 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Tom Yorke inspired Critter
Replies: 77
Views: 35662

On a dare and just to see if I could make one, I switched out the shifter knob with a Budweiser Beer Tap handle just for fun. http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/ThunderMountainRR/Gn15/Critter%20from%20Yorke%20drawings/DSCF4883edrc.jpg I got the guards for the chain drive built and installed today....
by David James
Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Tom Yorke inspired Critter
Replies: 77
Views: 35662

The tank is out of the paint shop and has been weathered and is ready to install....later. It will be easier to work on it for now without it in the way. http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/ThunderMountainRR/Gn15/Critter%20from%20Yorke%20drawings/DSCF4859edrc.jpg http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y6...
by David James
Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Tom Yorke inspired Critter
Replies: 77
Views: 35662

Thanks again for the kind words everyone. George I gave the best tip already...get some Tix liquid flux. :wink: As far as equipment, you should use something that is comfortable for you. I started out using one of the old Weller pistol grip guns, but it became to bulky for me. Then I picked up a nic...
by David James
Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Stamping Ground Gold Mine
Replies: 832
Views: 340705

Glen that is awesome!

I had to watch the video over and over.

I think that has become my favorite short model Railroading video.

You should be proud!

Well done.

Cheers!

Dave
by David James
Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new start...
Replies: 78
Views: 31564

Your really doing some very nice work here George!

Well done all around! Should be interesting to see what you do with the trees.

Cheers!

Dave
by David James
Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Tom Yorke inspired Critter
Replies: 77
Views: 35662

Thanks all! Been busy with work the last few days, so not a lot of time. I did get a muffler and exhaust built for it, and the paint on the gas tank is drying as I type this, so there is some progress. http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/ThunderMountainRR/Gn15/Critter%20from%20Yorke%20drawings/DSCF...
by David James
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Stamping Ground Gold Mine
Replies: 832
Views: 340705

Glen the animation is perfect...very cool!

Looking forward to seeing the river installed.

Cheers!

Dave
by David James
Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:06 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Tom Yorke inspired Critter
Replies: 77
Views: 35662

I worked on the mounts earlier today before work. http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/ThunderMountainRR/Gn15/Critter%20from%20Yorke%20drawings/DSCF4854edrc.jpg Here it is set in place to get an idea of how it relates to everything else. http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/ThunderMountainRR/Gn15/Cr...
by David James
Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Tom Yorke inspired Critter
Replies: 77
Views: 35662

Heh heh heh...looks like that's the one he based it on to me!

I have not seen the proto so this is a treat!

BTW thanks for the kind words!


If you want to be a better solderer, I recommend picking up some Tix liquid flux.

I can't praise it enough....It works like Magic!!


Cheers!
by David James
Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Tom Yorke inspired Critter
Replies: 77
Views: 35662

Sometimes, I have the bad habit of taking the easy way rather then they way I really wanted to go. Such was the case with the fuel tank. I went with a cylindrical tank as I can whip these up fairly quickly. Even though I like my cylindrical tank very much, it was not really what I had envisioned for...
by David James
Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Tom Yorke inspired Critter
Replies: 77
Views: 35662

Gerry,I like the improvised rooster bars you built for use with knuckle couplers. ( Could you imagine if that style were used..it would take 4 men or more to pick it up to join the cars! ) :wink: The the type Wayde posted are the type of roosters I am used to seeing. These were used in conjunction w...
by David James
Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Tom Yorke inspired Critter
Replies: 77
Views: 35662

LOL!

I had not noticed...Gabby does have a habit of washing his customary dinner of beans n bacon down with a small tin of moonshine.....this over the years has made him the worlds richest source of natural gas! Image
by David James
Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Tom Yorke inspired Critter
Replies: 77
Views: 35662

Thanks for the kind words, input and a few smiles guy! :D I had a little time this morning and thought I would work on the seat. First I built the frame for the short bench style seat. http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/ThunderMountainRR/Gn15/Critter%20from%20Yorke%20drawings/DSCF4840edrc.jpg Then...
by David James
Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Jon's Gn15
Replies: 41
Views: 16448

Great work Jon.

Your paint work is excellent, you really need to organize your time better so there is more production for us to see. LOL! ( Just me being greedy and selfish and silly!)


Cheers!

Dave
by David James
Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Tom Yorke inspired Critter
Replies: 77
Views: 35662

A "Rooster" will solve the coupler issue David. :idea: I was thinking a long draw bar but I like that idea even better Gerry! I don't think a roosters tensile strength may be strong enough and then there are all those feathers when it "fails". ROTFL!! I'm kidding of course!! I h...

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