UD's produce

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UD's produce
Posted by chocho willy on Friday, October 13, 2017 3:09 PM

Several years ago my crippled creek station was smashed by a tree limb putting all the walls into 2 or 3 pieces. I dug them all out and after a little bit of puzzle making I had 4 walls, in pieces, but all the parts were there minus the chimney. After some serious gluing and clamping, filling in the cracks with testors body fill, I was ready for paint, choosing yellow okra as it was a very popular color back in the day, it is actually international harvester machine yellow. Was missing windows, boarded that one up also freight area doors, made a interior box in place of so I could show produce, mutton on 1 window frame was broken, so when I install the window pane I broke it in the same place (damn kids I told them not to play baseball there), made and smoke stack out of tubing and secured it with wire to the roof, and made up 1 door also made a new loading dock out of styrene. Some of the produce are from eBay, cucumbers I made from rice and crates are from styrene. Oranges are from lava beads painted with orange, yellow and green spray paint. Put some fruit decals on the building. UD's produce is for uncle Daniel who was a plumber and my brother in law and he thought he was the world's greatest gardener but the only thing I ever saw him grow was nut grass, my he RIP  UD's street sideUD's street sid close upUD's track sideDanny waiting for the traincumcubers

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Posted by JJ33 on Saturday, October 14, 2017 2:32 PM
Good looking building with a lot of detail parts, would have got a thumbs up on Youtube....
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Posted by chocho willy on Monday, October 16, 2017 12:01 PM

Thanks for the kind words, I lost most everthing in the hurricanes in 2004 and just recently started putting the pieces back together. I like kitbashing and making things out of pieces I've posted several on the forum under the ChoCho Willy, thanks again, Bill

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Posted by ttrigg on Monday, October 16, 2017 1:25 PM

Nice rebuild! I love seeing old broken made new again. I had a three story saloon/hotel that suffered extensive damage as the dogs were evicting a stray cat. Rebuilt as a store and hotel.

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Posted by chocho willy on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:11 AM

[quote user="ttrigg"]

Nice rebuild! I love seeing old broken made new again. I had a three story saloon/hotel that suffered extensive damage as the dogs were evicting a stray cat. Rebuilt as a store and hotel.

Is that the hotel California that you show on pinterest? I made a 3 story hotel out of playmobile but I'll have to surch for pictures or hurry up and rebuild it. Thanks as always for the kind comments, Bill  

 

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Posted by ttrigg on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 9:57 AM

Yes it is. On the evening of build completion I tried several locations for the 3 story building. Decided to wait for daylight to take pix of massive 3 story building. Next morning as the dogs went for their morning business the cat eviction began. Searched for parts for three hours, could not find the back walls. Actually found the back wall 3 1/2 years later at the bottom of the Koi pond some 15 feet away,

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Posted by chocho willy on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 3:49 PM

Too funny, sounds like some of my escapades, looks like the song is correct, check in but don't check out, Bill

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