Lumber company tank car

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Lumber company tank car
Posted by chocho willy on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 3:39 PM

fill lid   Had this European tank car and it just didn't look right with the American scene so I made my lumber company an stubby tank car, added American 4 wheel trucks, ladders from kids play train, the brackets that hold to hose up are shortened sanding tubes off old 2010 Stanz, cat walk expanded steel is scrubby glued to styrene strip, tank hose is para cord from sewing dept. at Wal-Mart to simulate canvas hose and the fittings are old brass ones I had laying around. Cat walk on the top of the tank is styrene scraped with a hobby saw to give grained look. The lettering on the side of the tank is to let the workers know it for water and not oil, LOL. Fun buildtank car with letteringhose with cat walkwater hose

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Posted by rbrr on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:36 PM

WoW !        Very fine lookin'

 

..now for some 'g-gauge' world  shots ;)

 

nite, doug c

"G-gauge may not Rule, But it GROWS on Ya !! " djc'99
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Posted by ttrigg on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:12 AM

Fantastic bash job! Had never thought of using para-cord as hose. Most execelent!

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Posted by chocho willy on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 3:36 PM

[quote user="ttrigg"]

Fantastic bash job! Had never thought of using para-cord as hose. Most execelent!

 

Tom thanks always for the kind comments, I think the hardest thing was getting some color on the hose, first I tried Tea bag, then coffee, but I guess because it is nylon nothing seemed to stick, finally wound up using spray paint and then stiffened the thing with thin super glue, Bill

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Posted by ttrigg on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:49 PM

I was thinking about asking how you planned to keep the hose in place, but, stiffening the rope w/super glue is a stroke of genious. I used to be able to fine skill hand work, but now with nerve damage I'm luckey to get the key into the front door. Mylast bash ended up with a skewed roof. I can still get good results with kits, but that is about it. 

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:24 PM

Boy, Bill, you are going to "trick" me into 'bashing / customizing the shattered remnants of my old LGB caboose yet!  Still don't have the nerve to start with a working - if used - Stainz, though!

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