The Triple O's Last Project of 2020 Hits the Rails

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The Triple O's Last Project of 2020 Hits the Rails
Posted by PVT Kanaka on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 1:20 AM

Aloha All!

Yay!  We finished all the projects we set out for ourselves this year!  I even came close to mastering the "straight cut."  This last was a project of opportunity prompted by a kind donation of some couplers for a transition car to let our eggliner, the Oma Bea-liner in Triple O service, pull some cars around the railroad.  It was a light project while I worried over the mill intended to keep the kids involved, to give me a chance to do battle with "Sabre Saw," and to make sure we had a suitable car to pull their other home made creations.


The project actually began in September.  Kid-zilla immediately recognized the implications of the couplers...

...and we quickly had a little flat car based upon our cane car design...


This was pretty fun...

...but insufficiently whimsical for the Oma Bea-liner.  Back to the shops the transition car went, where some scrap craft-stick bits provided walls to convert it to a small gondola...

...and then it was off to the paint shops where the project stalled as the girls alternated between brining the car to life and their own projects.  Somewhere along the line we found a small ornament from a plant bought years ago, and, in the capable hands of Oldest Daughter, it got new life.  At long last, it all came together for "Oma Bea's Honey" delivery wagon:

Video:  "Oma Bea's Honey" running empty after a successful day of sales from the rails



On behalf of the car and paint shops of the Triple O,




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Posted by vsmith on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 1:56 PM

I give that project a BEE + Smile

   Have fun with your trains

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 4:20 PM

Big Smile

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