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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,

 

Aloha!

Eric

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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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Posted by chocho willy on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:29 PM

 Eric, nice post, look forward to joining the crew again in about a week maybe even finishi "Willy" the kitbashed heisler, Bil

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:28 PM

Bill,

 

Thanks!  Nice to see you back up on the nets!  I've been tinkering with anohter m2075 (battery) rehab in the interim.   No progress worth posting, though!

 

Eric

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Posted by BLT_BY_LIONEL on Thursday, April 22, 2021 9:29 AM

Very cool project.  Love the bee puns too lol.  It must be nice having some helpers around on the railroad. Yes

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Friday, April 23, 2021 3:06 AM
Thanks! Their interest waxes and wanes. Much depends on what the project is.

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