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Re: Progress on The Little Rock Line
« Reply #45 on: October 23, 2013, 10:00:06 PM »
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If I hadn't seen the step-by-step pictures, I never would have known those started with blocks of wood; very nice work
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Re: Progress on The Little Rock Line
« Reply #46 on: October 23, 2013, 10:26:03 PM »
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Thanks Sawyer,
If I hadn't of asked Rich, I'd still be trying to make them out of styrene!   :|

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Re: Progress on The Little Rock Line
« Reply #47 on: October 29, 2013, 03:41:09 PM »
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I agree they are wery wery nice. With wood one can do countless things!!!!

  Still noodling on how I am progress on my idea.

Adios,Wyatt

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Re: Progress on The Little Rock Line
« Reply #48 on: November 02, 2013, 10:38:05 PM »
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After assembling more LEGOs, I painted them SP lark gray and silver and set them in place.  Also got the chip loading tubes made and painted.
The A/C unit on the office roof is a Burt Industries or Cal Freight detail.




I have a few more details to add to the building and then I can move on to some of the other industries in Malvern, most of which are just stock kits.  Once I get them assembled, I can start on the greenery!

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Re: Progress on The Little Rock Line
« Reply #49 on: November 03, 2013, 06:36:36 AM »
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Allen,
Looks great. Malvern is fast becoming a signature scene on your line.
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Re: Progress on The Little Rock Line
« Reply #50 on: November 03, 2013, 08:04:19 AM »
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Allen,
Looks great. Malvern is fast becoming a signature scene on your line.

+1  That building looks great.  You wouldn't guess that there are blocks of wood on the inside!

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Re: Progress on The Little Rock Line
« Reply #51 on: November 03, 2013, 09:42:19 AM »
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Allen, Wonderful Work!
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Re: Progress on The Little Rock Line
« Reply #52 on: November 03, 2013, 02:08:53 PM »
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Allen,
Looks great. Malvern is fast becoming a signature scene on your line.

Thanks Philp.  Right now it's the only scene that has much of anything.  LOL  Hopefully that will change soon.

+1  That building looks great.  You wouldn't guess that there are blocks of wood on the inside!

Thanks!  No I suppose not,  If Rich hadn't posted his process I would have thought the same thing.  Some fellow in Australia seen my blog and noted he had used the same method except he used Foamboard skinned with styrene.  It seems to be a slick trick to get a unique building fairly easy.   

Allen, Wonderful Work!

Thanks Tom.

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Re: Progress on The Little Rock Line
« Reply #53 on: November 05, 2013, 05:25:56 PM »
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That's a great building. Legos and wood. Who'd a thunk it?!

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Re: Progress on The Little Rock Line
« Reply #54 on: November 06, 2013, 09:31:34 AM »
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yeah I guess it looks okay,, it will pass..lmaooooo.

 the legos add a nice touch. Now I just need to go through my son's lego collection.

 Whomever came up with the idea to use brown as the main color, is one super smart dude. Great Job A!!!!!!

wyt

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Re: Progress on The Little Rock Line
« Reply #55 on: November 13, 2013, 12:20:40 PM »
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That's a great building. Legos and wood. Who'd a thunk it?!

Thanks.
Rich did.

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Re: Progress on The Little Rock Line
« Reply #56 on: November 13, 2013, 12:22:57 PM »
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yeah I guess it looks okay,, it will pass..lmaooooo.

Gee, thanks I think?  ;)

Whomever came up with the idea to use brown as the main color, is one super smart dude. Great Job A!!!!!!

wyt

Sure is... :D
Thanks wyt


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Re: Progress on The Little Rock Line
« Reply #57 on: January 05, 2014, 02:52:20 AM »
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Happy New Year!
Hope yours is going well so far?

After getting the Crushmoore building to a stopping point I took a bit a breather and got some other things done that was piling up on the bench.

One thing lead to another and before long I was finding myself back to weathering some rolling stock again.  While I was doing that I seen where Kato announced their upcoming F2's, one of which will be a pair of Rock Island A units and I've always been a sucker for their Red and Black scheme.
This in turn caused and old itch to resurface; wanting to install chips in my LifeLike FA/B1's.  I wound up purchasing a couple of Aztec pre-milled frames for these units.  After a couple of DZ125's arrived over the holidays and a few hours later, I now have two of my six FA's DCC'ed.  With this hurdle behind me, and placing an order for a pair of the Rock Island F2's I think I should have enough older power to be able to back date the motive power from time to time for something different.

With most of these little projects finished,  I decided to get back to the buildings in Malvern.
Friday while surfing the web in Bing Maps looking for ideas, I stumbled across one of Olin-Chlor's plants in Charleston, TN and it gave me what I needed for the Olin-Chlor plant in Malvern.



The big square building looked like something that might fit in the space that I have, but much condensed of course.
I zeroed in on the left end of the building.
After I finished up some drawers for a customer this afternoon, I sharpened my pencil and turned my thoughts towards the new building.  I figured I could use the same method for this building as I did for the Crushmoore building.  I dug through my scrap barrels again and came up with this; 



The tall section is 9"w x 3.75"t x 2.25"d. The lower section is 7"w x 2.5"t x 4"d.
1/2" plywood sides and 1/4" ply for the top.
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Re: Progress on The Little Rock Line
« Reply #58 on: January 06, 2014, 12:01:00 PM »
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Going to be another outstanding structure!! I checked out the plant on google earth also,, pretty big place. Lots and lots of tank cars. I also noticed some covered hoppers also.

If you look on the same image, you can see another rail served something or other off to the east of the olin plant,,pretty huge. Conveyors out the wazzoo,, aeration ponds,,etc. I wonder what that is.

Cant wait to see more progress!!!

Adios WYT

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Re: Progress on The Little Rock Line
« Reply #59 on: January 06, 2014, 12:54:17 PM »
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Thanks,
It looks like a paper mill.  The name on it is Bowater.