Dave's Layout v. 4.0


Made this gondola load, decided to go with Tom's idea and make it removable. Took care in not letting glue touch the walls or floor, began by placing down a layer of cereal box then using some construction adhesive laying around from some other project.

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I used Loctite construction adhesive, Elmers, and Gorilla in that order to glue the wood load to itself. The elmers was the trickiest because it wanted to run and make a mess while applying, however it went between the cracks the best

In this photo shown is the construction adhesive. I spread it out a little with the toothpick

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The pulpwood is from dry jack pine twigs that I cut off trees in our yard.

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After it is dry I will try to remove it (as per design) and maybe spray some dull coat over it.

Also working on these other two projects, namely painting the people and prepping the new truck pictured in the previous post:

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THANKS for looking! Dave LASM
Great load of pulp
 
Great load of pulp
Thank, Tom; I am only going to have this one gondola on my layout.

Even with switching out the rolling stock from time to time there simply is not enough room to have any more. My main industries are the sandstone quarry and the sawmill, and other freight flows through mainly in box cars.

I have 5 shorty flat cars used by the quarry and 2- 40' flat cars and a 30' flat car with 16' log loads.

Dave LASM
 
Made this gondola load, decided to go with Tom's idea and make it removable. Took care in not letting glue touch the walls or floor, began by placing down a layer of cereal box then using some construction adhesive laying around from some other project.

View attachment 191853

I used Loctite construction adhesive, Elmers, and Gorilla in that order to glue the wood load to itself. The elmers was the trickiest because it wanted to run and make a mess while applying, however it went between the cracks the best

In this photo shown is the construction adhesive. I spread it out a little with the toothpick

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The pulpwood is from dry jack pine twigs that I cut off trees in our yard.

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After it is dry I will try to remove it (as per design) and maybe spray some dull coat over it.

Also working on these other two projects, namely painting the people and prepping the new truck pictured in the previous post:

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THANKS for looking! Dave LASM
Those look incredible, I'm about to do the same thing
 
Thank you! Post a photo if possible--

Dave LASM
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Not yet finished
 
Pulpwood car being loaded. These 40' gondolas usually loaded with 25 or 26 cords of pulp or saw bolts. Used extensively in Minnesota and Wisconsin, usually loaded on a siding from a bobtail pulp truck or tractor trailer with center mount loader. Getting the vertical pieces to hold the ends in was usually tricky unless you had a helper in the car.

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In the early 80's, the bulkhead type car with logs loaded parallel became more widely used in my location.The forester sometimes had to "scale" or measure the load after the logger had the car loaded.

One of my first jobs for the Minnesota DNR back in 1981 involved scaling pulp cars very much similar to this

THANKS for looking! Dave LASM
 
I have been putting this stuff together for about a month, finally something to display!

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I typically glue a couple pieces at a time. Part of the reason things take so long. Same goes with painting.

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I got the drive shaft, muffler, and tie rod ends in place. As well as the tiny steps. JB weld epoxy is added after gorilla glue sets to hold things during use on the layout.

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I will be making a scene of this stuff here, by the engine shed, I think. This is a first trial. Will probably be doing some light weathering on the truck.

THANKS for looking! Dave LASM
 
I have been putting this stuff together for about a month, finally something to display!

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I typically glue a couple pieces at a time. Part of the reason things take so long. Same goes with painting.

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I got the drive shaft, muffler, and tie rod ends in place. As well as the tiny steps. JB weld epoxy is added after gorilla glue sets to hold things during use on the layout.

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I will be making a scene of this stuff here, by the engine shed, I think. This is a first trial. Will probably be doing some light weathering on the truck.

THANKS for looking! Dave LASM
I can see why that would be time consuming but everything looks amazing! Great work...and patience. I would go 🤪
 
More work done on the little building, purchased this a while back and posted previous pics, this one is my next build project in que:

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Most of the parts pictured here, super nice old signs included, a couple will go on this building

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This went together super easy. Trimmed a bunch of flash, otherwise not much to it

Sprayed on a coat of light sand Tamiya paint, then used brown and gray acrylic on windows and door, used india ink with some gray acrylic mixture wash to add some texture:

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next will be putting in glass and roofing.

More later, thanks for looking, Dave LASM
 
I have been putting this stuff together for about a month, finally something to display!

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I typically glue a couple pieces at a time. Part of the reason things take so long. Same goes with painting.

View attachment 193712

I got the drive shaft, muffler, and tie rod ends in place. As well as the tiny steps. JB weld epoxy is added after gorilla glue sets to hold things during use on the layout.

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I will be making a scene of this stuff here, by the engine shed, I think. This is a first trial. Will probably be doing some light weathering on the truck.

THANKS for looking! Dave LASM
Great looking scene you have there. I also like the Varney? ten wheeler in the background.
 
Great looking scene you have there. I also like the Varney? ten wheeler in the background.
Thank you - Correct about the Varney. This is a K model 4-6-0 "casey jones", mfg'd in 1962. It is painted to match the NP 321, purchased by Northern Pacific around 1902 - 1910, sand domes and wheel config match pretty well. I used wheels from a 1955 casey jones, appear to be solid brass alloy. This is my road loco.

The layout also features a SW-1 diesel by Walthers and 0-6-0 tank loco by Rivarosi. Only room for 3 locos so that is all I have.
 



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