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Old 06-17-2015, 02:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Really neat old critter railbus bash



Don't know where or when this was created but this was just screaming to be modeled,



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Old 06-17-2015, 09:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Possibly on the Manistee & North Eastern RR in Michigan, founded in late 1880's to remove hardwood timber.

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Old 06-17-2015, 11:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Larry that would certainly fit the lettering.
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She'll be fast with that Wind cutter prow!
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Progress so far:













The drive is a NOS MDC Speeder I picked up at the last BTS, a toy train pilot, the rest is all styrene and basswood. This is varnish so its gets to be shiny. Added the gloss coat yesterday. Glazing and figures going in today. Almost there.
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Gonna look pretty good when done, good work.
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Old 06-17-2015, 10:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Vic:

Great job!!

A gem for your style of modeling & RRing, but with the added advantage of actually having a prototype.

I wonder if the prototype was a crew car for the logging operation?

Happy RRing,

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Small change... Well not so small. Decided I really didn't like the look of the weights on the MDC chassis, so I removed them and it looks WAY better. Adding some pine derby weights & more styrene bits then painting. More to come.
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Old 06-18-2015, 11:46 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Wow!! what a great looking project this is. I imagine you could have a lot of fun with this one. I know for sure my Grandchildren would be lining up to drive this.
Looking forward to seeing more info and photo's.
Thanks for posting.
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Vic that's a really cool project. Very unique!

Look forward to updates.
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