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Project by MrRon posted 07-20-2016 05:47 PM 798 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I build models of trains that represent major milestones in railroad history. The first picture is of the first diesel/electric locomotive in service in America. The second picture is my first attempt at building a locomotive using unconventional building methods. Both are built to a scale of 1-1/2”=1’-0”. They are both powered by electric motors. Construction is mostly wood with operating parts made of metal. I have since switched scales to 3/4”=1’-0” for space consideration. These projects are projects in progress, as I “tweak” them now and then for a little more added detail.





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htl

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#1 posted 07-20-2016 06:04 PM

Nicely done and way BIG, you can really get some details in building in that scale. WOW

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 07-20-2016 07:21 PM

W. O. W. !!!!!!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#3 posted 07-20-2016 09:38 PM

Look amazing, would love to see more pictures of them.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 07-21-2016 12:45 AM

Great looking pair of locomotives!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#5 posted 07-21-2016 12:53 AM

Great job on such intricate work.

-- Dale

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#6 posted 07-21-2016 07:36 AM

Realy authentic and detailed models. Colors are great too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 07-21-2016 08:43 AM

Wow super size. Nice

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 07-21-2016 10:55 AM

Very cool. I need to build more trains.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 07-21-2016 11:20 AM

Mr. Ron, you are quite a builder. And you add motors yet! You are a train engineer, aren’t you? Congratulations.

-- Howard, Maryland USA

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MustacheMike

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#10 posted 07-21-2016 11:27 AM

Outstanding!!!!

-- You can trust Mike -" because I will never pull your stash!" See my show weekly at Stumpynubs.com

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#11 posted 07-21-2016 01:41 PM

Love your talent. Super size! Super great!

-- Bruce - Indiana

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MrRon

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#12 posted 07-21-2016 02:23 PM

Thank you all for your kind but unwarranted comments. I’m really pretty much a “hacker”. I sometimes think of myself as having talent as a builder of models, but when I see the work of others on this forum that build model trucks, it puts me to shame. If anything, seeing those models gives me inspiration to do better.

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 07-21-2016 05:50 PM

Ron, these are outstanding models and show some really fine details and craftsmanship. It must really take a lot of patience to do this sort of work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Roger

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#14 posted 07-23-2016 02:20 PM

Fantastic!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#15 posted 03-08-2017 09:00 PM

I heard anout a wood worker aparently killed by a train in his workshop a train rolled of the bench!

What a monster …both of them

-- Regards Robert

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