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Rolling Stock / mechanical coal dock------pugwumps brothers.........---
« on: January 16, 2020, 11:47:31 PM »
As I was creating the PUGWUMPS BROTHERS rail services, I made elevated water tanks, oil tank, sand and drying house, an engine house, and also a mechanized coal dock , all to be lined up on either side of the track to the engine house.

I started by constructing an ore dock and the vision was that a rail would run to it and dump into the tapered structure.  But during the construction I had an idea, what I really need is a coal dock for the locos, but the regular type wasn't to my liking for a remote engine facility.

Got to thinking and came up what you see here a steam powered coal fired mechanized coal lift.  A rear track where gondolas could pull up and the contents shoveled into the bucket lifts.

I never got around to building some kind structure where cord wood would be stored in a roofed structure and passed to the fireman on the wood burning locomotive.

mike lynch.......HAIRBALL

Dioramas / PUGWUMP BROTHERS porter engine house
« on: January 13, 2020, 11:54:26 AM »
I bought this banta engine house kit o scale minus the wood windows and doors.  Was cheap so jumped on it.
Walls are usa gypsum hydrocal white with real nice stonework I believe from roger Malinowski.  He does real nice work.

Visiting today is Zeke Pugwump head of the company and thats 2 of his brothers Lionel + Bart.  Has pet pig Aretha in truck bed and they are out at all the family facilities looking for the 3 doggies that went missing after a photo shoot of "Day at the Vets"

I used alcohol and indian ink mix , to colour the stonework.  Because the windows and doors were all missing I had to create new spots to fill the holes with wood and grandt line windows.   The upper clerestory set of windows also got filled in with wood.   Roof is my usual rusting process with what looks like a dusting of bragdon pigments.  That's a Bachmann On30 porter locomotive just peeking out.

Ground cover is woodland scenic products and beach sand from lake Ontario, one of the 5 great lakes on the border.

mike lynch.............MADMIKE3434..............HAIRBALL

« on: January 11, 2020, 11:51:46 PM »
While i was constructing various structures to service the PUGWUMP BROTHERS RAIL SERVICES, the consortium of these structures will service the railroad.

These PUGWUMPS are very industrious and building a great business.

Here is my version of a SANDHOUSE with drying room.

mike lynch..............HAIRBALL

« on: January 11, 2020, 03:33:49 PM »
I built and assortment of O scale facilities to service the PUGWUMPS BROTHERS RAIL SERVICES.

This is an elevated oil tank built from a picture and I think I used an On30 scale tanker from Bachmann.

mike lynch...........HAIRBALL

Scratchbuilding / PUGWUMPS BROTHERS ..........DAY AT THE VETS
« on: January 10, 2020, 12:03:55 PM »
This scratch built structure was created just for something to build.

Its clapboard siding, raised  seam rusty roof , painted in a 3 diff whites floquil paints to achieve that worn out look without being killed.

The figure is good old zeke pugwump leader of the clan, aartista figures and the 3 pooches.  Last time I saw those pooches as they disappeared in the modeling room, never to be found.

I love these short 5 days builds.

mike lynch ...HAIRBALL

Dioramas / JOHN ALLEN fsm style engine house
« on: January 03, 2020, 04:27:55 PM »
John Allen of Gorre and Dapihid fame was the inspiration for this one along with George Sellios kits #35 the early one and his later #135 better one , plus his John Allen XXX special kit.

I scratch built this in O scale.

Not a lot to explain on it, pictures tell the story ?

mike lynch..........HAIRBALL

Scratchbuilding / SQUARE water tank On30
« on: December 31, 2019, 02:38:34 PM »
I only ever built 2 water tanks the round open top one and this one the square design.

Zeek Pugwump is hanging around waiting for the Pugwumps brothers rail services shay to come back and pick him up after younger brother Lionel ran into town for a bottle of Screech Liquor for the boys.

All wood is northeastern scale lumber, colouration of wood is Fiebings leather dye marine corp black, metal filler pipe is from grandt line.

The C & S cinder bear trap stack is a PSC item, appears a seagull has decided those Pugwumps might be good for spare food so has decided to hitch a ride and hang around for a while.

mike lynch   Madmike3434    HAIRBALL

Scratchbuilding / Open top water tank O scale
« on: December 27, 2019, 09:47:23 PM »
scratch built o scale round top open to air, with ducks or seagulls. ?

mike lynch

Scratchbuilding / RUBBLES DEPOT tom yorke #117
« on: December 26, 2019, 02:23:02 PM »
This my Tom Yorke O scale famous THE RUBBLES DEPOT.  I re-issued this kit with permission of tom yorke , made 50 kits .   The probably most well known kit name of all the yorke line , besides the Pool hall & Bordello.  This was made in both HO and O scale.  This is a modified and upgraded version I built for myself.

I built this kit at least 6 times and used various colours for the stone and also the roofing materials........COPPER RAISED SEAM, STEEL RAISED SEAM, CORRUGATED IRON, REAL WOOD VENEER BIRCH SHINGLES.

The hardest part about this build was trying to figure out how to make the turret hollow without making the turret as a 2 part mold and having the mold seams to deal with. !!!!!!  I figured out how.  Don't think Bendover has figured out how to do it.  The Turret section has a total of 4 parts to it.

I used FW acrylic ink and isopropanol alcohol to colour the stone using 3 shades of ink to colour individual stones.  A system i developed from using George Sellios alco/ink technique on wood.  I went another way.

The added freight open air shed was scratch built using standard construction techniques.  The rusty roof has grant line witches walk iron and the roofing was added too with BRAGDONS real rust pigments.

The rail truck is a on30 brass 1916 Garford truck and the rail bus is a 1914 fiat 1.43 Rio models of Italy Omnibus that I modified with a brass Mack truck hood and many other mods to it.  Believe its running on an On30 Bachmann rail truck chassis

Note the 3 characters sitting to the left on the deck.....I call these 3 guys.....George Costanza, Newman in the middle stuffing his face, and Cosmo Kramer, all of Seinfeld fame, because they sure look like them.

found a couple of "as I built it photos" are inserted into pictures

mike lynch.........madmike3434....HAIRBALL

Scratchbuilding / ROADKILL DINER o scale
« on: December 24, 2019, 01:16:19 PM »
As a devotee of FSM designs I always loved his original diner kit and this morning was going thru this site and noticed a whole pile of diners on georges layout in a post.

Here is what I conjured up out of a Bachmann On30 diner car..............I call it THE ROAD KILL DINER, specializing in whats been whacked on the highways and byways.  The car is only a scale 7 foot wide inside and Lolly Pugwump , the plump waitress , has trouble navigating the small walking area behind the seating , so turned them facing out the windows.

I added the cookhouse and all the venting.  Stairs are Banta, people are Arttista O scale > Not sure if I used paper bag or Kleenex as tar paper for the roof.

mike lynch...........madmike3434

Dioramas / WALTHAM CLOCK COMPANY ho bash
« on: December 21, 2019, 12:27:07 PM »
Okay , I thought lets show this one , its HO scale, to all the people and see if they can figure out what kit's its origins are.   ???????

Material is USA Gypsum hydrocal white.

Its coloured using a heavily brewed dark tea and extra scoops of coffee.

Let the guessing begin !!!

mike lynch...HAIRBALL

Rolling Stock / PUGWUMPS BROTHER RAIL SERVICES.........mack switcher
« on: December 20, 2019, 03:03:07 PM »
Dave Rouse built 50 kits of the dual engine , chain drive MACK switcher.  Luckily I was able to procure 3 of them over a period of time on ebay.

2 got built, this one in green and another in yellow, the other got sold when I went to build hot rods again.  I can only find these few pictures of the RESIN BODIED model.

Backwoods miniatures in England also created the same loco but used photo etched brass you had to bend.  Was a lot more complicated build and never got to it, sold off.

mike lynch.............MADMIKE3434..............hairball

Scratchbuilding / Flagstop stations O scale 2 versions
« on: December 20, 2019, 10:03:27 AM »
As I sat down and marked up the clapboard wood siding to create an O scale structure, I thought I can make another version of this and change its appearance enough to be different.

I built them simultaneously.

mike lynch,.........MADMIKE3434............HAIRBALL

Scratchbuilding / THE GRAND DEPOT in O scale
« on: December 17, 2019, 02:36:42 PM »
I never had the kit in HO and when I switched to O scale decided "I gotta build that".  Other than the full page magazine ad in colour I had nothing to go by.  Strictly a front dead on view only of the GRANITE DEPOT.

So after studying the picture for a while I needed to order a bunch of stuff from grandt line.  I already had some windows and all the doors in stock.  Grabbed the sheets of 3/32 space clapboard that are deeper claps and started laying out the windows and doors, marking location with very sharp pencil.  After a few hours all the walls are cut out using my small size OLFA blade snap off knife.   Once done I proceeded to 1/8" sq basswood on the inside to give the wood rigidity.  I do not chince here, strength anti warping is whats important , just like FSM kits taught me.

I put a lot of my own designs and treatments into the structure.  My specialty is the 3 tone windows which ads so much character.  The roof is B I S real copper that has been treated to variegate that fabulous green naturely but maybe a touch of BRAGDONS PIGMENTS .   The wrought iron on the top of the roof ads a lot of character.

I built the front with a stone fireplace chimney and on the rear without one.  So the back became the front for character.  I had no idea because I had the one view only so made the back almost same as the front.

Pretty sure the walls base colour is floquil driftwood base, with over layering of TAN, EARTH,  DUST and touches of antique white.

The scratch vegetable stand was covered with MIKE YOAKUM products.

mike lynch...........madmike3434............HAIRBALL

Rolling Stock / WOOD AND WATER CAR ...PUGWUMPS BROTHERS rail services
« on: December 16, 2019, 01:27:41 PM »
The PUGWUMP BROTHERS  rail services own a lot of home shop built equipment .

Here is there combo wood and water or could be oil car

mike lynch...MADMIKE3434........HAIRBALL

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