Quanah Acme & Pacific RY HO

Discussion in 'Divisions' started by gjslsffan, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Tom, There has to be some coal around Montrose? Hay Gulch Coal in Hesperus for sure, but that is a little far.
    If nothing else, post a "beg" for a small chunk on the Silverton Community FB page ... I'm sure that someone would mail you a piece to break up. I had a whole box of large chunks that I used for rubber molds but left it in Albuquerque years back.
    If you can't find any -- maybe experiment with some crushed plaster - painted?
     
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  2. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Your prolixly out ahead of me, but how about a blacksmith shop around GJ? Suspect that they still use coal?
     
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  3. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks guys for all the comments and suggestions.
    I may have found some at a landscaping outfit in Fruita CO. Coal used to be in several locations in about every town. We went thru 2-3 tons every winter at our house. Now it has all but disappeared. A lot of houses had Stokermatic coal heat, not not so much.
     
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  4. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Lump coal makes the best rock molds dont they? I have a whole bag of them. Thats what all the rock molds on my outfit were made with.
     
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  5. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Sand:

    Whatever the sand color, beware of the translucent quality of sand. That can definitely harm any "effect" one was aiming at through the use of actual sand. I highly suspect dyed black sand will exhibit said translucent quality.

    IF you use black sand (i.e. glued to a form), I highly suggest painting the finished product with gloss black (for coal that is reflective) or flat black (for bituminous type coal) to remove the translucent trait it can have.

    Tip: Do NOT use cornmeal glued to carved balsa wood blocks, then painted black. Looked great to my eyes. Looked fantastic to critters. Over the coming months my cornmeal coal began to disappear in itty bitty splotches as critters developed a taste for cornmeal sauteed in black enamel. You have been warned.
     
  6. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    What kind of trucks are under that Bachmann tender? They look a lot like the ones under the tenders of the Cotton Belt 4-6-0’s and 2-8-0’s. If you ever change them out I’ll be glad to relieve you of them.
     
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  7. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    I doubt I will be getting rid of the trucks.
    The way b'man mounts them no other type trucks would fit, without major surgery.
     
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  8. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    I been working on my third and hopefully last Tichy crane, this the diesel (Detroit) or driptroit 6-71.
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    A little more complete work train.
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  9. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Made the car to look similar to one pictured on Mike Condren's web site.
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