Stockyard and Wood Fence modeling question

Discussion in 'General' started by skyraider, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. skyraider

    skyraider Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Yesterday, after spending an hour and a half studying the instructions and diagrams, I finally got around to modifying the chute diagrams to fit my railroad and built the left side. Building the floor of the chute and assembling the whole thing really looks like fun!?!?! (sarcasm). Attached is a lousy cell phone photo of the left side of the chute, still on the diagram I modified.

    sheep side of chute.jpg

    Paul
     
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  2. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    WOW thanks Bill!
     
  3. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Yes, thank you Bill for the wheel stop photos!!! It looks like they would be easy to build.

    Joe
     
  4. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Steve,

    I modeled it from and old photograph of town, I'll see if I can dig it up.

    Brad
     
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  5. skyraider

    skyraider Member Frisco.org Supporter

    The loading chute is nearly done. It's just laying in the layout-not actually installed yet-because I still have to add the supports under the floor and build the loading platform. It's hard to believe a handful of sticks could take so long to become a simple stock pen! I probably have well over 40 hours in this silly thing already.
    It took me a lot of head scratching to figure out how to actually assemble the parts of the chute. The floor is built separately and then assembled with the sides. Once the floor is done, you have to drill holes for the legs to go through. Since it's at an angle, and since the floor extends out past the sides so the cowboys can stand on the side and "encourage" the stock to go up the chute, it took awhile to figure it out.

    The one Brad built looks great. It sounds like he used a photograph and made his own plans.
    IMG_2356.JPG IMG_2357.JPG IMG_2359.JPG


    Paul
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2018 at 6:36 AM
  6. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Keep up the good work, Paul!
     
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  7. skyraider

    skyraider Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks, Keith.

    Paul
     
  8. skyraider

    skyraider Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Loading platform is nearly done and the gates are all mounted. Still have to do the fence that parallels the track and some details (and find some cows, sheep and cowboys!).

    Paul IMG_2360 copy.jpg IMG_2361 copy.jpg
     
  9. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

  10. skyraider

    skyraider Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks, Keith.

    Today I nearly finished it. The gates on the sides of the loading platform need to be made, and it needs sheep and cows. Other than that and a few more shrubs, it's done. Here are a few photos of the nearly-final product.

    Paul IMG_4292.JPG IMG_4295.JPG IMG_4296.JPG IMG_4300.JPG
     
  11. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Paul, your project is fantastic!!! I can hear the cows mooing and the sheep baaing. Now all you need is the smell of the stockyard. lol

    Joe
     
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  12. skyraider

    skyraider Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks a ton, Joe.

    Paul
     
  13. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Impressive job ... really captures the local and feeling.
     
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  14. skyraider

    skyraider Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks, Sherrel. Someday we need to talk aviation!!

    Paul
     

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