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Stumpy’s Station – “Ten Wheeler Project” Part 3

November 2nd, 2014 · No Comments

I wanted to use the Casey Jones pilot (cow catcher) on the front of the 4-6-0, so after some trimming and filing, I glued it to where the Pacifc pilot was removed. A couple of pieces of plastic strip filled in the ends. The last thing that we’ll be fitting onto the modified plastic Pacific [...]

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Stumpy’s Station – “Ten Wheeler Project” Part 2

October 2nd, 2014 · No Comments

We’ve run the “Casey Jones” shell “through the scrap line” and salvaged useful parts. Now it’s time to make few serious cuts to the plastic Pacific shell. For the major cuts, I use a Dremel Motor Tool with the cut off wheel and then go back and dress up the cuts with a file. Filing [...]

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Stumpy’s Station – “Ten Wheeler Project” Part 1

August 28th, 2014 · No Comments

One locomotive that I have always wanted in S gauge is the 4-6-0, known as a “Ten Wheeler” because it had six drivers and a four wheel lead truck. As a direct “upgrade” of the common 4-4-0 “American,” the 4-6-0 wheel arrangement gave the superior high speed tracking of the “American” with the four wheel [...]

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Stumpy’s Station – “Out of the Woods” Part Six

August 8th, 2014 · No Comments

The windows are in, the door installed and the roof is ready to go on if you’ve filed the braces to shape. Go ahead and glue it on, allowing a bit of overhang on each end and the sides. Obviously, the roof had to be covered to keep it from leaking. This was often done [...]

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Stumpy’s Station – “Our of the Woods” Part Five

July 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Last time, we cut out the balsa sheet walls for our Outhouse Caboose. Our next task is to make door and window “frames” from 1/8” wide strips of card stocks and glue these to the walls. Make the vertical “frame boards” The length of the sides of the door or window openings and glue them [...]

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Stumpy’s Station – “Out of the Woods” Part Four

June 4th, 2014 · No Comments

STUMPY’S STATION While Skeleton log cars were unique to the timber industry, many logging railroads used common flat cars for hauling the logs or equipment needed into the woods. The flat car was more versatile and could be had used from mainline railroads very reasonably. Most of these cars were used with long stakes in [...]

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Stumpy’s Station – “Out of the Woods” Part Three

May 6th, 2014 · No Comments

Your log car is built and now it’s time for details and painting. Last time we were going to “forge” iron parts. But we’ll use card stock. The first parts are straps or “bands” to hold the center beam together. They are made of 1/8” wide strips 15/16” long. Into the first ¼” of each [...]

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Stumpy’s Station – “Out of the Woods” Part Two

April 4th, 2014 · No Comments

We’ll get started by building those unique wood based Skeleton Log Cars. Two lengths will be built, the 22 foot “shorty” cars and the more common 36 foot cars. All will be of the basic style using lots of wood with trucks and hardware made or iron or steel. Not only did the Car Building [...]

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Stumpy’s Station – “Out of the Woods” Part One

March 2nd, 2014 · No Comments

One of the more neglected layout themes in S gauge is logging. Few have done extensive logging sections on their layout, or at least a portion of a large layout. This is partly because it is not a widely known theme in S, and partly because everyone equates logging with geared locomotives such as the [...]

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Stumpy’s Station – “Little Red Caboose”

February 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

I have no idea how many of their regular center cupola caboose (a.k.a. “Northeastern Style Caboose”) American Flyer made, but there have to be THOUSANDS of them! The same shell was made in different colors and road names in later years, but American Flyer Lines was by FAR most common. These cars are dirt cheap [...]

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