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I've been working on this first scene for almost a whole week, and I'm finally mostly satisfied with it. I wanted something "different" to put on the inside curve of the spur line. It's right at the front edge, so I wanted it to "tell a story"... it also had to be inexpensive. The shed and the saw rig were scratchbuilt by me. The outhouse and some other details are Ozark. The tractor is a cheapy cast iron toy repro and the trailer is Slik-Toy. The figures are a reposed Preiser mailman (the old guy), a couple Fujimi mechanics....and a Lemax wolf turned into a german shepard (which took me nearly 2 hours to get painted right).


The saw rig is based loosely on a Fairbanks-Morse screen cooled unit (yes, the same people who made scales and Trainmaster locos) of about 6 HP. It's mostly wood and cardstock except for the flywheels and the saw blade. I'm not real happy with the wheels, but they will do until I find some others of similar size.



The second mini scene is a Revell '32 Ford plastic kit with a couple Fujimi shadetree mechanics getting greasy. This one was fun and only took an evening to do.

 

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Sacriledge!

I see bow-tie exhaust manifolds......
 

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It's what came with the kit (the local hobby shop has about 300 1/25 kits and only about a dozen 1/24...), and the detail totally sux. If I could have found an early Hemi in my scrapbox I would have used that instead. hehehe
 

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Posted By altterrain on 12/12/2008 11:05 PM
Uh oh!
You gone off and done it now Mik, swapping in a small block chevy for the flathead!


-Brian




Well... maybe the guys are just starting and are in the process of swapping the small block to a flathead!
 

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Ask and ye shall receive. Here is an earlier test shot. The belt is just typing paper glued in place and painted. The saw blade is a Dremel reinforced cutoff disc. The engine is mostly basswood 5/8 dowel & square with coffee stirrer bits for the rocker arm and visible crankshaft. brads for valves, some .030x1/4 brass for the crankguard, plastic flywheels that used to be 12 spoke wagon wheels off some really cheap toy, and some wire for the pushrod, piping and plug wire. The mixer is a bit of bent wire, a picture nail and some plastic tube. The exhaust pipe a bit of plastic sprue and a wood button plug. The cooling tank is cardstock and the screen is a bit of stainless stuff from a dollar store strainer.The wheels were from a $2 covered wagon kit.... I'd still like to change them out eventually.

 

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One cool looking saw. I like the small block Chevy. Just saw where some guy built a 1/6 scale small block Chevy engine that actually runs on gas. Later RJD
 
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