Building a Module; CAT Equipment Rental Building

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  1. Go Big1

    Go Big1 Member

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    Josh,

    Great looking CAT building! :thumb:

    What did you use for the roof gravel for the building? Also, where do you buy all of your semi trucks and trailers? I am about halfway through building the Magic Pans Bakery (I know you are familiar with this kit :mrgreen: ), and I don't have any semi's or trailers.

    Again, great job.

    PS - I have been looking back at your Magic Pans bakery thread as I have been building mine.
  2. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    Looking pretty sweet Josh. Keep up the good work brother!
  3. jbaakko

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    Looking great Josh, you're making some major progress!
  4. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    WOW Thanks buddy. My job plays a BIG role in my hobby now, both good and bad. The bad is that I have o work and it takes time away from my friends and family (but thats life and its the same for everyone so i cant complain) but the good is that I now have money to spend on the hobby buying alot more then i used to be able to buy. I focus on more detail now instead of just getting it done to get it done and look at it. I spend alot more time on areas and do my best to make it the most realistic i can. I pay attention to the real world more and base my things off that more now then i did with my previous layouts and its really shown, i even have surprised myself with the work i have been doing. just goes to show that if i can do it, anyone can do it :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Mike!!

    The gravel on the building is a mixture of WS Buff medium ballast and washed mason sand.

    All my trucks are from various MFR's (Athearn, promotex, con-cor, a-line and trucks N' stuff as well as a couple others). I have TONS of trucks and Trailers, i started in the hobby collecting HO scale American Trucks for some of the Major Freight companies like Yellow Frieght, Roadway, ABF, Knight and SWIFT Transportation, J.B. Hunt........ Theres lots of great stuf out there for H scale trucks :thumb: :mrgreen: :cool:

    The Magic Pan building is a great building no doubt. My module for it is still under construction and i havent done work on it for some time now. Its at my grandparents house and usually when i go over there now im on the computer since i dont have one at my house currently so i really dont do all that much work on it anymore. I still plan to finish it off sometime tho :mrgreen:
  6. sgtcarl

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    Welel, Josh, you certainly do excellent work! I enjoy your pics and progress reports! I wonder, has anyone ever thought about using real water?? Or at least the sound of running water?
  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Tetters and Josh :mrgreen: :mrgreen: More pics of my latest progress comeing up in a few mins, just re-sizeing the pics now :thumb:
  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Carl :mrgreen:

    Real water might be a little difficult, you would have to make sure there is an absolute complete water-proof seal where the water is. and due to evaperation and possible algee or mold growing due to stagnent water im not sure if it would be such a good idea. Could be something to experiment with tho :thumb: :mrgreen:, not saying it cant be done or anything. Now water sounds would be cool too.
  9. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I layed down the gravel for the CAT Rental Yard. I did the scene up as if there moveing into a brand new building. There are a few trucks in the yard backed up like there unloading equipment, furniture..... from the old building and moveing it into the new building. I also dont have enough equipment for the yard yet either so i added in a few gravel trucks and flatbeds. I kinda like them in there so im thinking about leaveing them in there too as if they rent them out as well as the CAT equipment. I added in a storage container with some cones and barrels. Heres some pics:

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  10. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Next I did some work on the Great West Pre-Stress building. I sprayed the entire building a dark tan stone color. I glued on some rooftop details like vents, ductwork, and air units and then added a gravel roof. I finished it off with some decals

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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Now for the next step on the roads along the front of the module. I layed some stripes down. a nice double yellow line makes the road stand out. here some pics;

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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    For the small strip that was left along the retaining wall next to the Great West Pre-Stess building I added some grass

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    Wow Josh! Might I ask, how did you lay the gravel parking lot?
  14. scubadude

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    Hey Josh, do you have any trains on your truck layout??? sign1sign1sign1
  15. cnw1961

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    Josh, your module is awesome. Your new approach to modeling to focus on detail really pays off. There is so much I like about this module, from the creek :thumb::thumb: to the rooftop details, not to forget your trucks...... Great job :wave:.
  16. Buzzee

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    Josh, as always great work actually better than great but everyone has used all the good words. I worked for Cat a 100 years in Stockton, CA Holt Bros. the guys who invented Cat. You need to add a Cat forklift and a service truck(and if you find the service truck in 1/87 let me know) forklifts are easy to find. Great job and you can build a Truck Wash at your Truck Stop you need to build next.... So I can see what I need to do. Oh and all the trucks at Cat well it ant a Truck unless it's a Pete powered by "Cat" now this will get me in trouble. Keep it up, be looking for more to come, Jerry
  17. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    So is it finally done or what?




    just kidding! :p

    Question...where do you have room for all these modules you are building?
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    I LOVE the way its turning out there Josh! Cant wait to see more pics, and more CAT equpment, because remember, if its not a CAT, its a dog!​
  19. TruckLover

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    VERY VERY VERY slowly, took me about an hour lol. After a while i got lazy and started pouring the glue/water mixture onto the parking lot lol.

    I started by laying the gravel down on the foam, then i soaked the entire lot with water and rubbing alcohol mixture. Then I started using an eyedropper to drip the glue/water mixture on to set it in place. Like i said it was way to hard and was taking WAY TO LONG so i ended up pouring the water/glue all over the lot in stripes. I did stripes because it was not necessary to cover the entire lot when i was pouring it because the mixture settled and spread to the areas between the stripes of glue and water.
  20. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    hahahahahahahaha not this one, i wanted to but i just couldnt fit them in :eek: