Building a Module; CAT Equipment Rental Building

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  1. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    sign1 sign1 sign1thats very true :mrgreen:
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I dont know how i missed these replies in this thread :confused:

    anyways, thanks :mrgreen:
  3. Buzzee

    Buzzee By Grace

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    What are you up to these days?

    Hey Josh,

    Man time passes fast how's things and what are you building? Me I'm still working on my first project only a year into it. I don't like to rush anything..... But soon or I'm boxing it all up and selling it all...well maybe not but as the snow falls I'm working in the basement on my layout.

    I was thinking the last time we spoke we were talking about the USMC :patriot1: and then I thought but who is going to keep your layout going.....You can't just leave it so just ship it all to me I'll watch over it if you think of going off. I mean really really.... :yep: Hey looking forward to see what you have going on next. Me I just made my last buy of fire equipment last because my wife is going to kill me when she sees the bill....jawdrop talk to ya soon, Jerry:steamtrain:
  4. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    sign1 Jerry

    Im not up to much, just in the planning stages and start of construction of 23 modules for the Modesto and Empire Traction Company located in Modesto CA.

    ahhh yes the Marines, would love to join, but im not lol

    How come your going to sell your stuff? And you better hope you can hide that bill from your wife :eek: sign1
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    its time for some updates to this thread

    After assembling a small section from my old old layout (layout i had before i started the shelf layout). This will allow me a 30"x6' workbench space to work on the M&ET modules. it also gave me a chance to bring down the CAT Rental Module and do some more work on it.

    Upon bringing it down from way up high on the wall, i soon saw just how bad the module had gotten. It was COVERED in dust wall1 :rolleyes: A very HEAVY and THICK layer of dust coated the entire module :eek: :cry: I need to build a cover type system to cover modules while there being stored on the wall so this doesnt happen anymore :rolleyes:

    I vacuumed the entire module off so now its better and no more dust, well im sure there is still dust caked in the scenery, but its a heck of a lot better then it was, and a little dust adds character to the scene and adds a touch more realism i think :thumb: :mrgreen:

    ive also noticed that the CAT yard and the top of the CAT building have crumbled and lots of cracks appeared in the ballast. NOT a good sign. i will have to fix these. Shouldnt be to hard to fix im hoping lol

    Things to do on the layout:

    * Fix the cracks in the CAT yard and CAT building roof
    * Touch up the paint and touch up the roads with some Smooth-It
    * Take up the lines on the road and pant my own (adhesive backing on the lines is coming up....)
    * Make the concrete slabs for the Great West Pre-Stress Yard and Building
    * Finish the rest of the gaurd rails running the length of the module
    * Do a Construction Scene on the bridge. The bridge is going to get widened :mrgreen:

    Anything else that pops in my head along the way, comments, ideas.... are welcome :mrgreen:

    Pics to come soon :thumb: :mrgreen: :wave:
  6. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    So i decided to start with a little Bridge Construction

    This is about all i can do for this part for now lol. I need to get some more supplies to finish the scene. Need to get some more I-beams, a big crane and some other scale wood to make some forms and such to pour the concrete bridge abutments

    I removed the foliage and some of the big rocks and such in the path of the bridge extension. I also dug out a trench on the right side where the form for the extended bridge abutment will go. Still have to dig the trench for the left bridge abutment

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  7. Go Big1

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    Looks good Josh.
    :thumb:
  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thank-you Mike :wave: :mrgreen:

    Im glad to be working on this module again, i had forgotten how much fun it was to set up construction scenes :mrgreen:
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I finished digging out the paths for the forums will go when i get the materials. I also need to work on widening the road on either side of the bridge, this means taking some tress out on the left of the bridge. Dont mind the white foam showing lol, you wont be able to see it when im done, the area where the white is on either side of the bridge will be covered in new "concrete" and forms for the new bridge abutments

    here are some pics i snapped off today, the first couple show the new wholes and the last couple was just messing around with the camera trying to get a good close-up shots lol

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  10. Dan85

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    Very Nice!

    How did you go about getting the road striped?

    - Dan
  11. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Dan :mrgreen:

    The road stripping is from Builders In Scale. They were like $8.00 a sheet, so it was like $16.00 for both yellow and white. I still have some left, but the stuff isnt cheap, and it works great for the first few days, but it starts to peal up after some time goes by. I think sealing it with some type of clear sealer might do the trick, but im not sure what to use :confused:
  12. ZeldaTheSwordsman

    ZeldaTheSwordsman Thomas Modeler

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    Well, if you have a straightedge you can cut construction paper stripes and glue them on.
  13. ZeldaTheSwordsman

    ZeldaTheSwordsman Thomas Modeler

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    Well, if you have a straightedge you can cut construction paper stripes and glue them on.
  14. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Hmmmm that sounds like it might work :thumb:
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    This is the crane i will be getting for the bridge construction scene, hopefully i get it for Christmas LOL

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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    list of things still to be done on the module

    *Fix the CAT Equipment Yard cracks
    *Fix the striping in some areas of the roads and find a sealer that will seal them in place
    *Fix the cracks and potholes in the roads
    *Get the crane in the last post lol
    *Get scale lumber and scale plywood to make some wood forms for the concrete bridge abutment
    *Get another bridge for the bridge expansion
    *Finish the guard rails