Dixie Line Update

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by jmarksbery, Feb 16, 2003.

  1. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

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    The Dixie "Tow Boat" Line added another pusher to its fleet to handle the tanker bardges on the Wide Clyde River. The Patton, #12, designed by the little people is just a tad bit different from her sister tow the Swan #10. I thought you might like to see a picture of the 2 working in a night picture and the tankers, all of which are scratch built. Jim ;) :D

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    The tankers

    yep:)

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  3. satokuma

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    very nice..............when will you post plans for this fleet?:cool: :cool: :cool:
  4. Catt

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    Yeah Jim,how about posting some plans for these beauties?I have this big ol river on the GVR that could use a few tugs and barges on it.


    Besides I can always use another project or 3. :eek: :eek:
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    Wow!

    How completely excellent. I'd love to see a how-to.
  6. philip

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    Jim: Thats a great model!

    philip ;)
  7. jmarksbery

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    Plans

    OK, here are the plans I used after I made them up on the computer. The black gives the length and width of each, the plan should print full size for N scale. Add your own fixtures and walla, a pusher and barge. Also, I used the lid off of the Priser people to make a couple of the barges, you can cover with wood as I did or use styrene. Have fun and post your versions. Jim:rolleyes:

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    woops

    Need first plan first :eek:

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    jmarksbery Active Member

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    Did anybody get these plans???:confused:
  10. Bill Pontin

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    jmark, excellent modeling. What did you use for your hawsers (rope for land lubbers) and tire bumpers? They look great and scale perfectly.
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    Thanks

    Bill, good to hear from you, the rope is just plain tan thread and the bumpers are small rubber 0 rings I had on hand, I give everything a second look since I started doing N Scale. You can't buy everything you need. I am still trying to come up with some N scale pigeons for the buildings, but just can't, any help? Thanks again Bill ;) :D :D
  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Jim,
    Fantastic! I really like the company look of those tugs! Cool barges too! Nice little bit of computer magic with the water scenes.
    Ralph
  13. aartwmich

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    Very cool indeed..especially with the digi enhancement. Computers bring a whole new dimension to modeling, can enhance but not replace scratchbuilding tho.