Double Diamond Ranch

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  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Tyson
    1 hope the paint seals it OK.
    2 you are right, I will be making them for the next ten years.
    3 I guess I should to stop them from shooting at the water pump.
    Now next comes a stockyard at the railhead
    This is on the Double Diamond property but the neighbouring ranchers have joined in with a co-op stockyard to ship cattle.

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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    slow progress because my ISP isn't working properly yet so can only post every so often.

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    Wow Robin. I sure wouldn't have thought of the cattle shoot.
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    A bit more done.

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    Uh-oh. Time To Corral The Puns.

    Holy Cow, Robin! Wish I could giddyup on projects like you can! :D

    Beautiful work!
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    That's what happens when they miss the water pump... ;)

    Andrew
  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    There is a ton of fencing in this stockyard. Still more to add before painting.

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    Excellent workmanship on those chutes and stalls, Robin. I can almost smell...er...see them cattle now. :eek: :p
  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    The fencing and gates are finally complete and ready for painting.

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    W O W !


    Amazing Robin! What kind of reference are you using for this? It always amazes me the way once you begin a project you carry right on until it's finished, while people like me are still stuck on needing more information about how things go together! I have more projects in the "planning stage" than I care to mention. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    cheers
    Val
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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thanks Val, the reference for the stockyard comes from a Walters Cornerstone ad for an HO stockyard. I found it in a Sept. 1996 MR mag.
  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    The stock yard is painted and ready for cattle and of course to be installed on my layout.

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    I can hardly wait to see your method of scratch building cattle out of cardboard! Seriously, the ranch and loading pens are outstanding. Depending on the topography where you put the ranch, you might not need a lot of cattle. Most cattle loading pens are pretty much empty except when cattle are actually being shipped. If the ranch is in the hills, the cattle could be "over the hill" from the ranch house.
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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Been watching this with much anticipation to see the finished product. Great stuff as usual. The only thing missing is the cow plops. :rolleyes: I guess that will take care of itself once you get a few head of cattle through there though.:D

    Don
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    Robin. I called Sandy over to look at this and the first thing she said was "That must be Robins. He is the only one who could build something that good".
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    Amazing Robin,, do you know how much that would cost to buy???

    If one could buy it!.
    :)
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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Hard to put a price to something like this Chris as the materials used are only worth a few pennies. Any suggestions on price if I decided to sell any of my creations?:eek:
    Here is the stockyard at a quiet time. Need to get myself some of them long horned critters.

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    An overall view of the ranch. Fencing and paddocking still to come as is a cattle bridge over Cache Creek

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    That looks great Robin
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    Robin you better hurry and build those corrals before little Philly's run away! The whole scene looks even more impressive then all the individual components and after all that's what really brings it to life. Pat