Engineer Bill Retires

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by hminky, May 30, 2005.

  1. hminky

    hminky Member

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    The old 1/43 scale Engineer Bill seen in my O scale web articles has retired.I have painted a new OO scale Engineer Bill for the forthcoming OO articles. He is a 1/72 Preiser figure of a 1920's pilot that was shortened a tad to 1/76 scale and backdated. Here the new Bill is pointing out the glories of an "HO" IHC 4-4-0 on the former On30 Pacific Coast Air Line Railway.

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    Model the 1870's in OO/HO at:

    http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/1879/why/

    Have a nice day
    Harold
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Nice work Harold. Bill has every reason to be proud.
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Fantastic shot Harold. Ol' Bill really has worked hard keeping things in ship-shape order, and deserves to kick back...:thumb::thumb:
  4. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

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    So you got a new Bill...
    trade for the bill I got today in the mail ;) :)


    Nice work... certain the pics of your work never do it justice.
  5. Zman

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    How exactly did you shorten the fellow? Did you have to cut his ankles off and re-attach the feet? Was there a lot of blood? :D
  6. hminky

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    I cut off his feet and remove about .06 from the legs and glue the feet back on. The 1/72 Prieser figures are about 6 foot tall in 1/76. I want them about 5-7 to fit the earlier era. Fortunately the Preiser figures tend to be long legged so the shortend legs are not as noticeable. No blood but keeping track of loose feet is a problem :eek: :eek:

    Here are 2 more shortened and backdated Preisers with Engineer BIll on the ground. A true OO figure by Langley on the back of an HO MDC caboose as an 1870's OO caboose behind MDC HO boxcars.

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    Harold
  7. Zman

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    Stunning work as always. Not only are you an expert modeler, but a proficient surgeon as well.