Need your opinion

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by jmarksbery, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

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    :rolleyes: Does this look like it will pass for a Pile Driver Barge?
    Fine as is:
    Throw it out and Start over:
    Make modifications and keep:
    It looks OK in real life but the pics suck. It is scratch built in N-Scale, and was made from different pics found on the internet. To give an idea as to size, I used the lid from a LPB box as the base, lamenated with wood. The upright engine is a casting, the gears are Bic lighter wheels, the rest is what I could find. :wave:
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    picture 2 of the frt. :sleeping:

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    The last one (thank goodness) :oops:

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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Hi Jim, I've never seen one, but I've seen land based pile driver photo's. It looks pretty good to me, especially when I realized when you said Barge, you meant Barge. LOL, I was trying to figure out why you were trying to put wheels on a skid with really really weird lookin' trucks, then I realized it's a boat. LOL. I think it's really good. I would have expected it to be taller, but like I said, I've never seen one. If you have a photo of one, you should be able to tell. I give it 3 thumbs up! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  5. Fred_M

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    Looks old and weathered. Looks poorly maintained. Looks like it's been patched with what's at hand. If that was the look you were after you did great. If it was to look showroom new you missed the mark. The only thing missing is a name. They even name pile barges don't they. Thumper come to mind. :D FRED
  6. Wyomingite

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    Hi Jmarksbery
    I think it looks just great and agree with all said about it. I also think Dash 10 could'nt of named her better. Ron ;thumb;
  7. kettlestack

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    You asked for it!

    Well Jim, here's an honest reply:-

    It looks just like it should! :thumb: :thumb:
    I doubt if more that two originals look the same and you have all the engineering bits in it that should be there.

    You chose a difficult subject to model in N gauge and it turned out very well.
    These things really do thump so it's not surprising the canopy is leaning a wee bit :) .

    How would an LPB reach the top pulleys to grease them? Stick some horizontal planks on one of the sloping braces to form a makeshift ladder. (safety rails on this are not required as LPB's bounce pretty well)
    Wash the timberwork with a little diluted India ink and it will look absolutely perfect. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Errol
  8. rdlshadow

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    Looks GREAT. Mainly being it is in N-scale. Great attention to detail. Wonderful Job.
  9. Woodie

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    Way kewl. Never thought of that one! :thumb: :thumb:

    **make mental note to collect bic lighters**

    OH.... and the barge is fine. No probs at all. :thumb:
  10. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Looks just fine to me Jim. A neat model. There are some of the real ones on the Fraser river close to where my son lives in BC. Lots of piles along the river bank for one purpose or another
  11. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    You forgot an option! "Looks GREAT as is!" :thumb:
    Neat work!
    Ralph
  12. shaygetz

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    Cool beans :thumb: :thumb: ...but...where's the dump ducks...er...seagulls. If there'd be an improvement it would be to lower the waterline by about half. We have two deisel ones in the area and one geared up like that would sit lower and favor the heavier machinery end. Again, well done. :thumb: :thumb:
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    jmarksbery Active Member

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    :wave: Shaygetz, I plan on doing that but right now it is in dry dock! :p ;)
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    shaygetz Active Member

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    "Ah, I see.", said the blind man as he picked up his hammer and started to saw. :p :D
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    A fine piece of the modellers art AAAAAAAAAAA++++++++++++
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    shamus Registered Member

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    Hi Jim,
    Oh no, thats beautiful, leave it just as it is. :wave: Tell you something, I scratchbuild it in H0, but being is N-scale, makes it even better than mine. Here's mine to prove a point. (Smoke unit fitted) Also the structure behind was scratchbuilt. :thumb:

    Shamus
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  17. Jodam

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    I think you two guys, should pat yourselves on the back. Well Done AAAAAAAAAAAA++++++++++++++++
  18. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

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    Eeeyyyyeeee! She been jus' like a' lady!
    Fine to looks over... Greats ta' operatez... But she'll drive yer knoggin in if'n ain't
    carfulls. ;) :D

    :thumb: :thumb:
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    :thumb: Looks good to me :thumb:
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    Comment from Jo.
    You'll never be happy with them on your layouts.
    Post IMMEDIATELY to Jo C/- Melb, Vic, Australia.

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Guys


    Ps: shamus, i think you should also send the Building and the Fishing Trawler :thumb: