Slow Day at the Machine Shop

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Casey Feedwater, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. Casey Feedwater

    Casey Feedwater Member

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    It's another scorcher in the Ozarks as the sun beats down on the OVT&L's machine shop. Fortunately, there are no heavy loads of pipe or machinery to get unloaded today. The boys can rest easy inside the shop for the time being....:rolleyes:

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  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Wow! How'd ya do that? Scratchbuilt or real? It's hard to tell. You never cease to amaze. If you have a few more shots from another angle, post them, please.....

    Don
  3. Tyson Rayles

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    Outstanding modeling and photo. Love those gears and chains! But would you care to discuss what all that blood is doing on the hook. Reminds me of a scene out of Texas Chainsaw Massacre! :eek:
  4. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Fantastic work!

    Ty, it's not blood, it's red paint. He's done that to intimidate the little plastic folks. They don't know any better. They don't know plastic can't bleed and they don't know blood isn't red paint. That's how he gets them to do all that good work. Scares the heck outa 'em!
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    Casey, I agree with Don; wonderful little vignette. Any chance we can see the gear side?

    Jim
  6. shaygetz

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    Don't mean tah ruin the surprize Ty, that's where Casey field dressed the moose for that rack he's sendin' ya fer yer loco. Great work, Casey and one more vote for a pic of the other side.
  7. Gary Pfeil

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    Another awesome structure and photo Casey. Add me to the list of those who would like to see more.
  8. Casey Feedwater

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    Thanks, everyone. :)

    The only other photo I have of that side of the machine shop is the one below. Unfortunately, as you can see, it doesn't show the crane. :rolleyes: Sometime, if I get a chance, I'll take one of the crane (perhaps with a work train car under it).

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    Casey,
    Great looking pic's and the stone work is excellent!
    Marty
  10. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Fantastic modeling Casey. You sure captured the realism perfectly. The colours and weathering are spot-on.
  11. Casey Feedwater

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    Not only the machine shop looks great, but the details and scenery surrounding this building, makes this scene look like a used and real building.
    I LIKE it very much.

    Paul
  13. belg

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    Casey is the rock casting engraved plaster? and do you free hand the engraving or do you draw it first and then transfer it to the plaster with maybe carbon paper? I did a retaining wall like this and loved the result. I find that the final wash is the finishing touch.
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    Love the stone block work. Reminds me of the first church I was a youth pastor at. All the subtle color variations are well done.
  15. RailRon

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    Thanks Casey, for one more look at your excellent work. You really caught the atmosphere - both by excellent modeling and photography. Superb! :cool:

    I just saved the pic of the crane, because I need such a contraption in my freight yard. Somehow pics of these wooden cranes are quite rare, so I'm glad you showed this beautiful example - fairly easy in construction, but looking very 'professional' just the same. Add me to the list of those who want to see more of it! :D

    Ron
  16. Casey Feedwater

    Casey Feedwater Member

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    Once again, thanks for the compliments, everyone.

    Belg, the stone wall is a resin casting designed by Brett Gallant. I painted and weathered it, but I can't take credit for the carving the master. However, when I do my own rock structures (I've done walls, foundations, bridge abutments, etc.), I use plaster of Paris and carve the rocks freehand. Here's a link to a thread I posted a few months ago. It's a brief "tutorial" on pouring, carving, and coloring a stone retaining wall. If the link doesn't work for some reason, the thread was moved to the Gauge's "Academy" forum. You can find it there under the title "Stonewallin'."

    http://www.the-gauge.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=4734
  17. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    You do remarkable work. I've learned more on the few months that I've been here on The Gauge, than I have from a bunch of those "how to" books.:D :D

    Keep them coming, don't stop, especailly now that I've got broadband....:cool: :cool:

    Don