The Cattle Pen

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  1. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

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    Let's use up some of that new space that Dave made available! :)

    The R&K now has a cattle pen on one of the spurs. It's scratchbuilt out of scale lumber. I copied the design from a loading pen I found on the Walther's site. That's a little shack there in the back. It's a paper model. Next to it is the dead tree with the vine I mentioned in another post.

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    roryglasgow Active Member

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    The station is that free paper model kit that you can download from EZ Structures. (The one I downloaded was the black and white version. They've taken that one off and put a color version in its place.)

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    One gate open...ready to lead some cattle up the ramp...

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    roryglasgow Active Member

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    And a beautiful plaid sky in the background...

    All I need now is some cows...

    -Rory

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    (Chuckling here), It must be a good 15 yrs since the cry of the day was "WHERE'S THE BEEF" ! :D :D What era did you say you were modelling?:)

    Errol
  6. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

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    Well, I was modelling the transition era until my wonderful wife surprised me with an undecorated SD80MAC! :) So, I'm kinda floating in limbo on that one... But most of my stuff is from the 50s and 60s.

    -Rory
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    Damn that's a good looking sky. LOL.
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Rory,
    Gawd a'mighty!, I can't believe a texan that doesn't have any cows! and all that free feed with "Ralston Purina" right next door(That IS "checkerboard square" isn't it?

    Kidding aside, looks good!, and a right proper use of the extra space.
    Pete
  9. Tyson Rayles

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    Looking good Rory,for a paper structure that station is perty neat.:cool:From the looks of that sky I would say a tornado is on the way but I don't see any mobile homes so maybe not. :p
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    Yeah, that kit was pretty simple, but it turned out looking very nice. I used colored pencils to color it. I'm tempted to buy their CD because I like paper models, but I don't have a need for any more structures.

    I downloaded the Z-scale version of the station last night. I thought I'd try that one for laughs! :)

    I think that the cattle pen needs a little more india ink/alcohol. I was looking at the pictures just now and decided that the wood wasn't as gray as I wanted...

    -Rory
  11. Tyson Rayles

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    The pen looks very nice, but it does look like it was built yesterday. I would suggest spraying it with gray primer, then a light wash of the india ink for the aged look.:)
  12. Drew1125

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    Looks great, Rory!:cool:
    And hey, if you want to pull a string of stock cars with an SD80MAC...it's YOUR RR!! ;)
    Maybe some of that Texas beef will work its way up to my new food proccessing plant on the K&I?
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    Thanks for the advice, Tyson. I'll probably do that this evening.

    Charlie, I'm sure that some of the stock cars might find themselves over your way. Also, I hope to be opening up business at the meat packing plant soon. Maybe I could send a reefer full of good ol' Texas beef your way!

    -Rory
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    Speaking of "Where's the beef?" -- Where's the cattle ?
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    MOO....... MOOOO....... MOOO......... MOOOOO.........


    Just adding the sound effects!!:D :D