Thinking outside the box, Tackle box that is!!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Goattee, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Goattee

    Goattee Member

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    I happened upon as I was rigging a fishing rod for my grandson.
    I thought these pretty round bobbers (floats, corks) should be good for something on the railroad.
    The next tine I was at Bass-Pro I picked up an assortment.
    The sizes I got are from left to right, 2 1/2”, 2”,1 1/2”, 1 1/4”, 3/4”, 1/2”.
    If you are as old as me you probably have plenty of medicine bottles just aching to be used.
    The 2 1/2” might be close to the size of one of them round tanks that has the spiral ladders for “N” gauge.
    You get the Idea.

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  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Nice!! Great Idea!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

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    Or mount one a plastic tube and it could become a modern municipal water tank. :cool:

    One man's junk is a modeler's inspiration.

    Trivia for the day: sometime when you're bored or curious, take a good look at the Imperial battlecruisers in the Star Wars films and count the recognizable parts from armor kits and assorted plastic "stuff" that you can pick out. You will be surprised.
  4. Triplex

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    That's a standard SF modellers' technique (or was, back when movies used physical models). They called it "greebling".
  5. Mountain Man

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    I used to do it when I was afantasy modeler, and it was referred to as "unlimited scratchbuilding, more commonly known as "anything goes".

    <any years ago there was a Fantasy Modeling magazine that unfortunately only lasted a year - 6 issues - which devoted entire articles to making almost anything out of almost anything else. I still have my six issues, and they remain a source of inspiration.
  6. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    Nice work, goatee!

    Kevin
  7. lester perry

    lester perry Guest

    I can relate to one thing in your original post
    " If you are as old as me you probably have plenty of medicine bottles just aching to be used. " too many of them. Oh yeah great Idea.
    Les
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Great use of ordinary objects. I LIKE it!
    Ralph