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Offline tin shed gamer

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Land train,a different way of making a Train for Pulp.
« on: October 27, 2015, 12:25:29 AM »
I've a thread over in Railway where I'm running with the idea of building an entire 30's English steam train and railway track.However this idea came up in the general flow of the conversation.
Michi mentioned how he was surprised that no one had used the idea for Pulp before. So I've thought about for a while and at the risk of a'Duel Post' decided to Post some images in Pulp.Just to through the idea into the Pulp arena.
The original was produced around 1905 and remained in documented use until roughly 1930.It was used to haul logs to timber mills in North America and Canada,examples were also sold to Russia.
The steam versions were more powerful than their petrol engined replacement,and was recorded pulling a1/2 km of train of timber,so it's not impossible for it to pull a more conventional style of carriage arrangement.
Mark.

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Re: Land train,a different way of making a Train for Pulp.
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2015, 12:27:39 AM »
WOW! That looks great!  :-*

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Re: Land train,a different way of making a Train for Pulp.
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2015, 09:24:11 AM »
What a brilliant contraption!

Love the weathering effects on the painted version, really nicely done.

I am assuming this is a kitbash?

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Re: Land train,a different way of making a Train for Pulp.
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2015, 09:38:23 AM »
It looks even better with that base Mark!  :-*

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Re: Land train,a different way of making a Train for Pulp.
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2015, 09:47:29 AM »
Nice painting Mark, the olive is a good colour  8)

Cheers
Matt

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Re: Land train,a different way of making a Train for Pulp.
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2015, 09:56:06 AM »
BTW: There is no water tank on that engine. Will you make a tender of some sort too?

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Re: Land train,a different way of making a Train for Pulp.
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2015, 11:03:17 AM »
BTW: There is no water tank on that engine. Will you make a tender of some sort too?

Surely it just scoops up snow to get the required water?  ;)
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Re: Land train,a different way of making a Train for Pulp.
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2015, 11:42:00 AM »
Michi,
I made the engine with out a saddle tank as it made the engine look to cramped in 28mm(later versions had a saddle tank often when  the front ski's were replaced with wheels).As for a tender I may get round to one when I do the tender for Railway engine.But for now I'm happy to leave it as it is,and work on the idea mentioned by Ssendam.
JollyBoB, no kit bashing,only Kelloggs and cocktail sticks.

Glad every one likes the colour scheme.Still tangleing with the car's theme,though Matt.
Mark.

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Re: Land train,a different way of making a Train for Pulp.
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2015, 01:38:18 PM »
mark - great work!  i suppose it might work for remote jungles too since there's no tracks; but swap the front skis for another set of treads.  any tips/suggestions/how-to on making it?  and BTW "duel thread" sounds like they're fighting - very much a pulp happenstance.

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Re: Land train,a different way of making a Train for Pulp.
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2015, 03:02:55 PM »
This is really a great looking piece!  Richard

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Re: Land train,a different way of making a Train for Pulp.
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2015, 03:40:59 PM »
Pistolpete
Your right you could use it anywhere in a pulp game.As for tips on making one,Have a look at the 'Tales from the tin shed' threads they're the tutorials I've done on card modelling covering tri-engined planes for pulp.Tramp steamers,traction engines and heavy field guns.Fire engines and other bits and bobs .if you get stuck just drop me a PM as for a full tutorial I'm not sure if I could fit one into my work load.
But if you were intent on kit bashing a HO engine with a new cab,or a Thomas the tank engine toy,and the track units from a Renualt ft17. Would work too.
Mark

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Re: Land train,a different way of making a Train for Pulp.
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2015, 06:49:27 PM »
Amazing work with that train, full of win  :-*

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Re: Land train,a different way of making a Train for Pulp.
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2015, 08:25:06 PM »
That's excellent, full of character!  :-*
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Re: Land train,a different way of making a Train for Pulp.
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2015, 04:48:44 AM »
tin shed gamer......um what else can i do except DROOL!!....that thing is magnificent sir!!the attention to details is just blowing me away!! :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Land train,a different way of making a Train for Pulp.
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2015, 08:58:20 PM »
Roadskare63,
There's just a suggestion of detail rather than 'real' detail.heres a picture of the inside of the cab which can hold two 25mm bases (albeit with a bit of a squeeze).The carriage is proving a bit of slow burner as I've had to tweak the layout of the billboard as the original setup didn't flow when I placed it next to the engine. I'll be adding a small amount of detail to the interior,with sash windows open at different heights,bunks,pot belly stove,and a small table with charts on(just to give it a bit more of a pulp'd feel)

 

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