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PostSubject: Re: 20 Mule Team   Mon 10 Mar 2014, 2:16 pm

Great looking build so far. That's one of those long term projects that's good to fill time between other projects.

Nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: 20 Mule Team   Mon 10 Mar 2014, 3:56 pm

Glad to see you back at this one. Excellent subject.
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PostSubject: Re: 20 Mule Team   Mon 10 Mar 2014, 4:53 pm

Hi John,

Well the Water Wagon looks great and I am sure you'll manage to do the same with the Wagons...

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PostSubject: Re: 20 Mule Team   Sat 15 Mar 2014, 6:24 pm

Got to working on the 2nd wagon and just about have it done







Have to do the white for the tool box in front and the water barrel's for the side but will wait till I get the other wagon done and do that all at once. Here is what the bottom looks like, after taking it apart 3 times I finally got it figured out how it goes together



and with the water wagon hooked up



That's a 12" ruler in front so you can have an idea how long it is   
Going to start the last wagon and get that part done.
Thanks for the comments, they are welcome   
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PostSubject: Re: 20 Mule Team   Sat 15 Mar 2014, 6:30 pm

That's looking great John and it's bigger than I thought too.

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PostSubject: Re: 20 Mule Team   Sun 16 Mar 2014, 1:35 am

Nice work on a great subject. It is bigger than I thought it was. Cool.
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PostSubject: Re: 20 Mule Team   Sun 16 Mar 2014, 10:44 pm

Got the front wagon done which needs some corrections. The front wagon with 4 mules setting in front



and here is one with all 3 wagons hooked together with 4 mules. That is a 12" ruler in front for the size of how long this is



I have to do some touch up on the wagons and finish the barrels for the sides after that do all the mules, get a 48" board to put this on and the rest of the fun for detailing.

Thanks for looking and comments are always welcome   
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PostSubject: Re: 20 Mule Team   Mon 17 Mar 2014, 2:16 am

48 inches. Man I didn't think it was that long. Gonna be sweet when finished. Thanks for the update.
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PostSubject: Re: 20 Mule Team   Mon 17 Mar 2014, 4:38 am

John, just got back yesterday from two and a half weeks of leading bicycle tours in Death Valley. Great warm weather, great riders and a great overall set of tours.

It may be too late, but while there, I took photos of the 20 mule team wagon set that is in front of the Furnace Creek Resort. Here they are:








This might help you if you want to do any detail work.
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PostSubject: Re: 20 Mule Team   Mon 17 Mar 2014, 4:46 pm

Pete, we were there at the same time. lol If you saw a minivan pulling a trailer with two motorcycles on it thursday, that was me. lol
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PostSubject: Re: 20 Mule Team   Mon 17 Mar 2014, 5:14 pm

Sam, on the two Thursdays, we were leaving the Furnace Creek Campground at around 8 am, heading south to Badwater and then climbing up and over the hill to Shoshone. 74 mile day with about 5000 feet of climbing!

We were camped at Group Camp site 5. You would have recognized us by the big 15 passenger van, pulling a small utility trailer. The big van has bikes all over it. Here is a photo:



Funny coincidence, isn't it!!
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PostSubject: Re: 20 Mule Team   Wed 18 Jun 2014, 6:03 am

How deja vu this build is. Had the model when I was like 10 or so. I put it together and my dad made a base and plastic dust cover for it, he also helped with the harnessing. All I have left is the water wagon. Recently at a toy and collectible show and sell I saw the complete kit and bought it for $20. Back in the day 2 other companion kits were available, an oxen drawn Connestoga wagon and a Wells Fargo stage coach. I suggest the scale 1/48. Thank you Pete S. for the fotos of the real wagons, amazing how tough they are to last all this time.
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PostSubject: Re: 20 Mule Team   Wed 13 Aug 2014, 11:33 pm

Well I took this out again and painted up the mule's in different colors



have to do the markings on the mule's and paint the harness's when I can and get around to it, not in a real big hurry on anything anymore but just get a little done at a time   
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PostSubject: Re: 20 Mule Team   Thu 14 Aug 2014, 12:42 am

I was wondering what happened to this, nice to see it back up and running.

All those harnesses to paint ...... You poor soul.
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PostSubject: Re: 20 Mule Team   Thu 14 Aug 2014, 2:50 am

I had the chance to pick up the "20 Mule Team" kit long time ago. Kinda wish I'd picked it up. Good luck on a true challenge.
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PostSubject: Re: 20 Mule Team   Thu 14 Aug 2014, 3:38 am

Glad to see you back on this one.
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