Sunday, August 3, 2014

Portable Hog House, Feeder, & Wallow, Down on the Farm #10

I really need to get back to work on this, as it was supposed to be done for the June Turkey Creek NMRA Division meeting, doubt I will get the diorama completed, but if I can make the meeting, I will take what I have.

That was written in early June, and I ended up not getting it done, obviously as one can see by this post.  I also ended up not being able to attend the meeting due to a business meeting,

A couple structures that I am building from strip wood are the portable hog houses and the hog feeders.  The plans for all three structures in this post came from the South Dakota State University web site, and are era appropriate for my 1949 era model railroad.
The plans for the portable hog feeder.

The pile of strip wood, stained with India Ink and alcohol.  I pre-cut the wood to length before I stained it.  I glued them together with yellow wood glue.

And here are the plans for the portable hog house.  There are three versions shown, I opted for the half open front model.

I used sheet wood for the sides and the doors and some strip wood bracing.  I used roofing from Wild West Models.

A few shots of the the finished structures.  I used some 3d printed scraps for the hinges and the door handle on the shed.  For hinges on the feeder, I used strips of paper. 

Yeah, I have not painted the pigs yet, of put them in a pen.  At this point they are free range hogs.  I will be adding scale corn cobs to the feeders and corn crib.

I know almost nothing about farming, so I thought it odd to have a concrete hog wallow, but it gave me something else to print, so I thought I would include one in the scene.  

Here is the mini-scene with a lot of work to go.  I need to add piping from the windmill to the hog wallow, and from the wallow drain to the creek.  Also water in the wallow.

Obviously I am running behind in my posts, too much work, some volunteer work on the National Narrow Gauge Convention coming up in a few weeks, and a general lack of time and motivation.  

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