Weekend Photo Fun April 6, 2012

Discussion in 'The Inspection Pit' started by r_i_straw, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Down at the old cotton gin.
  2. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

    After being sick last week I finally finished these cars, also decaling ribbed side cars takes a lot longer than smooth side cars.


    This is the second Morrison-Knudson Covered Hopper, that I did out of their fleet of 274 cars. Atlas PS2 2003 CF Covered Hopper painted Armour Yellow and lettered with Herald King Decals.


    This is a McKeen Models ACF Exterior Post Boxcar that I am using to stand in for a Major-Freuhauf X74 Boxcar. Substituted a X-Panel Roof from a Branchline Berwick kit to replicate the difference between the X71 and X74 Boxcars. All were used for clean lading products, mostly paper loading. Floquil PC Green paint and lettered with Microscale Decals.


    This is an Eel River Models, 62' PC&F RBL used for hauling Coors Beer from Golden Co. Assembled the flat kit and painted with Scalecoat Aluminum and Armour Yellow and lettered with Microscale Decals.

    Thanks for looking!
    Rick J
  3. rg5378

    rg5378 TrainBoard Member

    Nice scene!
  4. rg5378

    rg5378 TrainBoard Member

    You have done a good job weathering and painting and decaling your cars.
  5. jeffrey-wimberly

    jeffrey-wimberly TrainBoard Member

    FM H24-66 Trainmaster in the lead on a freight.

  6. jhn_plsn

    jhn_plsn TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Nice shot Russell, but you best get off the water tower before the authorities see you up there.
  7. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

    That is sooooooo cool !!!!!! I love it !!!!!! Only in N scale
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  8. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

    A boarded-up corset factory...1965
  9. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member


    Excellent shots as previously. The old, somewhat deteriorating brick factory is great. but I really have to ask-What do you use to make your streets? Plaster, drywall mud, or ? As a Michiganian, I really need a good way to model the potholes, rough pavement, etc. as you have done very well.
  10. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

    I use drywall mud. I use masking tape every place I don't want the mud to stay, like the sidewalks. I pull the tape off when the mud is still wet. I try to do the roadway as well as I can to reduce sanding. I paint it with WS slate gray and weather it with white chalk. You will like the way if comes out.
  11. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Here are some pictures by Phil Rawlins of the H0 scale SAMRA club fun run operations.

    SSW GP9 Black Widow, SSW RS3 Bow Wave, Espee S4 Tiger Stripe, and SSW GP20 Bloody Nose.

    Burlington on the bridge.

    Burlington lashup enters the yard.

    Burling resting. We did run this 17 engine lashup. Looked good. All types of engines but all Atlas manufacture, IIRC.
  12. SecretWeapon

    SecretWeapon TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Just got home. I've been in the hospital since 9:00am. Had my surgery, woke up without any problem for a change. All went well. I'll know if it was a success in 4-8 weeks. If it works, I'll get my illiostomy bag reversed & get closer to normal.
    Happy Easter everyone.

  13. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Nice picture, Mike.

    FWIW, there are a lot of nice, screensaver type pictures here on TB. On my monitor, the oversize pictures are reduced and have a narrow, cream colored strip at the top. Click on that and you can see the full size picture. Impressive! You can post these directly to the screen saver thus getting a new one every few days. That is all I know. :highfive:
  14. SecretWeapon

    SecretWeapon TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    I've been doing that for years. I've got a bunch of your pictures there already.
  15. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Candy! What happened to your picture! I was just about to download.
  16. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

    I don't understand....
  17. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Staff Member

    Candy, How large is your diorama? It looks like it's at least 5 or 6 feet long, but photographic parallax can do that, so I am probably wrong.
    You have certainly captured the feeling of today's economy with the deserted streets and clutter. Great job! :)
  18. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

    I've built two that are 2 X 4 and one that is 2 X 6. That are all jointed together. I hope to make it longer. I have the space but it's slow because of $$$$$
  19. Mark Dance

    Mark Dance TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    An in progress shot of Snowshed #2 just West of Coryell.


    Happy Easter everyone!

  20. fireball_magee

    fireball_magee TrainBoard Member

    Love it all. Candy as usual amazing work. BTW is that Mustang offer in Ho or 1:1 scale? if 1:1 Ill take 3!

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