Jul 11, 2011
Today's weathering projects: 2/14/12
I really like the weathered look of those rail cars. What you have done with the old junk cars is also very good.
Thanks. They were all done with weathering powder and clear flat spray.
Nice layout!! Look foward to seeing more pics of it in the future.
Here's a glimpse of something I started work on yesterday. It's another Frankenstein. So far it consists of an Athearn F7 frame, Proto motor with Proto flywheels, shafts and worms, Proto trucks with Athearn gears throughout, Athearn nickel silver wheels and Athearn worm housing clips. The motor is locked in place with hot glue. Today I hope to get the motor and trucks wired and give it a test run on address 00.
Here's a short video of what I find relaxing. Watch out for Christine's sister. She does get around. Here's a different angle taken from the roof of Howard Johnson's mobile home.
And a few photos showing some of my latest work. The 'KEEP OFF!' decals are simply strips of printed paper glued on. My old printer does a horrid job with decal paper when it's not trying to wad it up into a little ball.
So what you trying to say here? Keep off your train? lol Ill ride when you least expect it...muhahahaha
Yep. Keep off. No trespassing. All that jazz. You know there are a lot of people who will see the sign and do the opposite. I was once that age when it was cool to do things like that. Dumb age. For me it ended when I jumped from a moving train and broke a leg. I was fourteen at the time. When my parents found out what I'd been doing (cops were more than happy to tell them) the only time I got out of the house for the next six months was to go to school, and I disliked school with a passion.
We were lucky I guess. We had a siding close to the house that always had parked rolling stock there. For the longest time we thought that was our own playground equipment. Then one day they were gone and we did'nt know what to do with ourselves.(no vid games back then) Dumb age, not sure about that though, fun age yes even with the bad. Seems things meant the opposite when we were kids...All a learning curve to try to pass down to your kids who don't always listen..
A few recent remotor projects:
An Atlas 70's era GP40 chassis with Proto motor and Proto/Athearn shafts.
An Atlas 70's era FP7 chassis with Athearn type motor and Proto/Athearn shafts.
Another Atlas 70's era GP40 chassis with a Proto motor.
Your technique to mount motors with hot glue is interesting! Is this something you came up with or did you see it done elsewhere? I never would have considered that.
I hand-lay my rail using hot glue. No problem with it so far, but I'm wondering what might happen when the motor gets a little hot from use. Maybe hot glue is offered to soften/melt at different degrees of heat these days.
I came up with it on my own. I had no RTV or JB Weld and no money to get any. I do have a lot of hot glue sticks though. I use the hi-temp sticks so a motor would have to get pretty hot to loosen it. Thsi stuff can give you a nasty burn and I have a scar from a second degree burn to prove it. I've used this on half a dozen locos and I run all of them hard. No problems yet and it's been a couple of months since the first two. And it takes quite a bit of glue too. It can't be just a dab here and a dab there. If you look at one of the photos of a GP40 drive you'll see the motor is set into a pool of glue.
he he "a fly by night operation" Nice job.
That's one of those little flights of whimsy. I figured the Macgyver fans would get a chuckle if I threw Jack Dalton in there.