"Cat Extra"

Stefan May 30, 2004

  1. Stefan

    Stefan TrainBoard Supporter

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    On my "High Desert & Sierra Railroad" sometimes I run a train with a load of several Caterpillar earth moving machines. The train arrives the yard early in the morning and will be unloaded at the local "Cat" dealer after sunrise.
    Stefan
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  2. Colonel

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    Stefan

    Excellent pics and models I'm guessing HO????
     
  3. Stefan

    Stefan TrainBoard Supporter

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    Paul

    yes its H0.
     
  4. Derek

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    incredible detail, layout, and models...

    I went through your entire album to make sure nothing was real ;) :D

    What do you use for the redish-brown dirt ground cover?
     
  5. Flash Blackman

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    I can't get to Rail Images this morning, but I could see the pictures in the thread.

    Excellent work. Very nice modeling!

    Okay, I got through and I looked at each each and every picture. Just really great. I wish we had some of those GP 60s in N scale. It is really great modeling and great weathering. I like the weathering the best.

    The partial relief grain silo in the background is just beautiful. Grain hoppers really fit that scene.
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    I think that the track detail makes everything look so realistic. Really great track work. All painted and weathreed and everything. Also, I like the old Espee engines.
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    Really great work, Stephan. The engine facility is one of my favorites, too.
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    This really encourages me. It is always in the details. Great job!

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  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    [​IMG] Very nice! I like that close in view of SP 8469.

    :D

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  7. Stefan

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    [​IMG] I`m really impressed. I never expected this response. You folks embarrass me [​IMG]
    Derek the ground cover is real dirt from Arizona. [​IMG]
    Robert, the track is all handlayed and weathered. Its a lot of work but it is worth.
    Thanks for your friendly words
    Stefan
     
  8. watash

    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    Stephan, workmanship is great! Looks like it was made in Switzerland by Santa's Master Elf. :D
     
  9. WPZephyrFan

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    Stefan;
    Awesome work! What's really impressive is that you live a few thousand miles from your subject and still have it look as great as it does! Excellent!
     
  10. Mike C

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    Awsome photos!!! Hard to tell its a model. Great job.....Mike
     
  11. disisme

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    Man, that close up is soooooo good.... Great photo, and it says a lot about the layout that you could defy anyone to say whether its a real loco or a model...fantastic.

    Where did you get those HO caterpillar tractors? Great models. [​IMG]
     
  12. Flash Blackman

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    Remember that there are two pictures in the Rail Images album that are, indeed, real engines. When I first looked at them, I mean I have seen realistic, but this is ridiculous! Then I saw that they were real! Great modeling!!
     
  13. Stefan

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    Thank you again folks [​IMG]
    Your comments powers me to increase my efforts. [​IMG]
    Disisme, the Cats are Norscot models. You can get them from Walthers or directly from Norscot.
    Stefan
     
  14. friscobob

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    Well done, Stefan! And that close-up shot of the grungy SP diesel is dead-on, right down to the burned-off paint.

    You say that your track is handlaid. What size rail did you use (code 100, 83, 70, etc)?
     
  15. Stefan

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    Friscobob,
    thank you.
    The rail is "Pilz H0 Elite" code 83 from Tillig.
    I like it, because it`s weathered and has a cross-section very close to prototype.
    Stefan

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