Jul 28, 2014
Real nice work. Great senery
Thanks SYROUS. BOXCAB... I think anyone who is a model railroader is a patient person. LOL! JMS
So, I bought myself some Xmas presents for myself at a train show. First up was an Atlas GP40 in Chessie System paint. I weathered it up, moved the bell from underneath to the side or the long hood(from pics) and patched the numbers on the cab(also, added a small CSXT) and replaced the number boards. Cost me $60. Second, was a Bachmann C40-8 undecorated that was $25. I bought an Atlas Tank Car painted for Liquid Sugar Industries. I weathered it, and added some staining and spillage marks. It was $15. And lastly, I found two old Walthers Ortner Hopper Cars never out of the box with all the parts. $5 EACH!!!
Not too bad for $110. Enjoy! JMS
I'm liking the streaking/runoff effects on that tank car. And that poor GP looks like it could use a day off...
Not at all bad! That Geep must be allergic to wash racks.
Thanks guys!!! Since my layout is in the 2004 timeframe, a Chessie Geep definitely needs to be dirty!!! LOL! JMS
PS-should I paint the C40-8 in CSX YN2 paint or Conrail Quality w/ a patch? Thanks for the replies! JMS
Well, all finished my CSX OLS Caboose from post #366 of "Show us your recent HO purchases". I removed the walkway and filled in the holes. I added window glass. I rebuilt the end railings to more prototypical appearance. And lastly, I painted the trucks and then did a light(very light) coat of weathering... some light grey on top and bottom wit just a hint of dirt brown on bottom. I figured this caboose would be kept clean! Thanks for looking! JMS
looking great I really like all the weathering you have done adds to the realism
So nice to not see a coupler trip pin.
Those look great, I like the GP 40 the best. Your weathering looks really good. Keep posting pictures, I enjoy them greatly.
Thanks guys! I try to weather everything. Some get a little... some get a lot! Yes, I cut off all coupler trip pins. Since, I do not use auto uncoupling... there is no reason for me to have them. Some of the cars have air lines on them... some do not. I plan on having all cars have air line one day. I think I might even try out those new magnetic air lines that will connect and disconnect from each other. JMS
Well, even though I have been out of town, I was able to get some work done on my C40-8 that I got myself for Xmas 2014 before I left. I have painted the pilots black, did the black anti-skid on the nose(This loco was painted by Conrail and did not get the black anti-skid on the walkways... however, when I weather it... the walkways will be almost black), handrail and step ends white, painted the vents silver, and added some decals. Still have some more decals to add when I get home... all those little warning labels!!! Fun! Fun!. I was able to finish the cab up, and already blasted it with a coat of Dull-coat and reassembled it(That is why it looks different from the rest of the body- and it is still able to be removed). Last step after decals will be weathering.
Thanks for looking! JMS
Nice looking Loco. Great paintjob and decaling....
Thanks Chris! I still have some more work to do... JMS
Great looking GE John. There are more little warning decals on these things than a person would think, its like they are everywhere. I used to know an electrician that when he started a shift he had a hand full of those stickers, and when he ran out the shift was about over
What is your method for weathering all those screens?
Thanks Tom! Yes, those labels are EVERYWHERE!!! LOL! When weathering vents... I start with thinning regular flat black paint to about a 5(thinner)parts to 1(paint)part. I use fine artist brushes and paint(even though it is more like a "wash" at this point) in the vents and grills. After finishing the rest of the weathering, I then seal with dull-coat, and then I will come back with powdered black chalks and go over the vents and grills again. This way they get a 3D soot/dirt effect. JMS
The loco turned out great. Awesome work.
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Puurrdy stuff Chris
Howdy everybody! Hope everyone is doing well! Well, now that "life" has settled down a little bit, I was able to get some work done. I was able to do some more work on my mini Norfolk Southern OCS train. As you can see... I am at the point where I can start putting decals onto them. The dome car(aka Delaware) was already painted and lettered... however, the paint was way too red for the OCS. Since I was able to find a paint that almost perfectly matched, I decided to repaint and decal the car. Here are the two cars! I also added pics from the "build" of the observation car. It started off as a C&O coach.
I modified the roof, cut new windows, filled in old windows, filled in one door and heavily modified the other door to match the pictures I have seen. After decals, I will gloss coat both cars and reinstall the windows. The last step will be to add the ditch and marker lights to the end of the observation car. I also have to paint some areas of the end railing "brass" color.
More to come. Thanks for looking! JMS
Looks great John, keep it coming