HO Scale - What's On Your Workbench?

RDGbuff56 Nov 17, 2009

  1. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I'm certainly not as prolific as dti406, but here is my latest H0 scale boxcar. It is Proto 2000 and is a very nice kit. Easier to build than the Branchline kit but probably not quite as good. I do think they give comparable results. This car is right out of the box except for some weathered trucks and wheels.
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  2. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Here is my latest passenger car.
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  3. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

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    Here is this weeks completed cars!

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    This is a Robbins Rails / A-Line 60' Autoparts Boxcar. I left this as a short wheelbase car to match the DT&I and lettered with John Alaniva's decals.

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    Front Range Kit representing a Boxcar converted to a Piggyback Flat. Lettered with Oddballs Decals, the Trailer is an old Athearn 45' trailer that I painted and lettered with Microscale Decals.

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    This is a Details West 52' Blue Island Reefer, painted Gray with Galvanized Roof and Black Underframe, lettered with Herald King Decals.

    Thanks for looking!

    Rick
     
  4. jeffrey-wimberly

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    I just got this Stewart U25B back together yesterday. This loco definitely has an Elizabeth Taylor complex. Lots of marriages. Let's start the list.

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    Stewart frame and shell.
    Proto 2000 AAR trucks (FA1).
    Athearn gears and wheels (F7).
    Proto 2000 worms, shafts, flywheels (GP38-2).
    Digitrax decoder (DZ143 Z Scale).
    Bachmann 8 pin plug (SD45).
    Proto Power West motor (A-Line)
    Horns (Proto 2000 GP38-2)
     
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  5. BNbob

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    Here is my offering for the weekend. The car is part of a series DODX 29500-29508 that is used to transport solid fuel Trident ICBM missile motors. The model was built over the core of an old ConCor 57ft mechanical reefer. The prototype is classified as a reefer because it keeps the inside temperature within a set range. The end doors are used to load and offload the motors. I based the model on photographs available online. FYI - There are over 1,500 rivets on the car; thanks to MicroMark rivet decals, I didn't have to apply each one individually!

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  6. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

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    NYC RS-32

    No completed cars this week, but I am adding detail to an Atlas RS-32 so as to replicate a NYC Unit.

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    Detail Parts are mostly from the Cal-Scale kit offered by Bowser, the two Blat Horns are a Details West Part.

    Thanks for looking

    Rick
     
  7. chestateegold

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    Painted appropriate hand rails yellow, added safety striping decals and gave engine a little bit of a grimy look. Not bad for my first weathering/ decal/ painting eh?

    Robert
     
  8. mikelhh

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    Yep very nice Chesta

    I recently painted this section of backscene for a corner of the layout

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    I hope to be able to bend it around the corner using brackets screwed to the benchwork.

    Meanwhile it's secured along one side

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    Work is still going on here.

    Mike
     
  9. Scott Sanders

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    Mike, your layout and modeling, very very impressive!


    Well folks I am working a couple of Athearn RTR Texas Mexican PS 5344 Boxcars #3057 & #3082

    Here is where I stand today with them.....

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  10. friscobob

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    Digging out a Walthers GSC bulkhead flatcar kit from storage. I plan on kitbashing it to represent a Frisco pulpwood flatcar (of which they had plenty on their Arkinda Subdivision). I did one years ago, and have pictures in my Railimages album, but I'm being asked (read=nagged) to do another one, with pictures.
     
  11. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

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    After getting my camera back this week, I took some pictures of recently completed cars.

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    Eel River Beer Car RBL Kit, painted and lettered with Microscale Decals.

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    Model Die Casting 5077 Kit, painted Cascade Green and lettered with Herald King Decals for the Camino, Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railroad.

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    An Eastern Car Works Airslide Kit, painted in Floquil Primer and lettered with Microscale Decals.

    Thanks for looking!

    Rick
     
  12. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That is some great looking roof rust and weathering! :thumbs_up:
     
  13. mikelhh

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    I couldn't agree more, Flash :thumbs_up: I'll have to single out one of mine, and I'll be happy to get it half as good.
     
  14. Scott Sanders

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    Flash & Mike,

    Thanks guys I appreciate your comments....Roofs have never been my strong point, I recently switched to using oils and powders and am have much more success, the flat roofs are working out better for me than the peaked roofs, see below, here are a few piccs of another box I am working on.

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  15. mikelhh

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    Looks great! Oils, eh? I have heaps of them and keep forgetting to use them.
     
  16. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Me, too. And I purchased the oils specifically because modelers here said they did a better job.

    Also, I purchased some expensive Windsor and Newton acrylics. They do so much better than the artist acrylics or even the model rr acrylics. They also cost 6-8 US$ a tube.
     
  17. verse2damax

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    WOW!!! Excellent weathering job on that roof.

    As for me, I had started a Southern Pacific SD45X scratch building project about a year ago and did get anywhere. I sat looking at the work I've done so far and developed a renewed drive to press on with this project. So far I've managed to box up the long hood, have tons of details to add which is now in progress. I've also started the construction of the L window cab.

    Thankfully I have quite a bit of the detail parts, I'll have lots to do until the others arrive. I shall post a couple photos later.
     
  18. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I want to do an SD45X in N scale. Barely started and never finished. I am looking forward to the pictures.
     
  19. verse2damax

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    Hope this as I post future images of this build it inspires you to continue with your N Scale SD45X project.

    Well here are so photos of my progress so far. I've test fitted the radiator fans (Cannon & Company RF-1705). I'm awaiting the arrival of the fourth which is slightly different from the three pictured. I will be using the Cannon & Company RF-1703.

    The radiator access doors are to be added. I've test fitted the door pictured a have come to realize that it's a bit too tall so I have quite a bit of work ahead on the doors. Some of the doors will swivel, open and shut.
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    Last evening I've managed to add the raised section of the walkway on the left side of the locomotive and I also installed the Blower housing. Later I will be adding the dynamic brake fans and the cab base.
     
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  20. mikelhh

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    After seeing Scott Sanders' beautifully weathered boxcars - done with oils - I had to have a go myself.
    Victim is an Atlas Trainman PS2 hopper

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    Not sure what the scrap of white is on the upright, but I kind of like it so it stays :tb-biggrin: No doubt it's where I accidentally touched it with the brush while working on the roof.

    I like the oils. A tiny bit of paint goes a long way, and they are easier to smooth away than acrylics.

    Mike
     

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