HO Scale - What's On Your Workbench?

RDGbuff56 Nov 17, 2009

  1. Flashwave

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    Wow, really likinkg the NH decalling,looks good. And i really want one of those depots now. Thought I'd share my project this week. Nothing big, just pulling lettering. I aquired this combine because a) i got really excited about MTH announcing a streamline combine in HO singley available, and B) because I wanted to model an ACF combine for the NYC James Whitcomb Riley and the CB&Q Silver Salon at ITM. As it turns out, somewhere between the announcement and thefirst stripping of the car name, i failed to register that the thing doesn't look like either candidate, and i aquired an old Mantua combine for the JWR a month ago. (not a rivet counter, just want a fairly good looking stand in, and since I enjoy populating and getting interiors lit up, the Walthers dormitory bag doesn't quite cut it) Had I been thinking, I would've checked before stripping the lettering, and left it as Private Varnish, but i wasn't so I'm gonna finish what I started, and let it run around naked stainless ntil I decide whether Its going to turn into the Silver Salon, or get a fantasy roadname. Much as I wish I'd thought the project through a little better though, its a sweet little car, and I am glad I bought it. As much as I dislike their proprietary DCS system, Mth does make some nice passenger cars. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1358494525.462299.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1358494554.060073.jpg
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  2. Thelawnboy54

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    I wasn't happy with any of the kits for a rock quarry. So this is my first attempt at building from scratch. Here is my homemade rock crusher! Take it easy on me, it's my first time!! As in an authentic 60's era quarry the Yuke dump trucks will dump the rock on the hill into the top of the crusher, and then the crushed rock will come out on the different conveyor belts! It's just in primer now, paint and detail to follow! ImageUploadedByTapatalk1358614083.990116.jpg

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  3. Flashwave

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    Take it easy? Its a solid looking structure. Little sparse on details, yet to add I suspect, but it looks good. The conveyors I'd suggest looking at, you are allowed to use assembled details, and I think even in N there should be some coal belts. Actually, you might look at an HO scale conveyor for loading hoppers and hopper truck trailers, it might be big enough to scale down to an N scale rock conveyor.
     
  4. verse2damax

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    More from my KAthearn BNSF C44-9W late version upgrade project.

    All three units are now brandishing the newly upgraded radiator panels. The grilles are from Details Associates and the roof walk panels are from Details West. The top mounted sand filler hatches are from Details West.
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    Here are the triplets with the newly installed grilles behind the cabs. Now it's time for some roof details, which I have already started.
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    Roof detailing in full swing. Units 1 & 2 will have identical details however unit 3 will have a slightly different GPS dome config, instead of the square dome it will have the smaller circular dome.
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  5. Brian K

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    Almost finished with this Kato unit. Not much to add in the way of details, but wanted the toaster look, which is based on the real one before UP finally repainted it.

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  6. ratled

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    Nice work Brian but you really need to look at your proto photos better when you work. I don't comment when one doesn't get every detail right but when you you start missing the big things I have to say something. This photo should help you with the next one
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  7. Brian K

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    That's awesome. Was that real, or did someone have fun with photo shop? Hard to tell. Might just have to do one of those... :)

    Here's the one I was after: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=441306

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  8. Colonel

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    I have spent the past hour going through this thread. A long time N scaler who is seriously considering the move back to HO. This thread is so inspiring, Brian K I admired your work in N and love what your doing in HO.

    Some excellent work here and i look forward to seeing more and possibly participating. Can anybody tell me the best way to sell an N scale collection :)
     
  9. fifer

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    Brian I have seen many of these and you nailed it buddy !!!!!!!


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  10. ratled

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    Not my photo ( that's why I left the owners name on it). I have heard both real and shoped.

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  11. r_i_straw

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    Took the depot over to my friend's layout and plopped it down about where it will go just to see how it will look when I am finished with it.
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    I found this old WWI era photo of the structure. My friend models 1951 so all the buildings to the left of the covered platform were gone. Here you see the Wells Fargo building and a Harvey House attached.
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  12. RGW

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    Re: H0 Scale - What's On Your Workbench?

    Excellent.
     
  13. tootnkumin

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    Pity the other buildings were gone. I'm familiar with Wells Fargo (Saturday afternoon matinee movies, 6 pence (5c) a ticket), but what's a Harvey house?
     
  14. r_i_straw

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    Fred Harvey ran a chain of restaurants trackside along various railroads, especially the Santa Fe. Back when many trains did not carry a dining car, they would stop to let everyone get off and eat a quick meal. Here is a more detailed history.
    Wells Fargo evolved into American Railway Express and then into the Railway Express Agency. Kind of the UPS of their day.
     
  15. fifer

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    Russel That station was well worth the time , it really looks great!

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  16. tootnkumin

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    Thanks for that answer Russell. Actually I learned 2 things today, didn't know that about Wells Fargo either.

    The Harvey House reminds me of the New Zealand Govt Railways "way back then". There weren't any diners or refreshment cars on the main trunk lines either, only a few stops where a meat pie and a cup of tea could be purchased. The cups of tea were served in a thick walled, white china cup. Did help to keep it hot while you munched on your pie and the cups were pretty unbreakable. I suspect a secondary reason was to reduce the use of the on board toilets. (straight onto the tracks, with a notice on the back of the door asking "Passengers to refrain from using the facility while at a station"
     
  17. Smithsr

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    Fabulous modeling sir!
     
  18. danpik

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    Well, not technicaly on the bench any more....

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    Actually this one is still "on the bench" as it needs the canvas top installed.
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  19. Flash Blackman

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    Nice job on the models. I like the AWR logo. Is that a real railroad?
     
  20. danpik

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    Actually it is AWVR, Allegany & West Virginia Railroad, from the movie unstoppable. Makes for a nice ficticious railroad. They had 4 different paint schemes in the movie. The AC4400's had the scheme I did as well as the same scheme with the area above and behind the yellow stripe painted black. The SD40 was in the blue that I painted as well as a "grey Ghost" scheme.
     

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