HO Scale - What's On Your Workbench?

RDGbuff56 Nov 17, 2009

  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    I dont think I have ever seen a container like that Trainiac. It looks really detailed as well as distinctive.
     
  2. vince p

    vince p TrainBoard Member

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    Thx it's a 50/50 mix of tru-color EL Maroon and caboose red.

    Basically a unique color to my road

    Just like the cream is a 50/50 of tru-color mixes.

    Thanks for checking it out.

    As for laying the paint down using a new needle and cone on my 30 year olde pasche airbrush helps a lot also.
     
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  3. vince p

    vince p TrainBoard Member

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    Unique container new to me in the looks department.
     
  4. vince p

    vince p TrainBoard Member

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    Well taking a short break to allow the paint to cure before proceeding more on my power.

    So since I'm changing from N back to HO as my hand issues are raring their head again.

    As I was sorting my n to get rid of I came across this very old atlas ranch house.

    Which was a bad thing as right next to it was my evergreen clapboard siding and right under that my Tichy ho window grab bag box of windows.

    Which didn't take me long to alter a window Hmmmmmmmm looks like I'll move forward on this.

    Just need to keep @RGW away from my housing project lol.

    Didn't take me long to smell smoke and well I'll let the pics speak.
     

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  5. vince p

    vince p TrainBoard Member

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    Stellas git her groove back lol.

    Seriously got a bunch of MOJO going right now.

    Here's some more.
     

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  6. vince p

    vince p TrainBoard Member

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    And now an update from Micheal's place lol.

    Got busy again then realized I had to build a window frame for the living room.

    As I couldn't find any windows close to the large window I needed I made a frame then added a trim strip to somewhat match the other windows.

    Plus used some L channel to give my walls an attachment point.

    Looks like it will also have a split slope roof thinking of adding a good olde fashioned porch.

    1st pic is a dry fit of a few walls.

    Here's the pics don't laugh to hard.

    Oh yea the n scale atlas ranch house has a copyright date of 1968 on the instructions lol.
     

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  7. vince p

    vince p TrainBoard Member

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    My house is now under my Andrewsburg sub in the HO section.
     
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  8. dalebaker

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    Pretty cool Vince! Nothing to laugh at there. I haven’t built a scratch building in a long time. I need to get back into it again. It will be nice to see the finished product.

    Dale
     
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  9. vince p

    vince p TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks Dale

    Wait for the one that follows this one.

    Hahahahaha lol.
     
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  10. strummer

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    Speaking of "workbench"...

    This has been my to-go power supply for my work area for ages:

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    ...has always worked well, and I think it looks cool to boot!

    The other day the "Throttle" dial seemed to seize up, for some reason; this has never happened to me before, with any pack I can think of. I was able to easily disassemble it, and after a shot of WD40 and some contact cleaner, I am happy to report it is now back to normal.

    I guess sometimes our "tools" need looking after as well. :)

    Mark in Oregon
     
  11. vince p

    vince p TrainBoard Member

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    Need to call Tool Time and get Tim the tool man Taylor to get you Mo Power Argh Argh Argh.

    Guess that's the nice thing about older stuff you can still fix it easily.
     
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  12. strummer

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    You got that right: I suppose that's why I seem drawn more towards the "older stuff". Speaking of which... :)

    I came upon this item a while back; it was one of the very few things my Dad had that I kept after he passed:

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    The little instruction booklet is dated "1930 Excel Auto Radiator Co."

    Although it runs a little slower than my Dremels, it does run...and very well for something 81 years old.

    Mark in Oregon
     
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  13. vince p

    vince p TrainBoard Member

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    Yes when things were made to last 100 years or more.
     
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  14. vince p

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    Rough night of painting had to put a lot back into the stripper after a maddening paint booth incident.

    So if you can tell what's wrong in this photo.

    Aaaaaaaaaargh
     

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  15. Joe Lovett

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    While digging through my HO scale box I found the Frisco Imex Classic Railway Trucks purchased years ago.

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    I'm going to try my hand with pan pastels chalk for weathering on the trucks before doing my N scale rolling stock.

    What colors of chalk should I buy to start out?

    Joe
     
  16. gmorider

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    Joe, I'm going to let the "Chalkers" chime in here. (Color pencil man myself.) :)
     
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  17. RailMix

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    I would say try various shades of gray, brown or tan depending on road conditions in the modeled area. Mud and/or dust would be most likely to accumulate on the trucks as they make local deliveries. Although they would pick up a certain amount of road grime, I would guess the railroad probably wouldn't let them get too nasty looking. They would probably have wanted their trucks to present s good public image, but I would give considerable attention to wheels and frames as these rarely stayed clean and often developed a certain amount of rust as well as dirt. If you don't like it, you can always remove it and try again. The only thing for sure is that the Peterbilts definitely need to lose those gaudy chrome frames.:D
     
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  18. Mr. Trainiac

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    I was thinking the same thing. If you are weathering anything, the frame and underside would be the first thing to get dirty. Is the chrome prototypical? The fenders may have been chrome, but you may have to paint over the frame. Since you are just testing weathering techniques on them, I guess the 'prototypicalness' doesn't matter. You could do each one in a different style to see which techniques work best.
     
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  19. RailMix

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    I've seen pictures of the early Peterbilts, and I think the fenders were various colors. The grille shell, however, was polished aluminum on the '39, which the Imex model represents. The chrome frame was definitely not a thing, and I also always wished Imex had chosen a slightly newer prototype Peterbilt that had been produced in larger numbers. I do have to admit this one is sharp looking. There are probably a number of modelers that have more '39 Petes on their layouts than were actually built.

    https://www.overdriveonline.com/oldest-known-complete-peterbilt-ever-built-restored-on-display/
     
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  20. TAK's Trains

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    Just finished my first FSM build, Emporium Seafood. IMG_2116.JPG IMG_2113.JPG IMG_2094 (2).JPG
     

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