May 19, 2019
Ok, let's change the perspective towards a more "model railroad looking" one:
Sven & Dirk
I like that transfer caboose!
Thank you, Kurt, very typical for the IHB.
You see it on most of the pictures.
It is scratch built. The others are "just" custom painted...........
Happy when you like it!
Lot's of custom painting!
Nice on the Indiana harbor belt. About an hour drive from where I live. Always loved the scheme.
Yes, we are close to Chicago now.........
Yep, ..., a lot of "painting" necessary!!
But it is worth the effort, isn't it?
Love the weathering on the rolling stock as well as the entire scene. Very, very cool and super realistic!
What is your preferred weathering technique for buildings?
I am afraid to start weathering and overdo it hence my ask.
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Best part about using Chicago….you can literally have any railroad you want go through it!
Always impressive! Nice paint work on the power and rolling stock.
Back to the East Coast.........
More to come!
Sven, that is amazing work. I thought your top photo posted on March 9th was an actual prototype photo. I looked at it several times before I realized it was a model.
So I have a request could you take a few pictures on the side with the old coal tower? I absolutely love seeing the old dilapidated relics like that
Or the water tower from the helper station?
Yes that first one by the shops Thanks! It is so cool! That feeling of being abandoned yet…still access not quite torn up yet just makes me believe we are in 70s maybe early 80s. and that tower or signal lying across track just adds so much. I keep looking at those shops because you got such a great balance between the scenery grass growing, cracks in concrete, rusted sand towers, and just enough junk lying around to make it look just right.
That was our intention, Chessie System time!!
BTW, we love it too when things are not looking brand-new
And with this freight train, you may want to follow us to Florida.
Enjoy your Sunday!
I love the last image! The background blends into the foreground seamlessly!
I also love the seashore!
I can look at these photos all day. It's not just the modeling I like, but it's the photography too! I can model but I just cant's seem to get the photography right most of the time. These models always come out with great photography!