unfinnished models

StickyMonk Mar 29, 2000

  1. StickyMonk

    StickyMonk Staff Member

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    i have been looking through my models and have realised that apart from a couple of freight cars nothing else of my stock is accually finnished, am i alone or is this a common problem??
     
  2. Lawrence Ertner

    Lawrence Ertner New Member

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    Actually, it is common among fellow model
    railroaders...and model plane builders...
    and dioramists, ad infideum (sic).
    In truth, one cannot call himself a real,
    twofisted, practicing model railroader unless
    he has at least a half dozen kits/projects
    "in progress".

    regards,
    LWE
     
  3. slynch

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    You are not alone! Just a quick list of 5 items top of head:
    1. AHM 50' flat added: new deck AMB laser, lowered deck, new brakewheel, KD pockets, need to add weathering and load.
    2. About 10 Athearns needing wheel sets and KD
    3. Old Tyco bobber caboose, paint stripped needs: markers, paint and decals
    4. LIRR caboose with metal etched roofwalk, windows, needs lighting and working markers
    5. Start the P2K Mather stock car kit...

    Probably 10 more projects, but you get the idea... Sound like your railroad? Part of the fun I guess...
     
  4. StickyMonk

    StickyMonk Staff Member

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    hello slynch
    welcome aboard!! yeah sound to much like rr as well i just started on kitbashing a BN GP39E and a GP39M will take me a little while but its all part of the fun [​IMG]

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  5. Chessie_SD50_8563

    Chessie_SD50_8563 Permanently dispatched

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    -Kadeeizing (or equivalent) all the cars not already done
    -finishing up my Rebuilds from GP38-2
    -adding more track

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  6. Interwest

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    No, you are definately NOT alone!!!
    Here is my list of unfinished models:
    Large station (Pola's Schonnbrun Station)
    5 unbuilt boxcar kits
    11 Gunderson Cars (Single and 5 Packs)
    3 P42's (not even painted yet)
    4 Horizon Cab Cars (Amtrak PH3, not started)
    2 Dash 8's (not started)
    5 SP Dash 8's (to be renumbered)
    4 SP AC44's (also to be renumbered)
    Although, to play devils advocate, I did complete renumbering 4 P32's (after letting them sit for 3 months...LOL)
    Well, there is enough work for me in the above list to keep me busy through the summer an possible into fall as well.....LOL
     
  7. LnNrr

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    I suspect that the only time anything gets
    done done, as in finally finished, is when
    I need room to start the latest great
    project.

    Chuckles
     
  8. slynch

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    Thanks, StickyMonk: Nice relaxing thread! Purchased the ELO Easy Lift Off today. So add to the list: removeing the paint from Mantua 1962 Plymouth switcher to the list.

    Finished one! Easy. AMB laser kit flat car deck. Peel and stick, scratch top with razor saw, damage a board or 2 with knife/chiesel blade, dry brush a little weathered black, etc across top, and hit it with the india ink solution. Under 10 minutes.

    Friend's wife said: "Why are you buying this stuff, you don't have a layout?" My answer: "I need to buy them now, cause I ain't gonna have any money at retirement!"
     
  9. SD80MAC

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    Think thats bad i have been running a 10 car husky stack train for the past few monthes that i have been to lazy to put the laders on
     
  10. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  11. Justin May

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    Add me to the list of never ending projects:
    1. Alco RS-11
    2. GP-7
    3. GP-18(2)
    4. SD-45
    All of which are in need of paint and decals
    5. Class C31 caboose with replacement cupola, needs roofwalks, paint, and decals
    6. N&W freight station , just needs windows and doors, and a home on the layout.
    So much N&W, so little time!!!Have a good one, Justin May
     
  12. StickyMonk

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    just to prove im accually doing something to my locos here is a pic of my GP30 rebuild into a GP39E its still not finnished yet but almost ready for painting

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  13. slynch

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    Hi Stickymonk: Well just when you finish a project (sort of)someone points out the obvious flaws!: http://www.imcnyc.com/NY&W/nywphoto.htm

    The privy at the bottom has a serious ventilation problem brought to my attention by the MOW boys... <G>
     
  14. friscobob

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    I refuse to comment on this thread on the grounds it may incriminate me (heeheehee).
    FWIW, I've got more unfinished projects than
    I can shake a scale ruler at.....


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  15. friscobob

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    Hey Stickymonk,
    Nice photos- have you ever considered sending this to a model RR mag for publication?
    What loco did you use as a starting point (or what I should ask is, who made the
    GP30 you're using?)
    Makes me feel good about my Kiamichi RR
    GP35M- got the shell built, all the details
    put on, but no paint or decals yet. It should fit on a remilled Athearn GP35 chassis.


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  16. BC Rail King

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    1) EBCRL Passenger Car painting
    2) MTing everything
    3)Actually assembling that HO stuff that has been in the
    box for like 5 years
    4) Get an index of what I own.

    Happy Railroading!

    Dane N.


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  17. StickyMonk

    StickyMonk Staff Member

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by friscobob:
    Nice photos- have you ever considered sending this to a model RR mag for publication?
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    all ill say is keep an eye out [​IMG]

    im converting 2 locos one Bachmann Spetrum GP30 (given it a new motor as well) and one dummy rail power GP35 the GP30 will become a GP39E and the GP35 will become a GP39M the locos are to go with my B30-7AB as a local set, im still debateing if i should do my Kato GP35 into a GP39V but i got to be kean to start cutting that one up....



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  18. AKrrnut

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    I don't know if I can top all your tales, but I'll sure try! I picked up a Bachmann GS4 Daylight back in 1984. It was a special release for the Daylight trip to the World's Fair in New Orleans. Anyway, it had that old three-pole cheap motor that wouldn't pull worth beans.

    A few years later, I acquire a Bowser repowering kit, which included just about everything I needed to replace all but the shell and wheels (any maybe those, too!). I started working on it, and got as far as installing rivets on the drivers. I punched them too tightly, and had to order more. Yes, I did figure out how to do it right and leave a little space, but in the meantime, that project got boxed up and packed away. That was about nine years ago! I stumble across it from time to time, whenever I dig in my train closet, but with three kids (and two more on the way! [​IMG] ) and no workbench, it's not likely to come out anytime soon!

    Just my two cents' worth!

    Pat

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    [This message has been edited by AKrrnut (edited 29 May 2000).]
     
  19. friscobob

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    OK Stickymonk, you've got me off the dime- I've been downstairs in the RR room trying to
    come up with a mix for Kiamichi RR burgundy.
    Once I find it, I'm in business! I'll have a locomotive to run with my KRR GP9 (a chopnosed Front Range GP9 shell on a modified
    Athearn chassis).
    I'll be keeping an eye out for your "new" mo-
    tive power- are ya gonna post pictures?


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  20. StickyMonk

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    ill post pics of them both when the body work is done and then some after they have been painted and weathered, all i am waiting for on the GP38E (GP30) is some new steps i cut them out and now i cant my hands on any etched ones, ill proberly use some from an athearn shell i got a few nocking arround, i changed the fans from the brass precision scale to the plastic train station products ones as they look a lot better and have fan blades as well.

    i think i will convert my Kato GP35 into a GP39V as some of them still retained the origonal rad grills the only major thing would be to remove the small rad fan.

    will you be posting pics of yours when you get them finished?

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