Dec 17, 2005
Here's a look at one riding on FT trucks, and the subject of my model second back.
Detail parts from BLMA and a beacon from Sunrise finish this one off.
I spent the day working on it...I love winterbreak!!!
Not much to show here and there, but overall its getting there! the tunnel is no longer WHITE!
This scene is almost complete...hmmmm! OOOoooo, right...crossbucks!!!
[ December 17, 2005, 09:13 PM: Message edited by: Benny ]
Something I have been fiddling with the last 4 days.... my best friend's Christmas present (loco donated by him) - Sacramento Northern VO-1000 407.
Actually, it's the first time I have done a full set of handrails using GMM stanctions and .010" wire. The hood handrails were replaced as well using eye bolts and .010" wire.
None to fussed with the cab font, though, but I couldn't find a closer font at short notice that wasn't CNW green or white!
Pictures of my weathered rollingstock:
MoP Steel Boxcar:
Nice pictures guys. John, nice weathering on those SD24's! Jerry, nice detailing on that GP35. I have a BNSF patched one of those on my upcoming list.
In the meantime, I've been busy with a few projects. Here's one: progress on kitbashing a Deluxe Twinstack into a BNSF ex-Maersk Maxi I.
Progress so far:
Next up: adding steps on the intermediate wells, weathering and then patching out the Maersk markings...
Here's the Rip Van Winkel slug project... finally ready for the paint shop:
Who knows? It may be done before 2015....
William. Great job. Hope you took some pictures along the way. It really looks nice.
Great kitbash, Gats. I prefer the .010 wire as the .006 or .008 almost disappears. It is really a nice paint job and decal work!
A view of the Shue Cement Company from the switching yard on the JJJ&E:
Stay cool and run steam......
Shay power high in the Monterrey mountains on the JJJ&E:
Stay cool and run steam.........
William, can't wait to see the finished model!
Here's an oldie. I should have a week between Xmas and New Years to do some serious photography on the layout.
It may be an oldie,but its definitly a goodie
My first foray into airbrushing!!
3 ATSF GP7/9's custom painted and decaled.
Great kitbash, Gats. I prefer the .010 wire as the .006 or .008 almost disappears. It is really a nice paint job and decal work! </font>[/QUOTE]Thanks, Flash. I tried to keep as much of the original paint as possible but ended up respraying the front and side orange to cover the lettering and barricade stripes, and the sill and cab silver.
The stanctions weren't that hard in the end and I also thought the lettering was going to be a pain as it is individual letters from MicroScale's Roman set. I was impressed how easily the .010" phosphor bronze wire fitted into the back of the early EMD stanctions.
I had more trouble reinstalling the rear AccuMate!
Nice work with the slug, William. I look forward to seeing the painted unit in 2015!
[ December 18, 2005, 05:59 PM: Message edited by: Gats ]
My buddies Pete and Jamie came over four days this week and we got alot of wiring underway.
PM-42's go on one side of the power board.
BDL-168's on the other side.
Built another power board on the other side of the layout. The frame work above the panel will be part of the lower staging yard someday. The rest of the staging yard will be framed when the upper two levels are wired.
Built the hot seat, dispatchers station today under the lower level and set the computer up.
The downtown area of the new layout is slowly filling in, and its beginning to look a bit like Christmas....
Joyous Solstice, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Blessed Eid, Happy New Year to all of TrainBoard!
Bookbear,That looks great.
MEC FAN,I may have to drive up there with a train to run on that monster.
William Cowie, great Santa Fe Zebra Stripes!