MODELING Weekend Photo Fun July 17, 2015

r_i_straw Jul 17, 2015

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    The Union Depot in Rosenberg, Texas. Both the Gulf Colorado & Santa Fe (ATSF) and the Texas & New Orleans (SP) used this depot that was located south west of Houston.
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  2. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

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    Here are some cars I finished this week:

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    A McKean Modern ACF 50' Boxcar with Non Terminating Ends, painted with ScaleCoat II Reading Green with a few drops of Zito Yellow added to make a more Emerald Green. Lettered with Herald King Decals.

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    Accurail 40' Plug Door Boxcar Kit, modified with a fishbelly frame to match the prototype, removed the cast on grabs and sill steps and replaced with Tichy grabs and A-Line Sill steps. Car was painted with Scalecoat II Reefer Orange, Boxcar Red Ends and Pullman Green Sill. Pullman Green lettering came from Tom's Hobbies. Car was used by CNJ for hauling Ballantine Beer, this is the second of four cars I am doing.

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    Athearn Genesis PC&F 50' RBL with twin 8' Plug Doors, painted with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red and lettered with Herald King Decals. Car was in lumber service assigned to the BN at Eugene, OR.

    Thanks for looking!

    Rick J
     
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  3. Paul Liddiard

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    And the weekend is upon us: They're busy at he Daggett rail transfer facility.... Train Truck Trans Two.jpg
     
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  4. HOexplorer

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    Through the trees this week. Jim

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  5. WPZephyrFan

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    Rick, you know I'm loving that WP box car! Very nice work!
     
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  6. Hytec

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    B&M's Minute Man approaching Wortham Road crossing.

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  7. Candy_Streeter

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    Some people on this forum think I have no trains in my scenes, ... so here ya go ! I like factory scenes
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  8. JimJ

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    Great stuff folks. Candy, your weathering skills and that chain link fence are excellent.
     
  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    All kinds of neat stuff so far. Great variety!
     
  10. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you Jim. I've been getting better at it.
     
  11. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yeah. That one bent post makes a huge difference. It gives the scene use and age.
     
  12. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Jim had the same first thought I did. I'm also impressed at how realistic the rail and ties look.

    The Minuteman makes a great scene of a piece I don't recall seeing any time lately.
     
  13. GrampysTrains

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    Good stuff from everyone, esp. Jim and Candy's shots. Waiting!

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  14. JimJ

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    Beautiful track work.
     
  15. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    This scene is almost alive. All it needs is some sound and the place would be real.
     
  16. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    I took the edge off it. Camera had over saturated the chroma P1030278_zps53746ccb.jpg
     
  17. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Magnificent material this week.

    Great factory scene, Candy. Grimy, a little run down, the crooked fence and just enough filth to make it believable.

    And Grampy, I agree with Boxcab that your scene looks alive - it was exactly that expression in my mind before I even got to Boxcab's comment. There's actual work going on there!
     
  18. jhn_plsn

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    You know what Candy, at first I thought it was not your place to correct or adjust a photo posted by another member, but your subtle improvements are welcoming. Thanks for taking that chance, by subduing the brighter colors and muting the overall photo.
     
  19. GP30

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    This B&O Hopper is a stock Accurail kit with Sergent couplers added and a series of acrylic washes. Picture really doesn't do it justice.[​IMG]

    Also, an Athearn Berwind HM Hopper, also a stock model. Same treatment as the B&O car above. I also made a load by hand carving an extra piece of foam board and attaching cheap "Black Sand" from the floral section of the local Dollar Tree, worked really well and cost pennies.
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  20. atsf_arizona

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