MODELING Weekend Photo Fun, October 30, 2015

r_i_straw Oct 30, 2015

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    This is on the west end of my Rosenberg NTRAK modules. The lighting in the garage where we were set up was kind of weird.
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  2. mcjaco

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    This project has been on the back burner since the F40 came out (hence the no ditchlight version). I had proto photos of one unit that had retained all the vents along the roofline for a little while, but now I've lost them, so I punted and decided to just go with the version where the vent over the roll up door is filled in. Hoping to have this done by Trainfest....

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  3. HOexplorer

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    The big picture. Jim

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  4. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

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    Nothing much accomplished this past week, so some new pictures from at the club!

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    Pair of Athearn GP9's going past hobo heaven, you can see the flickering fire as they make their hobo stew.

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    Another picture of the GP9's leaving the tunnel with a train made up of various cement covered hoppers.

    See you all later!

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  5. jwb3

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    I found a couple of original-run Roundhouse FMC Railboxes at a swap meet last Saturday. Here's how they looked when I got them home:

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    Then I weathered them:

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    Both of them had Kadees, and one had metal wheels. On any swap meet car, I either add Kadees or make sure they swing freely, center properly, and are at the right height. I add metal wheels if needed. 30-year old Roundhouses actually turn out pretty well as layout models.
     
  6. Josta

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    A couple of weathered freight cars in the Hannah Vista yard:

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  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Some nice weathering. That RBOX has me remembering the many months spent sweating, building an order of them at PC&F.
     
  8. Manitobamodeler24

    Manitobamodeler24 TrainBoard Member

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    Here is the new trackplan for the second half just layed it out today, (also tore up the second half).

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  9. mu26aeh

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    My first time doing graffiti on a freight car. Done with Sharpies and DecoColor paint pens.

    SRY 9361. Colors are off a little bit, maybe putting a clear coat of flat will tone down a little bit. Otherwise, I will say the artist just tagged this car yesterday.

    Prototype photo I'm working from
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    Other side
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  10. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  11. Andrew Hamilton

    Andrew Hamilton TrainBoard Member

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    Wow! What a transition. I haven't got into weathering my cars yet. Something to plan for my retirement maybe.

    Nice job there!
     
  12. John Smith

    John Smith TrainBoard Member

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    Nice! But, if you try to use dull coat or a gloss coat... use it very lightly... and do a couple of layers. If you use too much... the Sharpies will bleed and run... no matter how long you have let it dried. Been there, done that! LOL! JMS
     
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  13. mu26aeh

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    Yep, I've been warned. Going to do some testing to see if there are products that won't cause it to run, have a few suggestions to try.
     
  14. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Microscale clear coats work well and are water based so they do not dissolve inks.
     
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  15. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    I have been working on an O scale depot.
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  16. Kitbash

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    Josta:
    Bravo on the weathering. Especially the gon' and scrap.
     
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  17. GrampysTrains

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    An I1sa crossing Hammer Creek.

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