MODELING Weekend Photo Fun September 7, 2012

r_i_straw Sep 7, 2012

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    I cut away the skirts from around the trucks and replaced the stock trucks on this Kato Business car.

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  2. Kenneth L. Anthony

    Kenneth L. Anthony TrainBoard Member

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    Cardboard mockup of roof design for Paradise Palms pier nightclub (based loosely on Balinese Room in Galveston). N Scale person’s perspective view.

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    Finished model roof is to have a thatched look.
    Side view shows that pier pilings are WAY TOO HIGH for the seawall. I would like pier floor to be one or two steps aboard the seawall, not a full story.

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    I will need to cut ¾ inch EVENLY off each of the 65 pilings to adjust the height.
    Side view also demonstrates that the figures dining and dancing inside will be at slightly visible from the outside.

    I was going to show this off on Photo Fun 2 weekends ago, but my Nikon Coolpix L24 went haywire after 15 months and approximately 2000 images of service. These relatively inexpensive cameras cost less to buy new than the minimum repair service charge. I got a new Nikon Coolpix L26 to take these pictures, my THIRD Nikon Coolpix.
     
  3. co_riff

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    This is the first mine I built, I have two mines on my N layout.

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  4. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Z Z Top even sang a song about the Balinese. Hurricane Ike was too much for it but the legend lives on.
     

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  5. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman TrainBoard Member

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    A long time ago, Wolfgang sent me the artwork for his Westport Terminal Railroad. I shrunk them down to N scale and made this boxcar. Very colorful and one of my favorite.
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  6. SecretWeapon

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    That's really nice Flash! Good job.
     
  7. GP30

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    G&OM #1803 is pulling a cut of empty hoppers for another mine run up the Little Kanawha Sub on tonight's Extra 4519..
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    Don't recall if I have posted this one or not:
    Western Maryland 40' boxcar with the "fireball" herald found in Ravenswood Yard. This car came off the B&O interchange and is headed out up the Leading Creek Branch to Troy, WV for a load of lumber.
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  8. Kitbash

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    ^ The Western Maryland "Fireball" boxcar is sharp. Nice car. The simple weathering makes it "pop".
     
  9. Kitbash

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    In keeping w/ the weekend plans. I have gotten together quite a few freight cars that are ready for the air-brush tomorrow. They will either be painted for the first time, weathered and sprayed w/ dull-cote, or touched up for what-ever reason. There are two cars in the batch that ... "hit the floor", I've repaired them good as new and will touch 'em up w/ the air-brush. The two orange S-F reefers are cars that I found in my "storage box". Athearn jobs I painted and started decaling back in the early 90's. The roof hatches broke so I put them away and never finished them. When I found them, I was determined to fix them up. I got new hatch straps to replace the oversized Athearn jobs, finished the decaling and look forward to adding them to the finished fleet after 20 years of sitting around. Amazingly, the Champ Decals that were in the box were still good. I had decaled each them about 70% twenty years ago and finished the other several weeks ago.

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  10. jeffrey-wimberly

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    Dug out this antique today. Tyco Kellogg's center flow hopper, circa 1972.
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  11. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I wonder if he had a scheme which would work on a fifties or sxities 40 foot with roofwalk style box car? That would be fun to own just one.
     
  12. GP30

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    I thought about that same thing this weekend. I have a few Accurail data-only boxcars and I have some extra RR Roman lettering dry transfers. Sounds like a good Friday morning project before I leave town this coming weekend.
     
  13. TwinDad

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    I'd love to have some of those decals in N or HO scale!
     

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