February Micro-Trains Weathering Contest!

bremner Feb 1, 2016

  1. gcav17

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    Yes it is. A couple years ago a derailment somewhere caused a M/T wood caboose to derail, and it was in a bad spot to do so It wrecked the roof ends and little pieces went everywhere... I should have took pictures, it looked almost realistic.. This was really my first attempt to do this much work to a car in a couple years. It was fun to do.and a nice reprieve from just sitting on my arse waiting to go back to work..
     
  2. Jeepy84

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    Amen to that.



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  3. bremner

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    Ok, this month's contest has been tough for me to run, sorry for the delays. I am creating the entry post now....
     
  4. bremner

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    Trying to whip out a quick weathering job. Fortune for me, the SFRB kept their express boxcars pretty clean
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    minor fade and dusting, grime up the trucks...
     
  5. bremner

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    Since it was my 10 year old's express boxcar...I guided her....
     
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  6. BoxcabE50

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    Maybe she'll enter her car in the contest?
     
  7. bremner

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    Her mom and I have talked about it, and we feel that she is a little too immature to have an account...at this point...I don't have an entry, unless anyone objects, I can enter by proxy
     
  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I don't see a problem. It's open and up front.
     
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  10. cf7

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    I'm glad the date was extended! Here is my entry...a Fine N Scale UP express boxcar that has been converted to MOW service. It follows the prototype number 907149.

    Here are a few pics under construction:

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    The underframe that came with the kit broke while I was trying to straighten it. Several years ago, I had filed the bolsters on a Micro-trains underframe and made a mold so I could fit other cars with the casting. When I poured the first one, it shrunk and was too small to fit so I gave up on the idea. I did keep the one and only casting and as it turned out, it fit this car because of the thickness of the walls. Score!
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    Here is an end shot showing the styrene and putty used to fill in the ends around the body mounted Micro-trains couplers. Also shown are the MT roller bearing trucks that I'm using.
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    This shot shows it ready to paint. I also installed a Plano metal roofwalk and BLMA hoses.
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    The car is painted and decaled. It just needs a bit more weathering. I'll finish it up tonight and post a pic then.
     
  11. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Those BLMA air hoses sure make a difference. It's the net detail manufacturers need to be adding.
     
  12. cf7

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    Here is a pic of the finished car...

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  13. Jeepy84

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    Bremner, never got the chance to let you know cause I was so busy, but I received the cars, thanks!

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