N scale "What's on your workbench?"

Mark Watson Oct 28, 2009

  1. Randy Stahl

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    The 1942 war bonds car is also a GHQ car. If you do build one of your own don't copy mine, it's incorrect. The car ends should be orange and the roof should be grey.

    I too love your H10-44. I have several to do in the same scheme. I bought Atlas VO1000 drives for them.
     
  2. SP-Wolf

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    My current project. An SP Baldwin S-12.

    Yesterday (Ready for paint):

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    Today (Ready for decals) -- Tiger stripes

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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  3. John Moore

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    Is that from a kit or all scratch built. Either way it is going to look nice.
     
  4. SP-Wolf

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    Thanks John,

    It's a Hallmark model.

    Wolf
     
  5. BoxcabE50

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    Curious about your prep and paint techniques.... :)
     
  6. SP-Wolf

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    The model has a clear coat over the brass -- so,I painted over it. Figuring it made for a good primer. So far in handing it -- I am in the middle of decaling her, absolutely no issues.

    I did wash the model first. To degrease her.

    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  7. BoxcabE50

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    Hmmm. Sounds good. Wondering what the coating might be? It sounds like something many a brass model painter would want on their engines.
     
  8. John Moore

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    Using an Atlas deck bridge to make a very short single lane road bridge. So far the Atlas bridges have become my favorite fodder for other things like a single track lift bridge using four of their bridges and some styrene and some will probably be used to construct my lift ramp for the car float landing later.
    Using a Dremel slowed down to crawl speed I removed the side girder work from the deck. I cut the deck to the length I needed and then sectioned the sides. To the deck I am adding a strip of artist's board which is about 2mm thick and has a grey coat on one side. I have used a lot of this for bases for a number of projects now and it easily takes glue and any type paint. Once the glue is dry on the base I will re-attach the sides in a upright orientation rather than as previously designed. I will then have a single lane bridge about 33 N scale feet long by 11 feet wide.

    Well in about two hours I was ready to glue the other side on. Now just a coat of paint. Seen here with one of my 1940s era small Studebaker trucks.
     
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  9. John Moore

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    My little one day project to create two small bridges to cross the stream feeding and exiting to Beaver ponds on the new layout is now complete. Both bridges are only 2.5 inches long and 1. 25 inches wide and are meant to be single lane like a number of small bridges back in the rural area where I was growing up. The only thing I changed from the previous post was to go back and add some .080 styrene strip to each side to widen just a little when I discovered that a couple of my small vehicles were scraping their sides.
     
  10. BNSF FAN

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    This has been my work bench for the last few weeks. Had let everything get out of control so cleaning up and gearing up for what I hope will be a summer of fun projects.
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  11. HemiAdda2d

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    Wow, so clean! Nice work on the mini-bridges, John.
     
  12. John Moore

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    One big mess as I go though stuff and deciding what to keep and what to throw. If it don't fit into my layout plans or is broke it is trash. Somewhere under all this is my Liverwurst and onion sandwich which if I find today will be lunch.
     
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  13. Thieu

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    I am scratchbuilding a shop that has to fit into an odd space. Hence the not-parallel walls.


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  14. arbomambo

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    working on the latest Showcase Miniatures N scale structure-"Lee King Radiator and Muffler" IMG_9196.jpg IMG_9197.jpg IMG_9198.jpg IMG_9199.jpg IMG_9200.jpg IMG_9201.jpg
     
  15. John Moore

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  16. Thieu

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    The shop is almost ready. It needs some weathering, a simple interior, and shop signes.

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  17. BoxcabE50

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    A sneaky kit name. I wonder how many overlooked the meaning? :)
     
  18. bremner

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    Honestly, it took me a minute...
     
  19. John Moore

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    Well I I ever have a plumbing shop it will be Lee K. Fawcet's Plumbing Repair.
     
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  20. mtntrainman

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    There used to be...and may even still be there...a radiator shop in Glendale Az that the the catch phrase under the shop name said "The best place in town to take a leak". I always chuckled at that sign when driving past it.
    :LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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