N scale "What's on your workbench?"

Mark Watson Oct 28, 2009

  1. arbomambo

    arbomambo TrainBoard Member

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    on the home stretch to completing this little Blair Line kit...all the supplied signs really bring the structure to life...This one will find its way onto a T-TRAK module. IMG_9790.jpg IMG_9791.jpg IMG_9794.jpg IMG_9793 (1).jpg
    ~Bruce
     
  2. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett TrainBoard Member

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    Bruce, your model of the feed and seed business looks great, the signs really makes the model pop. Great Job!!!

    Joe
     
  3. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The signs do make the kit, and the aged/weather-beaten look is marvelous.
     
  4. UP_Challenger3985

    UP_Challenger3985 TrainBoard Member

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    Bruce, that model looks great!

    How are the Blair Line kits to assemble?
     
  5. Hardcoaler

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    I'm a fan of Blair Line kits. I built the Shotgun House and it was a pleasure, just the way a hobby project should be. I also have the Company House kit and plan to start on it sometime soon.
     
  6. in2tech

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    Super nice work on the building. I want to do a mock up on just the T-Trak base so I can kind of do a diorama as all of you T-Trak modelers do amazing work and I was thinking it might help me get used to doing actual scenery for my two 2' x 4' pieces and I can learn on the small diorama ( simple one ) first. I really like the T-Trak detail all you people do on scenery, from simple to complicated all of them look great!
     
  7. John Moore

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    Finally decided to get off my duff and build some boxcabs for the TCC. As I have done before I decided to base the boxcabs off the LL SW mechanisms of which I have some mechanisms in my parts boxes. Found that MT offers a complete shell of the SW-1500 including the bottom sill with the pickups and the shell is in a kit form with all the parts on separate sprues. So I ordered two. I also found that various vendors also stock those kits. So those kits may be a source for repair parts for some of the SW models. Cheapest price I found was $14 a kit.

    For the bulk of the bodies I chose two MT cabooses of which I had a surplus of. I will graft the cab of the SW kit to the caboose shell making a single ended boxcab, and use a number of parts of the kit plus from my parts boxes. The pair will run as a single A-A unit and I already have a double ended boxcab that I can splice in the middle to run as a three unit set.

    So the first photo of the construction awaiting the kits for the cabs and still waiting to install some more vents where the windows are. The frames from the kits also give me the pilots and coupler attachment points.
     
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  8. WM183

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    Staring at a Kato Mikado, trying to decide what to attempt with it. Likely a C&O K2 or K3, but not sure yet.
     
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  11. WPZephyrFan

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    I ordered a couple of locos...one by mistake and the other on purpose. I've been searching for an undecorated Atlas GP9 to paint as a WP unit and struck out. So, I decided to buy a decorated DCC GP7 :mad: GP7s and 9s look a lot alike. I realized my blunder, and ordered a decorated DCC GP9. To save face, I'll use the chassis of the GP7 under one of my non DCC WP GP7s and use the shell of the GP7 to add a high nose to my Life-Like GP20. It's like nothing happened!
     
  12. fifer

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    Now that I am re-constructing, My layout has become my work bench. Now that Gavin is weathering cars to make some money I have lost my work bench to him most of the time.
    Mike
     
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  13. fifer

    fifer TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    Sometimes things just work out !!!
     
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  15. John Moore

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  16. fifer

    fifer TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    Here is what I mean.
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    Mike
     
  17. bremner

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    The cars are now primed and it was too humid to paint today
     
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  18. Carl Sowell

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    Here is another Blair Line kit. I'm just not as talented as Bruce but the kit is excellent and went together real easily.

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  19. dualgauge

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    Great way to lose your work bench.Is nice to see younger people that are interested in modeling in N scale.
     
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  20. mtntrainman

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    It will be interesting to build these farm (ranch) outbuildings. I've had 3 surgeries on my left eye since February and I still cant see with the darned thing.

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