MODELING weekend Photo Fun May 19, 2017

r_i_straw May 19, 2017 at 1:15 PM

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    Since I have been up in Austin working on a prototype car from the Texas Special this week, I dragged out an old photo of my N scale model of the train. Here it is with some of the E8s that Katy bought to pull the train.
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  2. dti406

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    Managed to finish a couple of cars this week!

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    Atlas Kaolin Tank Car Kit, painted with Scalecoat II Black Paint and lettered with Islington Station Products decals. Cars were used to haul Clay Slurry to processing plants, car was built in 1980 and is probably still in use today.

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    Kadee PS1 Boxcar Kit with Sliding Underframe, painted with Scalecoat II Reefer Orange and Black Paints, then lettered with Mask Island Decals. Car was built in 1964 for use hauling finished steel products from the US Steel plant in Gary, Indiana.

    Thanks for looking!

    Rick Jesionowski
     
  3. SNE

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    I was lucky to have a very productive vacation week waiting for my summer semester to start.

    I finished all the plaster cloth and started putting detailed rock molds in. (using various tools to hold them in place!)

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    I then formed The front removable mountain

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    Then I started covering the mountain with plaster of Paris for the rocks. I was finally able to see a resemblance of the vision I had for the visible track/bridge scene

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    Once the plaster had dried, I started painting the mountain using the same technique I did on the previous module, using a wash of woodland scenic pigments.

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    Once the paint had dried I sealed in the color and then it started to snow......

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    Once the caulking dries, I will then paint it with acrylic titanium white paint, sprinkle some woodland scenics snow, and then a little bit of glitter.

    Hoping to get the lights installed on this module this weekend, we'll see!!

    Hope everyone has a great weekend!







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  4. SP-Wolf

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    The station at Oxnard - work in progress. This is my version (In my world, it didn't burn down).

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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  5. HOexplorer

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    Early morning. Jim

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  6. Ironhorseman

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    What kind of loco is that, Jim? I'd like to see more of its features, if possible.
    Nice scene ... :)
     
  7. RailMix

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    The temperature dropped about 30 degrees overnight here and then looking at these photos made me feel even colder. Outstanding scene!
     
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  8. Carl Sowell

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    This shot was made outside on one of my N TRAK modules. It has been demolished and some of the goodies have been placed on club layout. Hope you enjoy, always have fun,
    Carl

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  9. Josta

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    Santa Fe's "Fast Mail" passing the Baumgardner Hills depot, with the rider coach bringing up the markers.

    John

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  10. RailMix

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    Very nice. Scene feels reminiscent of John Allen's modeling.
     
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  11. HOexplorer

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    Bill, This is a T-Boiler Two Truck Shay circa 1880s. Used in mining an logging on narrow gauge track. This model is On30. Jim

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  12. BoxcabE50

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    Bachmann, with much added detailing?
     
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  13. Candy_Streeter

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    Nice pictures so far this week but none from me. I've been sick.
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  14. SecretWeapon

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  15. HOexplorer

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    Get well soon! Jim
     
  16. HOexplorer

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    Box, I did some light weathering otherwise all Bachmann. One of their best efforts. Jim
     
  17. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Well, then I certainly will not click the "Like" button! :(
     
  18. Hytec

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    Candy, my deepest sympathy for your discomfort. However, as usual, you have captured your suffering in magnificent attention to detail. I pray for your quick and least painful recovery. Bless you, our favorite member. :cool:
     
  19. BoxcabE50

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    I have been trying to recall the one I had, and the level of factory detail.
     
  20. Mike VE2TRV

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    Done:


    Last touches, glued the cab down, first with CA and then "sutures" on the inside with Bondic. Modified the front handrails to fit the new cab nose. Putting Kadees on went unusually well - past experience with similar Proto coupler mounts was less amusing. The Athearn clip doesn't need filing to clear the thicker coupler shank of the Kadee.

    Also put in a LED headlamp in place of the standard Athearn bulb, but mounted near the front end of the clip coming up from the frame, to line up with the nose headlights. Reflected light still floods the cab but it's not as obvious as the regular bulb which was plainly visible inside the cab.

    Runs like a charm, and looks like a winner.
     

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