An SP moment . . . .

dave n Dec 20, 2004

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  3. r_i_straw

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    Here is back when it was all in one piece.
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    And after it was taken apart.
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  4. dave n

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    Carl - Is that the railroad police caboose that was stationed at Roseville? I've got pictures of that one, and always thought I'd like to model it. Can we see more of yours?

    The 4758 looks great also. Too bad I model late era SP; I dig those SP style cabooses!!
     
  5. Carl Sowell

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    Dave n

    I don't know about the history of this SP Police caboose. I'll try to get some close up shots, perhaps you can identify her.

    Carl
     
  6. James Costello

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    Here's a sister unit photographed in Bakersfield a couple of months ago:

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    It's on my modelling list too - minus the UP shield and probably the graffitti though :D :D
     
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    What do the railroad police do? Arrest hobos?
     
  8. Alan

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    Seems very cheeky, tagging a police vehicle [​IMG]
     
  9. Colonel

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    Tonight Jason, Greg, Alex and Patrick came over for a runing night. Jason brought over his latest purchase from Ebay :D

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  10. Flash Blackman

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    Nice engines...and that line up of covered hoppers in the yard looks very nice too! Prototypical.
     
  11. Carl Sowell

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    dave n

    You asked about the Police caboose in my posting above. Look at the James Costello posting above. That's the same caboose, number 4709.

    Only my model has the name of a "REAL" railroad on it.
     
  12. dave n

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    From the summer of '95 - a westbound stacker crosses Tehachapi Creek enroute to a crew change at Bakersfield, then on to Oregon, on the curved trestle below the loop. An eastbound lumber drag holds the main at Walong siding (the loop)
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    [ March 13, 2005, 10:36 AM: Message edited by: dave n ]
     
  13. dave n

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    Carl/James -
    I found my slide - and it's the same caboose - SP4709. I took this in Dec of 1996 at Roseville - time has not been kind to this unique car judging by James' photo :( . I wonder if this was the only one of it's kind on the SP?
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  14. txronharris

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    Had to post this one, although it's a lease unit on the DGNO:
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    Here's one that's not though:
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    and one last one:
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  15. r_i_straw

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    SP 6831 shown here leading D&RG 3051 and CSX 8324.
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  16. dave n

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    I figure this is the right place to post this - mod's that I've made so far: removed the rear headlight and installed a Sunrise SP assembly (still needs MV lenses installed), removed filled the front Mars light, cut down the stock (& oversized) IM sunshades. I'm going to plate off the cab headlight, and install ditch lights and MU hoses at some point. I'm not pleased w/ the fuel tank, but I ran out of Grime, so it'll have to wait.
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  17. Scott Stutzman

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    Dave,
    Look'in good! A little weathered black on the flat part of the fuel tank(behind the air tank) would look good! (Try it, You'll like it.)
    Really like the weathering job! [​IMG]
     
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    Hot diggety-dog!!
    Dave,t hat is by far the most realistically-weathered TM I have ever seen!!! What methods did you use? Airbrush? Drybrush? Chalks? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. Colonel

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    Dave,

    Now that is some heavy weathering but very prototypical. I often need reminding that sometimes weathering isnt the darkening of locos but actually lightening of the shell to show fading especially the darker shcemes,

    An excellent example of how to weather.
     
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    Hemi -
    I started by taking a pencil eraser to the "Southern Pacific" lettering to fade it out a little. And then drybrushed some "Rail Brown" around the Dynamics for that burnt paint look, and a little on the roof in spots also. Then used Micro Mask on the windows (that stuff is great!) and taped over the rear radiators, as I didn't want to lose the translucent/reflective quality.

    Then airbrushing (all Floquil): a light coat of "Dust", followed by some "Grime". The "Grime" is what fades out the paint - I think next time I will mix a little SP Gray in with the "Grime", at least on the cab and maybe the roof, or not go quite so heavy. Then some "Loco Black" at the rear of the unit and above the radiators. It seems like all the pictures I've seen, the rear end of the long hood is black, where the middle/forward is light/faded. Look at Russ's prototype picture above - an excellent example of the effect.

    Then some more light drybrushing for rust/burnt paint, this time w/ a mix of "Rail Brown" w/ just a little "Mud" thrown in. The walkways are "Grime".

    Thanks for asking - it forced me to write it down, so I don't forget for the next one I do (which won't be quite as weathered as this one).

    Scott -
    I followed your suggestion w/ the black on the upper portion of the fuel tank - MOST EXCELLENT ! Thanks!
     

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