EMD Trainmans G scale section 2009

EMD trainman May 31, 2009

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    DragonFyreGT, thanx, I have been wanting to make my own functioning track maintenance car for some time to ease my efforts of keeping tracks clean. The reason for the project was to build one that worked on a budget. Complete ready to run track maintenance cars start at $100 and go as high as $200 and very few look realistic.
     
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    MOW-AX01 update 3

    Now to paint those hand rails, brake wheels and shafts black for more detail.

    Picture #1 Is the MOW car with black details done

    Picture #2 Another look at the black details

    Picture #3 How do you paint black details when your poor and on a budget? I bought a 2 pack permanent black marker for around $1. While using a perment marker may not hold up outside, I model inside and so this was a good solution for me, plus it ends up being that perfect dull tone black on the hand rails and such.
     

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    Marker coloring the brass... Why didn't I think of that? Instead of trying to paint it, I should get a white marker and color it! That's brilliant!
     
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    I will be re-organizing my Train Album, primarily the SB Rail Lines portion. I will be condensing albums into one and only posting certain pictures, hopefully it will turn out good.
     
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    SB Rail Lines AX01 update #3

    Finding water slide decal paper isn't always easy or cheap, but patience pays off. With water slide decal sheets you can pretty much make your own decals. Here my Rio Grande track maintenece car finally takes shape with flying Rio Grande decals. Playing around on plian print paper to make sure you have the size correct to what you want.

    My next step is to find materials for chains as far as details.

    Pictures #1 & #2 are Rio Grande flying herald logos installed on my track maintenance car.
     

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    While not as easy with Water slide, Woodland Scenics makes Dry Transfer Decals. This "requires" using a burnishing tool, but I tape it down in position and use an eraser in small portions. The best part is if I don't fully get the decal down, I lay it back down the way it was and rub the section that didn't go down.

    Smaller decals on G-Scale can be handled by HO sized ones. They even make dry transfer paper for your printer to make your own decals. I was never good with water slide decals and Perfer dry transfer, but those look very, very good.
     
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    DragonFyreGT, thanx, these decals were made on high quality water slide paper, you can't hardly notice the plastic film like you can on cheaper slide decal material
     

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