Mar 17, 2013
Ooooo. I would love to thumb through these stats!
Is near the top of the reading list! Shameless plug, I may bring it with to the Helena show in April.......
Nice haul! Those cyclopedias would be nice additions to my collection.
Hemi - just might be a good excuse to head down this a way!
Have made a bit more progress on the bunker. And figured out how I am going to proceed with the coal chutes. Fun stuff!
So, that all six are the same size,
The main chute pieces,
And folded. Used .015 sheet styrene, which cuts and folds easily.
And a short video of the folding process,
I had some glue drying time to spend, so weathered this guy, and painted up a handful of wheelsets for some other new cars,
Figured out the basic chute assembly last night, and weathered a couple of old ModelPower stock cars I painted and decaled 20 years ago. So, this morning early, walking through a dense ice fog to get to the trainshed, I sat and videoed up that process and the weathering of my new G&D boxcar.
Here's a couple of pics of the cars,
Had time to do a little work this morning, before work responsibilities got in the way.
Didn't get much done today. Just a little work on the chutes, soldered up the lights for the bottom half underneath,
And added some color to the chutes,
This one is hinged. Plan to have a hinged one on each side, minimum.
A light for the crew shack,
Oh boy howdy!! It lights up!!
Did some relaxing weathering this morning. Easy little quick project to start the day.
Also broke out another of the Heritage Fleet boxcars. The first one actually, Moonlight & Violins,
And with the weathering bug chewing in my ear, I worked on 7 different cars this morning while enjoying just listening to the NP passenger set rolling along! Yup, fun!
Here's a video, and a few pics of the weathered and re-wheeled cars.
That T&RGW car is neat! Another model railroad tribute car?
Yup. I have 4, the Gorre & Daphetid, Moonlight & Violins, Texas & RG and the Hardscrabble and Great Divide.