Hello (N scale Europe I&II Eras)

Sandro Feb 23, 2022

  1. Sandro

    Sandro New Member

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    Hi everyone, my name is Alex, on the internet, I go as Sandro. I have been collecting model trains from my school time. Started with a 12mm gauge but then quickly switched to the N scale and stayed there for decades. My collection focus on Europe I and II Eras.

    Since now I am retired, in addition to collecting, I also am a maker of brass models. For now, wagons but in future will try making locomotives too. My focus so far has been on wine (founder) wagons, champagne wagons and a couple of goods wagons. In the making, I have a post wagon, a Swiss wine wagon and a couple of beer wagons.

    Feel free to check the section of the website with articles, where you can read about wine and champagne wagons. I plan to add more historical information as well as the process of making brass models. I appreciate that this is mainly the US and Canadian forum, but maybe you will find some interesting information.

    I also encourage critique, it took me over 10 years to get to the moment when I feel OK to share my work, but through time one's perception is wearing out and your fresh eyes will see imperfections better than mine.

    PS. www.atticdepapa.com
     
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    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!
     
  3. Sandro

    Sandro New Member

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    Thank you!
     
  4. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Sandro, welcome. Happy that you now have the "courage" to share your accomplishments. I look forward to seeing then and your future work.
     
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    Sandro New Member

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    Thank you for your kind words!
     
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    fitz TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome aboard, Sandro.
     
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    Welcome to TrainBoard Sandro!!!
     
  8. Sandro

    Sandro New Member

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    Thanks guys!
     
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    Welcome
     
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    Thank you!
     
  11. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to TrainBoard! FYI, I am the Mayor of imperfections. When I zoom in with my camera, to post a pic here, I see the most horrible flaws in my work. Just part of life.
     
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    This is so true!!! My son found yesterday an imperfection on my model of a Citro├źn Kegress (see pic). He asked why the side panels are made from 2 layers, and I had to explain to him that the whole thickness of a side panel is 0.2mm and the imperfection is like 0.01mm horizon line which is left from the etching process! It is crazy how much one can see in a photo 10x zoomed-in
     

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