HO Scale - What's On Your Workbench?

RDGbuff56 Nov 17, 2009

  1. RDGbuff56

    RDGbuff56 New Member

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    I am just new to this site. I posted to the Z Forum instead of HO. I have the system down pat now.

    22 Bachman hoppers Stripping and installing weights and other details that came with in the boxes. Adding reinforcement angles to tops if sides (READING RR.) Painting and decalling. I squirrelled away a ton of HK sets.

    6 Ramax two bay centerflows These are decorated. Have another 8 assembled that I am not sure what roadnames I am going to use.

    Finally 15 MDC two bay covered hoppers being converted to ballast hoppers similar to Penn Central cars. They will be READING RR. They didn't have any but picked them up second-hand from Penn Central after Conrail took PC over. The READING survived Conrail and is thriving.

    Francis A. Pehowic, Jr. in Sunbury, Pa.
     
  2. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    Welcome at TrainBoard, Francis.

    That's alot of work you have there. Don't forget weathering the cars. I airbrush the wheels and trucks. And the body gets also a light brush.

    Wolfgang
     
  3. jhock

    jhock New Member

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    This is whats on my work bench, it is a low relief loading shed for my North West saw mill layout. It is my first attempt at working with wood:

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  4. COverton

    COverton TrainBoard Member

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    I haven't been at my workbench in months, but I could do any number of things. Trees are in short supply on my layout, several engines need lubricating/re-lubing by now.

    In fact, I did something I promised I would never let myself get into the position to have to do the other night...I packaged up some rolling stock and three engines to make room on the layout and the fiddle/staging yard. I had not wanted to get to the point where my acquisitive nature had me storing stuff not immediately wanted for use.

    Still, I'm not going out with a whimper. I'll continue to resist buying more steamers....but (sniff) it's hard.....

    And, I still have the Keystone Danby Sawmill kit staring at me....unstarted. I think I'm going to finally give it a go this winter.
     
  5. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Glad to see an H0 scale workbench thread. I will add a few here, too. No longer a need to add to N or Z scale threads. :thumbs_up:
     
  6. Tim Loutzenhiser

    Tim Loutzenhiser TrainBoard Supporter

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    B.T.S. Tobacco Barn kit - sort of a tribute to my Mom who passed away in August. One of her favorite pictures was one of the tobacco barn my Grandfather built in North Carolina across the road from their house. Oh, man - one of my favorite memories from when I was a kid was the smell of the tobacco curing in that barn.
     
  7. davec

    davec TrainBoard Member

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    2 Front Range GP-9's and one SP SD45T-2
     

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  8. RDGbuff56

    RDGbuff56 New Member

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    Keep To It!

    Thanks for the interest guys. The reason I have so much going on is because I decided that nothing goes on the workbench until something comes off. I've had to post some signs as a reminder!

    Francis A. Pehowic, Jr. in Sunbury, Pa.
     
  9. Schraddel

    Schraddel TrainBoard Member

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    That is the main frame of a decapod milling the guides for the axle bearings.
    The milling device is quite new and that is one of the first jobs i tried with this machine.

    Lutz
     
  10. JPMikesh

    JPMikesh TrainBoard Member

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    Stone cars which will eventually be painted for NJ Transit and chip cars for the Bangor and Aroostook.
     

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  11. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member

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    A pair of 8,000 gallon Hydrogen Peroxide tank cars. Kitbash from Athearn frames and roundhouse old-time tank cars. Another project to be partially completed then boxed up again.
     
  12. centralRR

    centralRR TrainBoard Member

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    I have 3 locomotives in various stages of detailing, 1 is an Athearn GP59 Southern RR 4610 with an OMI chassis in it, need to get correct micro drill bit so I can put grab irons on. Next up is a PFM brass USRA light mikado getting detailed for NKP, last up is a PFM NKP Berkshire getting a working mars light circuit installed and some general maintance. When those get finished up I have a NKP wood caboose laser kit to build. Mike
     
  13. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Renumbering an old Varney Union Carbide tank car for the club operations. We probably have a duplicate number. I found these nice decals so I hope they don't get mad because I changed the reporting marks from "GATX" to "ACFX."
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    [edit] I just noticed that the Microscale decal sheet does have a "GATX" reporting mark. I just missed it.
     
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  14. N7CZ

    N7CZ TrainBoard Member

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    GP38-2 MILW 355... Just need to finish up bending handrails... UGH!
    SD45 MILW 9 - Just need to install details and weather.
    SD45 MILW 15 - Same as the 9
    SD40-2 MILW 156 - Awaiting detailing and weathering
    SD40-2 MILW 174 - Awaiting detailing and weathering

    The following are in the Harlowton Rebuild Center
    DASH 8-40C ASR 100 - In the paint shop
    DASH 8-40C ASR 101 - Waiting for shop time
    DASH 8-40C ASR 102 - Waiting for shop time
    F9 ASR 1 - waiting for shop time
     
  15. Tbone

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    The thread is awesome so far.I enjoy seeing what everyone is working on.As for me,I have been working on my CSX MP15AC which will be doing some yard work on the Nashville and Eastern.I have been weathering it and other than some minor areas it is pretty much ready for the layout.As a matter of fact it is already switching cars.Here are some shots...
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  16. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member

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    Loving the weathering on that MP15, Tbone!
     
  17. Geep_fan

    Geep_fan TrainBoard Member

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    i have a few

    atlas/roco GP40 is going in for weathering and some new couplers. as well as a new electronics set.

    my proto gp9's and sd7's. need new sunshades that are more proto
     
  18. ak-milw

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    I am kitbashing a Milwaukee Road fire car from an Athearns flat car and a Tichy 8,000 gal tank car, I will have to get some pic's together.
     
  19. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Assembled these Accurail kits tonight for the club. My first Accurail kits. They are very nicely done and go together easily. Still need to weather a little. We always add metal wheels and metal Kadee no. 5 couplers.
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    I was thinking about ordering the Accurail decal numbers for making additional cars with different reporting marks. Has anyone ever done this?
     
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  20. lexon

    lexon TrainBoard Member

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    Just finished up a HO scale two motor 44 ton with decoder and a single motor HO scale single motor with DCC/sound. Waitng for strobe lights to come in.
    Awaiting a HO 70 ton loco and Iver's all metal HO 70 ton shell kit. The 70 ton will be DCC/sound.

    lex
     

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