HO Scale - What's On Your Workbench?

RDGbuff56 Nov 17, 2009

  1. rch

    rch TrainBoard Member

    224
    322
    25
    Nice work, Tom!

    Yeah, those things alway seem to happen around midnight. Seeing something like that in the mirror will sure wake you up, though!

    We have a scrap place around the way who usually loads 52'-5" cars to the brim and they're heavy. Sometimes a 65' car sneaks in and it's ridiculous. There's no spring travel left. I'm not sure how they don't get bad ordered. Very many of those trips and they'll end up looking like your NS car!
     
    gjslsffan likes this.
  2. RGW1

    RGW1 TrainBoard Member

    361
    173
    15
    added a compound air pump to a 0-4-0 and a second air pump to my articulated.

    A old junk Bachmann N&W J gave up it pumps for its brothren
     

    Attached Files:

    RailMix, JoeTodd, gjslsffan and 2 others like this.
  3. Pastor John

    Pastor John TrainBoard Member

    99
    187
    5
    I built most of this kit this week. I upgraded it to Kadee couplers and steel wheels. One side looks good. The other I managed to put a big fat fingerprint on, and then removed most of it. Eventually, weathering may hide my booboo.[​IMG][​IMG]

    Sent from my moto g(7) play using Tapatalk
     
    gmorider, JoeTodd, gjslsffan and 4 others like this.
  4. RGW

    RGW TrainBoard Member

    1,747
    1,503
    47
    We've all done it at one time or another.
     
    JoeTodd, gjslsffan and Pastor John like this.
  5. dalebaker

    dalebaker TrainBoard Member

    1,393
    1,364
    32
    I resemble that remark!
     
  6. RGW1

    RGW1 TrainBoard Member

    361
    173
    15
    Aux water car kitbash, waiting for decals and weathering
     

    Attached Files:

    gmorider, JoeTodd, RGW and 2 others like this.
  7. Pastor John

    Pastor John TrainBoard Member

    99
    187
    5
    Not exactly what's *on* my workbench but what is now *next to* my workbench. I bought this two-sided, rotating pegboard from our local JCPenney that is closing. I originally thought that it would be used as a part of our church Welcome Center, but now that it's here, I kind of like it.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Sent from my moto g(7) play using Tapatalk
     
  8. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member

    3,185
    331
    56
    Well, I have a workbench. Built it a couple weeks ago, right now it has dozens of unbuilt kits, parts and tools on it after I unpacked two boxes. [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    gmorider, gjslsffan, BNSF FAN and 2 others like this.
  9. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

    1,114
    1,969
    41
    Sweet. Are you going to run this as an auxiliary canteen behind your modernized 4-8-0?
     
    gjslsffan likes this.
  10. RGW1

    RGW1 TrainBoard Member

    361
    173
    15
    ave a 0-4-0 switcher that can use more water on a branch line.
     
    gjslsffan likes this.
  11. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

    1,810
    2,513
    50
    Great modeling guys, I try to keep up, but sometimes its more coyotes than this chicken can take care of.
    Pastor John, I have not only left finger prints, but some DNA on my projects LOL, a little weathering and it will be fine. I like that rotary peg board too.
    Thanks Ryan!
    Railmix, you have some unique modeling and ideas on your MRR, I enjoy seeing your progress.
    RGW1, That is a very nice looking Aux water car, a neat idea, and concept.
    RGW Mike, I just dream about having the time, resources and people, you do for a large project like yours. Great job.
    GP30, I have followed you MRR projects as I can, very impressive skills.
    I actually got some modeling in today but no images tonight, maybe tamale (as my friend says).
     
    RailMix and dalebaker like this.
  12. RGW

    RGW TrainBoard Member

    1,747
    1,503
    47
    Just don't tell my wife where all the household "resources" are going Tom. Thx buddy. M
     
    gjslsffan and dalebaker like this.
  13. Ralph Grassi

    Ralph Grassi TrainBoard Member

    13
    8
    2
    I am working on installing Soundtraxx Econami in a Hallmark Brass F7 A-B, factory painted in SP Black Widow. Soundtraxx oval speaker in the B and iPhone 6 speaker in the A. Also woking on adding a motor and fan blades to an Athearn Blue Box GN rotary snow plow.
     
    gjslsffan and RGW like this.
  14. Kirby Pople

    Kirby Pople New Member

    6
    11
    1
    I am working on the details for a microwave repeater
     
    gjslsffan likes this.
  15. rch

    rch TrainBoard Member

    224
    322
    25
    I'm slowly collecting the cars for a typical grain train of the last days of the Katy here in Texas. After the Rock Island went bankrupt in 1980 the line from El Reno, Oklahoma to Fort Worth, Texas eventually became the Oklahoma Kansas Texas Railroad. OKKT did things pretty much like the parent Katy but with a little less flair. I've wanted at least one OKKT car for some time and I thought the Evans 4780 covered hopper would be a great fit for this train.

    After giving up on finding an undecorated ExactRail Evans 4780 covered hopper, I decided to instead do a quick strip-paint-decal job. The model was originally decorated in Erie Western white, so I stripped it with 91% isopropyl alcohol in a gallon size bag, cleaned it up and primed it with Tamiya Fine Surface primer.

    [​IMG]

    Next I mixed up some green paint using ExactRail's MKT Evans 4780 hopper as a guide. Some Testors Beret Green and Model Master Willow Green mixed about half and half seemed to get fairly close.

    [​IMG]

    Turns out I broke part of the train line so I made a new bracket out of styrene rod and bent a replacement bit of 0.012" wire. Good as new.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Finally I applied Circus City decals to the model, settled them down with Micro Sol and Solvaset and let that dry. The little Evans logo on the OKKT car actually came from a boxcar data set from Microscale. I didn't have a proper Evans logo like ExactRail used on their car, but the Microscale decal seems to fit in just fine. Anyway, after the decals were finished I shot some Krylon 1311 matte clear on the model and called it a day. Weathering will come later.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  16. vince p

    vince p TrainBoard Member

    1,274
    931
    25
    Really looks the part Rich
     
    gjslsffan likes this.
  17. Mr. Trainiac

    Mr. Trainiac TrainBoard Member

    1,044
    1,046
    27
    Not MY workbench, but the Illini Railroad Club is making progress on our new project. We lost the layout a few years ago because the residence hall it was in had heavy renovations planned. They gutted the whole building, so the layout is gone. We are relegated to a closet in the Civil Engineering laboratory now. Last year was spent recovering and reorganizing, so we are now a Free-Mo club. They built some modules at the end of last year, so now we are building a cart to transport them. Hopefully we can get it done before Thanksgiving break next week. Here is some plywood and some random wood pieces:
    .[​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  18. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

    1,810
    2,513
    50
    This is an Athearn caboose I built like 30 years ago, and the paint was waaaaay too Orange. So, I cleaned most of the weathering off, and repainted with a more correct shade of Orange. I took the opportunity to do some mods to the end rails, found the smallest brass angle I have ever seen, soldered some brass wire handrails to them, and attached. Painted some clear decal paper and laid them over the window plugs, to match photos I have seen. Also used an MDC cupola as it is a little closer to right. Also used an old Yellowstone axle generator. Also used clear and red lights on each end either end can be lit up, here it is as the D&RGW 01414.

    DSC00837.JPG

    DSC00838.JPG
    DSC00840.JPG
    DSC00841.JPG
     
    fordy744, BoxcabE50, RGW and 6 others like this.
  19. Mr. Trainiac

    Mr. Trainiac TrainBoard Member

    1,044
    1,046
    27
    We got our module cart done Friday night, so we had to do a photo shoot with it. This photo is from the third floor with the gantry crane in the background. This photo shows the back of the cart, those metal brackets prevent the modules from being pushed out the back. The front then has pieces that fold down to lock the modules in. The cart is about 6 feet tall, but it can split in the middle to allow it to be loaded into a truck or van. The top half is self-contained with a bottom and top piece of its own. Each half holds 4 modules, so we can have a maximum of 8 per cart. Right now, we only have these 5 modules, but we are in the process of designing some more modules that combine to form a big interchange.
    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  20. rch

    rch TrainBoard Member

    224
    322
    25
    I love that caboose, Tom. Hard to believe it started off as an Athearn blue box model. Weathering is spot on.
     

Share This Page