MODELING It’s Monday, October 21st 2019: Weekend Modeling Accomplishments

Jim Wiggin Oct 21, 2019

  1. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome back from the weekend everyone. I hope you all had a good weekend and maybe you even were able to get a lot done. Thank you everyone as well for the encouraging words regarding my new career path, changes are coming but I feel they are all positive. Let’s get started.

    Saturday: I was able to clean out the corner of the room that the Hillsboro branch is going in then start the process of attaching the shelf brackets that will hold up the layout. We then went to Jacksonville to watch Jared play soccer, visit with each other over a superb Mexican meal, then head home. Once Home, I installed the rest of the brackets, trying to get them as level as possible in a 100+ year old farm house.

    Sunday: I had to run and get some domestic chores done, including picking up a few supplies from my favorite hardware store. Once Home, I set out on the 1X3 frame and shadow box that will hold the two N scale modules and will set on the brackets I installed earlier. I still have a little bit of design work to go, but as of right now, I’d say my shadow box is about half way done. All in all a good weekend.

    So how about you? What did you accomplish this past weekend? Let us know. We’ll assemble again on Friday the 25th and do it all over again. Until then, have a great week, be safe and as always...

    High Greens!
     
  2. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

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    My new project: SP DF-1 class F3's (To be road numbers: 6138,8038,8039,6139)

    Friday evening -- prior to paint removal
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    Saturday-- prior to high fan removal
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    Sunday -- Modifications and detailing has begun. High fans removed. Low fans, diaphragm bases and lower headlight have been added.
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    Hope Y'all had a great weekend!!
    Wolf
     
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  3. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    It has been a while since I have been able to do any modeling. This weekend was spent in Fargo, ND at a trainshow/swap meet. The relaxation factor was huge! And much needed. I did manage to score some model train stuff. A set of Kato GN Empire Builder, a Walthers Russell wedge plow and an IM 8000 gal tank car. Hadn't planned on the GN set, and even walked away for a few hours, but the price was just too good!

    Am still here at the motel, and getting packed up to go, so pics will have to come later!

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  4. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    Been a long while since I have done any significant modeling. I got going again this weekend on an HO project I am working on for a friend. Fortunately he is VERY patient as he gave me the locomotive and cars to modify and paint for him many years ago. Only two cars yet to finish up on the 1947 American Freedom Train.
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  5. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    I kind of let the project languish for a long time as I had become frustrated with the blue/white/red Microscale stripes. I found it extremely tedious to get them to lay down straight with no bubbles. Microsol was a long drawn out process with many pin pricks and repeated applications. So tried Walthers Solvaset. That stuff is too aggressive on Microscale decals and things started to warp. I finally started masking and painting the stripes. Much better results.
     
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  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Very carefully drilling itty-bitty holes for some tiny grab irons, into some laser etched plywood which seems unusually hard. :oops:
     
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  7. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

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    Didn’t get much done. Started to put trim around the windows and doors of the depot. This is the 1929 addition. Still have a long way to go.[​IMG]
     
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