JPT Sub - my new layout project

BNSF FAN Mar 14, 2019

  1. Joe Lovett

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    Richard, the fascia looks fantastic!!!

    Joe
     
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  2. BNSF FAN

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    Thank you Joe. I knew it would make a difference but it was bigger than I thought it would be. It was also a bigger job than I expected but I am glad to have the main part behind me. :)

    I also wasn't sure about the green but now that it's there, I feel like I made a good choice.
     
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  3. Joe Lovett

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    The forest green paint is hard to beat, we have the same tint of green. Our minds think alike on a lot of projects, maybe we're long lost brothers. Haha.

    Joe
     
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  4. BNSF FAN

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    Long lost brothers indeed. I was looking at your thread earlier and I bet that forest green will really make your layout look great too. (y)(y)
     
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  5. BNSF FAN

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    Picked up these two trailers from Royale Models. Okay, I know what you are thing at this point, why does he need more trucks? Well, these two will finish out what I need for a couple of places on the layout and plus, I like them. :D

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    The next trucks on my radar are the Atlas beer trailers coming early next year and if some grain trailers that I like come along, then that will be on the list but for now, I should be good.

    Now I have to decide if I want to tackle getting the grain elevator scene together next or the chemical plant.... decisions, decisions … oh look, there's something shiny, got to go see what it is ...
     
  6. HemiAdda2d

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    Look at you, stimulating the economy... :D

    I like those trailers. I need to review my own fleet, as I think I have too many 28 footers.
     
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  7. BNSF FAN

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    Made some progress on the new trailers over the weekend.

    Removed them from the spurs and cleaned them up. Here they are before clean up.

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    Once I cleaned them up, the bulk dry goods trailer went through the paint booth first. The propane tanker is still in the paint booth so it won't get completed for a few more days. The bulk dry goods trailer managed to get completed though.

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    I decided this one would get a white Volvo tractor for power.

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  8. BNSF FAN

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    The quest to paint all the truck and trailer wheels may have come to an end. Here are the last 30 or so trailers. I found that on several of the roadrailer trailers, I had never added the landing gear so that was done as well. I'm sure there may be one or two hiding somewhere that I missed but I feel better now :D

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  9. BNSF FAN

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    My other project for the weekend was starting on the grain elevator. For now, I think I am going to stick with this one.

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    I realized that the headhouse was too low for proper car and engine clearance so am in the process of raising it. Will add a stone foundation and add interior lights next.
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    Now then, anyone have any good suggestions on some detail to add around the grain elevator? I know maybe some little spots of weeds around the track but what else?
     
  10. mtntrainman

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    Spilled grain. No grain elevator operation is that accurate not to spill some.
    That and...pigeons...LOTS of pigeons ! :D:LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:(y)(y)
     
  11. Carl Sowell

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    Richard,

    Very nice, I always enjoy seeing your layout and work. I too am a Royale Models junkie, I think John has a great more detail than a lot of others.

    One question about the new dry bulk trailer. The paint looks great. What did you spray with, Molotow or something else and have you sealed with a clear gloss coat?

    Stay well,
    Carl
     
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  12. Joe Lovett

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    @BNSF FAN, The grain mill would have stacks of pallets and cardboard scattered about.

    Joe
     
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    Hi Carl,
    Thank you for the kind words my friend. I 100% agree on John's vehicles. Plus, they have been easy to work with. The Loves tanker set you did looks great. Makes me want to do the single tank trailer version I see out my way.

    For the dry bulk trailer, I used Krylon Metallic Finish Aluminum on this one. Honestly, I can't tell much difference between it and just plain silver. Maybe just a tad more sparkle. I have not put a clear coat on it yet. I called it done but I am still deciding on conspicuity stripes for it. I've seen several different configurations and the one that I see the most on these is low along the frame and that wouldn't really show so much on the model so may let it slide. If I do put a clear finish on it, I like the Krylon crystal clear. It seems to have a nice even matte finish that I like. Reminds me of a light coating of dull coat but a lot more for the dollars. :D
     
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  14. BNSF FAN

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    Pigeons, pallets, cardboard, and spilled grain. What a combo. :D I feel like I would be lining a huge bird cage. LOL.

    Actually all great suggestions. I really appreciate the input guys. Also, it's more reason to look at 3d printers. Just have to get the CFO on board.
     
  15. Philip H

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    DId you ever find that link to your fancy storage box vendor?
     
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  16. Sumner

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    Searching for 'Krylon Metallic Finish Aluminum' I find some different ones but so far none with exactly that name. Is it this one...

    Fusion All-In-One™ Metallic ... https://www.krylon.com/products/fusion-allinone-metallic

    I see they also have a stainless steel also under a different heading but looks like it is real pricey. Thanks for the info and great work,

    Sumner
     
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  17. Carl Sowell

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    Richard,

    that truck/trailer unit I decorated in Love's scheme is a complete foobie as far as I know. That kit was what I had on hand and really wanted to do a Love's truck. I see 9,500 gallon trailers around here but I did find pictures of a Gemini (Love's) tractor pulling a 9,500 gl trailer with a 4,500 gl pup behind. I can get all the parts from John but I need to work on my GS-1 project.

    Stay well,
    Carl

    PS: I am real pleased with the effort and results. Seems as if I learn something new, for finishing the "printed" models, with each additional project.
     
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  18. HemiAdda2d

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    Super job on that bulk trailer!
     
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  19. BNSF FAN

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    Sorry Phillip, still searching. The boxes don't have a name on them and my google searches have not turned up anything. I know I have a flyer somewhere from when they were new if I can ever find it. :(
     
  20. MK

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    Can you post a picture of the box?
     

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