Mar 14, 2019
Richard, the fascia looks fantastic!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Look at you, stimulating the economy...
I like those trailers. I need to review my own fleet, as I think I have too many 28 footers.
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.
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.
I decided this one would get a white Volvo tractor for power.
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
My other project for the weekend was starting on the grain elevator. For now, I think I am going to stick with this one.
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.
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?
Spilled grain. No grain elevator operation is that accurate not to spill some.
That and...pigeons...LOTS of pigeons !
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?
@BNSF FAN, The grain mill would have stacks of pallets and cardboard scattered about.
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.
Pigeons, pallets, cardboard, and spilled grain. What a combo. 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.
DId you ever find that link to your fancy storage box vendor?
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,
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.
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.
Super job on that bulk trailer!
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.
Can you post a picture of the box?