My CP Rail D&H division

jsoflo Jun 27, 2009

  1. jsoflo

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    Rather than keep posting new topics for every engine I finish, I figured I'd put this all together in one thread. The other can be found here:

    http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/showthread.php?p=602693#post602693

    and here:

    http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/showthread.php?t=110213

    I have taken a break from working on the layout, small as it is, to work on my rolling stock and engines. Here is my newest completion, CP SD40-2 5960 from an undec. Kato, added wind deflectors and a bell, painted and decaled:

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    another shot:

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    This is an AC4400 I weathered to match a photo (The AC4400's are getting pretty grimey!):

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    Here is another shot of the AC4400:

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    the real 5960:

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    and the picture I used for the AC4400:

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  3. jsoflo

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    Here is some rolling stock I just did:

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    my best,
    Jan
     
  4. pastoolio

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    Wow Jan, they all look superb! Man that Railbox is beat! The small tags on it look great too. :)

    Mike
     
  5. Stourbridge Lion

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    Thanks Mike and Darren!!
     
  7. Tbone

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    Excellent job on the railbox Jan.Would you be interested in doing one in HO?
     
  8. jsoflo

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    Hey TBone, good to hear from you, its been a while, hows the layout?

    HO? Whats HO? :mbiggrin: I have never worked on anything HO before and would be a little afraid to try, but the techniques I used are not too hard and can be learned here:

    http://www.modeltrainsweathered.com/

    and the weathering forum here:

    http://therailwire.net/forum/index.php/board,13.0.html

    Railbox boxs can be tough for sure, the ribs tend to stay cleaner and more yellow than the car body and the red and blue logo tends to fade out faster than everything else. In my case I used sandpaper to lightly rub out the logo, on subsequent railboxs I used a small brush with rubbing alcohol and traced the logo repeatedly to fade only it. The rest is acrylic washes and detail and graffitti decals. I painted out the doors with a rattle can. I always work from a proto photo.

    here is the photo of the IC boxcar I worked from:

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    I got to find the CN Railbox photo I had, and I'll post it later,
    my best,
    Jan
     
  9. jsoflo

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    Here is the CN Railbox I worked from: (different type but thats a whole other matter!)

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  10. Tbone

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    Hey Jan, yeah it has been a while but due to work, my daughter starting college this fall, my wife is starting her third year back in college, and the economy I have had to put the hobby on hold for awhile.But, seeing your work just wants me to pick up the chalk and get back to the workbench.I have four CP units I have been wanting to weather so I hope to post some pics soon.Anyways keep up the great work and post more pics as you should know I am a huge fan of your work.:thumbs_up::thumbs_up:
     
  11. jsoflo

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    Thanks Thomas!!

    here is a TTX gondola I very lightly weathered and gave some fresh blue hubs to along with a pipe load:

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    The best thing about weathering is that its fun, takes big chunks of time, and does not cost much (acrylic paint and windshield washer fluid)!!
    my best,
    Jan
     
  12. GaryHinshaw

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    Jan:

    These are looking great! (But the TTX gon image seems to be MIA.) How do you do the loco radiator grills? Paint? wash? chalk? The effect looks just right.

    I like the coloring on the loco frames too. Besides looking prototypical, it really helps to bring out the details. My only comment (and I say this with all due respect) is that the effect on the fuel tank is a little bit "splotchy". Is that a wash? I would be tempted to use a light overcoat of this color sprayed from a low angle, then over-dust with chalk and seal, if necessary. But I'm nitpicking and I haven't tried it myself yet...

    Good idea to collect your own thread like this. I'll be watching. :)

    Best,
    Gary
     
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    Gary,
    your advice and comments are always most welcome, and yes, the fuel tank was a wash that did not really get applied correctly (too much or too close maybe?) I start with main color via brush-usually the Yourstone formula-- than brush a 2nd color-- usually almost dry brush weathered black, than spray the Soerberg dust formula wash. The tanks have been tough for me, I will give the chalks a try, that is what I have been using to do roofs and grills with and I have been much happier, it seems chalks/powders were made for that they go on so nicely and give good debth that paint did not.
     
  14. Trainforfun

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    Jan , very nice work !!!!
     
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    I have been busy lately finishing up some weathering and decal projects:


    here is 5427, a CP Rail SD40-2 with a high headlight (ex-MP) from an undec:

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    still needs rearview mirros but otherwise about done!
     
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    Here is a leased LTEX SD40-2 I just finished up with sunshades, weathering, decals, and BLMA fans:

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    and an Atlas GATX hopper lightly weathered and added safety stripes per a prototype photo:


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    Here are some weathered freight cars:

    CGRX hopper (5161) lightly weathered and added safety stripes per proto photo:

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    An ALPX hopper, weathered:

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    NOKL high cube boxcar with graffiti and light weathering:

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    Here is the other side of the NOKL boxcar:

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    A NOKL painted out high cube boxcar:

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    A CP rail hicube boxcar:

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    A FVM Railbox boxcar:

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    The other side of the FVM Railbox:

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    CP GP38-2 7309:

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    An HLCX leased unit I weathered and added a remote control stand to per proto photo:

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    My best to everyone!
    Jan
     
  20. jsoflo

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    Trying another attempt to load a picture of the NOKL 48' Husky Stack I am working on right now from the NSK Husky stack kit:

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    I'll see if this one works,
    my best,
    Jan
     
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