N scale "What's on your workbench?"

Mark Watson Oct 28, 2009

  1. mtntrainman

    mtntrainman TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks...:D:D:D
     
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  2. freddy_fo

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    Finally got some motivation to get some work done on my wrecker kit. Was originally going to do blue on white but the spokes in the wheels which I wanted to match didn't pop like I wanted so I'll be doing red. I have to wait a few days for the enamel base coat on the cab to cure so hopefully I don't lose steam when that time comes.

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  3. freddy_fo

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    A little more progress today. Still have to get decals on the cab as well as a few other parts but it's progress. I used fine EZ-line to wrap the spool and run rigging out to the back. The decals these kits come with are super fragile and the safety stripes came apart before I could apply them to the back. Wound up creating my own from some white stripes left over from another decal set. The others I put microscale decal film on so the hold together a bit better when I apply those.

    Looking at the photos there are some imperfections but stand off it looks pretty decent. I started this over a year ago prepped for paint and then lost interest so feeling lucky I still have all the parts.



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  4. jwaldo

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    I'll take that level of 'imperfection' any day! That is one gorgeous truck.
     
  5. sidney

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    i like that wrecker. looks nice....thanks for sharing.
     
  6. Carl Sowell

    Carl Sowell TrainBoard Supporter

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    My workbench's latest project. I will morph the C44-9 into the WABTEC 3000 BEL. I have the shell, paints, and decals. I have a new LokPilot 5 micro to install. All I need is a new KATO motor as I have been running the UP as a dummy.

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  7. sidney

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    well i was working on a test track type layout untill i wired pos to neg on the deeks motor shield and i did not check twice before i added power :mad: majic smoke puffed out of that darn thing. now ive got to order more.... OHH im so mad at my self for being a dumb spike . i most always check wires before i add power but not this time... lesson learned again:( . double check everything... i think i got that Arduino with built in wifi setup to..... i was looking forward to see if it did setup or not......
     

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  8. John Moore

    John Moore TrainBoard Supporter

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  9. jwaldo

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    It's been a while since I weathered anything. This PFE reefer is brand new by my time period's standards, so I stared with a very light oil wash.

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    While the oil paint cures, I can finish up the main assembly of my Trackside Transfer.
     
  10. jwaldo

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    A little more 'light' weathering. This car is almost ready to roll.

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  11. Run8Racing

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    Just finished assembling 30 M/T 1015s while recuperating from COVID, flu, and shingles vax. Won't do this again, or get all 3 shots at same time !!!
     
  12. BigJake

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    What's next? Sack-cloth and ashes, self-flagellation, DC block control?
     
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  13. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    On the house that I have been scratch building, I got to wondering about the windows on the upper floor. The "Old West" style false front architecture would necessitate some strange windows. I went on Google maps 3d to look at the house I am loosely basing my model on and you can see they are probably just dummy window. You can see one of them sticking out above the roof line on the wall.

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  14. Kisatchie

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    Hmm... Kiz had so much
    stuff on his workbench
    that he went nuts and
    destroyed everything...
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  15. M&E Alco

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    A couple of "oddballs" on my mostly Alco Morristown & Erie. A couple of fun builds, but I prefer my Alco's.
    Cheers
    Steve
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  16. BarstowRick

    BarstowRick TrainBoard Supporter

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    No pic's, but a stack of Great Northern Streamline passenger cars. I want to switch out the trucks and install Micro-Trains trucks and (working) knuckle couplers. Body mounted couplers would be preferred. Sick and tired of the Rapido Couplers.
     
  17. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    I'm assuming the "NZ" is New Zealand? Just curious how did we get from New Zealand to Morristown & Erie????? :D

    I live 30 minutes away! :)

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