New on my work bench

tin1197 Dec 29, 2009

  1. Kez

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    :thumbs_up::thumbs_up::thumbs_up:

    These are fantastic! I'd like one of each, please. Send me a PM if you're interested.

    (Though as fine as your work is, I probably can't afford you):teeth:
     
  2. Chris333

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    Excellent A+ !
     
  3. Loren

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    Yeah, I'd agree with Rob.......this loco is just slightly above "Beautiful"

    Congrats on a winner.
     
  4. Don A

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    Z Scale Sawmill

    Robert Ray's MTL Z laser sawmill kit is fully featured in the News & Products section of the February 2010 Model Railroader, page 13. Looks better in color than any of the HO items also in that section.

    ...don
     
  5. Kurt Moose

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    Oooooh! It would look good also in the Southern green and white "cigar band" I think they call it?
     
  6. ddechamp71

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    Rob, you speak of a SD40-2? I thought I remembered it was a SD45?

    Dom
     
  7. tin1197

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    First project of the year 2010

    It will be Remote ctrl equip BNSF SD40-2B unit come with antenna base and road number is 7201. Will post complete engine shortly.

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  8. tin1197

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  10. harold grady

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    HIEN, your work is so great and thorough. One question for you.
    Is that light color on the shells primer paint or are the shells an
    undecorated neutral gray? Makes me wonder why MTL locomotive
    shells are not all made in neutral light gray. It sure would help modeling projects go a lot faster and easier. Joe D. feel free to comment.
     
  11. minzemaennchen

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    Hi Harold,

    I'm thinking this is just an ex KCS SD40-2, therefore it would follow MTL's policy to mould the plastic matching the top cote. I personally like MTL's way, because this allows a very thin top cote still showing all the fine details and on the other hand for me it's easier to remove. AZL is doing everything in grey/white and on some models, especially the dark or black paint schemes, they have to apply tons of paint to cover the grey. So they lost on some locos lots of details. You would be amazed seeing the B&O or Nickelplate Road GP7 stripped, it's a different loco. On top of it it's a pain in the bum to remove those thick paint layers for kitbashing. From my point of view MTL should continue to do what they do and AZL should learn and change...;)

    BTW, Hien, great B-unit, looking forward, my next SD40-2s are still at the stripping stage....
     
  12. tin1197

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    Thanks John, when you are ready just let me know.

    Hien.
     
  13. Loren

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  14. tin1197

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    Completed unit with close-up photos.

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  15. tin1197

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    Hien.
     
  16. minzemaennchen

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    Very nice, well done!
     
  17. Loren

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    Hien and Gerd,
    What are your favorite paint strippers and does it take very long.......days, weeks, months?
     
  18. minzemaennchen

    minzemaennchen TrainBoard Member

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    Ethanol, works fine and only with MTL, Pinesol for AZL
     
  19. JoeS

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    Very nice! you guys have some great skills and it is very motivating to see such work!
     
  20. tin1197

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    I am using Alcohol 91% to strip them, for MTL I dip it into the container for 3 hrs
    paint completely came off.

    Hien.
     

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