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Steffen B Jan 14, 2016

  1. Steffen B

    Steffen B TrainBoard Member

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    @JOHN: Thank you very much :)
    @Matt: Of course, I still have to weather all the tanks. How can I open the image? Would like to see it...
     
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  2. mdvholland

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    Mmm... trying to link to forum z-freunde-international.de... might not work. Final try:
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    If not shown, it is probably because you have to be logged in to that forum. Go to https://f.z-freunde-international.de/, create a free account and go to a thread called "Kleine Basteleien und Tipps aus dem BW Herilingen".

    Or this might work:
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    Matt
     
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  3. CNE1899

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    Steffen,
    Like the use of the wooden car. Are you going to put any old graphics on it?

    Scott
     
  4. John Bartolotto

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  5. zdrada69

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    Very nice weathering - I like your "lightly" approach.
     
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  6. Steffen B

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    Yes, I love old signs and graphics, their add a lot of atmosphere. And finally you have to know where to deliver the next tank or hopper ;)

    I like your approach. I tried something similiar on my elevator. The weathering is the "weekend-task", I'm curious about the result. Almost everytime it is not exactly what I expected...:LOL:
     
  7. JoeS

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    I enjoy seeing you create within the space. Always better and better! Do you have an overall shot of the layout? Would really enjoy seeing one
     
  8. Steffen B

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    Joe, thank you. I tried to take 2 shots to show current status. It's not easy to make good overall photos in the small basement room, have still to improve lighting. You see the "visitor side", this side is usually oriented against the room wall while resting in basement. I have to accelerate my workings to turn the layout und start next operation session soon :D:D:D

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  9. John Bartolotto

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    Steffen,

    That is two great layout photos! They put it all in perspective. Keep up the fantastic work!!

    John
     
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  10. JoeS

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    I really really like your track plan too! You have managed to have a great amount of switching but it does not look busy at all. Very natural. Great layout!
     
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  11. Steffen B

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    Joe, that was the main goal of this z scale experiment. :) Thank you.
     
  12. Kurt Moose

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    Oh, my-that is a great layout!(y)

    Your details are amazing!
     
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  13. Steffen B

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    Hi all,

    I did some research on www. and noticed, that tanks were often only slightly rusted:
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    So I weathered my tanks very slightly, you have to look very hard to see it on the pics.
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    I came across with a photo of "Keyser Coal & Trucking" near trackside at Greeley, Colorado north of Denver situated in the plains. A little too far in north but otherwise it fits layout location of my "Arkansas & Western" rather fine. I like the sign style and decided to include it on my layout just to give a local reference. And it seems Mr. Keyser had German roots ;)

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    So today I could finish his shop area.
    At first I completed the box car body with ties at the bottom, a lamp and signs of "Calumet Coal - a superior colorado coal" and "Texaco with Ethyl", hopefully with the right local references too. Finally I installed the "Keyser" sign atop on the roof.
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    I weathered the car body and a number of barrels colour-coded regarding the different grades of fuel. Rest of the tank facility is behind the bridge...
    So here we are, glue is still drying:
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    And the first loads of coal and oil :):
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  14. mdvholland

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    Looking pretty good, Steffen.

    Matt
     
  15. Kurt Moose

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    Wow, great details! (y)
     
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    Two years or so ago Polish Konrad Malkowski at Shapeways (https://www.shapeways.com/shops/zscaletracks) made some very nice switch stands for me (Pawel, do you know him?).
    They are very small and fragile, but good detailed. I decided to remove the lengthened ties fearing to block the switch drive by paint or glue. This already happened while ballasting the tracks. :(

    I painted the stands, red target indicates a main line switch, yellow target a yard switch. I am very glad to have these fine details on my layout.

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  17. ztrack

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    Wow! I love the layout!!! The details are outstanding!
     
  18. Kurt Moose

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    More details, the better the results!

    (y)(y)(y)
     

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