Feb 11, 2020
"Climb all over...go anywhere...". You're makin' me cry...
It was a rainy day today, so I started on the diesel servicing tower. I'm about half way done, here is it's progress:
Top notch stuff!
I'd say you nailed it, what do you use for the pipe? a brass tube?
Yes, it's 0.7mm for the fuel hoses and 1.0mm for the sand hose. The tube I used is called EDM Electrode tubes, and you can buy 100 fifteen inch long tubes for $16, OR you can buy 18 piece twelve inch tube assortment for $20.
The less than 1mm diameter tube bends easily, and can represent all kinds of pipes and stuff, and the larger tube assortment cuts with either a hacksaw, dremel, or tubing cutter, and is good for representing tanks, smokestacks, and other stuff. The larger stuff don't bend.
As with everything I do these days, I had to rebuild the diesel sanding and fuel tower again. I just couldn't get it right till the third time:
And here it is with a coat of Floquil Roof Brown:
Now the module is finally starting to catch the flavor i was looking for, and hopefully recognizable as Lester WA:
Ray, the tower looks great and the last photo of the engine roundhouse, turntable, depot and tower look well together. I enjoy seeing your progress and look forward to your next post.
You still got that bashed marklin 2-6-0 bumblebee you turned into a NP years ago to fill a stall in that roundhouse? In fact I think you bashed a mike and a pacific too if memory serves me correct?
Yes I still have all of them. Maybe some have bad decoders, but all can be fixed.
That’s gonna make the roundhouse look even sweeter with that mixed power in there!
Today I was working on my "was going to be a train shed, but now is my daughters bedroom", and framed an entrance door, to replace the shed barn doors. While doing that I sprayed some Great Stuff minimal expanding foam on the module. Just minutes ago the smoker finished smoking a Tri-Tip, and while it was smoking I carved the terrain out of the hardened Great Stuff. I also painted the detail on the servicing tower. Keeping the ball rolling:
So what happens next is I apply plaster cloth over the foam, spray dyed water over the plaster cloth and rub it in with fingers. Next I apply matte medium and sprinkle ground foam, then take the static grass applicator to it.
Those paint bottles really let you know just how small this all is!
Small is eye candy and my eyes have I have a sweet tooth!
Had some rainy day time today so I got the pit rails installed, floor weathered, speakers installed, trash burn barrel with a couple hobos warming up, and the roof on the machine shop annex:
And I made all the roundhouse stall doors out of 3 layers of paper, with the center piece having engraved board slats and a piece of window glazing sandwiched in the center. Installed the doors all in the opened position:
Nice touch with hobos...now you need to mark your water tower A#1 to...
A-No.-1 on the #19 to Portland!