Aug 17, 2015
Thank you guys. I will get one ordered.
Pics of those units at
In the slsf section
Looking great Dale. She seems to have some milage now.
Thank you Vince and Joe. It turned out a bit dirtier than I planned so I figure if anyone asks, it scheduled for the wash rack soon. I will be running at the Tulsa train show this weekend and I plan to give it some run time along with my GP 35 torpedo unit. I’m looking forward to going to the show. I don’t plan on looking for anything in particular, I have 4 coil cars I’m waiting to take delivery on from the Santa Fe Hereford Road.
Im slowly getting the right spread of cars I need at the port for operations. With Tulsa Union coming up this fall, I need to equip for 3 sessions over the weekend. AND I still need to start on my extension! So much modeling, so little time!
Way it always is time wise
Dale, I have that same problem with weathering, as I suspect many others do as well. When we weather something, maybe we have a image in our minds, well, I do. I would be better off to do my weathering over a few days perhaps, so I can have a fresh perspective the next day or two. Your SLSF loco looks good to me.
To be fair it is way too easy to make a white locomotive look dirty. The same methods used on a darker model would only age it a bit.
If you're looking for prototype photos of Frisco equipment, one site stands above the rest:
There is a pretty fine line going from just enough to oops..... I have to get almost there then stop. Then as Tom says, let it sit a bit and look at it again.
I also get that picture in my mind of what I want. Say a covered hopper, so many of them today are almost rust buckets, I think it tends to influence one to over do it.
It's really hard to find photos of rolling stock in the 80s compared to about 2006 when digital cameras started to become common. So I have to backdate the weathering on a lot of my models based on photos. And I tend to under-weather white cars.
The lighter colored cars are harder to get where you want them. I have found the clear coat to seal them will wash them out every time. That’s one reason I’ve gone to airbrushing dirt. Using thinned acrylics, I’m getting better results. I have found I need to work on my formulas a bit to get the shade of dirt I want.
Gifted from a good friend. He is moving to Georgia soon. We all will miss him. If anyone knows of any groups in the Carrollton area, let me know.
That works looks good DB Cooper
A bit of weathering on more hoppers. Frisco done with acrylics and Pan Pastels. Elder Grain done with water soluble oil and Pan Pastels. The oil is a day old so there is a bit of bleed. That should dry in a day or so. The guys adding the reflective stripes didn’t measure too well.....
That's a good looking pair of Hoppers Dale!
Looking great Dale
Those are nice looking hoppers there Dale.
Very realistic weathering and skillful use of multi media. You’ve got some talent!
Nice work Dale, very nice work. M
The Rainier Great Western HO Scale Railroad
Thank you guys, very much!
Very recently, Steve Davis of KCS 3rd Subdivision fame came and shot video of a Operations Session on the POCR. The video will be up shortly on his YouTube channel and I will post directions to finding it.
One of the out-growths of watching to video as it was edited made me realize there are some things I really ought to tackle on the railroad. One of them was that CF Industries needed some dress up. So to better present CF for visitors, I added a facility to unload the Hazmat acid tankers, put in some ballast and added a building to hide the hole in the closet wall.
lLeft to do is find a good photo of storage tanks for the back wall and I am going to add a shelf extension on the side wall to put in a refining process for the nitrogen fertilizer.
Here is a photo of the area now I added some details to it.
The ballast is loose, at this point.
I also went around to the opposite wall and added trees to camouflage the opening. It definitely looks better over there!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hopefully the video will be ready soon!