SantaFe warbonnet F unit

Orlando Pinelli Apr 26, 2000

  1. Orlando Pinelli

    Orlando Pinelli E-Mail Bounces

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    F unit is a DeHanes 1/29 "G" locomotive.
    It was painted with an air brush using floquil RR. paints. Microscale decals were then applied with their solvent.The final finish used was krylon clear to hide decal film and serve as weatherproofing.Details were then applied and painted with a brush.IE:nose grabs and hand rails.this tends to leave a slightly rough surface which
    more closely resembles the prototype.

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  2. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    ... and here are Orlando's photos:

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    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Our contest ends April 30. We will announce our "winner" within a few days following. A reminder that the contest is not as much about winning or losing as it is just to see these wonderful works that all of you have created. Our Moderators will be the judges and will attempt to judge based on the photos but not on the actual quality or size of the individual photo.

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  4. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member In Memoriam

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    Very nice work Orlando! I did not know that G scale had such nice stock now .. but I should not be surprised ... it seems that all scales have improved and increased what is available in the way of rolling stock! [​IMG]

    Is your G scale outside? How large is it?

    Bill

    "Get Goosed on the Yreka Western"
     
  5. Orlando Pinelli

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    My layout is a 40X28 indoor bilevel that is just under construction.It will reflect rail
    service in the late 40S.

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  6. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member In Memoriam

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    Orlando .. I have seen G-scale track, which resembles a giant 'Snap Track' section. Do you know if any G scale modelers hand lay ties and rail as do many other scale modelers?

    Bill

    "Get Goosed on the Yreka Western"


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    Many Large scale modelers hand lay track.
    Last time I checked it was available in 99ft
    bundles in a variety of metals. Some "G" modelers cut their own ties from redwood or treated lumber, but ties are also available
    commercialy. I hope to hand lay track in high visibility locations for the realism
    over plastic R.T.R.track.Turnouts should
    really be "fun".

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  8. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member In Memoriam

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    Making hand laid turnouts in G scale should be a snap! Lots of meat to work with and your points, frogs and guardrails should be able to be fit really close. [​IMG]

    Bill

    "Get Goosed on the Yreka Western"
     

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