Somewhere on the Rio Grande...

bubule Dec 30, 2010

  1. bubule

    bubule TrainBoard Member

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    Girders and bridge track are from Micro-Engineering. The aboutments and center pole are scratch built with 1mm evergreen plastic card.
     
  2. bubule

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    Hello all. The layout have now a roof for a better lighting :

     
  3. Ryan Wilkerson

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    The lighting looks great! I think you said the LEDs were 3000K color temperature. Do you have a link to the LED strips? Just wondering how these are wired.
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That lighting looks nice. :)
     
  5. bubule

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    I have found the strip at my local tool store. It was 900 lumen, 5 meters long, temperature : 3000 kelvins from the brand Starlight. I can't found details about this on the net . . . sorry !
     
  6. Ryan Wilkerson

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    Thanks for the info. I'll see what I can find.
     
  7. bubule

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    Hello all !!

    I'm working on the whethering of my coal train. So her is some photos of the job done :

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    And a video of the train in action :

     
  8. Ryan Wilkerson

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    Very nice JF! You should enter the next weathering contest.
     
  9. BarstowRick

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    You are going to have to put covers over all those coal hoppers. You know the coal dust thing.

    Looking spiffy.
     
  10. HemiAdda2d

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    Stunning details. I've been out for some months, and just caught up. Wow. That crane is unreal!

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
     
  11. bubule

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    Many thanks guys !!

    Another Video with D&RGW engines more cars and a caboose.

     
  12. bubule

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    I just come from the second edition of the french American model railroading convention. I was a great train show with nice layouts. I was member of the staff of the meetting.

    Here is a video of the show, hop you will enjoy it :



    Can somebody tell me if there a special area to post the photos and video of train show on Trainboard please ?
     
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  13. BoxcabE50

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    Pretty much just posting in an appropriate existing forum, as you have done. If looking for an image hosting site, we have RailImages.
     
  14. bubule

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    Hello all !

    Here is a video of the coal train with rio grande power :

     
  15. ddechamp71

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    My friend Bubule, you're a genius.... :LOL:

    Dom
     
  16. bubule

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    Hello all !

    After an N scale pause, Caused by the construction of my Garden layout. And after some time spent to creat a facebook page for my layout, I am back to business.

    So here is the project witch is on my workbench. I would like to realize an evocation of the Gates rubber plant water tank in Denver. Here is prototype :

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    Here the base, a cornerstone walthers kit :

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    I have shortened the legs, replace the ladder by a brass kit, and rebuilt the falling tube with a scratchbuilt valve.

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    I also have scratchbuilt the structure of the firm sign :

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    A tamiya medium grey is sprayed for priming the model :

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    A metal coat is sprayed, it is AK extreme metal aluminum, notice the logo on the back of the cell :

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    A blank test with the signs :

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    The next stape will be the weathering.

    See you soon, Bye.

    Jef
     
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  17. Ryan Wilkerson

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    I lived in Denver and Littleton for 5 years and drove past Gates hundreds of times. Looks great!
     
  18. Hytec

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    Wow. Your technique and results are excellent. :cool:
     
  19. DCESharkman

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    Well done! Love the coal train, I am experimenting with removing the loads and adding a touch of adhesive and then dipping them into a bowl of coal dust to get a similar effect as yours. I am hoping they come out better than they started....
     
  20. Eugen Haenseler

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    Hi Bubule

    Looks great as everything you did!

    Once in awhile I have to have instruction how to do such nice job’s !

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