Somewhere on the Rio Grande...

bubule Dec 30, 2010

  1. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Very nice, Jef! Love the tunnels, and the Rio Grande Motorways structure was tops. Simply 'Grande!
     
  2. bubule

    bubule TrainBoard Member

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    It's mid-night in france : so HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL !!!

    I wish Lot's of great model buisness for all !!


    To begin the year by a railroad joke watch that :



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  3. TJS909

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    Nice layout!!!
     
  4. bubule

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    Another video to see 3 atlas SP C628 At work :






    Some details of the wirering of the layout :

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    The Industrial PLC witch drive turnouts :

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    For the hiden part of the layout i have protect rolling stock against falls by installing plexiglass barriers. It easy to remove because it's putted togever with screws :

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    For the scenery almost of the rocks have been handly carved in plaster:

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  5. bubule

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    Here is the wood tunnel portal scene :

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  6. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Where's the "LOVE IT" button?!? Oh, wait, this isn't Facebook...

    Great stuff, Jef!
    Got any natural rock or concrete portal tunnels? The 'Grande was famous for tunnels--many are either natural rock, or concrete-lined.

    Not toot my own hrn too loudly, but my D&RGW Lines album in Rail Images (linked in my sig) has tons and tons of tunnel shots. The Tunnel 2-Crescent, and Tunnel 19-Cliff subalbums have the most, but almost all the subalbums have some tunnel inspiration.
     
  7. bubule

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    Concrete like this one ?

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    You can see an over view of the layout, with the 2 concretes portal visible. The secont in the back is more in RG style. It is the way to pass to another layout :

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    I was for an exibition with a connection to friend layout :

    My layout :



    And the one of my Friend Bernard FABRON ( "Le moulin" station & port FAYOLE )



    Bernard i a great N-scaler. I built the portal and him have weathrered it and paint backdrop.

    A detail of the farm shack scatchbuilt :

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  8. bubule

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  9. SinCity

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    That was amazing! You have awesome modeling skills! :thumbs_up:
     
  10. bubule

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    Another video with the challenger :

     
  11. country joe

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    Outstanding layout Jeff. Everything is very well done. Excellent pictures and videos show it off well.
     
  12. bubule

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    Hello all !!

    I wanted to purchase a typical US B train truck. But i haven't found an N scale model on the market ... So i decide to built one.

    The prototype is flat double D train trailers :

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    To have a good base, i bougth the 2 pack skeleton trailers kit from deluxe innovation to make the two frames and the first tridem wheelset :

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    I have another trailer from D.I. (48' reffer) to make the second tandem wheelset :

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  13. bubule

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    The second frame is made by putting togever the front part of a skeleton frame and the tandem from the 48' reffer trailer:

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    The tridem of the leading trailer have been rebuilt: I had a third axle and a little piece of styrene card to fit with the legal distance between axles :

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    I have scratchbuilt the coupler on the leading trailer, and transform the rear of the frame to receive the second trailler:

    You can seen at the bottom of the picture, the original shape of the rear skeleton frame.

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    For the tractor, i have chosen the GHQ ford 9000 matal kit. Here is the the first coupling test :

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  14. bubule

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    Here is the complete frames :

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    The frame have received a styrene striped card to make the flat deck :

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    The under-frames have been detailed with the tool boxs and spare wheels. The stucture of the frame have been detailed too :

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    Here is all the pieces before priming operations :

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  15. bubule

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    All the pieces have been primed with an aztec airbrush. The primer is the excelent alclad II primer, used by militaria modelers.


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    An acrilic blue paint from tamiya have been sprayed by the same way :

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    Details have been painted also with acrilics from tamiya, but with very thin paintbrushs :

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    The model on the layout :

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  16. BarstowRick

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    Anything Rio Grande, will turn my head.

    I'd love to hire you to do some modeling and scenery for me. Not going to happen...at this time.

    Looking mighty good and mighty fine.
     
  17. BoxcabE50

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    Very nice work. The outcome looks excellent!

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  18. HemiAdda2d

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    Very cool! The way I can think of to better it is to add various tiedown chains, rolled tarps, and tiedown straps across the decks of the trailers.
    Maybe a prime mover on the deck would be a good (heavy) load. The Walthers kit in N scale Allied Rail Rebuilders had an EMD 567 prime mover detail that would be a good load for one of the trailers.

    On second thought, it is a mite tall, it may dwarf the tractor's height. 13'6" clearance in the States is standard, but I don't think it would meet that clearance. Have a drop deck gooseneck trailer?
     
  19. bubule

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    Thank's all for this nice comment's !!

    Hemi thank's for the ideas, the rolled tarps will be add one day. It that kind of detail that i apreciates but they are not so easy to model in N scale. For the load i think that i will be some boards.

    I have seen that you are a great spoter, i need some detail like track plan or picture of grande typical engine terminal (in ideal way with a tunrtable ). Have you (or ather people) got some documentation on that topic ?

    Another truck picture :

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  20. HemiAdda2d

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    Look no further than the 'Grande Burnham Shops in Denver.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&hl=en&ll=39.728883,-105.006402&spn=0.004456,0.008229&t=h&z=17

    I have a couple photos from 17 Jan 10, and the turntable was out of the pit. not sure why.


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