Somewhere on the Rio Grande...

bubule Dec 30, 2010

  1. bubule

    bubule TrainBoard Member

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    Thank's Carl !!

    Another video with Double-Stack train over the Turtle Field.

    There is Maxi I & IV from Kato and Maxi III from Deluxe Innovation :

     
  2. bubule

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    I have bring back my tools in hands this week and i have stared a new project. It's a factory to fit the zone of the double briges.


    The factory is full scratchbilt in 1mm thick carboard. The protoype that have inspired me is the Gates Rubber Co. in denver.
    Of course my version will be much smaller, and have a quite different shape !!


    Here is the first piece cuted since 1 year : :frustrated:


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    This piece have been fitted with doors and windows from Ticchy train group.
    Metal boarning is from evergreen :


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    Here is the inside view of the building, Corners are reinforced with sqare wood parts :


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    Here is the building fully putted toger, ready for paint job :




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    To be continued, see you soon folks !
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Please do!

    BTW- I was just watching your stack train video again. I really like that first scene with the crossing gates.
     
  4. Grey One

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    Impressive!
     
  5. bubule

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    So i go on ;) Here is the first building of Gates Rubber factory painted and weathered :


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    Here is a view of protype :

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    And here is the second part of the plant still carboard & styren construction, but this time windows are from Grandt line :

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    This face will be connected with the boiller building :

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  6. LegomanBill

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    Very nice! That is a familiar building (albeit no longer in existence).
     
  7. bubule

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    Thank's Bill, Yes i think it is a very emblematic building of the city !! I love this kind of industrial building, it a pleasure for me to model this factory !

    So today you will have somme views of the Gates plant, Work is going forward :

    Here is the main building putted togever. You can see the volumes now :

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    Here you see the detailling on the top of the walls :

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    To be continued . . .
     
  8. bubule

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    Hi guys ! Painting job is nearly finished :

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    Now i need to built the roof and technical equipments : Hvac, pipes, air and water tank ventilator ... And more.

    So to bee continued
     
  9. Keith

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    Looking mighty good!!
     
  10. bubule

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    Hello all !

    I have started the construction of the RTD ligth rail line juste behind my future Engine Facilities.

    First part of the line a 25" long and curved bridge. The ligth rail run above and pass over the turnning triangle.
    It's a two track bridge. It is fully scratchbuilt in styrene card and tripes.

    First i have bent the I beam and sticked them on the base (cutted in one piece in styren sheet) :

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    Here is my prototype inspiration :

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    The second part is to made the poles. Poles are pairs big square bars sawed, sticked togever, Filled, mastiquated an sanded :

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    A tube for the pole :

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    Slater hand-rail and styren walkway complete the upper part :

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  11. bubule

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    The scratch built abutment :

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    The line with paltform of the future elevated station under construction :

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    To be continued ....
     
  12. Carl Sowell

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    JF,

    you sir are a Master Modeler for sure.

    Carl
     
  13. Bendtracker1

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    This shot is very cool! Nicely done JF!
     
  14. bubule

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    Hello all.

    Today i am starting a new project : A glass and steel building

    To start the construction a was needing ... tinted glass.

    After two week of research, i have found the way to do that : tinted glas film for tunning cars applyed on clear styrene sheet from evergreen.

    Quite simple when you have found this way but some technics needed to aplly the film. Glad if the Tip can help someone.

    Here is a video of the tip. Sorry it's in french but you will see clearly how it work's :



    I also have made an acces rampe in styrene for the tramway station :

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    To be continued ...
     
  15. SD75I

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    That looks great!!
     
  16. SYROUS

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    Excellent work on the platform and abutments. What you use a 3d printer or foam.
     
  17. bubule

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    It's all made with evergreen styrene sheet and strips, handly engraved with a precision plate screw driver.

    On this view you can see the work on texture and the strip reported on angle (it is before aplication of the putty).

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    Here are the first views of the main face of the futur glass and steel building. The next step is to built the internal structure of steel.

    The entrance gates :

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    The engraved (with (X acto knife) tinted glass :

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  18. SYROUS

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    Amazing skill you got there, and great attention to detail. Real flawless work. Thanks for the tip going to come in handy for me as all my buildings and bridges on my layout are scratch built.
     
  19. bubule

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    Many Thank's. I would be very glad if some of my technics can help some modelers to built theyre own projects.:funny:

    To show the globality of the layout i have made a video. So you will see how does the entire layout is design.
    Sorry for the poor english, i havn't prepare it . . .:frustrated: Will do better for the next attempt.

     
  20. BoxcabE50

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    Nice video. I do wish more folks would give us these "helicopter" tours. They really are helpful for understanding how the whole railroad flows together.
     

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