The Little Rock Line

Bendtracker1 Dec 31, 2011

  1. BNSF FAN

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    The scenery is coming along nicely Allen. Everything looks great!
     
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  2. Bendtracker1

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    Thanks BC, glad I figured it out again.

    Thanks for the kind words BNSF FAN
     
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  3. Bendtracker1

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    Several weeks ago I picked up some Water Color pencils to try some weathering on the buildings that I recently built for Gavilon Fertilizers. Going off some advice from others I first tried some washes but it didn't look quite right to me. Then I stumbled across a video where a guy was using the Water Color pencils to weather a water tank, this had me intrigued as it didn't look real heavy liked I've done on some rolling stock and locos and didn't want my buildings to look like they were ready to be condemned.

    I found a cheap set on Amazon and started playing around. Before I started I dull coated the building so the pigment had something to stick too.
    They are very easy to use, just draw on some colors and then with a clean brush that was damp with water, you start brushing the lines out until they dissolve, then just work them around.
    If you get it too heavy you just keep brushing until the color is gone.

    I'm not 100% finished with them yet but I think it's the look I'm after.

    NOTE: It would probably be a good idea to seal each layer once you get the effect your after as the water will probably rejuvenate the previous layer.
    I don't think the pigment will wear off like powders will.


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    The elevator shafts were first sprayed with a base of Red Oxide then sprayed again with a lighter coat of Old Silver so the Red Oxide could show through which is visible on the tubing.
    I then applied just a thin line of all three colors under each one of the seams on the elevator shaft and worked the pigment in a downward direction.

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    There's more pics on the blog...
     
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  4. SOO MILW CNW

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    I think you nailed it. I especially like the grain elevator. The overall effect is just right,,not George Selious.
     
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  5. Bendtracker1

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    Thanks SOO!!
     
  6. DCESharkman

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    Looks very cool! Well done and thanks for catching us up!
     
  7. Bendtracker1

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    No problem David, thanks for reading and the kind words.
     
  8. Bendtracker1

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    I took a break from scenery work recently, cleaned the tracks and shot a new video while I had a train running.
    Also gave me a chance to play with the new editing software.


    "The morning forecast told of more stormy weather headed my way around noonish, so I grabbed my gear and jumped in the truck hoping I could catch up with #773 before the floods came again. Shortly after grabbing my morning foamer snacks at the local Quicky Mart, I heard'em calling out track warrants for work in Haskell! Just as I got set up I seen a headlight peaking around the curve as they reached the North end of Haskell siding, perfect timing.
    Todays power consisted of three old Warhorses: two GP18's - #1351 & #1346 and F7 #120."




    Here's the blog post...


    The Little Rock Line blog
     
  9. BNSF FAN

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    Nice video. Great looking layout. Really like those Rock Island units.
     
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  10. Run8Racing

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    LOVED the video, and it's so nice to see those locomotives doing their thing. The video also convinced my GF that no, I don't have too many grain cars !!! (She's new to this. She's in training !!!)
     
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  11. Bendtracker1

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    LOL!
    A buddy of mine says the same thing, "One can never have too many grain cars"
    I think he said he had over 400? :LOL:
     
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    Track warrants, not train orders? :) :) :)
     
  13. Bendtracker1

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    I dunno? Sounded good to me....
     
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  15. Bendtracker1

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    OK, Thanks BC.
    I guess I need to a little more research, LOL
     
  16. Bendtracker1

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    After catching the SB #773 at Haskell the other day I caught up with the NB #774 at the same location the following day, but this time it was working at Gavilon Fertilizer and swapping cars on the W&OV interchange track.

    Two days, two trains, a good catch in my books!


     
  17. BNSF FAN

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    Very nice Allen! Those blue Rock units look sharp. Layout looks great too. (y)
     
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  18. Many Trains

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    I really enjoyed the videos. Your layout looks great! Thanks for sharing.
     
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  19. Bendtracker1

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    Another PITA job that's been nagging at me, I finally got around to updating the track plan, it's only been 7 years.

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    The older plan

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  20. BoxcabE50

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    Allen- Did the RI also run through Malvern? Or was that the SSW?
     

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