The OLD PORT SHOP

SMR May 19, 2019

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    Best,
    Sven
     
  2. JoshMurrah

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    amazing as always!
     
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    Ok, we are now back to work on the second OPS module.
    To give at least some entertainment while waiting for news some early CSX pictures.........

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    Like it?

    Best,
    Sven
     
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    ....and mainly BLUE! Could be different, if CSX would go for Heritage as well;

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    Sven
     
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  5. rray

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    Wow Sven, it looks so good I just have to keep looking! I love it, excellent! [​IMG]

    Where did you get those U25/28/30C locos? Those are amazing! I want U-Boats!
     
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    Me, too!

    All I have are made by Gerd.

    And we need more.............

    Best,
    Sven
     
  7. bostonjim

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    Amazing!! I have an unbuilt MicronArts sanding facility. The close-up photo is appreciated. In the fullness of time I will get around to building it and will be referring to this. Thanks. Jim
     
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    The kit is not trivial, Jim.
    If we can be of help, please let me know any time.
    Best,
    Sven & Dirk
     
  9. ddechamp71

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    Me too ! Unfortunately AZL says the market is not sufficient for these and has no plans to release any.

    Dom
     
  10. bostonjim

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    tHANKS, GUYS. I AP
    Thanks, guys. I appreciate the offer. I know this is a difficult kit that is why I have not started it. I hadn't seen any other completed kits until I saw this one. That is the look I'm looking for. Maybe I'll get off my butt and give it a shot. Did you use CA or did you solder it? The smaller kits seem to be easier to just use CA. The bridges, houses, etc...seem to be better off soldered. Do you have an opinion? Take care, Jim
     
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    Hi Jim,
    I recommend to do the extra effort and solder everything.
    I had to many nice pieces that fell apart after some time because they were "only" glued.
    Best,
    Sven

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    While we are waiting for the next progress report on the second OPS module, I can happily announce that the Viaduct module has been published by Rob in the December Ztrack Magazine;

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    It is Dirk's and my favourite module because it can be easily integrated into the Rokuhan run-in cycle.
    For any details of the construction I refer to Rob's article, but I would like to give you some sneak preview on the rolling stock of OPS.

    To start with, some SD50s built by Stephen Koenig using AZL's SD70:

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    Best,
    Sven & Dirk


    PS: More to come.........
     
  13. z.scale.hobo

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    Nice, Sven & Dirk!

    ... OOOPS => There are two n's in Kuhlmann (see the mag cover) !!! - aw heck, I just call him "cool man!" Much more fitting to the fellow and his amazing modeling skills. :D
     
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    Thank you, Frank,
    These modules are perfect to put your rolling stock into the perfect spotlight.
    In the December 2019 TRAININI on page 41ff Dirk describes very nicely our concept of a "Theatrical Layout Design".
    https://www.trainini.de/download/Trainini_int_2019-12.pdf
    And he illustrates that nicely with an US based layout suggestion. Take a look!

    If somebody needs some more promotion pictures for Z-scale, here they come:

    First WM:

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    Best,
    Sven

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    Have you guys ever published a how to for weathering cardboard kits like the Archistories Bridge here? Since paper will absorb moisture is it different from plastic or metal where black washes can be used? For the dirt streaks coming down can powders be used, or was is airbrushed? Thanks
     
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    When I was experimenting with cardstock, I used to spray the models with either Man-O-War Marine Spar, or Thompsons Water Seal. A light but complete coat will sponge in and plasticize the model, then you can paint the model with any type of paint you like. The water seal or spar will also make the model much harder than cardstock.

    Once I started using Laserboard, Vectoboard, or Polybak, I no longer needed to use waterseal, because it is already plasticized.
     
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    I have built a lot of Archistories kits this year. But I do not know if their materials are plasticized. In any event they are built with windows installed already so it may be a bad idea to spray the windows?
     
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    Just some thoughts. I work with cardstock almost exclusively. You can see some examples (2 pics) on my blog. Google: The Omega Scale Railway (also, omscale.blogspot.com) More to the point, I use Berol Prismacolor pencils for weathering. These are oil based and leave a mark more easily than a harder colored pencil. This means damage to the project is less likely. P.S. if you do visit the blog, you will see that the camera reveals all flaws, mistakes, Etc. Some of this is due to this being a "ground up" project. I started in 2015 and am still learning. :cool:
     
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    There had been a year long series about (cardstock) buildings in Trainini as far as I remember. I will check, Sven

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  20. husafreak

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    Trainini? Maybe before they started translating it... I’ll go back and flip through them, I have downloaded even the ones I couldn’t read.
    That last picture is of a real tree, right?
     

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