MODELING Weekend Photo Fun, August 14, 2015

r_i_straw Aug 14, 2015

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    I needed one of these for my Kato UP excursion train. Had to bash two Microtrain plug door box cars together to get it. I last saw this car in Hearne, Texas a few days before it was wrecked over in Round Rock, Texas.
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  2. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

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    Russell, nice work on a unique car!

    I managed to get some cars finished this week!

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    Intermountain Milk Car kit, painted with Floquil Pullman Green and Black Paint, lettered with Highball Graphics Decals.

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    Atlas 60' ACF Boxcar Kit, Painted with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red and Floquil Platinum Mist, lettered with Oddballs Decals.

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    Branchline Trains 50' Boxcar (Fishbelly Side Sill) Kit, painted with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red and lettered with Mark Vaughn Decals.

    And as an added treat, had my NYC C430's at the club last week and took a couple of pictures with a Flex-Van consist.

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    Thanks for looking!

    Rick J
     
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  3. Mr. SP

    Mr. SP Passed away August 5, 2016 In Memoriam

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    IMG_7395.JPG Been a few years since seeing one of these buildings
     
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  4. Carl Sowell

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    Very nice Russell. Could not resist. I need to change the trucks or cut off the coupler and body mount. The screwed up decal happened after it was finished, but I will keep it 'till KATO makes one. Yeah, that's likely. Oh, BTW, I mixed the paint and came pretty close to a match of KATO, don't you think?

    Carl

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  5. WPZephyrFan

    WPZephyrFan TrainBoard Member

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    I was busy this week with some more Japanese locos, but these were steam. 008.JPG
    This is a Kato JNR C11 "suburban" loco.
     
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  6. WPZephyrFan

    WPZephyrFan TrainBoard Member

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    The next is a Kato C62 4-6-4 loco that pulled the Swallow passenger train. 011.JPG
     
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  7. WPZephyrFan

    WPZephyrFan TrainBoard Member

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    Finally, a Kato D51. I have one more steam loco and one electric loco to do and then it's onto the American equipment.
     

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  8. Erik aka Ngineer

    Erik aka Ngineer TrainBoard Member

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    For a long time I wanted to give my MOW contractor a space of his own. I don't have room for a full size layout yet so I setteled on a 30x40cm or 12"x16" base plate that can eventually be added to a full size layout. I designed the building and had it 3D printed, as well as a gantry crane and a lot of other stuff. After my first week of vacation here's the first result. It's a first mockup of the site. The building is not finished yet, the crane needs rails etc etc but the idea seems to be working. I took the opportunity to take some pictures of the stuff I have designed.

    I have made the models I had printed available to whoever could use it via Shapeways at https://www.shapeways.com/shops/Ngineer.


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    The front after the first coats of paint:
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    The side under construction, the window frames and down spouts were wiped out in the polisher, but I'll fix that.
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  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    This is really nice! I've seen some where I doubted the car body color, usually darker. This hue looks perfect.
     
  10. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    Just a view of, Peggy Anderson's, townhouse IMG_0886.JPG
     
  11. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Candy, the contents of your sketch pad must be overflowing with detailed drawings, many results of which are displayed in this excellent assemblage. (y)
     
  12. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    The power line and electrical meters are an especially nice touch. You need to get your work in Model Railroader's trackside photos.
     
  13. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks guys ! I've heard that trackside photos get a thousand pictures a month !
     
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    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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  15. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Well, I think your photos are of the same caliber of many that they select. I am sure a lot of those they receive a not in the same league so are politely rejected. Go for it. :)
     
  16. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    I agree. You got most of them beat by a mile. The lighting effects are top rate.
     
  17. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Just be sure to include some rail if not a part of a train car. They like that.
     
  18. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    I'll take a picture from a difference angle
     
  19. HOexplorer

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    As for Trackside Photos you'd better be in the 'in' crowd if you want your photo to appear in your lifetime. Jim
     
  20. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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