MODELING Weekend Photo Fun December 1, 2017

r_i_straw Dec 1, 2017

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    No, I do not have them but they went to a good home. I will ask what happened to the Cotton Bell. I got to hold them in my hands. Now they glow in the dark. ;)
    Here is the prototype for the "Bell"?
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  2. bremner

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    most of my modeling time this week went towards my daughters' Girl Scouts troop float for the local holiday parade.

    Two of my daughters are on this float. You can see the older of the two on this side...she has the blue light goatee
     
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  3. gjslsffan

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    Wow! That is some great modeling!
     
  4. gjslsffan

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    Always amazed at the level of detail you add to your rolling stock builds.
     
  5. gjslsffan

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    I like this whole scene. Very good photography! Such crisp images.
     
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  6. r_i_straw

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    I asked Dave, an old friend of Jim Fitzgerald, who has been involved in NTRAK from its early stages and now is in possession of the two locomotives pictured. He does not know what happened to the model of the Cotton Bell. It is AWOL I guess.
     
  7. Hardcoaler

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    Excellent work and picture! Girl Scouting has been a huge part of our family life too, with my wife as a Troop Leader for a dozen years. The girls who wanted tea parties and lace quit her Troop early, as my wife led with hiking, climbing, camping, rafting and even some shooting. This year marked the end of the Troop though, as our daughter and all of the girls went off to college this fall.
     
  8. wpsnts

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    Been there done that. Carpet covered seats are nice.
     
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  10. gjslsffan

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    Thats a pretty good size train for that little guy to be pulling around. Strolling right along too.
     
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  11. Hytec

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    Russ, that's a sweet running locomotive, very smooth. Did you spread the power pickups throughout the train? Though it's not above you to power one of the boxcars, the larger one perhaps? :rolleyes:
     
  12. Candy_Streeter

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    Reflected light from the window
     
  13. r_i_straw

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    The only power pickup is under the tender. It is basically a Kato passenger car truck with the tender built on top to hold the motor and a DCC decoder under the pile of wood. A drive shaft goes to a gear box over the one driver. The cab over the driver is full of tungsten, I could not obtain any depleted Uranium like Jim used in the Cotton Brute. There are no powered box cars. I have pulled up to 11 cars with it but on the NTRAK layout at the Oklahoma City Train Show I only pulled nine. I ran it for about 3 hours with no problems. There were a few switches where it would stall but I found if I gunned it a few feet before it hit the switch, it would coast over the problem.
     
  14. gjslsffan

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    I got a bit more weathering done to this Athearn RTR Frisco GP35. I built, detailed, painted weathered this one as well as 3 more with the "torpedo tube" air tanks a couple years ago.
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    Thanks for looking
     
  15. gjslsffan

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    I have to model this, and wait for someone to say something about it like. How could you have messed "family forum" that up so bad.
     
  16. gcav17

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    I like that much better.. I am curious just how you simulate the clouds. You work is really good Candy...

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
     
  17. BoxcabE50

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    Wow. Nice lighting/mood scenes!
     
  18. BoxcabE50

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    Mobilgas! Cool!
     
  19. BoxcabE50

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    Wowweee. History, indeed! There's quite a memory from N-Trak past!
     
  20. montanan

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    How about a few photos around a town on the layout.

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