MODELING Weekend Photo Fun, June 21, 2019

r_i_straw Jun 21, 2019

  1. r_i_straw

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    Huh? In June? What do they know that we don't?
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  2. HOexplorer

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  3. SP-Wolf

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    As summer starts today (You wouldn't know it - by our weather today)

    How about some ice cream-?

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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  4. SMR

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  5. dti406

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    I managed to get a couple of cars done this week!

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    First is an Atlas ACF 3560CF Covered Hopper Car, removed the cast on roofwalk and crossover platform and replaced with Plano Model parts. Painted with Scalecoat II UP Covered Hopper Gray and lettered with Herald King Decals. The DMIR used these cars to deliver Bentonite to the mines in order to make the Taconite Pellots that were delivered to the steel mills. As the steel industry waned, the cars were sold to the Detroit and Mackinac Railroad.

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    Next a Walthers NACC 50' RBL, removed the cast on sill steps and replaced them with A-Line Sill steps and added grab next to the door and over the walkover platform. Painted with Scalecoat II Aluminum and Reefer Yellow and lettered with Mask Island Decals. Cars were assigned to the Pillsbury Mill in Bufallo NY and delived the bagged flour throughout the US.

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    An Athearn SP SD45T-2 and SD45 with elephant ears hauling a mixed freight at the Stongsville Model Railroad Club layout.

    Thanks for looking!

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  6. Paul Liddiard

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    Working on the 5904. I'm using a Front Range GP9 shell and chassis. I put the horn, antenna and sunshades on the cab, then added the spark arrestors in place of the smokestacks.
    Still need to add the sill stripe and the stripes on the noes and rear....
    I did pick up a little trick for decals.
    I got this from one of the Hot Wheels or Matchbox videos.: use a sponge! This way you don't have to chase very small decals if they slip off the backing paper.... Then, use a make-up sponge to press the decal into details after a few minutes soaking in Micro-sol.
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  7. Josta

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    Unloading the baggage off the mixed train in Davidsville.

    John


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    That is a cow pusher.
     
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  10. HOexplorer

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    Good stuff this weekend so far. How about some others joining in?
     
  11. SMR

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    Well, Dirk is happy to join in with this CSX pictures

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    The mole in the background is real!

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    Wondering about the size of the layout?
     
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    Chessie at BAY TB.jpg

    How big is big?

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    A last "Good bye" from The Chesapeake Bay............
     
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  13. r_i_straw

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    This takes me back to the frustration 30 years ago when I was trying to decal my Santa Fe baggage cars and the only thing available to me was the Microscale 383 decal sheet. I had to cut and splice decals together to get the "RAILWAY EXPRESS AGENCY, INC."
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