What's on your workbench?

JR59 Jan 29, 2006

  1. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    I hope it's not the one for sale on Ebay right now!! :eek:
     
  2. JR59

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    Thats funny (and mean)! ;)
     
  3. rray

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    It almost identical, but each one is slightly different. Yes, Lionel made 3 of that derelict building, with the first one going to a pre-order client, one for me in trade for my NP 1900's boxcars, and one for ebay.

    Yup! I got mine! [​IMG] :D

    -Robert
     
  4. Torsja

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    Nice Henrik.
    Funny I'm also working on some new tunnel portals for my small suitecase layout :D
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    I made a master from plaster and then made a silicone mold so I could dublicate the portals when ever i need them again.
     
  5. JR59

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    Hey Torsja, doing it the hard way as usual. Cool! :cool:
     
  6. JR59

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    Working on a Country Road Bridge. I try to make the Bridge looks old and weathered.

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    to be continued.....
     
  7. rray

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    I seen that kit offered on ebay last month, and have started reworking one of my end modules to include it.

    I really like that old country style, so I will be getting one soon! Your photo's really show how the whole project gets assembled. Tahta great! [​IMG]


    -Robert
     
  8. Phil

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    Paper is about one of the only things that I have to work with, so I thought I'd put it to some use for some cars that I've always wanted, here is the result so far - subject to future modifications [​IMG] :D .

    The Top Gon in the middle of a PennZee hopper from FT and an NS Coalporter from FR.
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    Mostly paper construction with a brass beam on the bottom and MT trucks - weight (or lack thereof :eek: ) is an issue and on my next attempt, I plan to try and remedy that :D .

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  9. JR59

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    Hey Phil, this looks absolut stunning! Never seen such a real looking hopper! [​IMG]
     
  10. Kez

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    Phil,

    Those paper Top Gons are amazing. You have really done something special here.

    And I covet those Railbox boxcars w/o roofwalks. Are those original MTL? I am green w/ envy over those. Been trying to hunt down a few of those for years. No such luck.

    Keep us updated on further paper models!

    Bryan
     
  11. Torsja

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    A new steam locomotive is on the workbench. I have a lot more testing and building to do but it’s coming along eventually I hope. [​IMG]

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  12. Kez

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    Phil,

    I just want to add:

    I own a bunch of those FR NS Coalporters(weathered and unweathered), and a few of the Uncle Will NS hoppers, and in these pictures, you're model is BY FAR the most realistic.
    I want some. :D

    Nice work. [​IMG]

    Bryan
     
  13. JR59

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    Torsja, how did you make the shell? Is this Resin? Keep us up do date.

    Regards
    Jürg
     
  14. Torsja

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    The locomotive is made mostly from brass. It's good for the added weight. The paper housing is a test off my ongoing etch drawing to check the dimensions.
     
  15. rray

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    Everyone has some real nice projects going on. This is great! Keep them coming!

    I can't believe that coal car is made from paper! It looks TOO REAL! [​IMG]

    Custom Old Time Steamers! Fantastic! Bridges, Trestles, Tunnel Portals, all great work! In Z Scale no less! It's like getting a Ztrack magazine every day here! [​IMG]


    -Robert
     
  16. JR59

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    Yes Robert, thats true. So keep em going. Post all your Projects here no matter in which stage. [​IMG]
     
  17. rray

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    60' Bulkhead Flatcars. I want some, and nobody makes them so what to do? Make them yourself of course! I used some Hay Brothers loads, as they look real cool.
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    But there is a slight problem with Z Scale loads, they only come in 40' and 50' sizes. This Banded Blue Pipe Load is for an N Scale 50 foot car, but just happens to fit perfectly on this 60' Z Scale car!
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    This car has a fishbelly Sidesill, which adds variety to the group!
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    I went ahead and cut individual boards for the CP bulkhead instead of the steel bulkhead to add interest. You can even see a little light between the boards for photo fun!
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    -Robert
     
  18. JR59

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    Incredible details! The CP looks so real! I think te wood boards are laser cut. Right? :D
     
  19. JoeS

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    Torsja that is some great looking loco's! [​IMG] Very very impressive. Keep updating your progress...very fine indeed.
     
  20. Michael R New York

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    Here's what's on my workbench:


    But seriously, I'm going to take my first stab at painting and decalling March 4 at the Tri-State Z Scaler's meeting when I make one of Lajos Thek's SW1's (bought ready to run and primed but not painted or decorated) into a PRR SW1 switcher!


    Michael
     

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