Jan 29, 2006
I hope it's not the one for sale on Ebay right now!!
Thats funny (and mean)!
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!
Funny I'm also working on some new tunnel portals for my small suitecase layout
I made a master from plaster and then made a silicone mold so I could dublicate the portals when ever i need them again.
Hey Torsja, doing it the hard way as usual. Cool!
Working on a Country Road Bridge. I try to make the Bridge looks old and weathered.
to be continued.....
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!
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 .
The Top Gon in the middle of a PennZee hopper from FT and an NS Coalporter from FR.
Mostly paper construction with a brass beam on the bottom and MT trucks - weight (or lack thereof ) is an issue and on my next attempt, I plan to try and remedy that .
Hey Phil, this looks absolut stunning! Never seen such a real looking hopper!
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!
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.
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.
Torsja, how did you make the shell? Is this Resin? Keep us up do date.
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.
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!
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!
Yes Robert, thats true. So keep em going. Post all your Projects here no matter in which stage.
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.
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!
This car has a fishbelly Sidesill, which adds variety to the group!
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!
Incredible details! The CP looks so real! I think te wood boards are laser cut. Right?
Torsja that is some great looking loco's! Very very impressive. Keep updating your progress...very fine indeed.
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!