What's on your workbench?

JR59 Jan 29, 2006

  1. kimvellore

    kimvellore TrainBoard Member

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    It is amazing what you folks have been working on. Here are some Z stuff I have been doing myself too.
    Logging car set

    1) Logging caboose
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    I just want to check how these images come out since this is my first post using images. Will post more next.

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  2. kimvellore

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    The pictures turned out to be smaller than I thought. The next ones bigger are a little big to post, it is on my web site that I built yesterday to post pics here. If you are interested you can check the bigger pics at
    www.kimsartshop.com
    There is nothing for Sale at this website, I just used the default yahoo site builder which is made for business.

    anyway here are the rest of the pics
    Flat Cars
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    Log Car
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    as you can see there are no couplers or trucks in most of them. There are the first prototypes that I made in the last week.

    Barn

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    Golf Carts
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    I usually dont take pictures but I guess now I will be taking more and post them.

    Kim
     
  3. JR59

    JR59 TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hello Kim and welcome to Trainboard.
    Your Pictures showing some terrific work. Do you work with a laser? [​IMG]

    Regards
    Jürg
     
  4. JR59

    JR59 TrainBoard Supporter

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    My "old" Bridge was almost finished then a accident happend. I told Joe several times: don't drive when you be drunk as a skunk!

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  5. kimvellore

    kimvellore TrainBoard Member

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    Jürg,
    Yes I recently got a laser, as many of you folks don’t know I live close to Robert's place and we meet often as a part of BAZ group. I saw his laser and it was awesome what he could do with it. Initially I kept thinking there is no way I am going to spend that much $$ to buy a laser, then more and more I met him I was convinced I cannot live without one, and after much deliberation and talking to Rob decided to get one. No regrets, it is one of the best tool for this hobby. Lucky for me Wife OK’d it too

    Kim
     
  6. kimvellore

    kimvellore TrainBoard Member

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    Wow That is nice and unique I have not seen any of these in Z, did you make the motorcycle and the trucks too?
    Kim
     
  7. John Bartolotto

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    Kim,

    Fantastic. I hope you are ready for numerous orders! What you have done fits my era perfectly!!! Amazing! Post your photos on Yahoo Z_Scale becuase your work is definately Yahoo Z_Scale Model of the Month materail!

    Keep up the fantastic work! You're a great credit to the Z community.

    John Bartolotto
     
  8. rray

    rray Staff Member

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    Yes, great job Kim! What you guys don't know about Kim is that his microelectronics work far surpasses his eye for excellence in Z Scale modeling!

    Kim made the house with the opening garage door, garage light that turns on and off with a timer syncrhonized to the door, and cars that back in and out of the garage independantly of each other. I took it to the Z Scale convention to display in Columbus last summer, so some of you may have seen it.

    Kim has also installed sound decoders with speakers in Z Scale cars, and had installed flicker free lighting inside passenger cars, complete with passengers. No details left behind in Kim's work! [​IMG]


    Welcome to Trainboard Kim!


    -Robert
     
  9. JR59

    JR59 TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hello Kim

    The Truck is a "Buessing Truck" from Limized and the Motorcycle is from Thomas Mecklenburg (but he's no longer in business).

    Regards
    Jürg


    Wow That is nice and unique I have not seen any of these in Z, did you make the motorcycle and the trucks too?
    Kim
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  10. tsa

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    Kimvellore,

    I am just wondering if it is possible for you to post a photo or two of your laser machine.
    Is it easy to use and how big is your machine?
    I guess it must have to be hook up to a PC, right?
    Does it come with software to load into your PC?
    And how much does it cost?

    Thanks
    Tsa
     
  11. JR59

    JR59 TrainBoard Supporter

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    Another small project on the workbench. A stock loading ramp from GCLaser. Actually a N Scale Item but it will works in Z also.

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    Regards
    Jürg
     
  12. HoboTim

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    Time permitting, I am working on a project I had planned many months ago. This weekend I am airbrushing loco & rollingstock shells. Priming the brass shell of a C44-9, Painting an undec. GP35 white & red, and re-painting a caboose in a violet/pink color.

    The only photos I have so far are those of the GP35 in White & Red. I will be creating custom decals for the sides. This particular project came into being before 2005 NTS when MTL posted a January 2006 release of the Happy Birthday GP35. Although the colors of the GP were not appealing, I planned on re-painting several of the Happy Birthdya Boxcars to match all of the balloons on the side. Their are 8 total balloons. I am painting the Happy Birthday Train to match as close as possible each color of balloons. Red GP35, Orange Boxcar, Yellow Boxcar, Green Boxcar, Lt Blue Boxcar, Dk Blue Boxcar, Purple Boxcar, and a Violet/Pink Caboose.

    Here are the photos of the GP so far!
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    Will post more photos of both projects progress!

    Here is the C44 brass shell
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    Later!

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  13. JR59

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    Tim, your work looks very well. I bought the Happy Birthday Cars for my son but I'm a little angry because MTL doesen't release the GP35 in this scheme. I can not understand why they are selling a lot of cars and promised on their Website an upcoming matching Diesel and then they cancelled the GP35 without any explanation. :mad:

    Regards
    Jürg
     
  14. ztrack

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    Yeah Tim! You finally got the paint off the C44. I can't wait to see the repaint. You know, I kinda like the plain brass.

    Rob
     
  15. HoboTim

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    I have made 2 versions of Happy Birthday Decals. If you want, I can make you a set if you plan on painting a Undec GP35. I'll post photos later after I have applied decals! Let me know then!

    Tim

     
  16. JR59

    JR59 TrainBoard Supporter

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    Tim, I'll take you up on that. Thanks a lot for your offer. [​IMG]

    Regards
    Jürg
     
  17. rray

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    Today i was fiddling around with grain elevators, as I need to populate my modules. I have 2 of them under construction to go along with Hobo Tim's on the left:

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  18. JoeS

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    Very nice Robert! :D Are those other two scratch made? I noticed that TNT's web site says that they are currently unavailable. Regardless they look great!
     
  19. rray

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    Yes, I scratchbuilt them by photos. Still need a lot of work, but I need 2 more elevators to finish the scene, so I will rough them in before painting and finishing them all. I want the module to look like one of those Alberta towns with several elevators on the same track.

    -Robert
     
  20. HoboTim

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    Robert,

    Fricken Awesome!!! You had mentioned the grain elevators in chat today! They look real good in a row. Beware! Posting such photos will only get you in trouble! More Kits to make!!!!! :D

    Just when things start to slow down, Wham!!! Lazing more kits! But that's a good thing!

    Keep up the great work!

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