Yard Extension goes green: a new FREMO americaN module

berNd Feb 17, 2013

  1. berNd

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    Sometimes projects have to be realized much quicker than planned...



    The elongated version of Manaukee was tested for the last four days at the FREMO meeting in Waldenburg.

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    It's even tested by a member of the Silicon Valley Lines
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  2. Ryan Wilkerson

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    Looks great Bernd! Just curious who was the SVL member?
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I really like your "Manaukee" sign. Looks exactly like the Milwaukee Road paint standard!
     
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  4. berNd

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    @ Ryan: here you find the blog from the SVL member https://blog.lostentry.org/2018/01/fremo-waldenburg-american-winter-2018.html

    The Manaukee sign is digitally "kitbashed" from a big "MILWAUKEE" graphic file and the letter "N" from an other file...
    It a reminiscence to my very close friend Manfred, a Milwaukee Road fan and former owner and builder of this yard. He died last year at age of 45 due to brain cancer after he survived leukaemia four years ago.
    I do not like place names or businesses on model railroads where family member oder friend names are incorporated. But in this case, I could not resist.
     
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  5. berNd

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    Not that much progress in the last months. The tracks at the engine service are completed...

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    ...and I added adhesive backed ferro sheet to the carcard holder at the yard ladder and made a lot of magnets from magnetic sheet, self adhesive dots (colorcoding of staging yards) and self adhesive labels with the names of the locals that were to made up at our last gathering.

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  6. bremner

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    How/why did I miss this thread? That is some great work there
     
  7. txronharris

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    berNd, that's some great work. Nice layout videos and some great tutorials, especially on the turnout operation switches. Thanks for posting and please post more when you have some more progress.
     
  8. HemiAdda2d

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    Great to see progress!
     
  9. berNd

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    Tomorrow our next FREMO americaN gathering will begin. Some progress can be reported: the new segments got their basic scenery, so no plywood is visible any more. At home I just can put five of the six segments on my well lit presentation area.
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    The sixth segment is barely visible on my "workbench" to the left.
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    My two longest modules: in the forground MoPac-Bridge and then Manaukee while preparing the first operating session


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    High Noon at the first operating session


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  11. berNd

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    Manaukee needs a yard office somewhere between the engine house and the service facilities. Good to have some Evergreen and Grandt Line stuff deep in the boxes...

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  12. MK

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    All I can say is WOW! (y)
     
  13. berNd

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    Tarpaper added to the roof (self adhesive label paper) and the windows turned to the correct orientation (y) And the stovepipe will last much longer due to the T end ;)

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  14. Kurt Moose

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    Wow, that's some great modeling and detailing you've done!!

    Outstanding!!(y)(y)(y)
     
  15. berNd

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    Done! Painted in Two Tone Grey: I read somewhere that the MILW got a huge amount of USAF color sometimes after WW II, so I chose two USAF greys from Revell. The signs were printed on my laser printer. I think I will try to print the same signs at a photo service. But to be honest, if you just look at the real thing, it´s good enough at the moment. Wouldn´t I have these damned smartphone pics....
     
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  16. MK

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    Great job Bernd! Question on how you did the "stipling" on the siding to make them "imperfect"?
     
  17. berNd

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    I drybrushed a bit of dark grey in a decent horizontal stroke to simulate a little bit the peeling paint.
     
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  18. Hoghead2

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    Nice work- that shed looks great! Where did you get that ragtop buick in the earlier shots??
     
  19. berNd

    berNd TrainBoard Member

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    The car was made by the former german manufacturer MARKS Metallmodellclassic's.
     
  20. Hoghead2

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    Thanks! I shall look out for one.
     

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