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Newest member of the fleet...
« on: May 08, 2007, 11:26:31 PM »
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Got this for me birthday the other week...  It arrived as an L&N A-B set.  This is how far I've gotten with it so far...






Close up photography is not very forgiving.  It looks much better when the "three feet away" rule is applied.

The drive for the B is the same as the A, only with no lightbulb.  I'll be using an A shell that I have laying around to make a third A unit.  I may build the fourth unit as a dummy from an older plastic frame LL FA that I have in the junkbox, too.  That would give me the entire fleet of WM FA's!  That would be the second diesel set I have that matches the WM's.  (SD-35's are the others... All 5 are rostered in N scale.)

Next I have to finish the number boards, and install the decoder.
Stay tuned... same bat channel!

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Re: Newest member of the fleet...
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2007, 12:13:19 AM »
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Re: Newest member of the fleet...
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2007, 12:23:06 AM »
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I've also thought about cutting my masks with something other than a claw hammer...  I haven't painted anything other than black in a while... forgot some of those little tricks...

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Re: Newest member of the fleet...
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2007, 01:07:58 AM »
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Not that it's not a good job or anything... but one thing you can try to get better lines is to shoot the base color, mask, and then shoot the base color again over the tape, angling the shell so the paint gets the tape edge


Nice. Never thought of that.

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Re: Newest member of the fleet...
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2007, 02:55:08 AM »
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Not that it's not a good job or anything... but one thing you can try to get better lines is to shoot the base color, mask, and then shoot the base color again over the tape, angling the shell so the paint gets the tape edge

Realizing that if you aren't using _thin_ tape, or are heavy with with the paint, you run the risk of more prominent ridges at the seperation line. 
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Re: Newest member of the fleet...
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2007, 07:31:26 AM »
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Looks good Lee :)

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Re: Newest member of the fleet...
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2007, 07:44:10 AM »
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nice, Lee.

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Re: Newest member of the fleet...
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Re: Newest member of the fleet...
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2007, 10:26:12 AM »
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Nice job Lee... you can never have too many ALCO's.

What's with the horns the WM put on those? Trying to wake the dead or deafen the crew?
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Re: Newest member of the fleet...
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2007, 02:57:15 PM »
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Looking good.  Those horns sure sounded good at night running the Lurgan Line.  Sounded better then the PRR single horn "Blat" sound.  You could always tell the difference.  Wonder why the WM never painted any of their RS's in the circus colors?
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Re: Newest member of the fleet...
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2007, 03:45:26 PM »
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I think you should strip it, and get those separation lines straight .. add some real BLMA grab irons, and fans .. the lettering is about 1/32 too high on one end .. and the red is not quite the right shade .. other than that .. looks good ..  ;)

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Re: Newest member of the fleet...
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2007, 04:40:44 PM »
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Sheesh.  Everyone's a critic. ::)

FYI, my Polish grab irons are colored wire left over from decoder installations...  They look better in person than in photos.

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Re: Newest member of the fleet...
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2007, 04:45:54 PM »
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Sheesh.  Everyone's a critic. ::)

I wouldn't have told you if I didn't like you :)

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Re: Newest member of the fleet...
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2007, 05:03:16 PM »
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It looks much better when the "three feet away" rule is applied.


I never watch mine from 3 feet! My layout is mostly less than 18" deep ("shelf" style). :P

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