Author Topic: Photos of UTLX tank car  (Read 2990 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Erik W

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 909
  • Respect: +143
Photos of UTLX tank car
« on: September 29, 2007, 04:36:53 PM »
0
Here are some photos of a Precision Scale HOn3 UTLX tank car kit I just finished.  I'm happy with the way the spilled oil turned out.  It matches the prototype photos I have of these grimy cars nicely.  This is also the first time I've used Sergent engineering couplers on one of my HOn3 builds.  http://www.sergentengineering.com/HOn3_frame.htm     They look superb and with care, operate well.  I used a thin rust wash on them for weathering.  As it was drying I continuousily worked the knuckle open and closed so they would continue to operate smoothly.









Erik


My D&RGW layout  . . . and other stuff
http://s178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/drgw55/

Chris333

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 14703
  • Respect: +3360
Re: Photos of UTLX tank car
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2007, 04:55:32 PM »
0
Sweet!  It the whole car brass?



...messing with Nn3 tender pick ups right now.

3rdrail

  • Guest
Re: Photos of UTLX tank car
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2007, 04:59:40 PM »
0
That's a masterpiece! Looks like it's been many a moon since it was last cleaned and painted. Looks absolutely real.  8)

Erik W

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 909
  • Respect: +143
Re: Photos of UTLX tank car
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2007, 06:54:48 PM »
0
Chris,

Actually, it's one of PSC's injection molded plastic kits.  The body, frame, trucks and most of the details are made up of plastic parts.  The handrail, grab irons and brake staff are brass wire.   The two tank straps are photo etched brass.  The brake rigging is Delrin (I think).  The wheels are NWSL.

3rdrail,

Thanks for the compliment.  I actually procrastinated the weathering a few days because I was worried I couldn't get the look right.

Erik
My D&RGW layout  . . . and other stuff
http://s178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/drgw55/

Sokramiketes

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 4015
  • Proactive advocate of truthiness
  • Respect: +271
    • Modutrak
Re: Photos of UTLX tank car
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2007, 11:51:19 PM »
0
Sergent couplers for the win!!!

Nice car again, Erik.  When's the layout going to appear? :)
Mike

www.modutrak.com
Better modeling through peer pressure...

sd80mac

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 73
  • Respect: 0
Re: Photos of UTLX tank car
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2007, 06:28:41 AM »
0
Very nice work Erik! I'm working on three narrowgauge projects right now myself; a PSC HOn3 short caboose, a PSC HOn3 long caboose, and a San Juan Car Co On3 Short caboose.

Donnell

tom mann

  • Administrator
  • Crew
  • *****
  • Posts: 10853
  • Representing The Railwire on The Railwire
  • Respect: +914
    • http://www.chicagoswitching.com
Re: Photos of UTLX tank car
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2007, 03:16:03 PM »
0
Erik, wow, another nice kit from you... ;D

Oh, and great couplers!