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Weekend Update - 11-30-08
« on: November 30, 2008, 11:57:21 AM »
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What has everyone been up to this week?

I've been working on a Z scale barn. It's a combination of two kits, a finished barn and a barn under construction, with lots of modifications, including a stone foundation.







Construction details here: http://jamesriverbranch.net/project_24a.htm
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Re: Weekend Update - 11-30-08
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2008, 12:07:47 PM »
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Dave, that's very cool. Who did your laser work?

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Re: Weekend Update - 11-30-08
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2008, 12:15:49 PM »
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Dave, that's very cool. Who did your laser work?

The two kits are available from GCLaser: http://www.gclaser.com/

Finished barn:



Unfinished barn:

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Re: Weekend Update - 11-30-08
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2008, 12:34:02 PM »
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Scratch built this earlier this past week.  Plans are in HO by Gordon Odegard (before he discovered N) in the old Kalmbach book, "Easy to Build Model Railroad Freight Cars", one of MR's "Dollar Car Projects" from days gone by.  It is all styrene with Intermountain trucks, MT couplers, and bits from the scrap box.  From the prototype photo, the load is presumed to be a crankshaft for a large, horizontal steam engine.





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Re: Weekend Update - 11-30-08
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2008, 01:05:30 PM »
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Been working on trees and land forms.





All the white scenery here is bare glueshell. The next step is to cover it with a layer of plaster and paint it. :)

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Re: Weekend Update - 11-30-08
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2008, 01:09:07 PM »
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Closer shots on my Picasa Casey's album .
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Re: Weekend Update - 11-30-08
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2008, 01:43:42 PM »
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Nice work gentlemen; I like the scenic car - A number of years ago I was fortunate enough to get one of Norm Wright's hay wagon masterpieces...





If I could only build like that ! :-\

This week was "coach" week...... a couple of Kato coaches gave their lives up to "Big Sky Blue"


Coach 1123


1123 with  1129

The Kato is one window off the prototype - one window falls within the "I can live with it" rule so we're using them as is....


The coaches have been getting "full" of passengers as they come from the station (also known as the paint shop ! :))

The GN BSB consist is growing and mixes well in a historically accurate "rainbow" of blue and orange....



Also been working on a dome coach for the Puddington Valley excursion train - this one named for a family member (as they all are) - Mr. Justice Samuel H. Murphy; my departed father in law who served on the Superior Court bench with distinction....


With the first class coach names for my wife.....



The scheme is very "Canadian" eh ? ;D
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Re: Weekend Update - 11-30-08
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2008, 02:18:25 PM »
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Thanks Puddington , but wow that scenic car you got your claws on is the bomb . I think we need more scenic cars . I know I would grab up some . Those brass sides you have put on and painted really look great , especially when the thinness shows at the window edges . Were they a pain to fit and glue ? What about a toot on how to do , on your next project doing a brass sided retrofit ?

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Re: Weekend Update - 11-30-08
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2008, 03:50:59 PM »
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Here's a couple shots I took this weekend of an area I've been working on at the train club (HO scale):





The inspiration for this corner:


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Re: Weekend Update - 11-30-08
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2008, 04:20:02 PM »
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I did some work in HO and Z, getting this tunnel motor close to completion:


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Re: Weekend Update - 11-30-08
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2008, 04:32:17 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update - 11-30-08
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2008, 06:25:00 PM »
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Only thing
missing are the 'clean spots'.  Places where crew members rub against the nose near the corners and adjacent to the cab door...
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Re: Weekend Update - 11-30-08
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2008, 06:33:27 PM »
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Tom, are those the mfr's Celcon plastic handrails?   Did you have to do anything to make the paint/weathering adhere properly?

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Re: Weekend Update - 11-30-08
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2008, 06:55:46 PM »
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I've been working on this kit from Depot's by John that I picked up at Trainfest. Just about finished. Still have to "plant it" and add some dirt driveways.

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Re: Weekend Update - 11-30-08
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2008, 07:03:39 PM »
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Tom, are those the mfr's Celcon plastic handrails?   Did you have to do anything to make the paint/weathering adhere properly?

Yes, when you just paint some thin coats with the airbrush, the paint adheres just fine.  At least with somewhat careful handling.