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Re: The Little Rock Line
« Reply #735 on: October 23, 2023, 06:47:44 PM »
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That farm house looks like $@#^. 
LOL!    I'll take that as a compliment.
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Re: The Little Rock Line
« Reply #736 on: October 23, 2023, 08:02:28 PM »
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It really is spot on.  Reminds of some of the houses I've lived in!

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Re: The Little Rock Line
« Reply #737 on: October 24, 2023, 05:41:10 PM »
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It really is spot on.  Reminds of some of the houses I've lived in!

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Re: The Little Rock Line
« Reply #738 on: January 06, 2024, 09:07:26 PM »
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After a small break from modeling I got started on the Showcase Miniatures Delony's Barn kit the other day.  Decent kit.
I decided I wanted corrugated roofing on it so I could weather it for the abandoned farm scene.



I painted it with a Vallejo Neutral gray, used a black wash and then stippled on some craft paints for the rust.
The outer faces of the barn I applied Pan Pastels for a weathered look.





I took the house one step further and applied some moss on the roof, liked it enough I added some to the barn as well.





With this step complete, I can now start forming the floral foam for the farmland.

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Re: The Little Rock Line
« Reply #739 on: January 07, 2024, 01:24:26 PM »
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Beautiful work, Allen!
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Re: The Little Rock Line
« Reply #740 on: January 07, 2024, 02:23:20 PM »
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Thanks signalmaintainer!

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Re: The Little Rock Line
« Reply #741 on: January 07, 2024, 09:35:18 PM »
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I saw the pictures and actually said "OOO, that looks AWESOME!" Great job on those structures!
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Re: The Little Rock Line
« Reply #742 on: January 07, 2024, 10:03:20 PM »
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I saw the pictures and actually said "OOO, that looks AWESOME!" Great job on those structures!
Thank you sir!

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Re: The Little Rock Line
« Reply #743 on: February 12, 2024, 11:13:40 AM »
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I refurbished a couple of locos over the weekend.

I did up these two U25B's back around 1995, a few years before I switched over to DCC. These units have been in storage since then. I recently was deciding how many U25B's I wanted for my fleet and which paint schemes I wanted to portray them in when I remember I had these two.

Overall these looked ok as far as the paint and weathering went, the only thing I had to do was to repaint the handrails as most of the paint had flaked off since I didn't know about using a plastic adhesion promoter back then.  I redid the number boards with Shell Scale decals and also swapped out the older DC chassis for a newer DCC chassis then added an LED headlight.









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Re: The Little Rock Line
« Reply #744 on: February 12, 2024, 01:16:48 PM »
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I refurbished a couple of locos over the weekend.

I did up these two U25B's back around 1995, a few years before I switched over to DCC. These units have been in storage since then. I recently was deciding how many U25B's I wanted for my fleet and which paint schemes I wanted to portray them in when I remember I had these two.

Overall these looked ok as far as the paint and weathering went, the only thing I had to do was to repaint the handrails as most of the paint had flaked off since I didn't know about using a plastic adhesion promoter back then.  I redid the number boards with Shell Scale decals and also swapped out the older DC chassis for a newer DCC chassis then added an LED headlight.




They look good, Allen... and a very cost effective way to expand the fleet  :D

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Re: The Little Rock Line
« Reply #745 on: February 12, 2024, 07:10:02 PM »
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They look good, Allen... and a very cost effective way to expand the fleet  :D
Thank you sir!

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Re: The Little Rock Line
« Reply #746 on: February 14, 2024, 10:13:06 AM »
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Someday I'll get back to the scenery, just not sure when? But for now the juices are flowing.  After getting the U25B & U28B refurbished, the gears started turning again.
Next up: Two GP40's and a GP7R.



All three will be in the Red and Yellow scheme.

The GP40's will have two different numbers from different orders.
One will be in the high 300 series that got repainted, the other will be in the low 4700 series that were delivered in Red and Yellow.





The GP7 will be a rebuilt GP7R in the 1200 series which was rebuilt and painted by Morris-Knudson during the CRP (Capital Rebuilding Program). Unfortunately some didn't stay in Red and Yellow very long as the Rock Island officials decided shortly afterwards that they were going to start painting their locos in the Blue and White.

So some of the Red and Yellow GP7R's were repainted as soon as they were delivered back to the Rock Island and were renumbered into the 4400 and 4500 series, but some did retained their original numbers and the Red and Yellow paint until the end.



The images are not mine, I use them for reference only.

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Re: The Little Rock Line
« Reply #747 on: March 03, 2024, 02:07:06 PM »
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GP7 #1201 joins the fleet.
Painted with Tru-Color Rock Island Red and Yellow.
Faded with Pan pastels, weathered with Pan Pastels and Tamiya Panel Liner.
Decals by Micro Scale and Shell Scale.
I applied a 5 chime horn, sun shades and spark arrestors and 1mm jewels for the marker lights.
Micro Trains 1015's
I added a pre wired 804 LED to get a brighter headlight to the Digitrax DN163a0.

I toned down the vibrant red and added a few battle scars since I'm modeling 1979. The image further up posts was taken in 1976 and only a couple years old.











Here's a shot with a Maroon GP35 I did awhile back.

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Re: The Little Rock Line
« Reply #748 on: March 03, 2024, 05:30:15 PM »
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Don't forget the vines growing up the walls, and all the bushes and weeds around the foundation

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Re: The Little Rock Line
« Reply #749 on: March 03, 2024, 07:06:22 PM »
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This is such a great paint scheme; you've done it justice with you're custom work  8)