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Weekend Update 4/24/16
« on: April 22, 2016, 05:36:30 PM »
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Starting this early due to a family orgy of members coming together in my crib .

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Re: Weekend Update 4/24/16
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2016, 05:48:27 PM »
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3D printing has certainly opened up so many doors in our little hobby. I needed a N scale 65,000 gallon Harriman water tank for downtown Tehachapi, CA on my layout. These were done in brass a couple decades ago but, of course, are more elusive these days than a decent, respectable presidential candidate in the good ole US of A. So, a few months ago, I sketched it up in CAD, had it 3D printed for under 50 bucks, and this morning I painted and weathered it.



I've also been keeping busy weathering some tunnel motors...


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Re: Weekend Update 4/24/16
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2016, 06:00:00 PM »
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Not a lot of work on the layout but lots of running..... a SOO consist in British Columbia...? Why not....



.... but full of TH&B boxcars......







... at least it had a matching caboose...... :facepalm:



Meanwhile some newly weathered cars were seen as part of a GN consist on their way here.... (sorry; images a bit dark)







I think he got sideswipped.....



..... and even his caboose matched... wow, two for two...

Lots of fun.... maybe I should try building something...... :D

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Re: Weekend Update 4/24/16
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2016, 06:46:15 PM »
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Chris,
What an awesome set of photos. The Tunnel motors look great. Is your tank available on Shapeways or other service? I think I saw a 65k tank on there a while back. I need one for Black Butte, CA.
-Ryan

3D printing has certainly opened up so many doors in our little hobby. I needed a N scale 65,000 gallon Harriman water tank for downtown Tehachapi, CA on my layout. These were done in brass a couple decades ago but, of course, are more elusive these days than a decent, respectable presidential candidate in the good ole US of A. So, a few months ago, I sketched it up in CAD, had it 3D printed for under 50 bucks, and this morning I painted and weathered it.
I've also been keeping busy weathering some tunnel motors...

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Re: Weekend Update 4/24/16
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2016, 06:52:03 PM »
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I added these from @ljudice .  Will be replacing some of my Atlas 33K foobie scheme cars with these from Athearn.

20160422_174409 by Adam Henry, on Flickr

Hoping to work on some more weathering this weekend, but it's difficult to work on that when I'm watching Capitals hockey.  Here's to them winning tonight, and I don't have to watch them again until round 2 ! 

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Re: Weekend Update 4/24/16
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2016, 06:58:45 PM »
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I was inspired by the wood passenger car thread this week so I raided the parts bin to come up with this latest creation.  It is based on the Northern Pacific Superintendent's car #1901 which served the Rocky Mountain Division until 1955 or so.  It is an Athearn Overland car with a Bachmann shorty heavyweight  vestibule and a Micro-Trains observation platform.  I also cut down a MT Obs. interior and moved the bolsters to accommodate six wheel trucks. 





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Re: Weekend Update 4/24/16
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2016, 07:13:09 PM »
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Chris,
What an awesome set of photos. The Tunnel motors look great. Is your tank available on Shapeways or other service? I think I saw a 65k tank on there a while back. I need one for Black Butte, CA.
-Ryan

Agreed, awesome. And yes, there is a similar one available at Shapeways:
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Re: Weekend Update 4/24/16
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2016, 07:54:20 PM »
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Chris,
What an awesome set of photos. The Tunnel motors look great. Is your tank available on Shapeways or other service? I think I saw a 65k tank on there a while back. I need one for Black Butte, CA.
-Ryan

Thanks Ryan! There are actually a couple available on Shapeways now; mine, and the one from the guy who had one in HO that, despite his absolute insistence for more than a year that it couldn't be reduced down to N scale, magically became available about a week after mine. ;)

Mine: http://www.shapeways.com/product/S49783UYM/southern-pacific-harriman-65-000-gallon-water-tank

His: http://www.shapeways.com/product/9BVW54TAG/n-scale-southern-pacific-65-000-gallon-water-tower

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Re: Weekend Update 4/24/16
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2016, 08:35:02 PM »
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I've also been keeping busy weathering some tunnel motors...



Stunning! Love it Chris.  :drool:
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Re: Weekend Update 4/24/16
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2016, 09:54:18 PM »
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Fun view of the workbench this evening. I looked up after cleaning the airbrush and noticed the "story" that was accidentally staged:



Soaking in the tall jar of Bestine is a C855B shell. The fiddly bits for it are done with their soak and are drying on the paper towel, next to a C855 shell waiting its turn in the tall jar. Two-thirds into the frame on the right is a scrap DD35 shell in FUD undergoing paint tests.
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Re: Weekend Update 4/24/16
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2016, 11:09:14 PM »
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I bought some scenery materials from Scenic Express this week, including static grass and Super Trees, and have begun some heavy scenicking.  Pardon the visible adhesive in the photo; this section is still soaking wet:



More on the Seaboard Central 2.0 thread in the Layout Engineering Forum.

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Re: Weekend Update 4/24/16
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2016, 11:12:18 PM »
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...

I've also been keeping busy weathering some tunnel motors...



What the others said.  Wow.

(Care to share some info on your techniques?)

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Re: Weekend Update 4/24/16
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2016, 04:05:37 AM »
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So Chris , how did you do that very realistic soot job . Kingsford BBQ briquette dusting , a fog of olive oil , then a few laps in and out of a mountain made from a toaster oven ?

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Re: Weekend Update 4/24/16
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2016, 05:13:22 AM »
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So Chris , how did you do that very realistic soot job . Kingsford BBQ briquette dusting , a fog of olive oil , then a few laps in and out of a mountain made from a toaster oven ?

I walso wanna know !
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Re: Weekend Update 4/24/16
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2016, 09:07:27 AM »
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Fun view of the workbench this evening. I looked up after cleaning the airbrush and noticed the "story" that was accidentally staged:



Soaking in the tall jar of Bestine is a C855B shell. The fiddly bits for it are done with their soak and are drying on the paper towel, next to a C855 shell waiting its turn in the tall jar. Two-thirds into the frame on the right is a scrap DD35 shell in FUD undergoing paint tests.

I will have some 3D passenger cars done in a few weeks , how long do you have to soak them in Bestine bath ?

Beautifull job on the tunnel motors !!!

Mike G. your car weatherizing is marvelous also !!!
Thanks ,
Louis