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arbomambo

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Red River Models T&P Station
« on: January 11, 2017, 10:32:23 AM »
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hadn't seen any mention here about Russell Higginbotham's beautiful buildings I own a few, including the gorgeous ATSF Albuquerque depot...here is the latest release.

http://www.redrivermodels.com/FortWorthT&P_2016order.html


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Re: Red River Models T&P Station
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 10:34:01 AM »
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Re: Red River Models T&P Station
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 10:57:14 AM »
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I have one word for Mr. HIggenbotham- "Dearborn"

Wish he would put up a simple list of what is currently available and planned- or if he has, I wish I could find it on his website.  All the web rotators of photos are nice, but give no idea of pricing or availability other than on the stations and a few rolling stock items.

Bruce- how tough is the assembly and painting of the Albuquerque depot?  Saw that and am considering it for the planned layout (set to start once I get more insulation installed in the basement).

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Re: Red River Models T&P Station
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 12:49:52 PM »
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These are beautifully executed but what type of paint would one use so as not to have a problem with the material?
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Re: Red River Models T&P Station
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 03:03:45 PM »
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The assembly couldn't be easier; see my SWARMTrak laout thread to see my build of his double track art deco bridge used as a T-TRAK module...
Acrylics, enamels, whatever...no special paint is needed.
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Re: Red River Models T&P Station
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2017, 03:46:24 PM »
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To say the least the two depots mentioned above are absolutely stunning!!!  Don't have a use for either but they are really nice... they definitely are capturing fine detail setting a very high standard for their models, a bit unbelievable being that it is N-scale!!!

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Re: Red River Models T&P Station
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2017, 12:44:15 AM »
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$300.00 for a single building ?

Sorry, they are indeed very well done and probably worth the price when compared to other available kits.  That being said, they are also certainly out of my price bracket !  :o

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Re: Red River Models T&P Station
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2017, 01:08:35 AM »
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$300.00 for a single building ?


Is that assembled or in pieces?   :D
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Re: Red River Models T&P Station
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2017, 08:58:51 AM »
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The assembly couldn't be easier; see my SWARMTrak laout thread to see my build of his double track art deco bridge used as a T-TRAK module...
Acrylics, enamels, whatever...no special paint is needed.
Bruce

Bruce, thanks for the reminder of your SWARMTRAK thread. I have enjoyed following that and knew I had seen that bridge built somewhere. You saved me the search.

I always had a bit of fear as to what to use painting wood kits...

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Re: Red River Models T&P Station
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2017, 09:01:38 AM »
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Will be a big hit with the DFW guys!  Kind of makes me wish I was still modeling and urban layout.

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Re: Red River Models T&P Station
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2017, 10:13:31 AM »
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these aren't 'wood' per se...
they are an extremely sturdy compressed cardboard/paper product...strathmore board perhaps?
i don't know the proper terminology but the product is much more durable than the wood or styrene structures i've built...no issue whatsoever with painting...
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Re: Red River Models T&P Station
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2017, 03:30:30 PM »
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Fort Worth station looks like it has possibilities for a downtown building but dimensions would be nice to know.  Price about on par with CMR structures.  They are taller but this appears wider.  Gotta sell some of my surplus downtown buildings to make this one fit.
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Re: Red River Models T&P Station
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2017, 03:34:32 PM »
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Bruce:

What are the dimensions of the Santa Fe station?

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Re: Red River Models T&P Station
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2017, 01:40:52 PM »
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I received a very fast email reply from Russ at Red River telling me that the N scale Ft. Worth station is 13"W X 5"D X 11.25" H.  My finger is getting very itchy to press the "Buy Now" button.

Arbomambo--I have searched for "SWARMTrak" to find the build thread that you mentioned but the only hits I get are back to this thread.  Can you provide a link or post more detail here?  My only concern is with warping of the fiber board over a 13" width.  Do his kits have an internal superstructure or did you add your own bracing?
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Re: Red River Models T&P Station
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2017, 01:57:43 PM »
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My only concern is with warping of the fiber board over a 13" width.  Do his kits have an internal superstructure or did you add your own bracing?

You can always seal the paper-board with some organic-solvent-based primer, clear , varnish. or even paint.  That will not cause warping and make it more-or-less waterproof for any additional painting/weathering using water-based paints.
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