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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/19
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2019, 09:35:02 AM »
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Playing with the photon. I cooked up to WM hoppers this week, a 66 ton and a 55 ton U channel. This thing is amazing, I'm going to have to buy stock in Micro Trains trucks and Fox Valley wheels!






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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/19
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2019, 10:01:05 AM »
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@craigolio1 - sure.  Started with Plaster Cloth over drywall tape and foam forms.



Added a bunch of rock molds



And more rock molds.  Gave a quick wash to highlight the prevailing lines.  Then I started blending them in with carved plaster



Then used the spray gun to paint really thinned down gray and then dirt washes.  Followed with the alcohol/ink wash.

 


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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/19
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2019, 11:44:44 AM »
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Nicely done. Thanks for the progress shots!
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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/19
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2019, 12:35:35 PM »
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#41 does her brake test at Lizard Head before descending with four empties to Rico.



Started making line poles and planting them in their exact positions based on photographs from the last few years of the railroad.



Jays crossing 4 miles out of Ridgway.  Still needs planking and crossbucks.



Bridges 27A and 27AS over Leopard Creek at Placeville:



Placerville station...need to work the platform warp.



Placerville progress.  The white in the river is uncured resin and gloss medium.  It should be clear by tomorrow.



Ophir progress:

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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/19
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2019, 02:30:08 PM »
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Rail progress is extremely slow during the tax prep season but in the past few months I’ve gotten the new staging yards in place, placed a shelf over the yard with under-shelf LED lighting, completed the loop to gain altitude over the Glassboro junction, and begun work on the last section needed to complete the track on the 75% rebuild project I started at the beginning of last summer.



The shelf houses my collection of Lionel TT gauge (1:120) display models.
I really think this would have been the perfect compromise for a modeling scale if it had of caught on in the U.S.


Glassboro Loop:


Glassboro Junction:


Brooklawn Bridges:

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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/19
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2019, 04:37:58 PM »
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I made progress at my attempt to bring the IM single sheathed box cars up a notch with some old school detailing work.  No fancy Photons or Cameos here baby.  Just brass, plastic and a hobby knife.   :D  Well not quite.  I did use a computer to make bending / cutting templates for the running board grabs and corner steps. 


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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/19
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2019, 07:36:08 PM »
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Playing with the photon. I cooked up to WM hoppers this week, a 66 ton and a 55 ton U channel. This thing is amazing, I'm going to have to buy stock in Micro Trains trucks and Fox Valley wheels!






I have decal art done for the 66t rebuilds.  I can send you a pdf if you don't already have something.  I made a bunch of atlas cars I cut up after I discovered they sold the shells for a few dollars each.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/19
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2019, 08:02:38 PM »
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@craigolio1 - sure.  Started with Plaster Cloth over drywall tape and foam forms.



Added a bunch of rock molds



And more rock molds.  Gave a quick wash to highlight the prevailing lines.  Then I started blending them in with carved plaster



Then used the spray gun to paint really thinned down gray and then dirt washes.  Followed with the alcohol/ink wash.

 

Thank you! Awesome work. I need to find some rock molds like that.

Craig.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/19
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2019, 10:13:07 PM »
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Progress on my NS "Buena Vista"



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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/19
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2019, 12:25:42 AM »
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Thank you! Awesome work. I need to find some rock molds like that.

Craig.

@craigolio1 - Most of those come off two rock molds from Bragdon https://www.bragdonent.com/smpic/item2.htm #85 and #86. 
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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/19
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2019, 12:31:58 PM »
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Progress on my NS "Buena Vista"

I gotta say that nailed this one. I knew what it was before reading the caption.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/19
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2019, 02:53:57 PM »
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Alas, no new progress. Here's a quick photo from this afternoon though.



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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/19
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2019, 03:20:38 PM »
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Caleb awesome as usual.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/19
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2019, 03:32:04 PM »
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Alas, no new progress. Here's a quick photo from this afternoon though.

Caleb

Beautiful. The only giveaway is the fascia ... and it took me several seconds to notice it.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/10/19
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2019, 04:21:20 PM »
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Working on my E7 for the Gopher/Badger.  I decided I didn't want to deal with the cookie-cutters on the LL mechanism, so I'm using a Kato unit.

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