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Harpers Ferry - White Hall Tavern
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2021, 11:19:36 AM »
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Several weeks ago, on a nice spring day, I visited Harpers Ferry and took a series of photographs to help guide me as I start modeling this iconic town for my CSX Cumberland Division layout.  First up is White Hall Tavern, which was constructed sometime in the 1850s directly across from the US Armory, giving works an opportunity for a liquid lunch!

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Re: Weekend Update 4/18/21
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2021, 11:44:07 AM »
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Bob-
Outstanding work on the White Hall Tavern!!
You nailed the proportions, textures, and colors!!
Charlie Vlk
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Re: Weekend Update 4/18/21
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2021, 11:49:42 AM »
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Getting back into the photo-etched turnout saddle:



More details ( :ashat: pun intended) here:
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=51920.msg707646#msg707646

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Re: Weekend Update 4/18/21
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2021, 01:19:41 PM »
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My depot relocation project is pretty much done.
(As well as the depot name signs - finally)




Thanks,
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Re: Weekend Update 4/18/21
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2021, 02:09:52 PM »
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Nice job Wolf!  Can you say a bit about how you made your signs?

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Re: Weekend Update 4/18/21
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2021, 03:18:32 PM »
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Nice job Wolf!  Can you say a bit about how you made your signs?

Thank you, Bob

I cut .010 sheet styrene to scale 2-1/2' X 10-1/2' then angled the corners. Painted white.  Applied Microscale decals. I made the lights using .010 brass rod (Bent to shape) and Dimi trains lamp shades.

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Wolf

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Re: Weekend Update 4/18/21
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2021, 03:44:28 PM »
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Project for today:  I bought two of the newly released Atlas beer can tank cars lettered for Hercules Powder Company (this was the operating contractor of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant in Sauk City, WI during the time period on my home layout).  I replaced the trucks with MT bettendorf trucks and low profile MT metal wheels and weathered the cars, but I still didn't like the look of them; the railings were way too thick.

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I ordered the Gold Metal Models detail kit for these cars and boy did it make a difference.  Now I feel that they can run on the railroad (once I get the second car finished and both of them weathered).  I figured I'll put the first two without the details up on Ebay.

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Re: Weekend Update 4/18/21
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2021, 03:47:25 PM »
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Poles up at Anita, AZ - Although the old lines are gone from Anita, I borrowed from Willaha.












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Re: Harpers Ferry - White Hall Tavern
« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2021, 04:07:56 PM »
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Several weeks ago, on a nice spring day, I visited Harpers Ferry and took a series of photographs to help guide me as I start modeling this iconic town for my CSX Cumberland Division layout.  First up is White Hall Tavern, which was constructed sometime in the 1850s directly across from the US Armory, giving works an opportunity for a liquid lunch!

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Can't upvote that one enough.

You've set the bar pretty high for yourself!  :D

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Re: Weekend Update 4/18/21
« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2021, 06:25:00 PM »
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Just about finished with the Showcase Miniatures R. Perez & Sons Car & Carriage Works.  Right now its just sitting on its base and I still need to add some interior and exterior details, but those won't happen until it gets permanently installed on the layout.





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Re: Weekend Update 4/18/21
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2021, 08:33:18 PM »
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My depot relocation project is pretty much done.
(As well as the depot name signs - finally)




Thanks,
Wolf

Wolf,
One word.... Excellent!
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Re: Weekend Update 4/18/21
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2021, 09:13:00 PM »
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Wolf,
One word.... Excellent!

Thanks, Mike!!

Wolf

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Re: Weekend Update 4/18/21
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2021, 10:03:53 PM »
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Finally finished decaling the J.B. HUNT containers from the last weekend update. They turned out pretty good, considering it has been the better part of a decade since the last time I've decaled anything.


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On to the next project! :D
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Re: Weekend Update 4/18/21
« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2021, 12:28:09 AM »
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Altohorn25:  Where did you find the MT metal wheels?  Or have you had them in stock for a while? 

I tried N Scale Supply, and got the message "Backordered, no ETA" on the 60-pack, and "Not Available or Sold Out" on the 12-pack.
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Re: Weekend Update 4/18/21
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2021, 08:00:59 AM »
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Altohorn25:  Where did you find the MT metal wheels?  Or have you had them in stock for a while? 

I tried N Scale Supply, and got the message "Backordered, no ETA" on the 60-pack, and "Not Available or Sold Out" on the 12-pack.

Picked up a couple of packs at Hiawatha Hobbies the last time I was there (about a month ago).  I tend to hoard them as we never know when they will be out of stock......see your point.

You might try Lombard Hobbies in IL as well.  I was there this past Saturday, but I can't remember if they had any in stock.
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