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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2021, 08:27:08 PM »
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I think the wood platform is more visually appealing.

The wood makes it good!  :D

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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2021, 08:40:26 PM »
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At the risk of having my modeling labeled ‘amateur hour’ as someone here did my last post, here’s a couple more photos of scenes on my latest two T-TRAK junction modules...
  I still have a few details and weathering to do.








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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2021, 08:53:35 PM »
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At the risk of having my modeling labeled ‘amateur hour’ as someone here did my last post, here’s a couple more photos of scenes on my latest two T-TRAK junction modules...
  I still have a few details and weathering to do.


While I didn't use that word, I was involved in the original discussion, and was is one specific item you used that resulted in that comment.  You have since explained why you used that item. IMO, you are a very good modeler, and your modeling looks great.
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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2021, 09:00:19 PM »
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Adding an alternate era (1987+) to the layout to keep things interesting and to go more proto.  I’ve decided that I’m likely bagging the fictional Seaboard Central Ry. in favor of the Southern Ry. and the Aberdeen, Carolina & Western RR, depending on the era.  With 1987 comes CSXT on the roundy-round portion of the layout:



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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2021, 06:52:51 AM »
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While I didn't use that word, I was involved in the original discussion, and was is one specific item you used that resulted in that comment.  You have since explained why you used that item. IMO, you are a very good modeler, and your modeling looks great.

Right, the 'amateur hour' comment was directed strictly at Woodland Scenics and their (IMHO) crinkly looking wire product. My apologies if it sounded like I was denigrating arbomambo's modeling skills, as that was not my intention at all. Clearly he is a highly skilled modeler.

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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2021, 09:53:32 AM »
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It’s been another good week for the big trains in small-town PA.  I spent a couple nights weathering this IC boxcar.  The dust effects turned out a bit more opaque than I wanted, but I love the results anyway.  Runny white paint residue takes a long time to do well!

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Then I went a little crazy yesterday and laid a proof-of-concept loop for the outdoor railroad I’m still designing.  I’m mostly re-using a gravel strip in the side yard that contains a runoff drain.  The loop in the front is awkwardly shimmed to height, so I know how much cut and fill work to do.

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Finally, a chance to JFRTM!

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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2021, 02:01:09 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2021, 05:22:48 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2021, 06:09:03 PM »
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Working on the second ATSF Texas type - a Bachmann 2-10-4 in nscale  :D :D


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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2021, 06:32:30 PM »
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  I still have a few details and weathering to do.

Hi Bruce;
What is the origin of the white rectangular block building in the background? BTW, the module looks great.

Kind regards,
Bill

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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2021, 07:51:04 PM »
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I got an order in from Shellscale, so I had to do some more decaling this weekend. While pretty plain, I think this scheme looks pretty good on the SD39.

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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2021, 09:31:56 PM »
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It's not a Blue Bird or a Blue Goose just an ordinary ATSF 3460 Class Hudson in progress.


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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2021, 10:20:52 PM »
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Meaning no disrespect, but I love Santa Fe steam too much to let this go without comment. That Bachmann boiler is way too fat and clunky, and the drivers way undersized for the 84” drivered 3460 class Hudson. Makes a sleek and elegant locomotive look fat and top heavy. I did it some thirty plus years ago, put a lot of effort in it, and the end result was a pig. I’d hate to see someone making the same mistake, but YMMV. Certainly don’t want to discourage anyone from building models of my fave railroad’s locos. 8)
Pic below of an HO model of what it’s supposed to look like…
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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2021, 10:55:47 PM »
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Meaning no disrespect, but I love Santa Fe steam too much to let this go without comment. That Bachmann boiler is way too fat and clunky, and the drivers way undersized for the 84” drivered 3460 class Hudson. Makes a sleek and elegant locomotive look fat and top heavy. I did it some thirty plus years ago, put a lot of effort in it, and the end result was a pig. I’d hate to see someone making the same mistake, but YMMV. Certainly don’t want to discourage anyone from building models of my fave railroad’s locos. 8)
Pic below of an HO model of what it’s supposed to look like…
Otto K.
Hi Otto, thanks for the feedback, the boiler as it stands seems to be 1mm too fat (going from scale drawings) , I think it would look better with 84 inch drivers, I plan to try Kato 4-8-4 drivers (78 inches) to see if that makes it look less fat. I could just make a brass boiler for it and graft in the sand dome. The width should be 94 1/2 inches,  I was using this model as a proof of concept just to see how it looked and to get feedback on whether it could be improved - which it can. I can get 84 inch drivers in spoke but not boxpok.

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Re: Weekend Update 6/6/21
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2021, 12:38:02 AM »
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So thinking about the hudson for a bit, I thought perhaps looking at creating a Brass / Plastic Hybrid model. The boiler is brass 15mm and using a Bachmann Cab which needs reaming out but it's a start. This boiler does look slimmer.   :D