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craigolio1

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Re: Weekend Update 1/22/23
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2023, 08:18:36 AM »
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My kitbashed freight depot continues.  This week I drew up and printed the office building roof with coping detail and also made coping for the top edge of the stairstep part of the freight section.  I also got it through primer and the first coat of paint. 

After asking about making a tarpaper roof, i decided to print .1mm lines in the roofs and see what that looks like.  I can always cover it up in the future, but its not bad!

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That does look awesome.

But if you want to make tar paper I saw it done years ago in an MR book. The fellow used scale size strips of toilet paper and it turned out really nice.

Edit. It’s a passenger car in Malcom Furlows, “HO Narrow Gauge Railroad You Can Build”. But he doesn’t show that process. That’s in another magazine somewhere that I can’t seem to find. The process wasn’t difficult though. Brush paint. Lay TP. Tamp it in. Brush paint again. Make sure it’s TP with no pattern. Crapiest thinnest single or two ply peeled appart you can find.


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Re: Weekend Update 1/22/23
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2023, 08:22:02 AM »
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Nice job with the depot.  What did you use for the walls?  The coping you 3D printed and I think that looks really nice.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/22/23
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2023, 08:29:00 AM »
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My kitbashed freight depot continues.  This week I drew up and printed the office building roof with coping detail and also made coping for the top edge of the stairstep part of the freight section.  I also got it through primer and the first coat of paint. 

After asking about making a tarpaper roof, i decided to print .1mm lines in the roofs and see what that looks like.  I can always cover it up in the future, but its not bad!

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I think it looks good. In addition to toilet paper I've used some of that real thin paper the ladies like to use for those gift bags ..

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Re: Weekend Update 1/22/23
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2023, 10:36:37 AM »
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Sometimes I do modern passenger trains.  Since the SAR bought Silver Lariat, Silver Rapids, and Silver Solarium, and I've ridden each, I had to model modern varnish.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/22/23
« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2023, 11:32:11 AM »
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Nice job with the depot.  What did you use for the walls?  The coping you 3D printed and I think that looks really nice.

Thanks!  I started with a Water Street Freight Terminal.  I am going to try the paint only technique first and maybe try the TP method on one of my miss-prints.  If nothing else, the printed in lines will make it easy to align the TP.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/22/23
« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2023, 11:42:07 AM »
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Erik--what a beautiful weathering job on a beautifully-built boxcar!

Despite being very busy this week I was able to finish track-laying into Youbou.  When I am in the grip of the modelling muse I am a man possessed!

The CN spur to Youbou runs along the back of the benchwork; the E&N Lake Cowichan yard will angle across toward the front edge.  In reality, these two locations are nine miles apart and on opposite sides of the lake.  Although the two locations are still very close physically on the layout, they are now operationally separate, and CN and E&N crews will be able to work up here without getting in each other's way.

The photo shows two gons in the Youbou mill spur, with the GMD1 in the headshunt at the end of track.



I love watching someone else model Vancouver Island. Looking forward to seeing more as his progresses.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/22/23
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2023, 12:03:18 PM »
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Lots of incredible work this week fellas.  The SS box car is a jewel Erik.  I've long been thinking about how to cast a Mather box car.  The under cut edge of the z shaped structural members always stopped me from trying.  3D printing maybe?

Great to see the construction views of the layout Bryan.  I'm using a similar lighting method and am very happy with the results.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/22/23
« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2023, 01:58:20 PM »
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I finished up another Rock Island head end car.

Kato Budd baggage car. Factory paint; I removed the factory lettering. I also added a number plate on the left side of the car.

I had to change the orientation of "Railway Express Agency" from the photo that I was working from, but it's reasonable to assume that the position/lettering may have changed over the years.

Once again, the road numbers are in Railroad Roman font versus the rest of the car.


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Re: Weekend Update 1/22/23
« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2023, 03:53:28 PM »
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I finished my 3D printed N scale D&RGW "Fowler Clone" single sheathed boxcar.  I weathered it by first using a black wash made with Winsor & Newton black oil paint thinned with Turpenoid synthetic turpentine. I also used a gray wash in selective spots.  Next I mixed a lighter shade of the base color by mixing some white in with the Polly Scale Boxcar Red.  I then lightly dry brushed this on the raised surfaces of the boxcar and trucks in order to make the details stand out more.  I thought this was important to do since the ladders and some of the grab irons are not free standing.  I then airbrushed a mat coat over everything.  Once that was dry I attached the underside of the boxcar to the body shell (after adding weight), mounted the Micro-Trains Z scale couplers, attached the BLMA air hoses, which had been painted ahead of time off the model.  The faces and axles of the Fox Valley Model wheels were painted with Polly Scale Railroad Tie Brown and weathered with a rust colored wash.  The last step was using some Bragdon Enterprises weathering powders along the lower sill, along with various colors lightly applied to areas of the roof.

You can see from the last few photos that these 40' cars were significantly smaller than 40' all-steel cars.  I sort of felt like I was working on a Z scale boxcar.  Though adding scratch built full under body detail was probably overkill for a car that will live on the layout, and thus not really be visible, I have to say the under car detail does look pretty cool in these photos.  So, it was worth the time and effort I'd say.  All in all I'm happy with this build.  It's my first N scale project in nearly 12 years, so hopefully this stimulates the motivation to get more done on my layout.



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Those trucks look pretty interesting on that boxcar. I don't think I've seen those on anything before. They look like modern roller bearing trucks only with solid bearings.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/22/23
« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2023, 04:13:55 PM »
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Two birthday presents, separated by 34 years.

The Strasburg module when I was 7 and the F40PH for 41

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Re: Weekend Update 1/22/23
« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2023, 05:23:11 PM »
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Those trucks look pretty interesting on that boxcar. I don't think I've seen those on anything before. They look like modern roller bearing trucks only with solid bearings.

DirtyD79, Good eye. They're my loose approximation of Vulcan type trucks that were used on the prototype of this car.  The closest thing I could find to the general shape of the trucks was Micro-Trains roller bearing trucks.  I cut off the roller bearing detail with flush cutters, and made journal boxes out of styrene.  Worth the little bit of effort for a closer look to the real thing.







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Re: Weekend Update 1/22/23
« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2023, 06:30:49 PM »
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Is he indicating Mike is modeler #1?

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Re: Weekend Update 1/22/23
« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2023, 09:03:50 PM »
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I’ve been slowly working on an AMB N&W CF caboose kit. Progress was steady until I had the bright idea to pre-paint some of the parts. Turns out I was too clever by half, as most of the hand rails stayed on the painters tape  :facepalm: Thankfully the kind folks at AMB were willing to sent a new fret of handrails. Hopefully I’ll be able to get back at it next week.






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Re: Weekend Update 1/22/23
« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2023, 11:50:42 PM »
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As counterintuitive is it may seem, it's very difficult to make wooden carbodies out of, um, wood, in N scale, and it's a lot of work. I have a similar way car kit, a Santa Fe "widow maker" that I acquired years ago and I've been too chicken to get started on it.
My hats off to you...good luck with your project.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/22/23
« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2023, 12:44:02 AM »
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Erik:  As distinct as the trucks are, it might be worthwhile to have them printed along with the car.
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