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Ed,
       Ha. sounds like a désaveu question. ;)  Thank Barb for her service!  Trust me, she is appreciated.  So what's your take on detailing (weathering) the inside of a box car that has opening doors?
  Thanx Thom...

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Hi all,

So with all the cool models and accurate details one can either buy or build themselves today.

What's, one to do with actual opening doors of a boxcar? Keep'em closed all the time?

News flash! Most boxcar models are molded closed. So why buy one that opens at all, if one keeps'em closed all the time?

I say each piece of rollingstock is it's own part of the overall modeling and modeling is about not how many exactly the same cars I can own and run. (yes excluding unit trains) (that's a different story).

I say utilizing a different model and making it stand out with weathering is a very good step.

Then weathering what one can see on the inside takes it to another level.

As a kid, I was so excited to have a boxcar with a door that opened. Now I'm so excited with what I can show with it open.

I'm not talking about running down the track with all doors open and product about to fall out. (tho that gives me an idea now).

I notice when one models a highly detailed structure, modelers add many details inside/even under the roof detail.(they even model the roof removable...why?

These are my thoughts and a few pics (which show some examples). What's your thoughts and pics?(if you have any you'd like to post)(please do!). Thanx Thom...

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Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« on: September 24, 2017, 08:18:34 AM »
Ohhhhh.
 No he didn't just say that!, Did he? :-X
I guess there's just no hope for those of up who color outside the lines is there.


















Teasin' ;)

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday Sep 24
« on: September 24, 2017, 08:15:45 AM »
Morning all,
             Sitting here watchin some guy in his cab yellin at the people to hurry up, let's go to NASCAR.  Some people obviously need more coffee I guess.  Have a good day everyone!  Thanx Thom...

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Rolling Stock / Re: Mystery Engine build???
« on: September 23, 2017, 04:30:44 PM »
Thanks "T",
                 Thanks "G",
                               I hope to have a neat couple finished pics and short video of these bad boys runnin'.                 Soon. :o
                                                                                                                                                                                           Thanx Thom...

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Saturday Sep. 23
« on: September 23, 2017, 04:26:52 PM »
Shut up!  I'm tellin'.............................................mom!


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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Saturday Sep. 23
« on: September 23, 2017, 03:42:31 PM »
Good morning everyone. Warm here in the Northeast Kingdom too. Doing my usual thing this morning, coffee, Sylvan's, wildlife,Thom hiding in the bushes..  Hey Thom how about grabbing a rake and pick up the leaves!






Afternoon all,
    Sorry I wasn't around this morning.  Just got back from hard knoxx.  I was raking leaves for a friend and fell out of the tree.  I think I'll stick to the bushes, anyone know where I can get a good leaf blower? :-\  Think there's a store next to the local taxi shop.   Have fun today y'all.  Thanx Thom...

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Rolling Stock / Re: Mystery Engine build???
« on: September 23, 2017, 12:32:20 AM »
Hi those still remaining,
 
          Now with the motor/gearbox mounted, I moved to the side rod assembly and spring box and smokebox front.  Thanx Thom...

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Rolling Stock / Re: Mystery Engine build???
« on: September 23, 2017, 12:29:21 AM »
Hi all,
        Next I finished off the custom decals and started work on installing the motor mount and gearbox.  Thanx Thom...

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Rolling Stock / Re: Mystery Engine build???
« on: September 23, 2017, 12:23:51 AM »
Next,
     I painted up the tender sides green and the top/bottoms flat black.  A custom backhead & basic details added.  Because of the lack of space in this cab, I suspect the cab crew with have to stand. 

Note: On this version to keep time spent limited, I omitted the removal of the factory solder blobs.  They are noticeable upon up close scrutiny.  During motion, not so much. Just thought I'd show what makes a difference to those keepin' score.   T...

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Rolling Stock / Re: Mystery Engine build???
« on: September 23, 2017, 12:20:58 AM »
Hi all,
      Ok now the 1st 4-4-0 is completed.  I'm now on the 2nd 4-4-0 (this version is a flat black & pullman green version).  First thing I did was build up the wheels and frames just like the first build. No mysteries there.  Thanx Thom...

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Rolling Stock / Re: Mystery Engine build???
« on: September 23, 2017, 12:16:54 AM »
Wow, nice job!







Leo,
     Thanks Brother!  T...

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Layout Tours / Re: Atlantic and Southern RR - Throw Back Thursday
« on: September 21, 2017, 08:35:02 PM »
T~,
         I got a chuckle looking at this pic of this house. It looks like the house is on wheels. ha. T...

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Trains Brain Teaser
« on: September 20, 2017, 10:42:24 PM »
Rather than go over semantics.  The answer is the trains start in opposite directions.  I said it was easy!

Now for the big boys!


A guy is on a trestle flying his drone, he's one third from one side.
Suddenly he sees a train coming towards him, he knows if he travels in the opposite direction, he can get off the trestle before the train passes.
He also knows that if travels towards the train, he can get off just before the train passes.
How much faster must he travel, than the train is traveling?   Thanx Thom...

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Trains Brain Teaser
« on: September 20, 2017, 10:13:48 PM »
Bob,

That's why it's a brain teaser.  Guess as much as you like.  Remember to tip your waitress.

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