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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Turkey Day!
« on: November 23, 2017, 08:19:20 AM »
Happy Thanksgiving!


If you turkeys made it to today, you're probably safe.   ;D  My son and his wife arrived last night so we'll be having dinner with them today. 


Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: New from Western Australia
« on: November 22, 2017, 08:30:24 AM »
Welcome aboard, Kipsley. 


Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Turkey Eve Wednesday
« on: November 22, 2017, 08:29:05 AM »
Morning, all.


Working on a couple of freight cars.  I looked again for the decoder tester yesterday.  Now I'm wondering if I ever ordered it.  So I've found locomotives I didn't know I had and I'm looking for stuff I don't have.  Typical Model Railroader or old age creeping up?   :o


Jeff

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Scratchbuilding / Re: My winter project - Oakley Street Chicago
« on: November 21, 2017, 07:52:22 AM »
Your model looks just like the prototype picture.  Great work.


Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Turkey Week Tuesday!
« on: November 21, 2017, 07:48:00 AM »
Morning, all.


Spent some time yesterday looking for my decoder tester, I'm sure it's here somewhere.   :o


Jeff

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Finished Kits & Dioramas / Re: My version of "Elijah Roth & Sons"
« on: November 20, 2017, 07:32:58 AM »
Very nice work, Seth.  Looking forward to seeing it in person next year.


Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Turkey Week Monday
« on: November 20, 2017, 07:29:14 AM »
Morning, all.


I've worked my three days, now four off.  Today is supposed to be the nice day of the week, low 50s.  I may take a trip to the dump today.  Unlike Mr. Frary, I won't come home with more stuff than I take.   :D  Might start the next building project or just build a couple more freight cars today, we'll see.


Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday Nov 17
« on: November 17, 2017, 09:11:20 AM »
Morning, all.


At work waiting for the day to start. 


Jeff

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Rolling Stock / Re: New rolling stock for the Empire
« on: November 16, 2017, 02:14:59 PM »
Finally the Accurail car.  I sprayed them with some flat fixative to make sure I wouldn't remove the weathering with handling.  I only knocked off one grab on the C&NW car while weathering it.  These aren't great weathering jobs, but they look better than factory fresh and only took about 10 to 15 minutes per car.  Maybe I don't need to learn how to use the airbrush after all.   ::)


Jeff

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Rolling Stock / Re: New rolling stock for the Empire
« on: November 16, 2017, 02:12:17 PM »
I weathered up the new gondola using only four colors.  I initially stained the inside wood with some Hunterline light grey.  Compared to the Pennsy gondola, I think it looks pretty good.  The car has no weight, so will probably have to have a permanent load.  The first 3/4 view is with flash, the second without.  The true look is closer to the second.


Jeff

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Rolling Stock / Re: New rolling stock for the Empire
« on: November 16, 2017, 02:09:28 PM »
On the Rapido car thread, Reading Bob mentioned I should weather the car up.  I told him I wasn't brave enough to do it with the airbrush.  I built an Accurail box car and a Intermountain gondola as well.  Putting the grabs on the gondola was a PITA.  :o  There were several small glue globs visible.  Rather than just shoot some Dullcoat, I decided to get out my Pan Pastels to try and weather it.  I had a Great Northern gondola I had used the Pan Pastel black on for a photo shoot when we built the Yehuda's heating kit.  Has it really been that long ago?   8) I had only weathered one half of one side of the kit for the photo.  I decided to weather it the rest of the way today.  The flash makes it look "patchier" than it does in person.


Jeff

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Rolling Stock / New rolling stock for the Empire
« on: November 16, 2017, 02:05:22 PM »
Recently I had upgraded a gondola with a ITLA wood floor.  I bought a similar floor for a CB&Q Proto 2000 kit.  I built the kit and installed the floor.  It's pictured with the Rapido car I did last week.


Jeff

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Scratchbuilding / Re: Barnstead Lumber Scratch build
« on: November 16, 2017, 07:43:04 AM »
Very nice subtle colors on the shed. 


Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Thursday
« on: November 16, 2017, 07:37:51 AM »
Morning, all.


Great picture, Dan.  The sign painter has certainly been busy.  What's that plunger-like thing on the roof?  So many details.  Here the wife is back, so no dog walking today.  Will finish up a Intermountain gondola kit today.  26 grab irons need to be applied.  These kits are from before the RTR "revolution".


Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday Nov. 15
« on: November 15, 2017, 08:53:08 AM »
Morning, all.


I doubt the doctor will write a prescription for the winter off Raymo.  I'd write one for myself if I thought it would work.   ;D  Cool picture of an early oil/gas dealer.


Jeff

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