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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday Nov 17
« on: Today at 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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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday - November 14th
« on: November 14, 2017, 08:50:10 AM »
Morning, all.


Congrats to Mike on the new grandson.  Back from dog walk #1 and it's a balmy 41 degrees this morning.  Much better than yesterday.  Working on some freight cars again today.  May even crank up the airbrush to paint the trucks/wheels. 


Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday the 13th of November
« on: November 13, 2017, 09:17:55 AM »
Morning, all.


I have dog duty for a few days as the wife is in Oregon seeing the grandchildren.  Already had a long walk on a foggy 28 degree morning.   :P I think I'll build a couple of freight cars for a change of pace today.


Jeff

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Rolling Stock / Re: The Devil isn't in the details, he's in the Brass!
« on: November 10, 2017, 03:00:57 PM »
Nice detective work, Tom.   8)  I own one of those demon locomotives, just ask Thom. 


Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: (It's finally) Friday November 10th
« on: November 10, 2017, 09:04:18 AM »
Brrr!


Very cold here this morning (21 deg when I left home, 17 here in Cedar Falls).  I'm back at work after my vacation.   :(


Jeff

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wow ! ! ! A six page story
« on: November 10, 2017, 09:01:54 AM »
I went to Barnes and Noble yesterday to pick up a copy of MR, and there were none.  Probably because everyone wanted to see Robert's layout article. 


Jeff

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Kit Building / Re: The Pub Crawl Build
« on: November 09, 2017, 08:58:26 PM »
Well, I've finished the kit.  I didn't post in the interim as I just wanted to get it finished.  I basically weathered the corrugated roof (and the other roofs) with pastels.  Added roof details, including the billboard (which I notice I should have weathered the back of it, glad it won't be seen).  Placed tar (the Gallery Glass) around everything that touched the roof (except the pigeons).  Added the awnings and lights over the one sign and it's done.  The awnings were kind of a pain, they're printed flat on a sheet and when you bend them they "weather" a bit.  I glue some stripwood in these to make the edges 90 degrees.  On the center one I forgot to leave space for the window when I attached the stripwood, so had to remove some of it and the awning got pretty beat up.  Oh, well, just more weathering.  The little windows in the "attics" are kind of a pain as well. To have them open outward, they don't quite fit the sash, they're probably supposed to open inward.  Next time, I'll just glue them to the inside of the sash.  There's a piece of sidewalk and some details (junk, fire hydrant) that I didn't use as I don't know what kind of sidewalk I'll use when it's "planted".  Anyway, let me know any comments, pro or con. 


Jeff

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Dioramas / Re: Photos from my 2017 Expo Diorama
« on: November 09, 2017, 08:46:20 PM »
This was even more impressive in person.  I really liked the water, though I must say those in the canoe were brave to go out with such rough seas.   ;D  Great diorama, Eric.


Jeff

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