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Weltyk Marine Diorama
Posted by Ojaste On 03/30/2017 At 12:09:02 AM
It's been a while since I started building the Weltyk Marine diorama (based on the FOS Scale kit) in Oct 2015. At that time videos were posted on YouTube showing all my build steps I went through to get the diorama completed. It was a long and tedious process where tried to post a video each day showing all my good and bad day's progress. Some of it was painful and some was very enlightening and when I finished in March 2016 it was time to get on with other builds.

Sometime after I completed the diorama had to delete all the videos from YouTube because the channel was getting too big and too confusing. So over the past few months I have managed to re-upload all the videos to a dedicated channel where they can live standalone and not confused by other non-related videos.

The YouTube Channel can be accessed at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYU4GDu-rFAqrwvH1PmDyeQ]https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYU4GDu-rFAqrwvH1PmDyeQ

I took the opportunity to create a new set of Playlists that can help the viewer focus on a topic of a section of the diorama build process. There are some 268 videos and the playlists help navigating through the channel much easier. Some of the playlists are,

Scratchbuilding a Gantry Crane,
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW7_7AqWOVGNcF77ANxntAUUNuWmgud-Q]https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW7_7AqWOVGNcF77ANxntAUUNuWmgud-Q

Buoys and Things for the dock,
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW7_7AqWOVGMRzEpIOdmoez3aVoERGzOZ]https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW7_7AqWOVGMRzEpIOdmoez3aVoERGzOZ

... are just some of the 40+ playlists you can enjoy.

WARNING

****************************************************************
* These videos may not be the right choice for some viewers. They are not *
* tutorials, formal lessons or intended to be the "right" way; just a way *
****************************************************************

They can be boring at times, there are out of frame shots, bad focus and can be VERY addicting to watch. Pace yourself and you will find some amazing ideas or what not to do in your own dioramas. I'm no expert, just a good problem solver.

Think back to the days when you would follow your dad to the garage and watch him try to fix something. When he hit his thumb or his head, he cursed under his breath and when it was completed he would shout with joy and take you to the ice cream shop. You were more intrigued watching him do stuff then doing your homework. What happened in the garage stayed in the garage, except your fond memories of "helping" your dad. This is how these videos were made - learning by watching and then going out and trying it for yourself.

Get watching, the journey is more interesting than you can believe.
HO Scale Conrail N-9E Caboose Windows..
Posted by MrGreenDevil On 03/27/2017 At 4:38:13 PM
I am in the process of kitbashing/scratch-building an N-9E transfer Caboose in HO and need to know who makes the best windows for N-6A-N-9s?
I know I could buy one, but why do that when I can make it with all the bells and whistles?
Any help would be grateful, especially good measurements (besides those on the CR picture sites) as I want as prototypical as possible...
Thanks a million folks!
JV Model 40 ton coal tower request
Posted by jlg759 On 03/26/2017 At 10:34:08 PM
Hello Everyone,

I am planning on starting the 40 Ton Coal tower by JV Models and was wondering if anyone has built the ki and would mind sharing a few photos I can use as reference before I start?


Thank You In Advance

Joe
The Southside Hotel from "Imagine That Laser Art"
Posted by Ensign On 03/22/2017 At 1:21:39 PM
Hi everyone, I thought I'd show you a really nice background kit that I purchased early last year. It's from a Canadian kit manufacturer called "Imagine That Laser Art" or ITLA for short.
I just loved this kit when I first saw it, and had to buy one for my own.







I just finished building my Southside Hotel, with a small modification to make it look a little different looking from the original design.
I switched out the half round tarp canopy over the hotel entrance, to a more elaborate hanging from chains covering.
This kit was very well designed, and went together quite well.
Here is how my version came out looking.





As you can see from the kit's box lid, it comes with many rooftop details, which I decided not to use on my version.
Even without those extra details missing from my version, I think it still looks like a very believable looking structure.

Thanks for having a look!

Greg Shinnie
final pics of the scratch built bed and breakfast
Posted by kebmo On 03/18/2017 At 2:35:30 PM
here is some additional backstory. sheri's late husband kyle was in advertising. he was a wiz on a mac.
i made a deal with him. i told him that if he agreed to do all of our promo stuff for the band i'm in, i would build his wife a model of their home. he died a month later. i felt that i needed to build the model to honor our deal, so that is what i did. it is now finished and i'm waiting for her to get back from florida (sometime today) so i can bring it over there and give it to her.
here are four pics of the finished product:













all in all i have to say i'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out. as an aside, the guy that did the plaque was so taken by the story and pics of the model that he gave it to us for $10.00. offered $20.00 and he said no. the base is made from a plank of aspen and stained red mahogany (at the owner's request), then a couple coats of a matte verathane.
now i can focus on the backwoods water tower....
Plastic roof smoke vents?
Posted by JimF On 03/18/2017 At 09:46:30 AM
I will be building the Quality Craft Models Haydenton covered depot kit. I'm in the process of comparing the metal cast windows and doors with plastic from Grandt or Tichy.

I prefer to work with plastic, and think they will look better than the rather dated metal ones.

The roof vents (long, narrow, vented sides, peaked roof) are also metal.

Anyone know of a plastic replacements? My searching has drawn a blank, so far.

Thanks.

Jim F
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 Posted By: tom dugan 
that photo is at nj zinc plant in palmerton pa.the building no longer standing
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 Posted By: ToddDulaney 
I bought my first HO model train set when I was 12 years old, had it on lay-away at G&G Model Shop in the Village, Houston, Texas. I have loved trains all my life. My Grandfather worked the old Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RR (with John Luther Jones), I.C., Gulf Division, L&N and retired off the MoPac. He and his half brother owned the Louisiana Southern RR, which ran through the truck farms in Barataria. He had box cars loaded under guard (holding Thompson Sub-machine guns.) My mother went once and it never occurred to her, veggies need no guard, but Hooch does.
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 Posted By: Bill Myrvold 
I have been away from this forum for a few years and cannot remember details of my original registration. Cannot find a way to gain access now. Need to know my forum name and password. Can anyone help?
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 Posted By: Stacy McMullen Sr 
Thank you for a great place to enjoy train lore. I have always wanted a wooden boxcar of my own but settled for trips from Chama Co and Durango Co. I live in Trinidad Co and would love to find a door or two off of an old car. To setup in my backyard as a backdrop for pictures. I do this strictly as a hobby as I am retired and gave time to make things happenAny help in locating a door would be greatly appreciated. Thank s
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 Posted By: vora59 
can any body help
Im trying to locate the narrow gauge
convention LOGOs
from the earlist till about 2010
Signed: 11/7/2016 6:19:34 AM
 Posted By: Piotr Bein 
I tried to post this after registering yesterday, trying again to be sure as I believe the topic is important...

If someone is still looking for a link to some of Tom Beaton's work:
http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_tom_beaton.html

I talked to him last weekend at a show in Chilliwack, BC. He has a folio with his published articles (technical details and drawings) and lots of pics of his work (mostly in other people's hands). I asked if he would like to have it scanned and placed on the net by volunteers. Am not sure if he got the intention but refused, stressing his dislike for computers.

This would be w worthwhile project for the modelling community. If you need me, contact form is on my blog:
https://piotrbein.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/kolejka-ogrodowa/
right-hand menu just above the internal search button.
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I am having trouble logging in. I love the forum and would love to get involved again
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 Posted By: mduke 
I'm looking for a company that can fabricate very small furniture. Specifically, I'm looking for tiny rocking chairs and benches for a model building I'm working on. Can anyone suggest a company? Chairs need to be about 3/4 in tall and 1/4 in wide. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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 Posted By: Shana Silvestri 
This message is for Arizona Dave who posted this last Nov regarding the passing of a Verne Niner:http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=46361
I have inadvertently stumbled across an item of Verne's family (I suspect) that I would like some help confirming if they intentionally donated it (I found it at a goodwill store).If possible get it returned...however right now it is still at the store. It is quite personal so I am not going to mention what it is, however I would greatly appreciate help in the ASAP. I may be contacted ssilvestri@live.com. Shana
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 Posted By: Gary Cosby 
I am searching for Ron Hatchs track plan for hisFulton County narrow gauge layout hon3 A pencil skech will do . Thank you . Gary



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