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Rick
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Posted - 11/28/2010 :  8:18:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good Mike.


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Posted - 11/28/2010 :  9:11:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Rick!

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Catt
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Posted - 11/29/2010 :  4:00:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Catt's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks good Mike.I have two questions about the engine house though.

1 What colours did you use?

2 When are you going to post it on the NARA forum?


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 11/29/2010 :  5:01:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1- A grayish beige and a rusty brown, both were Krylon Satin spray bombs from the local Ace hardware.

2- When the whole thing is finished I will get some posted.


Mike

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 11/30/2010 :  2:57:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been spreading the dirt and grass along side the road and while waiting for the glue to dry I started on a side quest. There never has been a way to fuel my ol' GP7. The real shortline here uses an old tank car that's parked on a siding next to the main. They use air from the Geep's compressor to build up pressure in the tank to force the fuel into the loco, that way no pump or power source is needed. I decided to put my tankcar up on old railroad ties:





Mike

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Posted - 11/30/2010 :  3:02:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Good call, that'll keep your Geeps rollin'

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Dutchman
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Posted - 12/02/2010 :  08:43:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job on the engine house, Mike. It looks right at home there on the layout. I like your diesel fueling solution, too.

Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 12/02/2010 :  08:47:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys I hope to have it finished today, this weekend, soon.

Mike

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HurleyStation
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Posted - 12/02/2010 :  2:56:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great work Mike, browsed through the thread at lunch, impressive. I like your use of chalks, I've played with pastels as far as drawing and was thinking of trying them in modeling, you've encouraged me to experiment with them. The Blair Line General Store I have in my stockpile, I like the way yours turned out, I'll practice some more though before venturing into that kit. The great thing about a hobby is you don't generally have to meet a timeline. I have a friend who models some of the best ship models I've ever seen, some got put on display at the state capital building, he was offered a commision to build some and turned it down. He said "I do it for enjoyment when I can and do not want the pressure of having to produce something on a schedule, that would make it a job."


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 12/02/2010 :  8:35:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Rhett! As far as the chalks go I just find them more forgiving and easier to work with. I agree with your friend on deadlines, I gave those up when I retired.

Only I can trash the workbench and a table to do scenery on a 6" x 18" area of the layout!







Once I clean up the mess I will get some pics taken of the engine house area.


Mike

Edited by - Tyson Rayles on 12/07/2010 09:31:33 AM

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 12/03/2010 :  9:47:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In it's final resting place:






Mike

Edited by - Tyson Rayles on 12/05/2010 09:08:21 AM

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 12/04/2010 :  12:26:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well this is pretty much done (with the usual disclaimer about needing more details, weathering ect. ).














Mike

Edited by - Tyson Rayles on 12/05/2010 09:19:27 AM

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Posted - 12/07/2010 :  3:39:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Working on lumber loads. Chopped 3/64" strips into 108 pieces, then glued them into 6 wide by 6 tall stacks. Used strip of electrical tape (all I have on hand and the roads are like an ice skating rink right now ) for the banding. Think I need to make the strips narrower on the middle load.






Mike

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Rick
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Posted - 12/07/2010 :  4:41:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Diesel tank and lumber load look real good Mike.



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