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railman28
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Posted - 04/06/2014 :  11:45:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes looks super.


The "C" word is "cute".




It's only make-believe

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masonamerican
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Posted - 04/07/2014 :  12:24:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Greg. Its 3 colors Photos are merciless, I had been a little sloppy with the airbrush. Thank you for pointing it out, will be fixed.

Thanks Bob! Cute, I should have realized that.

Thanks Greg, necessity is the mother of inventions. The hero in question is on the worktable.

Håkan



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Greg Rich
Engine Wiper

Posted - 04/08/2014 :  12:56:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan,
Please understand I was not trying to "pick" on your great looking caboose. I like the 4-color scheme!

Greg R.



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masonamerican
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Posted - 04/08/2014 :  12:58:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
None taken Greg! It actually looks quite good as you said but I'll stay with the plan and paint it more yellow. I must say that I like it when people tell when something looks strange. It has helped me alot in my modeling.
So the message is please feel free to critizise

Håkan



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masonamerican
Fireman



Posted - 04/13/2014 :  11:22:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi All, the brakeman torture car is ready. Well nearly ready. I have not mounted the end ladders yet which makes the car look a bit strange so I think I skip them. The brakeman will have a hard time climbing up but boy was it tough those days

I have weathered it with some chalks and washes as it has been on the road for awhile. I had a major problem with the coupler height which came to low but I solved it by changing the wheels to larger 36" ones which I think looks ok. However I should someday use Kadees smaller couplers as the one on the car is huge.


I hope you like it.

Håkan






Edited by - masonamerican on 04/13/2014 11:24:07 AM

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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 04/13/2014 :  11:54:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Håkan,this guy riding on the roof, is definitely something I have never seen modeled before.
I hope his hat stays on his head,and that he stays on his seat!
His calm expression on his face,tells me that he's not worried about any of my concerns for him.
Though it could just be,that your skills in painting expressions of terror on LP's faces is not up there with the rest of your modeling skills Håkan.

Greg Shinnie



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masonamerican
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Posted - 04/13/2014 :  12:07:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Greg!
I think the terror is slight as the trains at the time moved at quite a leisurely speed. Its more the discomfort when the hail and rain starts pouring down.
If I took a real close up photo of the HO guys face though I'm sure that would give horror a face :-)

I looked at the pictures again and I changed my mind on the ladders.

Håkan



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deemery
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Posted - 04/13/2014 :  12:35:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have to think there had to be a ladder on at least one end. What happens if the caboose is not coupled to a boxcar/reefer? The brakeman could jump down, but I don't see how he'd get back up there.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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railman28
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Posted - 04/13/2014 :  3:21:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's beautiful Håkan. Quite a 19th century "E" ride.

It's only make-believe

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masonamerican
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Posted - 04/13/2014 :  3:30:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Exactly my thought also Dave, I'm on my way to the basement to add them.

quote:
Originally posted by railman28

It's beautiful Håkan. Quite a 19th century "E" ride.


Thanks Bob! Feels like I'm on the edge with this one despite the reference in the article and Dons pictures. The figure sits quite loosely only stuck on with some wax so he is quite removable if I change my mind.



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Donald Ball
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Posted - 04/13/2014 :  4:38:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Donald Ball's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There could have been a roof hatch with an inside ladder.

Don Ball
Stockton & Copperopolis RR

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masonamerican
Fireman



Posted - 04/13/2014 :  5:01:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
There could have been a roof hatch with an inside ladder.


That's feasible but I could not find any in the article or on the drawings. I added a ladder at one end instead. The railroad management thought another ladder at the opposite end was a unnecessary expense




Our hero out enjoying the sites. He looks a little hunched up though. Perhaps due to the early morning cold.



Edited by - masonamerican on 04/13/2014 5:03:29 PM

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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 04/13/2014 :  5:04:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Donald Ball

There could have been a roof hatch with an inside ladder.



I never even thought of that Don!
You could even mount the seat, onto the hatch cover.
We will have to see what Håkan, thinks about this new idea.


Greg Shinnie



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Ensign
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Posted - 04/13/2014 :  5:10:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay I got Håkans' answer,one end ladder works for me.

Greg Shinnie




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masonamerican
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Posted - 04/13/2014 :  5:25:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

quote:
Originally posted by Donald Ball

There could have been a roof hatch with an inside ladder.



I never even thought of that Don!
You could even mount the seat, onto the hatch cover.
We will have to see what Håkan, thinks about this new idea.


Greg Shinnie



Hmm, the management have given much thought to the above and concluded the railroad needs more Cabeese.
Great ideas!

Håkan



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