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  • #31
    Martin,

    Very nice.

    I see it's lettered for the No-Name Railroad: it must be headed for the sales table.

    If you had a model of a car shop you could pose these fine models in front of it like prototype builders did.

    Mike
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    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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    • #32
      quote:


      Very nice.


      Thanks, Mike!

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      I see it's lettered for the No-Name Railroad: it must be headed for the sales table.


      Possibly; undecided as yet and I can always drop some dry transfers on it for the CVRR.

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      If you had a model of a car shop you could pose these fine models in front of it like prototype builders did.


      Interesting idea, Maybe I need to do just that.....and then find a place for that to gather dust in my shop,

      In the meantime, I have to wrap up the other gon in this pair so I can get into the next pair....
      In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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      • #33
        And, now this one is done, too.



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        In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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        • #34
          Very fine gons, Martin. :up:

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          • #35
            They look good, Martin. How are you doing your loads?

            George
            The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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            • #36
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              How are you doing your loads?


              Some blue foam cut to fit with a bit of sheet lead glued to the foam; wrapped in painter's tape and glue applied with ballast mix added on top of that - let dry, and then apply matte medium to entire load. Let dry, peel tape, insert into car. Done!

              Same for my real coal loads.
              In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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              • #37
                Well, I think I've got this sussed out now, I hope! Off to the next gon that I've built then...

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                • #38
                  Took me a bit to figure out what gondola build this was that I was doing back in April, but I've got the photos matched up now...

                  Got the sides on next:

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                  In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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                  • #39
                    Following along, as before.
                    James

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                    • #40
                      Also on board.

                      Bernd
                      New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                      • #41
                        I'm here also looking over both their shoulders. Hey Bernie, can you move just a scosche to the right?
                        Thanx Thom....

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by tct855 View Post
                          I'm here also looking over both their shoulders. Hey Bernie, can you move just a scosche to the right?
                          Thanx Thom....
                          Oh, my other right?

                          Bernd
                          New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                          • #43
                            Lots done; stake pockets, nbw's, bolsters, needlebeams and queenposts, corner castings,.......K brake mounted; co

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