A kitbash here a scratchbuild there

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Ray Marinaccio, Aug 8, 2003.

  1. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    This is a Bachmann repower I'm working on. I drilled the drivers to take an axle to get rid of that annoying plastic center sleave that always splits. The worm is adjustable like an old set of points in a car.

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    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    A scratchbuilt brass frame for this RPP SD45 I painted. Oh when someone askes how I painted that, I usualy reply, Either with a frozen mop or a dead cat.

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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Ray,
    Nice paint job, but I always use "stiff" brushes for dry brush weathering. :D :D :D
    Pete
  4. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    That's an area where I need some advise. As you can see my locomotives are to clean. I need to learn how to weather.
    Like this one , It's to clean

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    These were a get to know your lathe and milling machine project. Lots of OOPS's, but they acually ran smooth when hooked to a motor.
    THE WORMS ARE PEICES OF 1/4" ALLTHREAD.

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    This is an AHM/Tyco kit-bash. P&LE #9000. I used a gearhead motor from a zoom-lens. Man is this thing slow, great for switching.

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    This is one of my earlier kitbashes. A Tyco Boiler on a scratch-built chassis. Weight is transferred to the drivers by way of a hinged weight that is hinged over the rear center drivers and rests on a slider that protrudes through the bottom of the boiler just in front of the front center drivers.

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    These are resin castings cast in wax molds. I want to try silicon molds one of these days. The wax molds don't last very long.

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    Fuzzy photo of the scratch-built opperating switch stands.

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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Ray,

    You have tackled projects well beyond what a lot of others dare try. This is great stuff.

    Don
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    Ray, you are really extremely talented with your metalwork. Fantastic models you got there! Am I right: this is really H0?

    Ron
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    Thank you. The first three on this thread are O gauge, the rest are HO I guess I'n what's known as a rubber gauger, (into all scales)
    This is an N scale project I picked up yesterday for $4 at the show , I am fabricating a new drive for it.

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    Great Stuff Ray, Weathering?

    Ray,

    I have a few photos of engines which I have weathered and scratchbuild items with weathering. I will post a few of these on the threads and also send you some over your Email address.

    Once again, great metal working!!!

    Marc
  14. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That's excellent work Ray! You are on a whole nuther level of modeling expertise my friend!
    Ralph
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    man!

    I like it all!

    philip:D
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    Thanks everyone.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your work Marc.
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    WOW!

    Man, that is some amazing talent you have, Ray!
    Fantastic craftsmanship, & great modeling!
    That articulated is really :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: