Another 20 Car Train

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by TomPM, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    I test ran my new Atlas locomotives with a 20 car train this weekend. After I was done I decided to take out some of other locomotives and run them with the train. This is how it looked with my Bachmann Spectrum Reading SD-45 and P2K Reading GP-7 pulling the train.

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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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  7. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Nice Tom, but doesn't anybody at the railroad know how to use the washrack...?! ;) :D I especially like the "used and abused" N&W gondola :thumb: :thumb:

    Andrew
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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Great job Tom. :thumb:I see where the local wildlife are no longer scared by the trains coming through.:D:D
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    Awesome train, Tom. I love the detail you put in to it.
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    Nice train, Tom, especially the Coast Line boxcar. :D
  11. MilesWestern

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    I Really admire your weathering technique! Devulge your secrets, the cars are amazing! The Rust intrigues me...how DID you do it?
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Thanks everyone for the compliments!

    I use several different methods when I am adding rust. The easiest is to dry brush a rust color such as Americana Burnt Sienna or Folk Art Burnt Sienna onto the car.

    I also use rubbing alcohol. I dip the brush in the rubbing alcohol and then the rust colored paint. I get very little paint on the brush. You want it dry as can be. I then brush the spot I want. When I seal the car with Dullcoat the alcohol will react with the Dullcoat and give the rust a whitish tone.

    The last method which I used on the B&O double door car is much longer and I use for old rust. I start with light colored paint such as burnt sienna. I brush the paint on the car where I want it. I wait a few moments and then with my finger or a paper towel I wipe the paint with a down stroke. Let dry. I then do the same with the next color which might be Folk Art Red Oxide. This time the area covered is smaller. I continue doing this with various colors getting darker each time. I will use Folk Art Real Brown, Maple Syrup, Huckleberry. You have to experiment with this method to see which colors work. This method was demonstrated by Jim Six and he does it a hundred times better than I can.

    BTW, I plan on doing a how to weathering post shortly once I start another weathering project.
  13. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looks Good Tom. Great Modeling. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  14. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Always the best Tom.
  15. steamhead

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    Hi,
    Great pictures! Not only is the railroad great but the photos are excellent. Share a little as to the how you take such great shots. Camera, settings, lighting, etc. I'm sure most of us would like to take pictures like these!

    Gus.
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Thanks everyone!

    A lot of luck. :D

    In all seriousness give me a day or two to put something together.
  17. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Tom,
    I always enjoy your "roll-by" threads from the perspective of a railfan lucky enough to be transported back in time as a Reading Geep (!!!!!!!) roars by with a string of excellently weathered freight cars. That rusty D&H gon is my personal favorite. I also admire that fine setting with the details like weeds, rusty abandoned rail, and the mile marker....superb pics! Thanks!
    Ralph
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Thanks!

    I tried to take some photos showing how I take photos but my luck ran out. They came out lousy. I'll try again soon.
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    Hi,

    Any progress on your "how-to"? I'm holding off buying a new camera 'till I know what & how you use it!

    Anticipated thanks for your efforts.

    Gus (LC&P).