Copper Ridge on the West Hill RR

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  1. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

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    During my vacation last week, I got the time to sit down and work on my favorite engine and some of my rolling stock. With some paint and decals, I lettered a number of items for the Copper Ridge Railway. Here are some pics of the train on the West Hill RR at my office.

    This first picture features a bobber caboose and two ore cars that were given to me by Tyson. He also lettered and weathered them. I think he did a fantastic job!

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  2. Clerk

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    Yup. He sure did Rory. Thanks for posting them
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    The stock car on the left was formerly a yellow Union Pacific car. The boxcar was a blue Chessie.

    The flat car is a kitbash made from the frame of a Bachmann stock car. I covered it in wood planks, and made a brake wheel from the original car's wheel and a bit of N-scale ladder. The load is made from <cue the fanfare> *blue foam* <end fanfare> and a little metal rod that came with a set of windshield wipers I put on my truck a while back. I knew that little doodad would come in handy one day... I covered it in a piece of Kleenex that I painted with watered-down gray paint. I used tan thread dipped in white glue for the ropes.

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    I wish I had spelled out "Railway." Oh, well. I'm just happy that it ain't naked no more!

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    It's a little out of focus, but I thought this was a cool shot...

    That's all for now!

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    Great job Rory. Thanks for posting.
  7. jon-monon

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    Great stuff Rory!
  8. Tyson Rayles

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    Here I thought you had taken up golf or something. Nice modeling and photos Rory! :cool:
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    Nah, I haven't given up on the hobby. But time has been limited lately. I took last week off so I could get away from anything involving "work," and got to spend a little time tinkering with the trains. Now it's back to work... :(
  10. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    It's good you were able to take some time of Rory.
    Nice to see your photos. Those trees are just awesome
    as is all the rolling stock.
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    Hey, it's great to see you "back in action" Rory!:D :cool: :cool: :D

    Great modeling & photos, my friend!:cool: :cool: :cool:

    I'm kinda embarrased, 'cause I still haven't gotten around to lettering my 2-8-0!:eek: :rolleyes: :D

    btw...as always, those trees just knock me out!:cool: