Gauge Layout party No. 4

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by N Gauger, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Me?

    I still looking for a parking space so I can attend the party. :D

    Actually since I have finished most of the MOW cars I was working now I will begin the work on the 0-8-0 switcher. I still am working on the 200 ton crane and will do so when I need a break from the switcher.

    I have done some research on the LNE and found that they did have a 0-8-0 switcher numbered 135. For some reason the website I looked at said it was a 0-8-2 but I can’t see any trailing trucks in the photos. They had several numbered in the one thirties so I will pick a number in that group. The IHC 0-8-0 is not an exact match and I have not looked into how much would be needed to convert the model into match for the prototype. Right now it is close enough for me. Some day when I am more adventurous who knows.
  2. docsnavely

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    Ray, just a thought.......

    what about using a coarse dark grey ballast and making it a gravel road with maybe some tire ruts that show the brown dirt path you currently have? Don't know how complicated that would be, but I think it would look awesome! Just my 2 cents:D

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  3. Fred_M

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    Today we went for a boat ride. Snapped a picture of an old coaling tower. Fred

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  4. jmarksbery

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    :wave: Great picture Fred, I really do like it but u can't fool little old me! But I won't tell, :sleeping: Jim
  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looks Good Fred :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  6. TomPM

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    Great picture Fred!
  7. Ray Marinaccio

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    I made some progress today.(I think)
    I spread some ballast and put down some dirt that I sifted last week.
    I had a little problem with the die from the old grass that was already on the layout bleeding onto the roads and ballast.
    I may have to use the air brush and touch things up after everything is dry.

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  8. Ray Marinaccio

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    A closer look.

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  9. ddavidv

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    All I got done to the module was painting the track/ties and some of the plaster work with a base coat. However, I did take it to our Ntrak club meeting and found that it all works smoothly as it should. This week I hope to get more painting done and ground cover on.
  10. TomPM

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    Looking good Ray!

    Now that I am finished with the 200 ton crane I am hoping to get around to starting on the renumbering of the LNE 0-8-0 switcher.
  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    I got a "little" something done - Just One of the things I had planned - More soon :)

    A New "Flag Stop" for the MF&W RR Layout.

    Announcing "Templar Acres Golf Club"

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  12. Ray Marinaccio

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    Thanks Tom.
    I took the time and cleaned the track and ran some trains today.
    Everything is working except one turnout solenoid (I think I burnt it out).
  13. TomPM

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    Nice job on the flag station Mikey!

    I finally worked some on the LNE 0-8-0 switcher. I changed the couplers to Kadee #5’s. I also weathered the tender trucks and am almost finished weathering the tender wheels. Next is painting some of the silver railings on the tender and weathering the tender body. Once the tender is weathered I can do something about the coal load. I still need a trip to the LHS to get some numbers and engineer figures for the project.

    Here it is with the new couplers
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    Wow! Two nights in a row that I got to work on the switcher.

    I have now finished weathering the trucks and wheels on the tender. I then added a few small touches of rust to the tender body. I painted the railing on the rear of tender black. Lastly I dry brushed some grime marks on the tender body.

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    Next up is going over the tender with a wash. I have been experimenting with airbrushing weathering overspray. I will most likely go over the tender with an overspray to help blend the weathering together.
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    This is how the tender looks after hitting it with a Folk Art charcoal gray with a touch of Licorice and blue wind shield washing fluid wash.

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    Here is the other side!

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    Next I will over spraying some charcoal gray along the bottom of the tender to show splash along the bottom. I will also over spray the top of the tender with licorice to simulate soot.
  18. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Ray, Mikey, & Tom GREAT JOB :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    I gave the bottom of the tender an over spray of Folk Art charcoal gray and the top of the tender an over spray of Folk Art Licorice. I then sealed it with Dullcoat.

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    Here is the other side:

    Next up is fixing up the plastic coal load.

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