Gondola Train

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  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    A while back I decided I needed more gondolas. After a short buying spree on EBay I had a few more. The other night I felt like getting out all the 50 footers that I have not run in a while. So here they are passing the Cement Distributor.

    Atlas B&O RS-1
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    Atlas B&O RS-1
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    Athearn B&O Double Door 50’ Boxcar
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    Athearn L&N 50’ Gondola
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Bev-Bel/Athearn Rutland 50’ Gondola
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    Athearn Frisco 50’ Gondola
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    Bev-Bel/Athearn L&NE 50’ Gondola
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    Athearn D&H 50’ Gondola
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Bev-Bel/Athearn Lehigh Valley 50’ Gondola
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    Bev-Bel/Athearn NYC 50’ Gondola
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    P2K Frisco 52’-6” Mill Gondola
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    Athearn N&W 50’ Gondola
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Bev-Bel/Athearn Lehigh Valley 50’ Gondola
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    MDC/Roundhouse PRR 40’ Boxcar
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    Bev-Bel/Athearn Rutland 40’ Boxcar
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    Athearn B&O Bay Window Caboose
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    cool train!
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    AWSOME train Tom, I love that N&W Gondola, nice job on it and GREAT roll-by, as usualsign1 :thumb: :thumb:
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    Lookin' good, Tom. :thumb: I always enjoy seeing RS-1's and I'm also glad to see that you managed to include the L&NE. I picked up a L&NE roadname set, including the "fried egg", from Champ, and I have a car in mind for it. It'll be the older paint scheme though.
    Incidently, I have a "runby" in my camera, inspired by your features such as this one, but I may show only snippets of it, if the pictures turn out, since it's a 71 car train.:D

    Wayne
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    Thats some hard workin' and well used rollin' stock.
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    TomPM, it´s really some wonderful rollin' stock you got and thanks for the pictures!
    I like the used look of the wagons. Have you weathered them by yourself?
    If so, how did you do it?
    By the way, the RS 1 looks great. One of my favorites :)
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    The black Frisco looks great. However your weathering sure produces some great results.

    What I really admire about your layout is the textures in the scenery. It really makes for some realistic scenes. Your weathering is the same - no two cars seem quite the same - which to me adds realism. I like the variation in rust, grime, dents, etc. Really looks good. Do you use an airbrush? Dry paint? Chalks? I'm sure you divulged your secrets before - I just couldn't find the thread - but I'm interesting in learning how you get the weathering accomplished...it looks great.
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Thanks folks1

    I screwed up several of the grab irons (aka broken them) during the building process. I had to heavily weather the car to cover them up.:D


    All of the above except chalks. I also use washes. I try to vary what I do with the various cars. Most cars get a wash and airbrushing. Some will get rust streaks and other markings dry-brushed. I also use various colors in the washes and airbrush. I almost always use Folk Art Charcoal Gray. The other colors are Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Asphaltum, Dark Gray, Light Gray, and Country Twill.

    I will add add to the "to Do" list to a post on weathering.

    I did write a series of articles on weathering an open hopper for Railroad Forum Magazine. You can find them at: http://www.railroadforum.com/magazine/contents.html . There are five parts to the articles. Look in the old issues for 1 thru 3. Part 5 is due to come out shortly.
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    Beautiful work, Tom ! Really enjoy your posts !

    Joe
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    :thumb: Never ceases to amaze me...Great shots of those gons...However, the LV is about to cause a major disaster...

    Keep up the excellent work...!!!
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    I´ve been looking at your pictures again and can´t stop being amazed.
    The B&O Bay Window Caboose is the most brilliant. It looks so absolutely real :)

    TomPM, I wonder, can I use a couple of those pictures on my website?
    Of course I give you the full credit for the pictures.
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Again thanks!

    I was wondering when someone would catch that!:D There is one more you know.

    That car gave me fits trying to get to stop that. It would go around the layout several times with no problem and then it would happen again. Finally got it fixed after a little trail and error.
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Thanks!

    Sure, I would be honored.
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    I am getting there. I started the other night and just am not getting time to devote to it. Also with Rail Images being down for several days I have a back log of photos to upload.
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    I saw the LV one first time through, too, but I missed the L&N headin' for the weeds.:)
    It's funny how easy it is to miss those kind of things when you're shooting the picture, but I often also miss it when I'm viewing the picture. It's usually not until after I post a photo that I see the problem.:oops:

    Wayne
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    Very nice train, Tom. I especially like the N&W gondola. Did you use a soldering iron to do the damages?