layout progress & engine pics

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  1. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    The detail is amazing...but when I look at the other and much better layouts on this forum (compared to mine), I see my need to weather them a bit to get the "new-ness" off. (I'm just working up the nerve.)
  3. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I need to work up the nerve to do it to. Although, Deano showed us how eaay it really is and it's pretty much fool proof.:D :Dsign1 sign1
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    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Herc & Josh:wave::D . Herc, OUTSTANDING excursion train!:eek: :thumb: i think you just like to post your SD70-phase-3 because you know i would love to have that engine in HO;)...sadly, they DON'T make them in HO:(. you just twist the knife in my side when you post that AWESOME engine, Hercsign1 . BTW, i like the scenes you have on your layout, and your modeling is WELL DONE:thumb: . NICE layout Herc!:thumb: :D **Josh, THANKS for posting that link:thumb: , NICE layout pics!:thumb: i was into N scale for just over 3yrs;) . i think i have posted a couple pics of it on here:confused: , i might post a couple pics of some of it later;) . **Herc & Josh, DON'T be afraid to weather those carssign1 , #1 thing to remember: LIGHT MIST of gray primer, that is the key;). i suggest holding a piece of paper 2-3' away and doing a few "test" sprays first:D ...and Josh, my method is so simple, it IS, fool proof:thumb: sign1 THANKS guys!:D -Deano
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I just got back from Home Depot and Michals with the materials needed to start that wheather job. Maybe I will get to it this weekend. Thanks for the idea of the paper test first. It would be nice to get used to it before I start going at it.:D :D
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    Deano - No stabbin' intended! I found a pic of that UP excursion train on the web and the SD flag unit was pulling the lead (actually, there was two flag units on that train). I just think it makes a sharp looking passenger train. Not as classic as an F or E unit, but good looking to me.

    Trucklover - When I tried the spray can painting method I used a spray can "trigger" bought at a home improvement store...it gave much better control of the can and saved painted fingers. I also painted my cars inside a large cardboard box, outside in the sun so I could see really well and not be effected by the fumes. The large box kept all the paint from flying all over the place too.
  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Herc, I might have to consider getting one of those "trigger" things. It sounds like it will make it even eayer than it already is.:D :D :D :D
  8. UP SD40-2

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    UP MP15DC is HERE!

    Well folks, my UP MP15DC has arrived:D...sadly, i am i little disappointed with the sound:( . thats right folks, for the FIRST TIME EVER, i am displeased with QSI:eek: . heres my thoughts on it; until this engine, i have ALWAYS thought QSI had the BEST sound of ALL the sound decoders. this engine's sound is VERY quiet, i have adjusted CV#51 to the MAX volume 127, and STILL, it is not that loud. not only is it NOT loud enough, but the sound quality isn't great either, kinda muffled:( . i opened the engine up to see it wires were touching the speakers, nope, no wires touching. i have about 10 engines with QSI, and LOVE the sound in all but this, oh well, guess you cant have ice cream for EVERY meal;) . MY ADVICE: if you want this engine, buy it cheaper WITHOUT sound, and put a LokSound or MRC Brillance sound decoder in it:thumb: . THE engine runs GREAT! **AS far as the looks of the engine, GREAT QUALITY!!:thumb: :D , HOWEVER, it is NOT 100% correct to the way UP has them setup;) . one thing i could NOT live with was the placement of the red and white stripes on the rear, TOTALLY WRONG:eek: . I am basing this off of about 17 pics of different UP MP15DC's, not one of them had the stripes were Atlas put them. i remedied this buy airbrushing over their stripes, and putting decals i have in the correct spot:thumb: . OTHER THINGS I HAVE DONE TO IT are: airbrushed Detail's West brand "all weather windows", and installed them, put a firecracker antenna where Atlas said to put the horns, placed the horns in the UP correct spot, added a Details West "rotating beacon" to the roof, added 9 decals to the engine, detailed the hoses, and weathered the fuel, airtanks and running gear:thumb: :D THE FIRST 2 PICS are of the engine RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX;) . THE rest of the pics are shots of the engine AFTER i had completed it:thumb: :D -Deano View attachment 28717 View attachment 28718 View attachment 28719 View attachment 28720 View attachment 28721 CONTINUED...

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    My hat's off to you Deano...that's some nice added details you installed. The weathering looks good too (very nice fuel spill look btw...I need to add that to my engines). Good looking hoses too.
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    THANKS Herc!!!:D :D the fuel tank oil spill is EASY to do with India ink(or)Poly Scale "engine black" mixed with rubbing alcohol:thumb:. BTW, i liked your cardboard box idea:thumb:. **Josh, glad to here you are going to try weathering those cars! GOOD LUCK!:thumb: :D -Deano
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    Beautiful engine! Great job on detailing to make it look like the UP prototype from Wisconsin. :thumb: .
  13. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Cool little engine Dean:thumb: :thumb:

    Great job on the detals and wheathering the fuel tank.:thumb: :thumb:
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    Hi Deano,

    it's my first post on this thread, but I check the news in this thread everytime I'm on The Gauge.
    Your rolling stock is great and I've got a lot of information about sound decoders! I was thinking about getting the MP15 with QSI sound too, but now I know I've to buy it without. Fortunately my LHS has a Loksound programmer and will program the sound files at no extra cost!

    Looking forward to read the next 374 posts on this great thread,

    Tobias
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    It might take you a couple of hours because this is such a great thread and filled with so much stuff.
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    happy birthday to your dad

    instead of a card,i'm sending a picture---hope your father also likes c-liners---best regards,nutbarballoon6


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  17. UP SD40-2

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    nutbar, WOW!!!:D THANKS SO MUCH!, my dad REALLY thought that was nice of you:thumb: . THANK YOU, nutbar!:D :D :D -Deano
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    Herc, Kurt, and Josh, THANKS GUYS!!!:D :D :D except for the sound, this is my new favorite engine!:thumb: (till i get a new one, or do somthing to another one:rolleyes:tooth1 ). :D -Deano
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    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Doh!!!

    mistake, sorry
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    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Double DOH!!

    this pic was supposed to go with the post, 2 posts ago:oops: tooth1 -Deano View attachment 28757

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