My newest scene - Abandoned steamer

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by jeffrey-wimberl, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Thanks. A lot of work went into that scene. I took pics all along the way to make sure it would look right.
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Since you asked... a couple of suggestions ;)

    - board over the windows of the cab, or break the glass :)
    - tie a tarp ove rhte smoke stack - but by now it would probably be pretty ratty looking
    - can you make a hole that has rusted through the boiler jacket somewhere?
    - open the smoke box door

    Having said that it's a great scene overall. As a steam guy it makes me want to :cry:

    :thumb: :thumb:

    Andrew
  3. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

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    No need to mention that a lot of work went into that scene, the pictures say it all.
    Great work jeffrey-wimberl.
  4. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    :) Good suggestions, but the window glass is long gone, there's a sheet of metal on top of the stack - weighted down with a piece of rail. I thought about opening the smokebox door but there's a big ugly weight inside.
    sign1
  5. Spawn of Chaos

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    Then take the weight out?

    lol
  6. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Can't. It makes up most of the frame of the loco and holds the axles in place as well as everything else.
  7. Spawn of Chaos

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    Cut it down?...Cut a small notch and make that be the actual "firebox?"...I'm just throwing out random suggestions here...sign1
  8. chessie4155

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    WOW, don't know how I over looked this thread..Realy cool scene you have going on there..excellent idea. Keep up the good work.:thumb: