Reading RS-3's on the Hillside

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  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Ran another train along the Hillside

    Atlas Reading RS-3
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    Atlas Reading RS-3
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    Atlas PRR PS-2 Covered Hopper
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    Atlas D&H PS-2 Covered Hopper
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    Atlas CNJ PS-2 Covered Hopper
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    Atlas LNE PS-2 Covered Hopper
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    MDC/Roundhouse CRP Custom Covered Hopper
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    Kadee CNJ PS-2 Covered Hopper
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    Athearn Reading 50’ Plug Door Boxcar
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    Mantua Pure Oil Tank Car
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    Mantua Ethyl Tank Car
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    Mantua GE Tank Car
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    Athearn Shell #-Dome Tank Car
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    Athearn LNE 40’ Boxcar
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    Athearn Custom Reading 40’ Boxcar
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    Athearn Custom Reading 40’ Boxcar
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    Athearn/Bev-Bel LNE 40’ Boxcar
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    Athearn Custom LNE 40’ Boxcar
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    Accurail B&O 40’ Boxcar
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    Mantua Reading Caboose
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    Tom, how'd you create that road dust effect on your RS-3's? I'd love to know! :)
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    Great weathering again! And I love the trackside landscape - those rock outcroppings are just fabulous!

    But please tell your LPB conductor, at least the caboose could use a little bit of water. I tink that MY LPBs flatly would refuse to work in such a run-down, dirty crummy! :D:D:D

    Ron
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    Lookin' good, Tom. :thumb: This is a great spot for taking photos, too.

    Wayne
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    Only thing missing here is the rumble of the engines and the smell of burnt diesel...
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    Perfect.

    Thanks,

    Mark:thumb:
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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Another great roll by at what could be a new favorite spot to watch 'em go by! Love the
    RS-3s!
    Ralph
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    Thanks everyone!

    I applied a wash made of Folk Art Charcoal Gray thinned with blue windsheild washer fluid (1:5). I then lightly airbrushed the following colors onto the lower part of the locos:
    1.) Charcoal Gray
    2.) Raw Umber
    3.) Raw Sienna

    I then sealed them with Dullcoat.
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    That’s a nice roll by. I especially like the engines (beautiful weathering :thumb: ) and the covered hoppers. But best of all is the spot you took the photos of. Even though (or just because) it is quite "empty", it’s awesome.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Might I offer a critique? "glass" in the van windows would add a bit imo.I used a cd case. I feel bad criticizeing such beautiful work when I can't even spell it.
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    Thanks everyone!

    Arrghh!!! I do not consider it a bad thing. I have been in the process of adding "glass" to my cabooses for a while now. I have two Athearn Blue boxes to go (or so I thought). I completely forgort about this one and another Reading Mantua.wall1
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    I didn't want to mention it, but...I use the transparent plastic that comes with most kits and lightly bluff it with steel wool to get the sheen off, so you don't get the glassy sheen and you can't see inside, which in most cases is just empty, unpainted space (in the case of my wooden cabeese). I put the buffed side out.
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    hi tom---the backdrop is excellent---is that a photo ????
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    Thanks folks!

    THe backdrop is part of the "mountain" I have been working on.
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    The blue is two peices of foam board painted blue and being held up by various objects so that it blocks out the rest of the basement.