rksstl layout party

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by rksstl, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. rksstl

    rksstl Member

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    Well after starting off real bad,3 of my locos destroyed (2 SD-50 and a GP-38) decoders and all, last time I let anyone else borrow something.... :curse:
    On the brighter side I so far have painted 2 box cars in Norfolk Southern colors. Painted a SD-35 decaled Just have to put railings and some detail on it. And started on a DPM Transfer Terminal, still want to cut out a few doors. :wave:

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  2. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Nice paint jobs Rich. :thumb:
  3. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Great job on the cars and the loco!
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I agree, very nice paint jobs! You've proabely mentioned this before but can you sy a little about Midwest Terminal...is it freelanced or proto?
    Ralph
  5. rksstl

    rksstl Member

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    Thanks guys. Yes the MT is freelanced. It connects with the NS and runs on the old KATY lines south out of St. Charles MO. (which is now a bike/walking trail) Kinda of what might have been???? I've been working on the history of it and I'll post it here and on NARA as soon as I get it done.
  6. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

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    Okay, I have to ask, what happened to the locos?
  7. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Yea, how bad are they. Inquiring minds want to know. :D
    I do buy junkers and wrecks. :rolleyes:
  8. rksstl

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    The 2 SD=50 had the shells off, the 38's shell was on small hands and feet were aplied to the chassies and decoders as well as the entire 38. They were lent to someone who didn't keep an eye on them. I think the 50's and can salvage (already have parts ordered from atlas.) the 38 is now in my junk pile for parts and such. I'm just thankful that the 50' shells were intact. just need trucks and decoders.
  9. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Wow, Bummer.
  10. Catt

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    Rich,good looking loco and boxcars.I'm hoping to get some more locos repainted during the party but am having my doubts it will happen.

    Sorry to read about the locos and decoders .I've gotton to the point of never loaning locos to anybody unless I'm there to supervise them.
  11. rksstl

    rksstl Member

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    That's a good rule that I'm stickin too. ( ps I don't blame the kids there small and don't know any better, But the adult should have known better.) :wave:
  12. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Looks good. Great start.
    I feel your pain about losing a prized loco. I lost one myself, but it was my fault.
  13. rksstl

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    Didn't get alot done this week started a new job. But I did get working on a DPM Transfer Terminal. I added a floor since I cut out a few doors, I wish DPM would mold there building w/o door and let you decide if you want them or not. But they still make a nice kit. I'm also working on adding working headlamps to a couple of
    atlas Ford trucks that will be in use at the new terminal.

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  14. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    The terminal is coming along nicely!
  15. rksstl

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    Free time is a rare commidity for next couple of weeks but I'm stll plugging away. So far with the terminal building I've added bracing to the inside to support the roof and give me somewhere to place lighting. Also around the base I use electrcal tape as a light block.

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  16. rksstl

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    Heres a shot with the interior and dock lights working. I need to weather the building and base, the green truck on the right will have fiber optic headlamps shortly. I've decided instead of laying more track to do some scenery. Hopefully in the 2nd half of the party I'll finish up the terminal area.

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  17. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Looks great!
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    Heres a couple more shots of the terminal building lit up. I thing I'm finally getting the camera down a little better. By next weekend I hope to get to the LHS and get everything I need to finish it.

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    A suggestion: Why don't you cut the missing doors in half (assuming you didn't dispose of them) to portray an open door, remember, those are hinged wooden doors!
  20. zedob

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    Wow, you had to get a building permit to build your model?:D

    Nice building.

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