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Georgetown & Allen Mountain Railroad 5.0

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Posted by "JaBear" on Saturday, December 30, 2017 8:03 PM

michaelrose55
...I feel that I have no talent.

For someone with no talent, there’s some darn fine modelling going on!Thumbs Up

Cheers, the Bear.Smile

"One difference between pessimists and optimists is that while pessimists are more often right, optimists have far more fun."

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, December 31, 2017 10:20 AM
I've added a bit of roof detail to the Fuhrmann Tobacco Co building. The "rust" is still wet and will take some time to dry because I use oil paints and turpentine.
 
 
 

 

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Posted by rrinker on Sunday, December 31, 2017 12:51 PM

 Those little pools of rust at the base of the ventilators look great!

                                        --Randy

 


Modeling the Reading Railroad in the 1950's

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, December 31, 2017 2:32 PM

Hurrah! The first green on the G&AMR 5.0!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, January 01, 2018 5:01 PM

A Happy New Year to everybody!

I was quite lazy today and didn't get much done, I only managed to put the name of the company on this building:

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 9:45 AM

Yesterday evening I was looking for something and stumbled over these beauties. Some days I'm tempted...

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, January 08, 2018 4:37 PM

I added a retaining wall. Now I need to come up with some kind of barrier to stop cars from tumbling down...

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, January 14, 2018 10:58 AM

I took a few days off from modeling but today the itch was back...

I added a roof and a roof shack to the red building:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by JoeinPA on Sunday, January 14, 2018 12:01 PM

michaelrose55
I took a few days off from modeling but today the itch was back... I added a roof and a roof shack to the red building:

Keep scratch'in Michael. I enjoy following your work.

Joe

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Posted by RWSlater on Sunday, January 14, 2018 12:06 PM

The layout is coming along great Michael. I always like to see your custom buildings. You are a one man dynamo.

 

Robert

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Posted by rrebell on Sunday, January 14, 2018 12:56 PM

What, not done yet?  Only half joking, you work at an amazing pace and I thought I was fast, nothing compared to you.

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, January 14, 2018 2:05 PM

I finished the shack, added a water tank, added roofing, and painted everything:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 4:47 PM

Today I started with the Barnesville Freight Station by making the base of the loading platforms:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Friday, January 19, 2018 6:04 PM

I don't have much time for the hobby right now so no progress at all... but today there was a package in the mail with a locomotive that I must have pre-ordered a long time ago:

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, January 20, 2018 10:52 AM

Tody I don't feel like creating structures so I picked some other task. One of the advantages of a big layout is that you can always work on something 20 feet away and have a different kind of fun...

 

 

 

 

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Posted by ROBERT PETRICK on Saturday, January 20, 2018 11:29 AM

michaelrose55

I don't have much time for the hobby right now so no progress at all... but today there was a package in the mail with a locomotive that I must have pre-ordered a long time ago:

 

 

 

 

Hey Michael, 

Not to be impertinent, but what is the deal with these photos? And while I'm at it, what is the deal with that loco? What is it and why does it appear to straddle two tracks?

Thanks,

Robert 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, January 20, 2018 1:30 PM

ROBERT PETRICK

Hey Michael, 

Not to be impertinent, but what is the deal with these photos? And while I'm at it, what is the deal with that loco? What is it and why does it appear to straddle two tracks?

Thanks,

Robert 

 

That loco is a German E52 electric locomotive. It was ordered over a year ago when I still had my German H0 layout and finally arrived yesterday.

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, January 20, 2018 1:37 PM

I've added a layer of plaster cloth:

 

 

 

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Posted by rrinker on Saturday, January 20, 2018 2:51 PM

 Now who decided to run a rail line along the base of the white cliffs of Dover?

But seriously, even though it is more or less just a smooth white covering, the difference it makes compared to the wide open benchwork is huge. Even without rock forms and 'earth' colors.

                             --Randy

 


Modeling the Reading Railroad in the 1950's

 

Visit my web site at www.readingeastpenn.com for construction updates, DCC Info, and more.

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, January 20, 2018 3:53 PM

Looks like I'm in terrain mode...

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, January 20, 2018 4:30 PM

Shaping the mountain:

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, January 20, 2018 5:08 PM

I spent another half hour and added the plaster cloth layer. I'm calling it a day now...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Goldstms on Saturday, January 20, 2018 5:42 PM

That looks fantastic, what a transformation. Great to see the scenery progressing.

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