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Weekend Photo Fun - July 22 Through July 24

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Weekend Photo Fun - July 22 Through July 24
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, July 22, 2022 12:02 AM

Living the dream and happily modeling my STRATTON AND GILLETTE Railroad in HO scale. The SGRR is a freelanced Class A railroad as it would have appeared on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954, in my personal fantasy world of plausible nonsense.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, July 22, 2022 12:11 AM

Hello everyone.

A while back I was going to make a series of photographs about how I paint and weather a locomotiove that I use in my "prop fleet" of non-operational models.

I did not do a very good job with the pictures, mostly due to switching around my photo studio several times while the model was in process. Also, I could not devote good time to the project because I was trying to do it the same time I was working on my layout test segment.

I do like this photo of the locomotive after airbrushing, and before any weathering. This was the best one of the set.

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

I am looking forward to a lot of good shares this weekend.

---lets have fun!

-Kevin

Living the dream and happily modeling my STRATTON AND GILLETTE Railroad in HO scale. The SGRR is a freelanced Class A railroad as it would have appeared on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954, in my personal fantasy world of plausible nonsense.

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, July 22, 2022 4:31 AM

Thanks for setting us up with another fine WPF for July, Kevin. Your 0-6-0 photo is great!

I began fitting out the interior of the Rexall Drug store and next door a little tobacco shop:

 

 Rexall_Interior-w by Edmund, on Flickr

I began with a hexagonal tile floor for the pharmacy and wood planks for the tobacconist.

 Rexall_Interior-a by Edmund, on Flickr

Then started work on some store fixtures, just enough detail to see that there's something inside.

 Store_Fixtures by Edmund, on Flickr

A long way to go...

 Rexall_Interior by Edmund, on Flickr

Cheers, Ed

 

 

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Posted by snjroy on Friday, July 22, 2022 10:28 AM

Hello folks. Kevin, thanks for kicking off this edition of WPF. Nice picture of the engine (a Bachmann, correct?).  Ed, I'm impressed by your attention to details - I hope your visitors will be able to see the interiors Smile.

This is what I've been doing these last few days:

 IMG_20220701_182624 on Flickr

Stay tuned for the messy part!

Simon

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Posted by trwroute on Friday, July 22, 2022 11:21 AM

Kevin, I like the little steamer.  Don't forget to spray the tender trucks to blend in with the drivers!

Ed, I'm really liking your interior work!  Those store fixtures are unbelieveable.

Simon, You're right, the messy part is coming!  Looks great!

I tore down the N scale layout so I can begin again.  I am going up in size and I really can't make up my mind what I want to model.  Right now, I am building things in a couple of different scales / gauges to see what I can see myself doing and having the most fun.  I'm pretty sure that I'm going to model the mid 50's with a couple of steamers and first gen diesels, mostly Northern Pacific.

Here are a couple of On30 cars that I'm working on.  The reefer is a Boulder Valley Models kit.  The tank car is made using my castings (mold was made using Boulder Valley Models frames after he closed up shop) and a Morgan Hill Models tank (he also closed up shop).  I'm not going to finish these until I decide what I want to do.  So, no lettering or weathering until then!

Chuck - Modeling in HO scale and anything narrow gauge

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Posted by dti406 on Friday, July 22, 2022 3:19 PM

Good afternoon from sunny and hot Northeast Ohio!

Just got back from my Cardiac Rehab session, they jumped up the time and difficulty for all the excercises I am doing with the treadmill and bikes.

Kevin, thanks for starting us out, nice looking paint job and picture.

Ed, your attention to detail on structures is just amazing, I hope I can do as well when I start on structures.

Simon, nice forms for doing the messy part, it won't be as bad as it seems.

Chuck, I prefer HO scale myself, but those O scale cars look neat, much different than regular cars that I like to do.

This week, the Rock Island got some attention!

Atlas PS 2003CF Covered Hopper kit, just added Kadee Couplers in place of the Accubreaks, painted with Scalecoat II MofW Gray Paint and lettered with Oddballs decals. The Rock Island rostered over 700 of these cars in Cement and Silica Sand service.

Old McKeen ACF Boxcar kit, replaced the grabs with Tichy Metal grabs and the sill steps with A-line metal sills steps. Painted the car with Scalecoat II #2 Boxcar Red and Silver Paints, then lettered with Herald King Decals. This was a plain jane boxcar of the 70's, the Rock Island had 300 in general service.

Last week I took my Athearn GP40-2's along with a bunch of DT&I Boxcars and covered hoppers to the club for a little run time.

Thanks for looking!

Rick Jesionowski

 

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Rule 3: Illuminating discussion of prototype history, equipment and operating practices is always welcome, but in the event of visitor-perceived anacronisms, detail descrepancies or operating errors, consult RULE 1!

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, July 23, 2022 11:34 AM

Kevin,  Thanks for rolling out the WPF with a nifty steam loco.

Ed, Really liking your cabinets and display counter.

Simon, Messy, but fun.

Chuck, Cool looking narrow gauge models, reminds me of the narrow gauge exhitbit upstairs at the Sacramento, Ca. Railroad Museum.  

Rick, Sharp looking Rocks'.  Nice to hear you're on the bike.

Was good seeing Didi and his pitchfork in the mountains this year cheering on the Le Tour riders.

Thanks to all the contributors and viewers.  Have a good weekend. Regards, Peter

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, July 25, 2022 5:02 AM

Thanks to all the contributors and thanks for all the positive feedback on my photos this weekend.

Hope you're getting better, Kevin! Angel

Regards, Ed

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