Trains.com

Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!

Weekend Photo Fun - June 2nd Through June 4th, 2023

1975 views
9 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Southern Florida Gulf Coast
  • 18,255 posts
Weekend Photo Fun - June 2nd Through June 4th, 2023
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, June 2, 2023 12:00 AM

Living the dream.

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Southern Florida Gulf Coast
  • 18,255 posts
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, June 2, 2023 12:04 AM

Hello everyone, and welcome to a new weekend!

This week my share is my most recently purchased, and most likely last Fine Scale Miniatures kit that I will ever buy.

At least until I build the nine that I have and then puchase Swakhammer's Welding.

Here is my "new" kit #150, the Old Time Freight House.

-Photographs by Kevin Parson

I am looking forward to seeing everyone's photographs this weekend. It is time to have some weekend style fun.

-Kevin

 

Living the dream.

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: Northfield Center TWP, OH
  • 2,525 posts
Posted by dti406 on Friday, June 2, 2023 8:33 AM

Kevin, thanks for starting out Weekend Photo Fun, I have that kit, someday I will get around to building it.

Here are this weeks accomplishments!

First, a Bowser Covered Hopper kit, painted with Scalecoat II UP Covered Hopper Gray and decaled with Herald King Decals.  Car was assigned to sand service for the Owens-Illinois Glass plant in Ottawa, IL.

 

Next, a Con-Cor 60' Auto Parts Boxcar kit, changed the wheelbase from 41' to 46' and added Molco ACF Extended Coupler pockets to the underframe. Also carved off the rivits and scored the weld lines. Car was painted with Scalecoat II PRR Freight Car Red and lettered with Dr. George Drake's/ Mark Vaughns decals. The 167 above the PRR notes that this car is assigned to the Cincinnati, OH transmission plant moving transmissions to the final assembly plants.

 

Finally, the Resurrection project, I started this old Robbins Rails kit over 40 years ago and had glued the weight to the underframe before packing the car away before one of my moves, well the GOO had not completed outgassing and ended up melting the underframe into a blob. I found a junker 60' box and appropriated the frame and modified it with Hydro-Cushioning and Coupler pockets from Moloco to match the prototype. Also scrounged the junk box for ladders that matched the factory applied paint. The 190 above the NKP means the car was assigned to the Monroe MI stamping plant which mostly made bumpers for Ford Cars.

The modified frame!

The finished car! (The last new cars the NKP received before the N&W merger)

 

A pair of Bowser NKP RS-3's on the Strongsville Club layout here in Ohio!

 

Thanks for looking!

Rick Jesionowski

Rule 1: This is my railroad.

Rule 2: I make the rules.

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!

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Southern Florida Gulf Coast
  • 18,255 posts
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, June 2, 2023 12:11 PM

dti406
Finally, the Resurrection project, I started this old Robbins Rails kit over 40 years ago.

Nice job on the necromancy to bring that kit back to life.

I have a 25 year old project I need to finish... hopefully I will share it eventually.

-Kevin

Living the dream.

  • Member since
    November 2006
  • From: NW Pa Snow-belt.
  • 2,216 posts
Posted by ricktrains4824 on Saturday, June 3, 2023 10:30 AM

Weekend photo fun time. Thanks for opening Kevin.

Kevin - Neat looking kit. I'm sure when it is done it will look very nice, lots of little details. 

Rick J - Nice job on the cars, and great that you could rescue that kit.

My little contribution - I recently completed a pair of Accurail covered hoppers in a "what-if" scheme. While this railroad does own covered hoppers, they are not quite painted this way, but they could be.

 B&P Covered Hoppers by Richard Woodworth, on Flickr

Cars were painted with Tru-Color paint, decaled with a mix of decals from Switchline decals, (Now available though Fusion Scale.) though I custom printed the reporting marks myself, for the first time ever, using Micro-Mark paper. I also used Smokebox Graphics reflective stripes. (They are actually reflective!)

The only flub I made, on the reporting marks, was I printed the car ends one size too big. But now I know what size they need to be for the other cars I need custom decals for. (Including a matching boxcar.) 

Keep all the good pictures coming!

Ricky W.

HO scale Proto-freelancer.

My Railroad rules:

1: It's my railroad, my rules.

2: It's for having fun and enjoyment.

3: Any objections, consult above rules.

  • Member since
    November 2007
  • From: California
  • 2,366 posts
Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, June 3, 2023 11:12 AM

Kevin,  Thanks for opening the WPF.  Untold hours of fun packed in that box.

Thanks to all the contributors and viewers.  Regards, Peter  

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Southern Florida Gulf Coast
  • 18,255 posts
Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, June 4, 2023 6:11 AM

dti406
Kevin, thanks for starting out Weekend Photo Fun, I have that kit, someday I will get around to building it.

HO-Velo
Kevin,  Thanks for opening the WPF.  Untold hours of fun packed in that box.

ricktrains4824
Kevin - Neat looking kit. I'm sure when it is done it will look very nice, lots of little details. 

Thanks for the comments everyone.

This kit was purchased to replace this model that I loved.

-Photograph by Kevin Parson

I salvaged that kit off of a layout in Punta Gorda that was being dismantled. It was in my collection of legacy models I wanted to include on my next layout.

Unfortunately these were all destroyed by Hurricane Ian due to a water leak through the A/C system in my storage locker.

I think the original was built from a Campbell kit. I will try to paint the FSM kit to match.

-Kevin

Living the dream.

  • Member since
    February 2001
  • 872 posts
Posted by pike-62 on Monday, June 5, 2023 7:12 AM

 

  • Member since
    October 2020
  • 3,578 posts
Posted by NorthBrit on Monday, June 5, 2023 8:37 AM

Kevin.  Thanks for starting this weeks WPF.  A great looking kit.

Rick.  Stunning hopper & boxcar  as is the Resurrection Project.  Well done.

Ricky.   Lovely work on the hoppers.  Well done.

Peter.  Another  simple looking scene so well executed.

pike-62.   Another couple of boxcars well made as we have come to expect.

 

Myself.  The small Industrial Estate has been moved to a new location.

 

 IMG_2719 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

Two books came through a recommendation.

 

 IMG_2721 by David Harrison, on Flickr

 

David

To the world you are someone.    To someone you are the world

I cannot afford the luxury of a negative thought

  • Member since
    July 2023
  • 1 posts
Posted by nikoyong on Thursday, July 13, 2023 10:49 PM

Damn, I'm saving money to buy it.

Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!

Users Online

There are no community member online

Search the Community

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Model Railroader Newsletter See all
Sign up for our FREE e-newsletter and get model railroad news in your inbox!