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 Posted: Sun Jun 30th, 2019 11:30 pm
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I haven't had a lot of actual modeling time as of late.
I snuck in a little time to paint the caboose.

And then another day I painted some printer paper black.
I cut it up another day and thought more about what I was gonna do.

Today I decided to just slap the paper on and see if I could make,
a decent facsimile of a tar paper roof for my little Gilpin Waycar.

I still need to attach the end folds,
but it's closer to being finished now.

I think the only model I have actually finished so far was my gondola,
so I have bits and pieces to be done on most everything.

















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 Posted: Sun Jul 14th, 2019 08:45 pm
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Something something

".. make sure to finish everything you've started before beginning a new project! "

OK, so - exhibit  L:  the practice steam loco project.


I purchased a Play Art 0-4-0 for 8 dollars shipping included on ebay,
and it is going to become a small old style loco with a tender.

I was just exchanging comments on loco design with David L. on here,
and something about what he said, made me realize that in this scale
a Tyco Tank Car is an ideal source for a steam engine boiler;
gonna need to buy one of those.

I took a couple shots of the loco with my tank car,
the old Mantua boiler for details, and a figure for scale.

Most of the loco body is going to get scratch built.
I want to use the old style stack instead of the more straight one,
along with the brass domes.

The cab will have to be scratch built out of wood.

The tender will be a cut down old one from a 4-4-0.

I have to admit,
I'm not really pleased with the gap between drivers on the Play Art,
but I will learn to deal with it.







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Hey, that looks like a really fun project!

Can you make the top shell fit the wheel spacing by doing a vertical cut and stretching it?
Just a thought.

Can you take a photo of the engine with the body off the chassis?  

Regards, Dave L.



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David Laughery wrote: Hey, that looks like a really fun project!

Can you make the top shell fit the wheel spacing by doing a vertical cut and stretching it?
Just a thought.

Can you take a photo of the engine with the body off the chassis?  


I suppose I could cut off those wheel fenders and just use that boiler.


I actually have some old Porter loco works images and they show different boiler types.
I am sort of doing that style loco.

http://www.catskillarchive.com/rrextra/porter07.Html

The 2-8-0 looks like something that would look good on your layout.  ;)





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If you have some time on your hands, I was just poking around the web,

and found this literary account of a railroad career by an engineer.

http://www.catskillarchive.com/rrextra/jjtoc.Html





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 Posted: Tue Jul 16th, 2019 08:55 pm
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That looks like an interesting read, and I thank you for the lead.

I'm sorry the author won't get any compensation from my purchasing a copy of the book.

(But I'll check Amazon, anyway)

Thanks, again for the link.

Regards, Dave L.



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Hee hee hee

I think we can safely assume he passed away a long time ago.


https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30167911030&searchurl=sortby%3D17%26tn%3DFifty%2BYears%2Bon%2Bthe%2BRail&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-title1


There are companies that sell out of copyright books as reprints.
They don't pay any royalties to anyone.
They just look for things to sell as Print on Demand product.

I purchased a copy of C.A.L. Totten's American Game of War that way.
The book I got had been OCR'ed and the text was barely legible.
I am somewhat wary of reprints.





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Amazon didn't have a copy.

Dave L.




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Had some time to kill,
so began painting my figures.

Sadly, I took one in my pocket to go compare to plastic animals at a store,
and managed to lose it.

Gonna have to order more of these.

And it's been so long since I used Humbrol paint,
that I forgot how long they take to cure.

They will need more touch up.
It was fun working on them though.

Once I get everything done, I will add some pin washes,
to darken the shadows on the clothes and make the faces less pink.







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I see some of you guys on here and it seems like you can produce so much in so little time.

I am a really slow modeler.
I end up spending time thinking about HOW I'm going to solve the problem of doing whatever.

Today I snuck in a little time with ye Olde disiesel and ended up doing everything differently than planned.

But I can at least say that "The Lobster" as the crews have dubbed it, is coming along nicely.


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