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 Posted: Thu Mar 24th, 2022 04:22 pm
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Ken

I love the combination of trying to make things reality based,
in a completely made up scenario.

The fun for me in this hobby is creating our own little worlds,
and still basing them on real equipment,
and real limits of running a railroad...



Gerold and Helmut

I guess I mostly think it's more realistic,
when something is made of wood that it is wood.

I find plastic challenging to make look like that sometimes.
The fine detailing possibilities can be a real rabbit hole.

I am trying to keep "a high standard of standardness",
and still not get to lost in the weeds here.

Really fun making miniatures of real gear like this though,
even if it is being used in a made up reality.




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I jumped right in and remade a front piece,
trying my hand at embossing rivets... yikes !

Glued it in place and added side panels,
which seem a bit small... hmmm shrinkage ? (sorry...)

Like the decals,
phenomenon of an old kit perhaps ?

It's some kinda paper stuff,
and I was very careful cutting it out.

Oh well, paint next.


Attachment: RGS 02 22.jpeg (Downloaded 63 times)



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A coat of semi-glossy,
Badger Model Flex "weathered black" paint.

Then a coat of stove black acrylic.

Now some rust powder and chalk to age.


Attachment: RGS 02 23.jpeg (Downloaded 62 times)



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Here's a shot of the roof in progress,
and my little made up stove for inside.

Figured if there was a smoke stack,
there must have been a stove (??!!)

Couldn't really find any info. on that.

Maybe someone has seen the real thing,
and they can tell me ?

I think it's in Durango or Chama maybe.


I am doing things,
in a bit different order than instructions.


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Here's another angle, and I can see
I need some more work on decals... argh.

But did a little rusting on blade,
and another set of braces.


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Mikel Parker wrote: 
I am doing things,
in a bit different order than instructions.


Doing things according to instructions,
is only for amateurs.

A pro reads them only afterwards,
to check if they are correct.




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Can only agree with Gerold and Mikel.


But some of us don't even read the instructions,
for various reasons...

1.  Can't be bothered

2.  Lost them

3.  I know it all

4.  Dog ate them

5.  Like a recent purchase, they're in Japanese,
     and I don't read Japanese

L:  :sad:

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I don't follow instructions.

Don't like to be told how to do things !

(turning to wife): Right dear ?

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hahaha...

I know how many corners I have painted myself into,
by my clear understanding of instructions,
then blatantly ignoring them...

I swear it's mostly getting ahead of myself,
or wishing I added something (weight, lights details, etc.)
before I glued that together or down.

A lot of folks seem very at ease with tearing things apart,
but I so seldom make any progress (especially on my layout)
that I am reluctant to go back and rebuild unless forced too.

Dumb I know.

Oh yes, further digging led me to discover,
#02 was scrapped with RGS gear and trackage.

Derailed in 1951 and never restored to function.
Sad end to a interesting bit of narrow gauge like so much other.




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Here is the roof glued on,
looking nice and moldy and decaying.

You can see I begin rust on big blade,
and nuts and washers added.

On to tarpaper...


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