Don't laugh too hard...It's my first attempt!

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by Nazgul, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Back from vacation..!!! Which is why I wasn't around all last week..!!:mrgreen:

    Took some great train pictures, pictures of the "kids" and grandson...
    And then....:yep:

    Lost the camera...wall1

    So I'll have to russle up some cash to get a new one...A bigger one so it doesn't get lost..!!
    Maybe that's what I get for asking if the camera was dirty....hamr

    Steve is still doing the excellent work we all know him for....Keep it up..!!
  2. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Chris...How's the golf been going?:mrgreen: because we've missed ya here!
    Gus...sorry to hear about the camera:cry: but at least it can be replaced (you never used it enough to suit me anyway:winker:) I always look forward to your pics!:thumb:

    I have not been able to spent much time modeling, but just to show you all that I haven't completely been goofing off...I offer these couple of pics of the kit-bash:



    I decided to get some pieces glued together before I painted because I did not trust the pieces to all fit together correctly and also to help me cut the bases to the exact size needed. I really had to do some tweeking to get a proper and square fit. I will not go in to detail about what I cut because the link I provided earlier, explains it all.

    I did make one change however, and that was to flip-flop the office wall and the wall with the conveyor to the slack loader. Because of the way I must place it on the layout, I had to do this to get the office in the front and the loader in the rear of the building.......I'll show the difference after I get some finished pics.

    I have some more cutting to do and then, of course, paint.

    I'll keep plugging away

    Take care:wave:
  3. 91rioja

    91rioja Member

    I have not been away due to my golfing (or goofing around either). The wife and I put our house on the market on Saturday. I have spent the past few months getting ready to sell.

    I think I have given the link before, but you should go and check out Virginia Tech's Image library for pictures of coal mines and tipples. It might give you some good ideas as well.
  4. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    :eek:You will do anything to avoid doing the layout!:winker::mrgreen:

    Well I hope your next house comes with a big trainroom:thumb:
    The best of luck to both you and your wife:thumb::thumb:

    I managed to do a little more on the Mine and I thought I'd post a couple of pics contrasting the size of the old and new Mine:




    BIG difference!!!!

    I'll post when I get some more done:winker:
  5. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Steve, you are right, BIG difference. The new mine is much better :wave:.
  6. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Amazing job, Steve! BTW, does the new mine have those 'stairs' the old mine lacked? sign1
  7. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Thanks Kurt...I hope that it's smaller size will open things up a little more.

    CNWman...thank you:thumb: and yes I'm finally going to get stairs!!!!:winker::mrgreen:

    I have finished the various roofs and need to do a few more odds and ends before I paint it all and lastly place the windows (and stairs!).

    I guess I should mention that I have not glued the gray superstructure to the black supports. This way I can separate them for easier painting. If I wasn't worried about how everything was going to fit, I probably would have painted the pieces before I glued any of it together. Seeing all of the adjustments that were needed to get things to line up, I'm glad that I waited to paint because all of the excessive handling would have ruined it anyway.

    I'll post after I have painted it:thumb:

    take care:wave:
  8. 91rioja

    91rioja Member

    Naz, I guess you finally saw through my charade. You're right, I will do ANYTHING to avoid working on my trains sign1. I really do miss them. Can I come and run on your layout?

    You know, my layout was in a perfect condition to dismantle and move; I hope you are not planning on going anywhere anytime soon. They sure are a pain to take apart.

    The new mine looks great. Keep it up.
  9. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    WOW Holy Cow Steve, what a difference!!!!!

    I really like the look of the new Mine :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  10. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

    Once again, you have done a very fine job Steve. :)
  11. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Chris...Snookums and I would love to have you come and run trains!:winker::gaptooth:
    Josh...thanks, you ought to know about making Mines and related structures:thumb:
    Stephen...thank you sir:thumb::thumb:

    I painted the Mine gray and have started the weathering. I am having a little trouble getting the exposure right on these pics...but this is very close to reality:



    Next I have to put the windows in, glue the roofs down, do the stairs, make signs, paint the cement piers...................................still lots to do!
  12. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Don't froget to put the Northern Pacific logo on it![​IMG]
  13. wickman

    wickman Member

    Very very nice Steve :thumb:
  14. ocalicreek

    ocalicreek Member

    Will there be any interior 'details'? (Viewblocks at least...fake machinery or even simulated conveyors?) Awesome job so far! Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

    Oh, and what about lighting? Now's the time to plan that in!
  15. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    WHOLLY SMOKES STEVE!!!:eeki::eeki::eeki: that looks SLAP AWESOME!:thumb::thumb: , what a GREAT teaser:winki: , i cant wait till the details are added:thumb::mrgreen: . FANTASTIC JOB as usual Steve!:thumb::mrgreen::thumb::mrgreen: .
    :deano: -Deano
  16. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

    You know to be honest it acyually sucks what you are doing.
    It sucks because now the rest of us have
  17. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

    weird, it posted before I was done.
    I wanted to say that:
    You know to be honest it actually sucks what you are doing.
    It sucks because now the rest of us have to bust our butts to catch up LOL.
    I just hope you slow down until us old timers can improve our skills to the level of your amateurish efforts :p LOL

    Just don't go putting in any details ok? We look bad enough as it is :D

    Anyhow, truly I think you are doing a fine job and at this pace you should be a master modeler in no time. [say hmmm, less then 10 years ;) LOL]

    Keep up the good work Steve :)
  18. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Holy Cow Steve!!!!!

    That is looking FANTASTIC!!!! AWESOME weathering too!! Mine doesnt have any rust on it, You just motivated me to finally add some to the gravel mine :thumb: :mrgreen:

    Ill post some pics of the before and afters. Before pics will be as of right now which has a black wash on it and the after will be with some "rust" added in with chalks. :mrgreen: :cool:

    Way to go Steve, you made me push another project way up on my list of 100 things to do hehehehehehe
  19. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Lynn...thank you!:thumb:

    I'm not doing interior details....however I would like some light to come through the windows but not allow a view of the unfinished interior, so I was thinking of hitting the windows with some Dullcoat (I've seen it done on engines to simulate dirty windows). Any other methods???

    Deano...Thank you my friend!:thumb::winker:
    Stephen...:eek:You are WAY too kind!:oops:
    Josh...You don't need any inspiration:thumb: But I do look forward to seeing your before and after pics:thumb::thumb:

    Here btw is the link to Josh's AWESOME Gravel Mine:

    Well, I put the windows in, and as you can see I made several of them open. I might have to paint the edge of the open windows a dark color to look a little more natural and help the scale.


    Hopefully I can get more done tomorrow or the next day.

    Take care:wave:
  20. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Steve, looks great. Good idea to make some windows open :thumb:.

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