First models and loco

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by BrianK, May 19, 2006.

  1. BrianK

    BrianK Member

    Well, this isn't a big deal or anything, but the house and truck are my first models. The house is a laser-cut wood model and the truck is pewter. These are N scale, which I like due to the small size, but after doing these two, I will be moving to HO when I get older...

    I also finally got a steam engine. I fooled around with trains about 4-5 years ago, but I am now taking a more serious approach and felt I needed a serious engine to get me started. The detail on this thing is amazing. I eventually want to weather it, but I bought a couple junk engines to test on first.

    I love seeing pictures of other people's work, engines, cars, etc so I figured why not post mine :D

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  2. BrianK

    BrianK Member

    And here's a shot which shows off the engine's detail a bit better

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  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Nice looking engine! And the house and truck are great too! Congratulations on diving in! :thumb:

    I understood that the C&O put all that gear on the front of the smoke box to allow the biggest diameter boiler they could get through their tunnels...! Very :cool:

  4. Relic

    Relic Member

    That Ford 1/2 ton is the nicest "N" I've seen. Usually the details are too heavy
  5. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Sweet Allegany(?)... Nice work on the house, too:thumb: .
  6. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Nice stuff! If it hadn't been for the big pocket knife, I'd have never guessed that this was N scale.

  7. Your handiwork is great and that steam gizmo makes my mouth water!!!
  8. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    Nice stuff can't believe it is N scale. Hey Bob its not an Alleghany its a 2-6-6-2 mallet. used it in the coal fields.
  9. BrianK

    BrianK Member

    Wow, thanks for the compliments guys! Hopefully I get the same responses when I start scratch building :p

    The house was a Branchline laser-cut wood kit that I painted and ever-so-slightly weathered. I got some paper shingles from Model's In Scale because the shingles that came with the kit... well... looked more like plastic bricks. You can't really see them from that angle though.
  10. Art67

    Art67 Member

    Nice work Brian. That is one sharp looking engine you have there. Nice work on the structure as well

  11. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Thanks, Les:thumb:
  12. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Sweet! Nice!
    Yup those 2-6-6-2s worked the coal fields..One of their many bailiwicks was working out of the Peach Creek Yard near Logan W.Va.
    Just for fun information :Some of the C&O 2-6-6-2s was ex Hocking Valley Class A-1 mallets numbers 200-204 and 205-209.C&O numbers 1275-1279 and 1280-1284 in the H3 class..:D
  13. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    My Uncle was a fireman out of the Peach Creek yard during steam. He became an engineer with diesels. When I was around 11 or 12 he was switching in the yard, I went to visit him. My Aunt took me to the yard and he put me at the controls of the locomotive he was running. I GOT TO RUN A REAL TRAIN. Probably about 3/4 of a mile down empty track at the Peach Creek yard. Then he took controls and I got to ride with him for about an hour as he switched coal cars around. Then we went to his house. I still remember that __ years later. :thumb:
  14. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Les,You just became my new best C&O friend.I have several questions about Peach Creek.
    Mind if I pm or e mail you? You see my goal is to model a cut down version of Peach Creek.

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