Fluesheet's Builders Photos

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Fluesheet, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Fluesheet

    Fluesheet Member

    I may make this a running thread as my railroad continues to add rolling stock. The idea struck with a Christmas gift from my father to my wife and kids of an Accurail 3 pack of "Big Four" hoppers with instructions that this be a family project. My wife just finished hers (first railroad car ever) this past week and I just had to take a "builder's photo" of it. She rolled her eyes... :mrgreen:

    Without further ado, the gift (clever idea for you grandfathers out there), and the car itself:



  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Her first???......nah......don't believe it.........
    Nice job!
  3. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Nice work, and "Big Four" to boot! :-D:thumb::thumb:

  4. sgtcarl

    sgtcarl Member

  5. Fluesheet

    Fluesheet Member

    My wife, upon seeing her work here in public, was appreciative of the comments, but then commented that she's glad the details don't show up in the photo.

    (Which tells me that she is detail oriented enough that I need her to do some more cars...)
  6. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Looks good! You should have used some white chalk or water color or something to simulate the "white walls" on the edge of the wheels that the railroads seemed to like to paint on the wheels for all of their builders photos.
  7. Fluesheet

    Fluesheet Member

    N&W CF Caboose

    Builders Photo for N&W caboose # 518125. Built from an AMB kit with some extra detailing. Thread on construction can be found elsewhere:

    In-Service date: 12/20/08

  8. kmorris

    kmorris Member

    Thats cool making it a family project!!! The Cars look great too!
  9. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Very nice hopper....It's great your wife has an interest in your "toy" trains..!!
    I've seen a lot of "obscure" road names, but the one on this hopper I'd never come across...What is it..?
  10. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    The Big Four became part of the NYC family..in the 1920s or so...Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and St. Louis were the four cities. It was (and is) a mainline railroad. The mainline has a nice, massive concrete Viaduct in Sidney, OH...which was part of a major relocation in the 1920s of the mainline which turned it into a grade separated, double track, high speed mainline at that town. My grandparents are buried within a stone's throw of the line. It is the fastest mainline I've seen south of the Water level route.
  11. Fluesheet

    Fluesheet Member

    kmorris, steamhead, thanks for the comments. I can't take credit for the family project idea - that was my dad's - but I agree it was a good one! My son has sent built his as well.

    nkp, good information. I'm a big massive viaduct fan. I'll have to check that out.
  12. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

  13. ZeldaTheSwordsman

    ZeldaTheSwordsman Thomas Modeler

    This all looks pretty neat. Hey nkp174, when I started reading your post I thought for a moment you were referring to a different Big Four (go ahead, ask me which Big Four).
  14. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    Let me guess...
    LNER, LMS, GWR, and SR. A fine big four indeed...although...
    LB&SC, SE&CR, and L&SWR were all >> than the SR :mrgreen:
  15. ZeldaTheSwordsman

    ZeldaTheSwordsman Thomas Modeler

    You guessed it.:mrgreen:
  16. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    I believe that the Big Four was actually the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis.

    Wayne (a fan of the NYC)
  17. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    You are correct. Thanks for chiming in.
  18. Fluesheet

    Fluesheet Member

    Full Circle Models

    Superior Detritus Car by Full Circle Models (http://www.fullcmodels.com/). This is largely a cardstock (neat) model that is nicely engineered.

    Entered Service 11/24/2008

  19. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    Their LS&MS restoration looks interesting. Usually the underframe hardware is what is missing...so it is sort of the opposite of the normal wooden car restoration.

    I'm surprised that cardstock would be used for a kit that costs so much. Is there any instructions for making it moisture proof? Regardless, it is a fine looking kit.

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