It's MONDAY, weekend modeling accomplishments!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by NYC-BKO, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member

    It's here already, so what did we get done this weekend in the world of modeling?

    We'll give the NorthAmericans another day to work since this is a holiday, but everyone else, well?

    For me: Not A Thing. -:cry:- Too much happened to get to modeling.

    I did manage to run trains alittle to keep the spiders from taking over! -:thumb:

    To the NA's have a great Holiday-:)- to the rest have a great back to work day-:(--:wave:
  2. It's done!! (sorta)

    I got the N-scale layout together, ran some cars, and everything works. now I just need to glue it down.

    PIcs were taken and should be posted on the N scale forum this afternoon
  3. rksstl

    rksstl Member

    I got a GP-30 and SD-35 repainted in my own roadnames, and cleaned up the layout room so I can move around in it. I'll post some photos later today. Hope everyone who has the day off enjoy it.
  4. trains1972

    trains1972 Member

    The paints that I was waiting on did not come in yet. I took more pictures of the trains running for the scrap book. The scrap book is now up to 234 pictures for Alexander's Line. I did get the last of the problem spots smoothed out, now the steam engines run without derailling. My sons' Deisels run over anything they never had a problem running.
  5. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    I have had two bowser`s Traction models (white metal) looking at me from the shelf for oooooooo a long time :p
    One a dummy the other with a bleep bleep *&^%&%*&)* motor that I do not like :rolleyes: Also with the motorised one , I had to repair the frame.

    Out comes my brass / sw7 motor and frame and the old dremal :D
    One frame fitted and the other one is going under the knife on Wednesday.

    Its good to get back to scratch building :thumb:
  6. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    I tried some extreme weathering to this poor old gon. Still got one more day of freedom. Fred

  7. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Glad your off today too. Tried? Suceeded, I'd say :D
  8. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    I got all but two of my Capitol Limited coaches done. I am going to try to work on them this week sometime. I have also added some weight to the heavy weight coaches as well. ( only have three of them )
  9. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    No modeling this weekend. Been busy with the "last weekend of summer". We went to Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg, PA. It was a great day and we all had fun. I like Knoebels because it free to get in. You buy tickets for the rides so if you are not riding you don’t have to pay. The bad thing is it takes three hours to get there. We left here at 10:00 AM and got home after 11:00 PM. Yesterday we spent the day at the Reading Outlets.
  10. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    I built trees (finally) Unfortunetly my pine trees turned into a rather labor-intensive afair and it took me 2 hours to make ten trees. Now I'm on my way to make some more. I also managed to make a small craftsman-kit out house and rowboat for my model club.
    I've still got today off so my wife and I are going to summerland to ride on the Kettle valley steam train. It's the last of CPR's kettle valley line through southern BC. It only runs about 15 miles but it is pulled by a class 'b' shay and I haven't seen one of those run in awhile
  11. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    sorry double post
  12. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Worked on this some too. It's almost done. Fred

  13. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    I managed to build some cardboard boxes for my new locos and started modifying an old butchered Rivarossi pilot to use on the old Athearn 4-6-2 till I can locate an original.

    Attached Files:

  14. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Hi Guys , This is what I did this weekend. It doesn't look like much but all the real work is under the table.


    The left rotary switch is pretty self explanitory , it chooses to power the turntable track individualy , so I can park nondecoder locos there.
    The DPDT switch below that selects DCC, off, Program track ( for program track only). The large DPDT switch is to select DC , off , or DCC to all of yard area.
    The lefthand rotary knob regulates the turntable speed and the DPDT switch below that selects forward , off , and reverse for the table.
    I tested it and it all works :) :) :) :) :wave:

  15. jetrock

    jetrock Member

    My weekend accomplishments were more prosaic but definitely needed doing--I installed some brackets for the shelving that will support my shelf layout, and built benchwork to expand my layout by slightly more than double--instead of 8 square feet, now I will have 20 square feet of layout on 12 linear feet of shelf!

    Unfortunately I ran out of 1x2 lumber and Home Depot didn't have any more in stock, so the shelving remains incomplete until next weekend. But the benchwork section is in place, waiting to have track laid...
  16. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    Well, My fish tank project is starting to look like something. I made the tree, and I'm happy with that. The ground foam isn't as fine as I thought it would be, so my moss looks a little clumpy. Maybe my paint is a little dark too.


    I had just stopped to take a drink when the old Alco came out of the tunnel, and I got me a pic.

    TrainClown :thumb:

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  17. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Looking good TC. :thumb:
    If your not happy with the base color you can always apply a wash of different colors and add some dirt later.
  18. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    Great looking' stuff guys! Boy am I bummed! :curse: Three days and no time spend modeling. I spent all of it hauling and placing 1400 lbs. of rock and 1600 lbs. of concrete (mixed by hand in a wheelbarrow) for a koi pond. When I was done each night I was so tired I could barely move. Maybe next weekend....

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