Jgl #5412

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Gary Pfeil, Sep 9, 2003.

  1. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    #5412 started as a Bachmann heavy mountain lettered for C&O. I removed the letering, decaled and weathered. Since just about every loco I've posted has been painted by Blake, I should state that this one is mine, Blake hasn't gotten sloppy. I've started having problems with my camera "pixelating" (I think thats the term) It is obvious on the brick wall. If anyone can advise me why I'd appreciate it. It is an Olympus C700.

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  2. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Another angle

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  3. Blake

    Blake Member

    Are you kidding Gary, it came out great! Must be the airbrush!! You get a hold of a Badger 360 Universal and whooooosh, excellent results!!:D :D :D
  4. Blake

    Blake Member

    Oh, and by the way, for the pixelating, try waving a pixie stick over the camera!!:D :D :D Actually, check the resolution setting.
  5. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    The JGL has some serious motive power! I'd hardly call the weathering "sloppy", looks pretty **** good to me.
    I have one of those heavies, and will leave it C&O.

    Oh, Blake, is that a 'Badger universal' pixie stick???
  6. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Great looking loco!
  7. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Thanks guys. Hey Pete, have you checked out this locos balance? It's quite back heavy. I put about 2 ounces on top of the stack before it approached being balanced. Haven't tried to see if that weight could fit inside, and won't have to. This thing pulled 8 Walters passenger cars up the helix to the upper level with no problem. Not even a hint of slipping. In fact, I stopped it on the grade and it started effortlessly. That's on a 2% grade on a 26" radius! I don't get it.

  8. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Wow Gary, that looks great! I don't think you need to apologize one little bit about your weathering job - it looks just fine. Not too much, just right!

    Haven't seen many shots of your layout lately hint hint..:D :D :D

  9. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Thanks Val. You haven't seen photos lately because I haven't gotten anything new done! That brick wall behind the loco, which will have fire escapes installed under those doors, is one side of the structure which caps the end of a backdrop. This is what I'm currently working on. Here is the front.

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  10. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Gary,Great looking steamer..I really like the location that the C&O use on their air pumps.
  11. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Larry, I agree, I think C&O steam is my favorite. Not to say there aren't others I like a lot, I'm easy. My first piece of brass, back around 1978 I guess, before I had decided to model NYC, was a C&O Mikado. I couldn't resist those pumps on the smokebox front, and all that piping. It went unpainted for a very long time, then I had Blake paint it. Here is one of my favorite photos of it. It was my desire to have another, but with a Vanderbilt tender that led to the purchase of the Bachmann loco. Being plastic, I had no qualms about relettering. I couldn't bring myself to do that to what is now a very expensive piece of brass.

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  12. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Looks like a winner to me!
  13. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Thanks Tyson, Here are a couple more of the Mikado Blake painted, you can see why I wanted to make sure no one thought he did the Bachmann unit. While I'm happy with my work, it doesn't compare.

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  14. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Last one.

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  15. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    The weathering looks great!
    Nice work.
  16. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Gary, I'd say the weathering on both locomotives looks great. The Mikado is heavily weathered - ok, so obviously she's been on the road for quite a time without being cleaned. And the Mountain is fresh out of the shops, after only a short run of a few hundred miles.

    Both of you did a great job. :cool: & :cool:

    The pumps on the C&O smokebox front look very impressive indeed. In reality it must have been not so funny for the guys who had to clean out the flues through this VERY narrow smokebox door! :( (When I look at my circumference... I wouldn't have liked that job at all! :D :D :D)

  17. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Now that Bachmann has released the C&O heavy, I have to contact them to see if I can order a pair of the 16000 Gal vanderbuilts. Their light mikados also had those tenders, and I have a pair of Athearns that are prime candidates for conversion.
  18. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Pete, Peach Creek shops has them for $45. Here is a link. Can't wait to see your models! http://www.peachcreekshops.com/

    Thanks Marty and Ron, Ron one of the things I really like about the smokebox fronts is that narrow door, I've had the same thoughts about it. But what a look of power!
  19. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Wow, Gary...
    Those are some really fine shots of some excellent modeling!
    Very, very impressive!
    :cool: :cool: :cool:
  20. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Thanks for the info on the tenders, as soon as I get off the gauge and free up my phone, I'll give them a call.

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