Weekly Photo Fun 7/13

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by cnw1961, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Tom & Steve, THANKS! guys:smilie: .

    Tom, WHOLLY SMOKES!!!:eeki::eeki::eeki: thats just looking SLAP AWESOME!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb: if i didn't know better, i would swear you were modeling Merrill Street here where i live!:winki::mrgreen: the resemblance is uncanny:winki: .
    GREAT JOB TOM!!!:bravo: ...and I'm REAL GLAD to see you back posting to this thread again:thumb::mrgreen: , i sure did miss your pics here for the last two weeks:winki: .
    :deano: -Deano
  2. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Thanks to all who posted all those pictures of engines, cars, fall scenery, structures and alleys full of garbage cans :). Nice bedtime story too from the filthy rich Deano who has enough cash to buy DoctorWayne's engines.
    No pics from me today, but the week is not over yet.
  3. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Tom: Glad to your back posting pics again;;Excellent work on that wall..:thumb:

    A wiff of deisel, a quick flash, a freindly wave and gone ..
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Tom, VERY realistic coloring of that rock wall!

    Chessie4155, that's a classic Middle America scene right there! Cool details with the guy on the tractor waving to the people on board the train.
  5. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    I believe, that in order to achieve only the finest, professional-quality results, a modeler must be organized!!!

    My work space:


    It took me years to devise just the right method to ensure perfect organization and professionalism!

    .........Now if I could just find my track gauge........I bet the kids took it
  6. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    hey Steve, that looks alot like my workspace sign1sign1
  7. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Josh, easy to see that you love trucks. Well done :thumb:.
    b28_82, congrats. Looking forward to seeing pics of your progress :wave:.
    tomkat, great scenes from you again.

    Wayne, Deano,
    very nice story about the U-boats :wave::thumb:, and yes,they really look better on Deano’s 70s layout. But Deano, rumor has it that Big Ed didn’t really think more power was needed on the Rock Valley Sub and that the staging tracks are flooded with engines already. I heard that he told some friends that he thinks the chairman of the sub is some kind of engine nut :eek:, who always fears not to have enough engines to run the sub, but Big Ed would not dare to tell him :cry:. So, pssst, don’t tell anyone … :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

    Tom, your wall looks great :thumb:. I’m jealous when I see you working with plaster, cause I never get the results I want – I hate that stuff :mrgreen:.

    Mark, nice scene.:thumb:

    Steve, the picture of your work space shows that you really know what you’re doing. It’s obvious that you reached the highest level of modeling. sign1
  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Steve, I LOVE it! Glad to see I'm not the only one! Now where I I put that little screw, and where's my Xuron cutting tool and where's......? :)
  9. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Ralph, it seems to be a common phenomenon, that you always end up in a mess after a long day’s modeling (or right after you started – I know how to do that :mrgreen:). No, you are not the only one :wave:.
  10. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Hey, uh, guys? I have a BIG problem here. Ya know those plastic plates that keep the couplers on the model that come with Accurail sets? Well...
  11. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Mass Confusion is the Solution...Steve, that looks just like my , well I cant say it's a work bench anymore, I haven't seen it in quite a while now, let's say its my storage shelf...lol
  12. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Simple to fix, if you've got the proper tools. You'll need an X-Acto knife, a pin vise, with a #50 and a #42 drill bit, a 2-56 tap, and a 2-56 screw about 3/16" long. (two would be even better, as you can fix the one on the other end of the car before it breaks, too!) The screw can be longer, as long as it doesn't interfere with the weight inside the car.
    Use the point of a drafting compass or other sharp instrument to mark the centrepoint of where the pin broke off the cover plate, then drill with the #42 drill. Clean off any remnants of the broken pin stub from the inside face of the cover, using your X-Acto. Using the #50 bit in your pin vise, drill through the nub in the coupler pocket - I can't recall whether or not this enlarges the diameter of the hole that's there, but it should leave enough material for the coupler to pivot on as it did originally. Continue drilling until the bit comes through the upper surface of the car floor. Now, using the 2-56 tap in your pin vise, create a thread in the hole that you've just drilled in the car floor. The soft plastic should cut pretty easily, but don't force a tap if you meet resistance - back it out, clean its threads, and try again. When tapping in metal, it's also a good idea to provide a lubricant, as the hardened taps are quite brittle. Finally, install the coupler, put the cover plate in place, and insert the screw through the clearance hole, then use a small screwdriver to drive the screw home. Don't overtighten it, though, or you'll impede the ability of the coupler to swing freely.

  13. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Thanks Wayne, this will definentaly be usefull as a last resort (I'm clueless if I have any of the drill bits, to be honest). However, I only remembered some time after I made that post that I have these babies!


    Nice, eh?:mrgreen:
  14. tomkat13

    tomkat13 Member

    My work space?

    "I believe, that in order to achieve only the finest, professional-quality results, a modeler must be organized!!!"

    I too, had a work area that was on par with yours and I decided to organize.....(sould only take hour or so) well I spent a whole Saturday. I found items I forgot I even had! So if you got the time go for it!







    Well now the hard part....try to keep it this way....
  15. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Cool scene! Reminds of something from a calendar!

    Looks normal to me!

    Been there many times. Glad to see Wayne answered you!

    You are in need of some serious help! :mrgreen:No one in their right mind can have that organized of a work bench.:p:mrgreen::twisted: Okay, I’m just jealous.:mrgreen:
  16. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    I wish I had much of a workbench! Right now the 'workbench' is some newspaper over the dining room table and some drawers mixed in with other craft materials.:p
  17. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    HOLY COW Tomkat!!!! That is really impressive, I dont think I could be that organized even if I tried sign1
  18. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Tomkat, is that what you called organized clutter?
  19. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Tomkat, please remove those offending pics of your outrageously clean and well organized work area because if my wife see them she'll strongly suggest I follow your example .
  20. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    i second that motion! men DO NOT let loved ones,roommates,wifes,etc see this unusually CLEAN workspace or you will have to follow suit! :mrgreen:

    great pics everyone,these threads get better and better every time.

    oh and wayne,next time you got locos for sale call me up!ill gladly take those beautiful locos off your hands sign1.--josh

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