|T O P I C R E V I E W
||Posted - 01/26/2011 : 04:29:16 AM
this thread will follow the build of my new and 1st on30 layout.
|15 L A T E S T R E P L I E S (Newest First)
||Posted - 05/25/2013 : 12:38:46 PM
Thanks verne... i wonder how hard it would be to model an exploded tank car :P
I must admit, i added stock N.C.N.G.R.R decals to the other and had no issues, but they are a different brand and brand new, but it seems after the 3rd coat of solvents, the billboard car's decals are starting to sit better. will pop a few holes in the other parts later and add more fluid, i'll get it in the end
||Posted - 05/25/2013 : 12:10:18 PM
Andy, really like your variation on the tank car. Your removing some the the decking will ensure that should an explosion occur, the tank will not only take off like a rocket, but the force will blow a huge crater in the roadbed as well! I am of the opinion if you are going to have a disaster, make it as dramatic as possible!
I found it rather difficult decaling on the texture Bachmann gives their freight cars....lots of decal solvent is needed in repeated applications to the the decals to snuggle down.
||Posted - 05/25/2013 : 11:43:21 AM
This is what ive been busy working on for the last few days.
always wanted a billboard type boxcar. the little bachmann boxcars seemed like a good choice.
Fellow club members syd bunker, and charle fox-wilson, both very good modellers who almost always use wood. seemed like a good set of names to go with, following some ideas from other billboard boxcars, and older signs. cut out microscale HO decals letters, working on one word at a time. takeing a break between words.
haveing a little issue getting the decals to sit in the grooves of the wood, even with micro-sol and micro-set, im putting it down to the fact i brought these decals 2nd hand, i'll get them down in the end, spliting them where the "wood" grain is down seems to help.
Next task, i need to figure out a town name, since on my extention/new layout i plan to have a small lumber yard, any suggestions very welcome :) im useless with names
||Posted - 05/17/2013 : 06:40:13 AM
Im really offened that you think the tank car smells bad :P (but im sure nick and I could produce the smells for this weekends show..)
thanks for the laugh though guys :)
(and dont worry, i wasnt really offened :P)
||Posted - 05/17/2013 : 12:44:33 AM
Young Andy is sleeping right now so the door is open for you to stealth grab the thread.
If you do get blown to this side of the pond my offer from last year stands. Plus my Daughter moved out so we have an extra room and being a dad I feel even better bout you staying at my place.
||Posted - 05/17/2013 : 12:06:58 AM
I've heard that every time someone taps the tank, they lose a few more floor boards! (Oh farts, I think I've become one of those thread hi-jackers now.) [:-blindfold]
||Posted - 05/16/2013 : 11:55:32 PM
Words of wisdom. Be careful removing deck boards from under the tank of a Frijolene car. It is a known explosive and any wheel spark could send you and your whole RR to this side of the pond.
PS I do like it.
Non PC it does smell really bad.
||Posted - 05/16/2013 : 11:22:49 PM
Originally posted by elwoodblues
Andy, While I have never seen an open deck flatcar with a tank on it, and I'm not saying they never existed, I really like the look of the open frame under the tank.
Andy -- That's a neat-looking conversion!
Ron -- This isn't quite the same, but the Diamond & Caldor tank cars shown on pp 50-51 of the Spring 2010 "Logging, Mining & Industrial Annual" have a very similar look!
Here's a web shot ... looks like mostly open framework under the tank with a few deck boards underneath:
Not quite the same as Andy's, but similar ... and with a load of FRIJOLENE ... Andy's car is gonna need all the ventilation it can get!
||Posted - 05/16/2013 : 12:59:49 PM
Thanks ron, if you get a copy of iowa last narrow gauge railroad (rail images book, i only paid about £8 so i would guess its also cheap in the states) in a few photos the pair of tank cars the line had "look" as if they had an open deck, i cant be 100% sure as the photos are dark and grainy, but it was guessing, or paying $100plus for a version of a book that is more or less like the railimages book, but with drawings :) im sure we all know im not one for copying anything real. but im glad someone else likes the look of it too :D
Just put some matt varish on the tank car, found a box and packed the GE locomotive. put in a few screws in some coupler boxes i had forgotten when i built the cars. and I think i am all ready for the show.
also got a very exciting email. more on that on sunday.
||Posted - 05/16/2013 : 09:32:45 AM
While I have never seen an open deck flatcar with a tank on it, and I'm not saying they never existed, I really like the look of the open frame under the tank.
||Posted - 05/16/2013 : 09:12:12 AM
Thank you Bryan :)
||Posted - 05/16/2013 : 06:09:04 AM
Nice little loco. I like it better with the cab back
||Posted - 05/16/2013 : 04:20:30 AM
Thank you bill.
Thanks dallas, another most interesting build by junior :)
||Posted - 05/15/2013 : 12:36:06 PM
Originally posted by andykins
Junior, thats a wonderful little engine. did you make a thread for its build? I really enjoy your work
Not sure if he posted it here, but there is a thread on Free Rails forum showing more:
||Posted - 05/15/2013 : 11:51:15 AM
Good to see you back at it Andy...and if I
missed it - "Congrats on the magazine article".....
I like the single drive porter too.....
Hiya Junior!!!! Long time no see!