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Graffen Posted - 02/07/2019 : 1:17:42 PM
A K-line Hudson in O-scale.
I weathered this for a client.
It's a real heavy piece of equipment. I weathered it to represent a used but not abused engine.

I'm quite satisfied with the result.
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BurleyJim Posted - 02/12/2019 : 4:36:56 PM
David Clark PM sent.

BurleyJim Posted - 02/12/2019 : 4:30:28 PM
Michael, I did O-Scale brass paint jobs for a shop in Chicago 40+ years ago. I'll say you did an excellent job on this one. Finding that balance between how much 'weathering' was/is a challenge to be sure. Looks like you found it. Great work!

Bill Gill Posted - 02/09/2019 : 08:58:02 AM
Michael, I think having to work in a different scale occasionally often stirs new ideas and techniques. You certainly did a terrific job on that engine.
Graffen Posted - 02/08/2019 : 4:40:26 PM
It had a huge damage on the right side of the tender when I received it, it had what looked like a flaked off piece with shrapnels around it... It can't be seen now however....
Graffen Posted - 02/08/2019 : 4:36:52 PM
Dave: I use the MIG weathering oil washes "engine oil" and "engine grime" on the rods and all other places where it should look greasy and oily.
I then apply some dust color with the airbrush.

My client owns a lot of O-gauge engines.... This one seems to already be remotored as far as the documents in the box says.
robert goslin Posted - 02/07/2019 : 9:54:41 PM
Michael, that is one stunning loco. Must be really big.
The weathering is just right for a class 1 RR.
Not overdone.

Tyson Rayles Posted - 02/07/2019 : 7:47:29 PM
You did a great job on the weathering I wonder where he got it, K-line went out of business years ago I thought. We had run a few down at the museum but they never lasted. They were so heavy that trying to run them 4-8 hours a day just fried the motors in no time.
Terrell Posted - 02/07/2019 : 6:52:52 PM
Beautiful engine !!
David Clark Posted - 02/07/2019 : 5:45:54 PM
Beautiful! May I ask how you do the drive rods, etc? I've been agonizing about how to do my On30 engines.
Graffen Posted - 02/07/2019 : 3:25:50 PM
The sheer size of these things make me thankful that I model in HOn3.
It really strikes me what a big size difference there is between a On30 locomotive and this beast.
And to think that I'll probably weather 30 more of that giant size engines before this fall...
Graffen Posted - 02/07/2019 : 3:23:19 PM
Originally posted by Ensign

Michael, that looks gorgeous!
The only thing that stood out to me, was the plastic looking coal load in the tender.
Could you not add a thin layer of scenic coal overtop?

Greg Shinnie

I would like to do that, but it is so very topped off already...
Maybe I'll try to just use some black weathering powder and some dullcote.
k9wrangler Posted - 02/07/2019 : 2:57:45 PM
That looks like my starter set loco from 1950s
Ensign Posted - 02/07/2019 : 2:49:24 PM
Michael, that looks gorgeous!
The only thing that stood out to me, was the plastic looking coal load in the tender.
Could you not add a thin layer of scenic coal overtop?

Greg Shinnie

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