A Little Layout Progress QA&P

Discussion in 'Divisions' started by gjslsffan, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Brian's layout is located in Lemay, Mo
    It is a freelance layout. In fact, I will be attending an op-session there next Wednesday. Fun to operate!

  2. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    That's some great lookung power and mrr Brad. You have been busy.
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  3. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Adding another couple tunnel units to the QA&P, so a renumbering was in order for some older SD40 units. The 747 is the latest addition, the decaling is done now to get a gloss coat to seal the decals, then bend up some handrails for the front and rear, install the others and glazing, this one is coming to an end.


    These need to get the decals sealed then just a bit of weathering to the patches.

  4. Love it Tom. Great stuff like always. Hopefully you can do a video of these sometime.
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  5. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    They look like pure beasts of power. You’re in your modeling prime for sure.
  6. geep07

    geep07 Member

    How about pictures of your work shop area and parts bin inventory.
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  7. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    You guys are the best!
    I will get some images of my Laboratory and parts sources When I get home John.

    Thanks again guys.
  8. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    The Wizard of Menlo Park. (Millennials may have to google that)
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  9. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Now thats funny Jim:D

    This is the west wall, locomotive storage cases, Rio Grande and Frisco, and a couple small storage cabinets.
    Along the west wall is the tiny closet full of unfinished locos and cars. It has been some time since I have bought a car or loco.
    East wall with a peg board full of parts, wheel sets, Sherline lathe and mill, to the right is and old Paasche paint booth and a couple Paasche brushes, and a whole bunch of paints and machine tools in the drawers of that desk and cart.
    This desk is where I spend most of my time as it is where most of the smaller parts and hand tools are located. Those drawer cabinets are all full of parts from loco trucks to highway trucks, 3 more loco storage cases too. Boxes pictures, glues just all kinds of stuff.
    One of the drawers of detail parts.
    A bunch of loco shells and frames.

    That is a quick tour, of the laboratory:)
  10. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member


    Those 740's are brutes!

    Nice work!

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  11. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Tom: You posted while I was typing!

    I'm ENVIOUS of your detail parts stash!! I'm a'feared I do not have enough of the staple items I'm going to need for the long haul.

    It won't be long and I'll be in a hurt for Detail Associates eye pins. I wish SOMEONE would acquire the DA line and start producing some of the staple items that DA produced. (Like those eye pins.)

    LOVE the display cases full of engines!

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  12. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks Andre.
    I hear ya on these parts. What happened to DA anyways? My LHS still had some new DA2206 eye bolts and I got a few, but they are like 6 bucks now. Other people make them but most are etched metal, and just dont look right to me. With most if not all new locos coming pre-detailed its gonna get, harder for us grunts to get parts to detail these old engines, I have boxes of detail parts in my desk, they are feeling like gold anymore.
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  13. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Wow! All I got to say.
  14. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks Jim!
    You are a great inspiration for me, with your modeling skills, not to mention your just a good guy. I always value your comments and input.
    I am working on a scale USMC M60-a1 tank to spar with you LOL!!
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  15. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Well, I think I have my New Year's resolution....clean up my dang workbench. Fantastic models and workshop!

    -Bob T.
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