A Little Layout Progress QA&P

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

  1. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Nice job! Those beauties would surely catch the eye of any train chasers. Top shelf modeling as always, Tom.
     
  2. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    That is superlative replication in miniature, Mr. Holly.

    In other words: 'Ya done good, Tom.
     
  3. Those are nice Tom. Great work as always. The green color is spot on too. I love that a guy with 1,000 freight cars still finds neat new projects to add to the fleet!
     
  4. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    Trainloads of those those things pass us on the gulf coast every week. Is that for water systems? I wonder who uses all this pipe that passes us.
     
  5. dwoomer

    dwoomer Member

    Nice!
     
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  6. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Those cars really look good.

    GS
     
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  7. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Those look fantastic!
     
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  8. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Tom,
    As usual, your attention to detail produces great models.
    I can see why it took you over a year to get it to complete, probably spent some time to find the materials.
    One thing I can say negatively about this hobby is finding materials needed at your local disposal. Have to do a nation wide search to find it. LOL!

    On the other hand, on a positive note, such a great looking model of loaded flats!
    Love to see a video of these on a long train!
     
  9. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks for the likes and comments guys, always appreciated. Im working on a video John, its the time needed to get that done.

    A comment on another site was made it is legit, so I told him of me experience. My response below
    Yea these cars came with hitches in a separate baggie. Most of these pipe rack cars back in the 70's 80's and early 90's came out of TOFC service. I have walked on top of cars like these, they had metal welded to the deck in this case channel and 8x8 oak in the channels, then the wooden strips the pipe sat on. I think the purpose was to get the bottom of the lading above any rub rails, to facilitate loading and more importantly unloading, as these cars were unloaded in the field sometimes. One thing I didn't model, but I can someday, is all the banding and dunnage left on these cars after unloading. all those strips of wood that separated the pipe layers was most often just left atop the cars. No big deal to some, but many trains have had to stop and be walked because those boards would shake and wiggle their way over the edges, far enough to trigger high/wide/shifted load detectors, I know as I was the guy that had to walk a few. So, I got to where I would walk the tops of MT flats and kick off all those loose boards, it was a lot quicker to do it in the yard than out on the road. The cars with outside rub rails contained this dunnage better than cars with inside rub rails, Ive seen both types in pipe service. I wanted to use this type as it fits my era a bit better.
     
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  10. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Tom - Get those cars rolling so we can get back to finishing the Keystone pipeline!
    K
     
  11. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    First hand knowledge like that really enhances the realism of seldom modeled details.
     
  12. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks Jim!
     
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  13. Good stuff Tom
     
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  14. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    For some reason I can't get the most recent images to load. Any way, I love all of the custom B&Y units you come up with, especially the tunnel motors.
     
  15. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks everyone, for the nice and always appreciated comments.
    Here is a work in progress, coming a little closer to completion, and most likely the last Tunnel unit for the QA&P. Time to move on to some more projects I am thinking of.

    The QA&P SD40T-2 #746. Got decals and a clear coat applied.
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    Thanks for taking a look!
     
  16. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Excellent decal work and those see through grills are cool. Can’t wait to see it riding the rails.
     
  17. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Beautiful, Tom!
     
  18. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    Very nice work Tom. Are you printing your own decals for these projects?
     
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  19. Looks great Tom.
     
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  20. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks for all the comments guys, as always they are much appreciated.
    Ethan. The only decals I made were the "QA&P, loco numbers and the number boards numbers. All the rest are from several sources, mosly Micro-Scale, All those high voltage, engine start, engine water fill, engine oil check, fire extinguisher and on and on, are from different sheet sources. The barricade stripes are from full stripe GP7 decal sheets.
     
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