Workshop Wednesday

Discussion in 'General' started by yardmaster, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. Almost Wednesday. Here’s my week:

    still plugging away on U25s for myself.
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    Here is the first one I built, early 90s. Painted with Testors spray cans. It needed some touchup and repairs. Handrails repainted etc...
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  2. Also for my Toledo friend:
    Another 86' car. He put some god awful graffiti decals on it but I tried to tone them down.

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  3. Another for him is this DT&I coil car:
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  4. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    I, like many others, appreciate the older Blue box type kits. Been working on these Athearn 55' covered hoppers a couple months off and on.
    And as usual, I ended up doing waaay to much to them. When will I ever learn? I looked at the end details and thought hhmm, maybe an air tank here, a triple valve there, and now some piping, well we cant have the bulky walkway, so got a couple etched kits from Plano, then wow those end grabs sure look clunky after all the other details, then snip and sanded all of them off, then I couldn't find the correct straight grabs (why, why did I start this).
    Well after drilling 130, #79 holes on each car, for all the walkway mounts and grab irons, I hand bent the straight grab irons, mounted them and the rest along with the walkway mounts with ACC. Then painted and decaled with Herald King decals. I have not worked very much with those decals, I found them to be robust and just a little thicker than what I was used to, but good decals. I then mixed up some epoxy to glue the walkways, then installed Plano cut bars, Walthers trucks and Reboxx wheels finished the basic models. I am gonna run them a while before I give them a dose of light weathering. Any ways a few images of the Arco hoppers.
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    And now the tramp job is shoving to a westbound QA&P train about to depart.
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  5. Looks good Tom. Big improvements there.
     
  6. meteor910

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

    Athearn's Blue Boxes, plus a few others, really expanded the hobby, 1960's-1970's. We owe Irv's memory lots of thanks.
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  7. Here is last weeks projects with some outdoor shots. 802 is almost done so it made a cameo appearance as it nears completion. It needs a strobe, cab windows and some paint and weathering touchups but nothing major.

    I wish it photographed better, the fiberglass covers have a nice fade from top to bottom.

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  8. Here is the latest 86' auto parts car:

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  9. fredman23

    fredman23 Member

    When are, you know, going to learn some modeling skills?:p
     
  10. I'll keep practicing for sure!! Thanks!

    You might like this. Even though they have a face only a mother can love, I think those Hi-Hood U25s are great. I have always loved them. Classic Frisco diesel. Going through pics for my projects I saved this out. Young Steve by 807 in Springfield. June 1. 1977. Enjoy this!

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  11. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Happy Wednesday, Workshoppers,

    Here are a couple of projects in progress....

    Worked on this Inter-Action hobbies kit, making the storefront separate from the garage. The original design is a service garage, but using the storefront on Weir City Main Street. Added a bump out and wall to the garage to make a free-standing structure.

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    Looking for names, but probably a barber shop or shoe store. I ordered some paint to touch up the trim and my water colors for weathering are on the way, so this and other buildings will get weathered soon.

    Also been working on the second diorama, and have some scenery down. This one will be for posing structures for photos off-layout. Here we see some of Jim's work and the loco from other Frisco friends posed as an example. Need to find some grade crossing signs and get the roadways weathered a bit.

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    I also did a few shots on the first diorama and have been touching it up (and accidentally breaking trees). I had the tree factory going last weekend, so plenty extra for insurance purposes.


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    I hope all are doing well. Great stuff above, Steve. I can't believe there was an issue of MRH without your work last week! I am sure that will change in September.

    -Bob T.
     
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  12. Thanks Bob. I appreciate it. I’ll try to get some coverage with the SW7 for you! Lol
     
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  13. meteor910

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

    Bob, Nice VO-660. Plus, Steve, I really like the U25b pic with young Steve in it.
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  14. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    I'm seeing some great work here guys!
     
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  15. Not Wednesday but it was a perfect day to take pictures outside. Enjoy, Steve

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    Scout lending a hand. She is great at picking the cobwebs out of the trees.

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  17. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Not Wednesday, but still awesome.
     
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  18. dwoomer

    dwoomer Member

    Love your work, Steve!
     
  19. Thanks guys I appreciate it. Hopefully another modeler in the making too!!
     
  20. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Workshop Day Again.

    Not much modeling to report, but some workshop news. I decided to work on organizing the workshop (garage) this past weekend, in preparation for some work being done.

    I cut down some 1/2 plywood to start on some shelving and drawers for my large storage shelves across from the workbench. These were inspired from seeing the latest Luke Towan video where he showed his new studio.



    Here is my start:

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    Going to try to fill two 6x2 ft shelves with these, including some with drawers on the next level down. Maybe clean the whole thing up with some paint and such.

    I also cleaned off the workbench (or as clean as it gets):

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    Yes, there is a bowl of drying hatch chilies for seeds next spring. This workbench had been my work-from-home office space until my older boy went off to Rice.

    The work done included a new back step to the right of the workbench in the photo above (not shown) and the removal of a concrete ramp that was on one side of the garage, at the step up from the car area to the level of the house. I think someone had used it for a wheelchair...a prior owner. This ramp was a giant pain, as it was keeping me from getting a small staging yard into the layout plan:

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    You an see the lighter area, which is where the staging yard module will now go, off behind the Lightning Creek mine section. Hopefully an upcoming post will show the staging yard and connector coming together. That curve off to the staging is drawn a bit tight, but will be relaxed when built, depending on the spacing available.

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    Take Care All,

    -Bob T.
     
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