Workshop Wednesday

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

  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Great modeling everyone! I haven't gotten much done of any consequence as far as modeling this week seem to be working on a lot of stuff but not getting anywhere.
    Here is the Class SD40-2 the SL-SF 950. Got in weathered up a bit and into service it goes. I really gotta start getting rid of some of these. Just as soon as I get tired of them LOL, which means I better build another display case to store them in.

    Thanks for stopping by :)
  2. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Beautiful! Your locomotive weathering is unsurpassed.
  3. I worked last night so I have not taken any pics. Everybody else's looks great. Tom
    I'd love to see the fleet of 40s! Nice work.
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  4. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Tom -
    Wow! Love your SLSF 950 model. Looks "real real"!
  5. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    Tom H -- That is just georges (lol)!
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  6. Back to the MKT truck again this week. Wont look like a lot of change but there is for the time consuming little parts.
    Hood ornament and headlights are done:
    Mirrors,horn and marker lights that were white metal castings:
    Pulley and taillights done:
    Curtains on the back of the service bed made from tissue paper:
    Small generator built from scrap box pieces:
    Windows cut from paper templates:
  7. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

  8. Thanks Tom. I appreciate you checking this thing out. BTW I will be painting stuff this week and will take plenty of pics for the il paint weathering for a quick how to, or how I do at least.o_O
  9. gna

    gna Member Supporter

    Worked on my Bowser Connie more this week. I filed the frame and got the drivers all on the track. It still had problems, as my drawbar was too short--I liked the way the spacing looked, but the tender caused the loco to derail on curves. I made new a drawbar and ran it on the layout. It still slips when pulling cars, so it may need more weight.


    I tweaked my Athearn Genesis 2-8-2 and ran it on my friend's layout:


    Needs weight, too.
  10. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Sadly no modeling progress this week, except for watching "how to" layout frame building videos and the replacement of the rear axle seal on the 1:1 scale 1968 F100 "Bessie". Yes, its my daily driver. The plan was to drive it for 5 years after resto-modding it. If it'll make it another 14 months, then its "mission accomplished". 20140805_144838.jpg
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  11. WindsorSpring

    WindsorSpring Member

    Good job, Ozarktraveler! The railroad in the background of your photo eases the post close to topic (though I suppose we deduct points for the reporting marks on the green hoppers... :) )
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  12. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Lol... those are the tracks where I captured the hopper with the SLSF reporting marks some years back. Shared here someplace.
  13. Good stuff guys.
    The 68 is sharp. Seal shouldn’t be a big deal. Is that a 9” rear? Great colors on that truck.
  14. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Yes, its a 9" rear. It wasn't hard. In fact, it was a little too easy. Feel like I dodged a bullet. I had gotten a loaner "puller" but I pulled the axle by hand, no chain, no tool, not even a grunt, eek... for as you know, the axle is only held in by the friction of the wheel bearing against the rear end housing.

    I did use the tool for reinstallation. Thanks for the color complements.

    I'll share a "before" photo but I don't want to hijack the thread anymore than I have.

    My 70+ yr old dad and I did it as a project together.

    Last edited: Mar 1, 2018
  15. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    Steve -- I hope you're NOT going to let me down? I expect to see those running lights on top of the cab to be lit before this build is over? :giggle::giggle:
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  16. HA, Sherrel can I make up for it if there are tiny cigarette butts in the ashtray and a coffee cup for the dash?:D
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  17. Craig that is even more impressive seeing the before photo. Thanks. I have several 73-79 Fords myself. Including the one in my avatar photo.
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  18. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Thoroughly enjoying the updates, gents. I have been woefully negligent in keeping up. The workshop's in the midst of a rearranging/cleaning so not much else happening. My pin vise also isn't gripping my #79 or #80 drill bits so I'm about to declare it 4-F and move on, but that's another hold-up for me.

    Best Regards,
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  19. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    WOW, CRAIG! The colors you used on that truck are "FAB"! A real beauty!
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  20. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    They are from the 2009 Toyota color palette. The blue matches my wife's car, the silver kept them in the same palette, so they would look right together. The metallic and clearcoat shine really highlight the truck's bodylines.

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