Workshop Wednesday

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

  1. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    For those who have not seen it and have access, Keith @klrwhizkid has a great article in the NMRA magazine this month.

    For a second, I did a double take thinking his install on my VO-660. Great photo of the final product weathered by @modeltruckshop .

    -Bob T.
  2. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    A little progress on the “Kansas & Texas Supply Company” for Weir City. This is a Mine Mount Models kit (Wilson’s Mustard). Many roof details yet to complete, and dry fit of several segments here. Weathering to come of course.


    Take Care All,

    -Bob T.
  3. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

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  4. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    That KTSC structure is just awesome looking - the character is outstanding.
    Not too many get this high of a rating from me!

    Also, the photo of the jail from P. Moore is outstanding.

    AWE heck! Everything posted from everyone is GREAT?
  5. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member


    Over the weekend, pulled some boxes out and installed the ladders, handrails , smokejacks etc on these three cabooses.

    Adjusted coupler heights on a few more and made minor repairs to a few more.
  6. fredman23

    fredman23 Member

    I may be misremembering, but wasn't there a technique using a blow dryer to create ripples in resin? Am I having a senior moment?
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  7. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Whilte I've not tried it, I believe I've read of using a heat gun, in combination with a flathead screwdriver if needed. Feels like a hair dryer didn't quite deliver the head or oomph necessary. Other's mileage may vary.
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  8. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Are those Athearn cabooses?
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  9. mark

    mark Member


    SLSF 18 and SLSF 25 are Walthers "3 window" cabooses. They are based on a Grand Trunk (GT) Railway (Canadian) / Grand Trunk Western (GTW) Railroad (US) prototype.

    SLSF 1275 is an Atlas extended or wide vision caboose. It is based on a low slung "eastern lines clearance" cupola Reading (RDG) Railroad prototype.

    Hope this helps.


    Last edited: Jan 19, 2023
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  10. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Mark beat me to it.

    They were gifts.
  11. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member


    Completed the E&B Valley RR, General American airslide cover hopper Ken Wulfert.
  12. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    Happy Workshop Day All,

    Power back on from the ice storm, just in time for a Workshop Wednesday post. This week, decals for this KCFS&M 34-ft boxcar, a Bitter Creek kit and decals custom from Precision Design Co.


    Hope all are safe and warm,

    -Bob T.
  13. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    Wow. Fantastic work as always
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  14. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    That looks totally awesome!! I need one for what’s left of the Zalma Branch.
  15. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    Thanks Guys! @Jim James , I would be glad to make one for the Zalma Branch.
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  16. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    Protoytpe....Postcard from ebay that I bought. Need to adjust positions of the data decals a bit.... KC-FS-M-Boxcar-prototype.jpg
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  17. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    Pretty close to finishing this one up....

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