Discussion in 'Maintenance of Way' started by SAFN SAAP, Jul 15, 2012.
Yes, nice job. The paint and weathering will really set it off.
All painted. She'll get glossed in the AM. Decals Tuesday morning. Big Hook gets glossed in the AM as well.
You did a good job. Looks like a no nonsense, rugged piece of equipment.
MW 229 Ballast Car is completed. She's been weathered, and she carries a load of mixed ballast (smaller just for Sherrel...LOL...). Here she is by herself and with sister MW 237.
MW 229 and MW 237 Together...
I don't know what to do next. I have the boom car to make for the hoist. I may do a water car now.
Till next time...
Nice modeling thread. Looks real sharp.
Very nice work ... Your loads look good!
MW 128 Potable Water Tank Car in the works. Black frame, handrails, dark grey tank w/black dome. Pics soon...
Now that Tichy Train Group has produced roof walk supports for turn of the century railroad cars, I can really knock out my MOW train. Here is progress so far on heavy weathering of the Immigrant Recreation Car. This car will be finished probably tomorrow and I can move onto the next one. I started weathering with the roof walk off for a reason. I really smooted the roof up, and dirtied it up good. The sides are sooty, dirty, dusty, and the lettering is a little runny. I have some touch ups with dry brushing to do, but this will give you the gist of what I'm attempting to do.
Just for clarifcation, I am not anti-immigrant. Immigrant cars were all over the railroads during the 1880-1920 period. Immigrants during that phase of American History were treated as second class citizens and were afforded as much. Immigrant, or sometimes spelled Emigrant, cars, houses, boarding rooms, laundry services, etc., were quite common practice along the right-of-way. I'm not a politically correct person, but I am compassionate. This and the other Immigrant Car are meant to model the time period accurately only. Everyone in my heart and eyes deserves to be treated fairly and I have no prejudices. No one here has accused me, but I felt it the right thing to do to explain this because many do not know much about the immigrants role in making railroads, nor some of the issues they faced. That is all there is to it.
Here are the pics...
Looks like a great model. Your layout will be very cool some day. Can't wait to see it all come together.
MW 116 Immigrant Recreation is now in service...
Great build and weathering job Manny.
Your dis-claimer on the "Immigrant" car is totally necessary and a story that should be told, as the RR I run over would not be here unless they were here to build it. They assumed all the risk (explosives) and got very little in return. Folks need to know what the term "getting Railroaded" means and where it comes from. Our rich heritage deserves a bit of the truth for sure.
Very good detail work, Manny.
First class job!
There comes a time in every modelers journey that they realize that their skill levels have increased and what was done, can now be done better. That being said, with the two tank cars, ballast cars, and in part the wrecker, showing these, I have decided to moth ball the first attempt at the MOW cars and am redoing them. I will be posting up the first car of the new series shortly. You will see the big difference in the models. I'm not trying to sound snobbish, but I'm OCD PERFECTIONIST, and I realize now how many mistakes I have made on the first attempts. Those lessons learned, shall be applied to the new ones. Stay tuned for further developments.
Manny, you're crazy man! Keep those beauties in service and raise the bar on all upcoming projects. For Pete's sake. Let's see some passenger equipment or some benchwork. Don't mothball your awesome models. They're a rolling testament to your modeling journey. They deserve life on your layout. I'm just sayin'.
Gosh! Your cars are a far cry, I couldn't even get close to the work that you are doing. To think that you can do better is great, but I wouldn't get ride of what you have done. Oh Man !William Jackson
LOL...Thanks guys. I'm humbled. IDK. I'm just not happy with them. I messed up on a bunch of stuff, and I want accurate prototype cars. I'm not a rivet counter, but I have a need....A need for speed. No, realism. I need realism. LOL...
I ended up learning more from my mistakes, than I did from the "great build". I think your work is among the best. I understand your desire and quest but, there is no perfect model. In fact the anomolies in the prototype, is what makes modeling unique. Anyway I understand your quest, my friend, and will support your endeavours just the same.
Please, carry on.
Ditto... the models are too good to hide.
Manny, Put the cap back on the tube of glue and walk towards the window.
Open the window and breath deeply several times.
...must have Kool Aid.....must have tin foil hat.....must save Jim James from N Scale....must put down glue...
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