S.A.& A.P. Maintenance of Way builds

Discussion in 'Maintenance of Way' started by SAFN SAAP, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Yes, nice job. The paint and weathering will really set it off.
     
  2. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    All painted. She'll get glossed in the AM. Decals Tuesday morning. Big Hook gets glossed in the AM as well.

    DSCN2979.JPG DSCN2980.JPG DSCN2981.JPG
     
  3. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    You did a good job. Looks like a no nonsense, rugged piece of equipment.
     
  4. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    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.

    DSCN2998.JPG DSCN2999.JPG DSCN3000.JPG DSCN3001.JPG DSCN3002.JPG

    MW 229 and MW 237 Together...

    DSCN3003.JPG DSCN3004.JPG DSCN3005.JPG DSCN3006.JPG


    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...
     
  5. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Nice modeling thread. Looks real sharp.
     
  6. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Very nice work ... Your loads look good!
     
  7. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    MW 128 Potable Water Tank Car in the works. Black frame, handrails, dark grey tank w/black dome. Pics soon...
     
  8. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    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...

    DSCN3342.JPG DSCN3343.JPG DSCN3344.JPG DSCN3345.JPG DSCN3346.JPG DSCN3347.JPG
     
  9. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Looks like a great model. Your layout will be very cool some day. Can't wait to see it all come together.
     
  10. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    MW 116 Immigrant Recreation is now in service...

    DSCN3363.JPG DSCN3364.JPG DSCN3365.JPG DSCN3366.JPG DSCN3367.JPG DSCN3368.JPG DSCN3369.JPG DSCN3370.JPG
     
  11. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    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.
     
  12. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Very good detail work, Manny.
    First class job!
     
  13. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    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.
     
  14. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    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'.
     
  15. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    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
     
  16. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    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...
     
  17. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Manny,
    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.
     
  18. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Ditto... the models are too good to hide.

    :) :thumbup:
     
  19. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Manny, Put the cap back on the tube of glue and walk towards the window.
    Open the window and breath deeply several times.
     
  20. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    ...must have Kool Aid.....must have tin foil hat.....must save Jim James from N Scale....must put down glue...
     

Share This Page