Workshop Wednesday

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

  1. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Folks -
    Been kicking around the idea of starting a regular Wednesday feature for the modeling inclined. I can't take credit for the idea; I've at least seen it on the Resin Car Works Blog, and liked the sound of it.

    A "Workshop Wednesday" running thread. Frisco modelers, post your works-in-progress, status updates, etc.

    This thread. Just hit "reply."

    Every Wednesday, starting the first Wednesday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29th)

    Personally, I'm hoping that it'll motivate me to do more, especially if I know that others are watching.

    Post one "update" per week. It can be the same project every week until completed, or it can be a different project. It doesn't necessarily have to be a model per se; it could be a workbench gizmo or gadget or just the layout of your workbench itself.

    Don't consider the above to be hard and fast "rules." We all have enough rules to follow at work, etc.

    Best Regards,
  2. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    I think that’s a swell idea.
  3. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    I'm in!!
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  4. I'm in too. Sounds like a good plan to me. I do have to warn you I have a project that starts with MKT again on the bench so the censors may cut me off. :D
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  5. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Supporter

    Long as you are not looking for top notch photos.
  6. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    I like the idea. Looking for feedback though, do I do this in lieu of my layout thread? (Though, admittedly, I've had plenty of detours this year, so progress has been extremely limited. )

    I'm good either way, just want to limit my clutter so to speak.
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  7. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    I'm in, even though I'm not doing much.

    I've set aside a rip track full of locos and cars that got damaged in the move. Need to start doing some repairs. I have a Rock Island E6 (P2K) that was savaged. Naturally, it was one of my favorites. SLSF 2006, my "cigar band" E8, had some minor damage. The other Frisco models came through OK. I guess I packed the Frisco stuff better!

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  8. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Thanks to all for the feedback/input. Sounds like there's enough to give it a try. I figure if it doesn't work out, it'll quiver a couple of times and then cease to be. We'll give it a go.

    Some feedback to questions/comments:

    Not if I can help it, Steve. For these purposes, if it's a line that would interchange with Frisco and it's a modeling project, it's fair game. Since just about any North American reporting marks could've appeared on the Frisco, I guess that's some pretty big scope creep, but I'll take my changes.

    That would rule me out for sure, Brad. My tabletphotography skills are only good enough to show that there's something in the workshop and on the workbench.

    Craig, I'd think this in addition to your layout thread would be fine as your schedule and patience allows.

    Ken, I know for a fact that I was more carefully with any Frisco stuff - models, railroadana or otherwise - when we moved across town 7 years ago. I think it's only natural. :)

    Best Regards,
  9. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Folks -
    Just a reminder for the Workshop Wednesday debut tomorrow. I'll be heading to the workbench shortly to get my photo.

    While I'm still not doing as much as I'd like - two high schoolers and their activities, working at Mizzou athletic events, walking the dog twice daily, etc. -this has motivated me to make a bit more progress, even if it's just 10 minutes a night. Progress, and not perfection, I reckon.

    Looking forward to it all,
  10. Do we post here Chris or will there be a new thread?

    BTW while you are at Mizzou sports I have two wrestlers that will need a college very soon!(y)
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  11. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Just going to keep adding to this thread. To wit, my initial contribution is an era appropriate billboard. I'm constructing based of plans in a 1989 Model Railroader. It"s about 60% finished.

    Mizzou has a very good wrestling program. I'm sorry to say I don't go to or work many meets at all. My work at events is PA announcing, so I have to at least sound like I know what I'm talking about. With wrestling, a cat could do better than I.

    Best Regards,

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  12. geep07

    geep07 Member


    I appears that you tore out the sheet from the magazine and punched holes in it to be stored in a binder/folder. Did you throw the rest of the magazine in the can?

  13. Well guys, here is my latest big project. I know I know its not Frisco but......
    This appears in the Nick Molo MKT/SLSF freight car book. It is listed as a Hendrickson but it is actually a Cline brand truck. It is primarily scratchbuilt with styrene and brass. 1/25th scale. I wont bore you with too many pics but you can get the idea. The goal is to be done for the St Louis RPM show this summer.
    Le Roi 844 for any of you Army vets.

    Thanks for checking it out.
  14. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

  15. pensive

    pensive Member Supporter

    Recently, I decided to finish my "Grusome Casket" kit that I started 25-30 years ago. The parts were painted to kill the plastic sheen, and a thin wash covered the brick sections to represent mortar and give them some definition. A piece of paper was painted silver and attached to the seam where the metal roof sections met in order to cover a gap between them. This took me about a month to do because I would paint or glue sections and wait for them to dry overnight before going to the next step. The model is made of two buildings where I had to do some filing in order to get the to fit together.

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    Last edited: Nov 29, 2017
  16. Rich, that might make me get mine out. My wife is an embalmer and I bought one years ago to build for her. Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks Ken.
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  17. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    image.jpeg Starting to ballast my railroad, this last part is better than the first
  18. gna

    gna Member Supporter

    First of all, I can't believe any of you can get anything done with such clean desks :)

    Well, in that spirit, here's some of my projects:
    Accurail MKT boxcar:

    I'm replacing the fishbelly with channel for a straight underframe.

    Bowser E-6 kit:

    Unfortunately, the kit seems to be missing some parts, and I'm having trouble locating them.

    Harry Potter Hogwarts Express:

    My daughter loves Harry Potter, so I've trying to tweak the cheapo MRC sound decoder I installed.

    So no Frisco. My Frisco projects are stalled at the moment, so this thread should help.
  19. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Supporter

    A few projects I've been working on, Steve's truck models motivated me to assemble some 1940s Sylvan Scale Models trucks. Just to cover the Frisco end is a recently finished Sunshine Models stock car.

    Brad Slone Trucks 1.jpg Trucks 2.jpg SLSF 47422.jpg

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