Workshop Wednesday

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

  1. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Supporter

    Thanks Tom. I have been slowly working my way around the layout and am getting close to Clinton. This is a must-have building. Next up is the Clinton depot, whenever I can convince someone to make the transite shingle siding. And then the roundhouse with machine shop. But then. I'll being building other stuff along the way as well.
  2. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    Great stuff, guys! Great structure @Oldguy ! Would love to see the layout progress.

    I have been continuing some diorama detailing as well as discovering that I numbered the wrong dome on one of these ten-wheelers. A corrective project for this week, I guess.

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    Take Care All,

    -Bob T.
  3. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    @klrwhizkid , I hear that a replacement Tsunami is coming for the "Economi" decoders shipped with these Bachmann ten-wheelers. Have you seen any info? Speaker upgrade possible?

    -Bob T.
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  4. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Yes, and it is available now;


    Tsunami2 TSU-BH2 Bachmann Sound Value Steam Upgrade MSRP $115.95

    This is an easy decoder upgrade for your Bachmann HO Sound Value steam models. The TSU-BH2 offers 8-function (lighting) outputs and an easy install, plus a Current Keeper easy connection. Just replace the Sound Value decoder and enjoy all of the Tsunami2 features you love! This decoder is designed to replace the factory board in the following HO Bachmann Sound Value Steam Models: 2-6-0, 2-8-0, 4-6-2, 4-8-4 Class J, GS4 and more.

    P.N. Description
    884814 TSU-BH2 Steam-2

    I can get it for everyone for $78.53 plus shipping to you. Actually, the speaker in the tender of those steamers is pretty decent for their purpose.
  5. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    Awesome. Yes, if you can get me one to try, I will take one and report.
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  6. Not Wednesday of course but I finished these up last week for my usual customer. Atlas units. He wanted mild so these are just faded then a little grime. Show as pretty new units that way. In the before and after you can see how even a little fade takes the toyish look out of the paint.





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  7. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Re: TSU-BH2...

    Watching with interest. I have four of the Bachman New Tooling 4-4-0's if it would fit those, too.

  8. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Supporter

    This will give you an idea of how the plant and load out building will be oriented. Yes, I will have a courtyard between the two buildings.

    I now need to build a connecting building between the two. Basically for forklift travel between the two.

    Attached Files:

  9. Great project! Does that structure still exist?
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  10. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Supporter

    It does, but it has been greatly modified and looks more like the ubiquitous metal building that one sees everywhere.
  11. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    You know what Bob? That's just water under the bridge.....


    Pouring some muddy water for the 18" x 60” diorama. Maybe another layer that is a bit more clear after this one dries....

    Take Care All,

    -Bob T.
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  12. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    RJ -- I am speechless! That is magnificent looking muddy water!
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  13. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    Been patiently waiting for the resin on my Brush Creek diorama to dry. Finally, not too bad today and have been working on a few shots.




    Hope all are well,

    -Bob T.
  14. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Wow! I absolutely love your modeling style!! Very realistic bridge scene and a joy to look at all the nice attention to details.
  15. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    Thanks Jim. A lot of your stuff in these photos, including inspiration from the Zalma Branch.
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  16. Those are great scenes Bob. I like how many colors you have in the scenery.
  17. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member


    Installed Railpro locomotive module in Athearn Genesis GP7 #612. Successfully consisted it with Atlas GP38-2 #476. Thanks Keith R. for the wiring convention confirmation. (For the record the headlights connect to the wires from 9-pin vs the 6-pin connector on the GP7 unit.)

    Getting everything to fit in the tight confines of the GP7 narrow hood is a challenge with all the wires. Knocked a few parts off the shell, but they'll go back on. No permanent damage.
  18. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Had to reset my Railpro Handheld Control (HC-2) unit and update it's software, but finally got the 567 prime mover sound files downloaded to the HC-2 and loaded onto #612's locomotive module.

    Future installs should be a little easier after this, now that I have a better handle on what I'm doing. (Keen eyes will note a few details were knocked off, but they will be reattached.)

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  19. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Supporter

    All that is left is some weathering and scenery. Those will get done once planted.

    Attached Files:

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    here is a project I’m finishing up. A friend of ours just graduated high school. He is a model railroader and rail photographer. His last name is Rausch and they have a large family farm. I made this up from an undecorated Intermountain car.
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