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  For the 2021 do something challenge
Posted by: ezdays - 06-21-2021, 05:52 AM - Forum: Contests & Challenges - Replies (3)

A big thanks to all of you who entered this challenge. Everyone did a fantastic job on their projects and several of you have done more than one. Although a few said they could not complete their projects, it doesn't matter, everyone that entered did something and that was the idea to start with. So I'm listing everyone who entered here so that you may choose which entries you think deserve your vote. You may vote for as many of them that you wish. Vote for one, vote for a few, or if you can't make up your mind, vote for them all... just vote, please. The polls will close about the time I've finished my second cup of coffee on the morning of July 11th.
 
Note that all names are in alphabetical order, and you can click on them if you wish to review their entry thread.

Please, PM me if I screwed up and misspelled a name, have a wrong link or (heaven forbid), missed anyone that entered. My record along these lines aren't the best, Icon_redface although I do occasionally get it right. Icon_rolleyes

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  archaeological excavation in egypt 7/8 ths scale
Posted by: franckcombe - 06-19-2021, 12:58 PM - Forum: Narrow Gauge, Logging and Mining - Replies (3)

A few years ago I made layouts at the 7/8th then by lassitude I left to explore other scales like the hoe with the SIDI FONTANA and the on30 with Lucky Lucke. 
Finally I came back to the 7/8ths with the theme of archaeological exploration in Egypt with the railway. As is often the case in my networks, I always mix the real and the fictional. The narrow gauge railway was often used for exploration in Egypt with or without a locomotive. 
I chose to do it with typical English locomotives (colonial heritage). I have a lister, a ruston and a ransom and rapier. 
There will be a sand chute system between the ground and the first level.
On the left side of the layout, there will be a cross bridge. 
The layout of which you have a volume model is 70 cm by 100 cm plus the cross bridge.
Here are some real photos from Egypt which I will use as a basis

[Image: 51258528050_40e8068839_b.jpg]deir-el-bahari-1894-6 by franck combe, sur Flickr

[Image: 51257489771_435866d610_b.jpg]egypte fouilles Isa 01 by franck combe, sur Flickr

[Image: 51258528065_895de67646_b.jpg]B55_NS by franck combe, sur Flickr

[Image: 51257489811_c8e3212a4d_b.jpg]A212_NS by franck combe, sur Flickr

[Image: 51256760552_ee0421e8ae_b.jpg]IMG_6414 by franck combe, sur Flickr

[Image: 51256760562_9dc0934720_b.jpg]IMG_6413 by franck combe, sur Flickr

[Image: 51258232814_0bf6769f8d_b.jpg]IMG_6412 by franck combe, sur Flickr


[Image: 51256760582_4e1827537f_b.jpg]IMG_6411 by franck combe, sur Flickr

[Image: 51257489746_3fac259a1d_b.jpg]IMG_6410 by franck combe, sur Flickr

[Image: 51257687553_1eaf594e63_b.jpg]IMG_6409 by franck combe, sur Flickr

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  Weird things can happen
Posted by: CNR5103 - 06-18-2021, 04:14 PM - Forum: HO Modeling - Replies (5)

I had to strip the paint off a recently painted boxcar because I didn’t like the color.  I used a bath of 99% isopropyl alcohol like I always do in such a case.  Here is the result on the roof walk.

   

I have never seen that.  This is a resin kit.

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  Weekly Photo Fun 6/18 - 6/24/21
Posted by: bdw9535 - 06-18-2021, 03:44 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (2)

WPMA-40 makes its way back up Division Street in Whiskey Point.

Bruce

   

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  Weekly Photo Fun 6/11 - 6/17/21
Posted by: bdw9535 - 06-11-2021, 05:09 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (6)

WPMA-29 going thru Chestnut Neck.

Bruce

   

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  South River Model works Car shop / Diesel shop
Posted by: Ensign - 06-10-2021, 09:54 AM - Forum: HO Modeling - Replies (19)

Hi everyone, well I just finished building my first SRMW's kit. I bought this kit when it first came out 20 years ago now, and have finally gotten around to building it.
I added some LED lighting to it, as I do with all of my builds. I think lighting adds another level of realism to a scene or structure. The kit went together very well without any real problems. 
I will start with some outdoor photos in natural light first that I took just today. I hope you will enjoy them!

   

   

   

Greg

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  Weekly Photo Fun 6/4 - 6/10/21
Posted by: bdw9535 - 06-04-2021, 03:48 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (5)

Shore River's SW1500 working Pier 32.

Bruce

   

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  CNR Crane
Posted by: CNR5103 - 05-30-2021, 01:31 PM - Forum: HO Modeling - Replies (2)

Where can I find a kit to model this?

   

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  CNR5103 2021 do something challenge
Posted by: CNR5103 - 05-30-2021, 05:41 AM - Forum: Contests & Challenges - Replies (27)

At the beginning of 2003, Model Railroader magazine published a series of articles on how to build the Turtle Creek Central, a small 4x8 layout. On one of the last publications, they inserted a decals sheet so one can letter a boxcar for the TCC Railroad.  At that time, I had only one locomotive and maybe ten to twelve cars, mostly Athearn BB kits and was just beginning building my layout.  I was definitely not ready for such a project but as my modeling skills developed over the years, I have never forgotten those articles and the decals sheet.

Two weeks ago, someone posted a photo of a boxcar he had lettered for the TCC on Facebook.  The photo and this forum gave me the motivation to start the project and finish it.  I searched through old piles of MR and found that decals sheet in the March 2003 issue.  I also have an old Athearn BB boxcar on which I had practiced weathering and that I don’t use on the layout.

So here is my challenge.  To improve an old Athearn BB kit and letter it for the TCC Railroad.

   

I know I now have the skills to do that.  The challenge is to finish it in time.  The summer is almost here, the backyard needs care and the girlfriend will be on vacation for the next weeks.  I just hope for a few rainy days.  If I don’t succeed, I will at least have some motivation to setup the "paint room" and paint those six cars that are waiting for too long now.

I am not yet decided for the paint scheme.  I am thinking about Boxcar Red sides and Black roof and ends but I can change my mind.  At this time, any suggestions will be welcome and examined.

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  WPF 5/28 - 6/3/21
Posted by: bdw9535 - 05-28-2021, 02:50 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (6)

WPMA-29 sets out two cars of bagged sugar at Atlantic Sweetener.   Have an enjoyable and safe holiday weekend. Smile

Bruce

   

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