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Monster Railroad

Posted - 2005 October 10 :  12:55:06 AM  Show Profile
Well This weekend I am able to post a couple more pictures of the addition. I have completed all the benchwork of the addition and here is what I have done tonight whihc only took me 1 hr so not much time spent. Next level is finishing the track work.

First picture: The red is where the old mainline was and as you can see the new section. As for that tunnell and track I have no further use for it so I may just be removing it. The track from the tunnel will come out at that new section in the rear. next picture is a clearer shot.


This picture is the section I just added tonight. I used (9) 3" drywall screws on both ends to keep it sturdy. I was going to build legs first but the support is on both sides of the supported sections so legs were unneeded. I tested the support and strength by seeing if it supported my weight sitting on it and it was all good.


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atsf643

Posted - 2005 October 10 :  04:23:56 AM  Show Profile
Well, I added some scenery and crossing gates this weekend:

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Jürgen R. Dietrichkeit
The Chicago, Santa Fe & Pacific RR, Clovis Subdivision in 1995
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HD Tower

Posted - 2005 October 10 :  06:37:46 AM  Show Profile
atsf643, did you scratch build those crossing signals or did you buy them?

Modeling modern CSX

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SantaFeJim

Posted - 2005 October 10 :  09:16:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit SantaFeJim's Homepage
Hunter48820 -

Painting the ceiling tile is no big deal. I used 4 Woodland Scenice colors;
Burnt Umber
Raw Umber
Yellow Ochre
Earth Undercoat.

Each color was diluted with water with a ratio of 2 parts water to 1 part paint. I used the "leopard spot" technique. Which mean you randomly apply the paints in no set pattern or order. I did not wait for one color to dry before starting the next. This allows them all to blend together. After about 1 hour I applied a second coat of the of a 50/50 mixture of Burnt Umber and Yellow Ochre (which created a fifth color) that I used to fill in any bare spots.

I then applied a wash of India ink (diluted 10 to 1 with water) to the entire surface. Since the ceiling tiles are basically a paper product they are very thirsty and dry quickly.



Coming soon to a layout near you... The Santa Fe El Capitan.

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JeffShultz

Posted - 2005 October 10 :  09:48:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit JeffShultz's Homepage
Jurgen,

Let me echo HD Tower's question - if that's HO, how did you build/acquire those crossing gates and signals? I'll have at least one place on my layout where that setup would be perfect.


Jeff Shultz
Willamette & Pacific - Oregon Electric Branch
http://www.shultzinfosystems.com
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Slatepicker

Posted - 2005 October 10 :  09:56:30 AM  Show Profile
You guys are an inspiration!



Delaware and Hudson 1960-1983
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And others 1960-1983

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INRAIL

Posted - 2005 October 10 :  1:09:29 PM  Show Profile
Great pictures and modeling everyone. I thought I would just sit back this weekend and have my cider and donuts and enjoy the show. Again, great job all. Tom Johnson


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MLW

Posted - 2005 October 10 :  1:25:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit MLW's Homepage
atsf643 nicely done. Do the gate move (automatically up and down)?




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Edited by - MLW on 2005 October 10 1:26:13 PM

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atsf643

Posted - 2005 October 10 :  3:34:44 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by MLW

atsf643 nicely done. Do the gate move (automatically up and down)?



Guys,

yes, the gates move, the 22 Leds on the two gates and cantilevers flash, the bell rings as the trains come and go.
I got them custom built from a company by the name of Signalogic in Edmonton, Alberta about two years ago. Their website (http://www.freenet.edmonton.ab.ca/signalog/index.html) doesn`t work anymore so I think they may be gone. The guy told me he was a full time wheat farmer and built these things whenever the work outdoors was done. They are handmade from brass parts and lots of electronics. Cost was about $500 Canadian for a three track system that's very close to the real thing. The layout segment will be at our club's show in three weeks time, and telling from my boys'and their buddies'looks they should be an attraction.


Jürgen R. Dietrichkeit
The Chicago, Santa Fe & Pacific RR, Clovis Subdivision in 1995
www.atsfrr.com www.locophotos.com www.railcarphotos.com

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atsf643

Posted - 2005 October 10 :  3:39:36 PM  Show Profile
OOPS,

SPSF (Shouldn't Post So Fast):
Here is their new link (thank God for Yahoo):
http://members.shaw.ca/signalogic/intro.htm

They take their time to deliver but they do. Remember their products are custom built.


Jürgen R. Dietrichkeit
The Chicago, Santa Fe & Pacific RR, Clovis Subdivision in 1995
www.atsfrr.com www.locophotos.com www.railcarphotos.com

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hunter48820

Posted - 2005 October 10 :  4:09:45 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by SantaFeJim

Hunter48820 -

Painting the ceiling tile is no big deal. I used 4 Woodland Scenice colors;
Burnt Umber
Raw Umber
Yellow Ochre
Earth Undercoat.

Each color was diluted with water with a ratio of 2 parts water to 1 part paint. I used the "leopard spot" technique. Which mean you randomly apply the paints in no set pattern or order. I did not wait for one color to dry before starting the next. This allows them all to blend together. After about 1 hour I applied a second coat of the of a 50/50 mixture of Burnt Umber and Yellow Ochre (which created a fifth color) that I used to fill in any bare spots.

I then applied a wash of India ink (diluted 10 to 1 with water) to the entire surface. Since the ceiling tiles are basically a paper product they are very thirsty and dry quickly.




Hi Jim,
Thanks for the info. I take it that it was brushed on. Did you prep it with anything else before using these paints?

I think that's where I messed up. I used a heavy primer to seal it before adding any color. That kind of smoothed out the sharp edges and filled the seams a little and lost that nice finish that you got.


Best,
Andy Keeney
Dewitt, MI

You can see the Nashville Road Railimages Album at:
http://www.trainboard.com/railimages/showgallery.php/cat/500/ppuser/3019

Always look out for #1, but don't step in #2!!




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SantaFeJim

Posted - 2005 October 10 :  5:00:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit SantaFeJim's Homepage
quote:
Did you prep it with anything else before using these paints?


NO. I did not prime it or seal it. Yes, I did use a cheap 2" paint brush.



Coming soon to a layout near you... The Santa Fe El Capitan.

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dh34

Posted - 2005 October 10 :  6:34:35 PM  Show Profile
Nice work and pictures fellas. Jeff..looks like the new train room is off to a good start.

Here's a few of the items that I've been working on lately. First is the office/shop. I ended up scratchbuilding some steps on the side. I probably ought to add an awning of some type over the door.



This is a Boley stakebed used by the RIP crew. I added a liftgate to the bed, and put in some tool boxes, cutting torch, welding rig (under tarp), compressor, fire extinguisher, some shoring lumber and a set of DW car stands and air jack



And lastly, since I don't throw anything away....I patch painted the last two Maritime U30Cs and re-lettered them for KRLX - Kennebec Rail Leasing, the in-house leasing company. So with the exception of a single GG20B, Maritime is an all EMD roster (for now).



Dan



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hunter48820

Posted - 2005 October 11 :  02:01:13 AM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by SantaFeJim

quote:
Did you prep it with anything else before using these paints?


NO. I did not prime it or seal it. Yes, I did use a cheap 2" paint brush.



Thanks again Jim. I've got some already in place but haven't touched them yet. Will have to give it a try.


Best,
Andy Keeney
Dewitt, MI

You can see the Nashville Road Railimages Album at:
http://www.trainboard.com/railimages/showgallery.php/cat/500/ppuser/3019

Always look out for #1, but don't step in #2!!




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