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    • November 11, 2019 7:29 PM EST
    • Ohh, that Milwaukee beast is pretty.
      Before your NYC Explorer project was initially posted here it had never in all these years stuck in my memory that it was blue and yellow.

    • November 11, 2019 11:50 AM EST
    • Man Norman, you are one hard working guy and do a good job at the same time!  Love seeing your builds. Some in-progress ones would be nice to see, or do an article for GR.

    • November 9, 2019 9:05 AM EST
    • Thanks to all for your nice & encouraging comments!

      Three other locomotive / motor-car projects have been finished recently

      NYC RP-210

       

      MILW #5900

       

      DRG&W M-1 'The Prospector'

       

      Regards

      Norman

    • November 5, 2019 8:46 PM EST
    • Great roof detail on the RI #10000.

    • November 9, 2019 10:29 AM EST
    • I use Krylon matt modern white which is like a ivory color but flat and I also run the engine while painting, I start by painting the wheels with red oxide color primer and then spray the matt modern white, I bounce the paint off a area in front of the car at about a 90 degree angle, seems to work well for me

    • November 7, 2019 10:13 PM EST
    • Gents,

      OK, since I am using this as a rediscover / explore skills project, I might as well add weathering to the list.  The red dirt clod is intriguing... Naturally, I live on coral sand fill, but, hey, it'll give me an excuse for a road trip to the leeward coast...and the last of the OR&L...to collect a sample!

       

      Eric

    • November 7, 2019 7:29 PM EST
    • Eric,

      My suggestion is to get a nice sized dirt clod of that red dirt. Use a round smooth rock to crush it into powder. Dust the oil wash with the dust until the color stops the oil bleed. Gently blow off the excess. Let dry (coagulate)  then seal with a mist of clear coat. 

       

      Don't worry about lack of dirt on the pike, there's a branch line off the layout that does! 

      That's my story ....

    • November 5, 2019 3:50 PM EST
    • For my rolling stock I use that kind of paint, although I prefer Ceramcote if I can find it. I mix a a few drops of Ceramcote brush cleaner with the paint, thin with water and airbrush my stock. For steam locomotives, I place them up on a block of wood, put power to them so the wheels rotate, and then airbrush them. That way I don't get that mask line on the drivers from the side rods.

       

    • November 9, 2019 9:11 AM EST
    • Not very often but I do remember snow down here several times, and once there was enough to have a short snowball fight. 

    • November 9, 2019 5:36 AM EST
    • Well, in a few weeks, we can mail him some.

    • November 9, 2019 4:23 AM EST
    • Forrest Scott Wood said:

      This build just keeps on adding up nicely.
      This being November heading in to the winter season, at least in this hemisphere, its bright hues would look grand against a snow background.

      They don't get a whole lot of snow down in Ormond Beach , FL. 

    • November 8, 2019 8:50 PM EST
    • This build just keeps on adding up nicely.
      This being November heading in to the winter season, at least in this hemisphere, its bright hues would look grand against a snow background.

    • November 8, 2019 8:03 PM EST
    • Amtrak MOW colors are the best !

    • November 8, 2019 7:49 PM EST
    • #19 needs to come to Hawaii for operational testing.

    • November 8, 2019 10:22 AM EST
    • Still working on numbering, got the smoke box plate numbered along with the sand dome, added some Jax pewter black to the bell rope and have made a plate for the center of the cab where I can run my wiring, sort of like a tunnel and is removable using magnetic tape so removal is easy. Have gotten the R/C board along with battery and charging board fitted in the tender section and might have room to place a sound board in there also, pretty small space. If I can do it I will place the speaker in the roof of the cab as I have used this location before with good results, more to come, Bill

      numbering done

       

    • November 7, 2019 8:40 PM EST
    • David Maynard said:
      Rooster ' said:
      David Maynard said:

      To actually see it run is a really good feeling. Now the hard part begins.....

      I tend to differ on that comment Maynard however I'm self centered and only think about my building experiences.

      You said it, I didn't. I find that getting all the detail work done, and done right, is quite time consuming, and rather exacting work. 

      Ok...fair enough Maynard ....Carry on with the good work and pics as I'm enjoying them Tommy !

    • November 7, 2019 5:25 AM EST
    • Rooster ' said:
      David Maynard said:

      To actually see it run is a really good feeling. Now the hard part begins.....

      I tend to differ on that comment Maynard however I'm self centered and only think about my building experiences.

      You said it, I didn't. I find that getting all the detail work done, and done right, is quite time consuming, and rather exacting work. 

    • November 6, 2019 8:12 PM EST
    • David Maynard said:

      To actually see it run is a really good feeling. Now the hard part begins.....

      I tend to differ on that comment Maynard however I'm self centered and only think about my building experiences.

    • November 6, 2019 7:07 PM EST
    • To actually see it run is a really good feeling. Now the hard part begins.....

    • November 6, 2019 12:55 AM EST
    • It's alive!    Will try to run it on the track next.

      (Tried to load a short video, but it didn't work)

       

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie