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    • November 19, 2017 10:39 AM EST
      • Spokane Valley, Washington St.
         
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      LGB Porter Bash

      Inspired by Dennis Rayon's Porter project, I grabbed one of mine and went to work.

      Not quite finished yet, (more little details like weathering, touch up paint, tools, etc needed.)

      Now I'm starting the trailing car to hold the battery, sound, and AirWire board.

       

       

       

       

    • November 19, 2017 10:55 AM EST
      • Shut up Rooster
         
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      Wow that came out awesome.  Nice work.

    • November 19, 2017 11:01 AM EST
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      Thanks, Shawn. She'd be right at home on your RR.

    • November 19, 2017 11:08 AM EST
      • KENILWORTH, WARWICKSHIRE UK. (Just up the road from Stratford-Upon-Avon)
         
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      Excellent bash......

    • November 19, 2017 10:53 PM EST
      • Streamwood, IL
         
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      That's one sharp Porter, very nice bash!

    • November 20, 2017 12:05 AM EST
      • Visalia, California
         
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      Love the look of it! Great work John. Hope you post a final picture of it!

      Steve

    • November 20, 2017 12:14 AM EST
      • Kailua, HI
         
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      Gorgeous and inspiring!

    • November 20, 2017 7:42 AM EST
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      Water hatch is a nice touch. Tread plate kind of looks same pattern as one from Italeri's 1/25 scale truck accessories model kit but I don't remember it being large enough for this..

    • November 20, 2017 8:17 AM EST
      • Lancaster, Pennsylvania
         
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      That's sharp! Now I'm itching to work one over!

    • November 20, 2017 10:31 AM EST
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      Thanks, Guys!

      Tread plate and the elbows for the smoke/water pipes all from plastruct. Left over from a previous projects.

      Except for the loco, everything came out of my junk bins. Corrugated metal from the mine project, the running boards are brass roosters from the disconnect project, and so on.

      Trailing truck was once a pilot for a forney.

      This post was edited by John Bouck at November 20, 2017 10:34 AM EST
    • November 20, 2017 6:46 PM EST
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
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      Very nice John!  Is the roof rust a paint or chemical treatment?  I am about to embark on a "rust look" project at work. I need to make 50 sq. feet of aluminum panel look like rusted steel. I'm starting by spraying on Rustoleum's oil base rusty metal primer which is a dark red oxide using an HVLP spray system. I'll follow that with Modern Masters Iron paint and then use their oxidizer to make the actual iron look rusty. Last, once I have the look I want, a sealer is sprayed on to stop the oxidation.  Tedious, but it looks real because it is.

      This post was edited by Jon Radder at November 21, 2017 10:58 AM EST
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    • November 20, 2017 6:52 PM EST
      • Highland, Maryland
         
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      Really beautiful John! 

    • November 20, 2017 8:41 PM EST
      • Mount Vernon, Missouri
         
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      Wow John your engine is looking very interesting, I sincerely appreciate your greatest compliment by being inspired by my model.

      I really love your water tank fill hole coming through the roof.

      keep the pics coming

      Dennis

    • November 21, 2017 8:13 AM EST
      • Prescott Valley, AZ
         
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      Ah, John.......   A 'bash after my own heart....  What a great job...   Love it.. 

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    • November 21, 2017 11:08 AM EST
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      The roof is "rust" model paint followed by a couple black ink alcohol washes.

      Wood (basswood pieces) is rattle can "Cold Galvanizing" (used after you weld up a galvanized pipe gate or fence panel to re galvanize the weld joints.) also with black ink wash.

      Various brass pins, rods, etc.

       

      Yesterday, I put the ladder and roof platform on with some grab bars. I fabbed up a knuckle coupler to fit the link coupler on the back. Prolly will add some more bits to it today.

       

       

    • November 21, 2017 11:19 AM EST
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         That is just spectacular. I know it's a matter of taste, but I think you've hit a great balance between overdoing the weathering and making-it-looked-used business and just running a plastic model out there. The rusty corrugated roof is a good example of that. Really good stuff. Something for me to emulate.

       

        May I make a suggestion? I think the smokestack and the hatch on the roof look out of place now with the rest of the model. They look too much like a plastic model. I would suggest greying them down and varying the color on them so they fit in with the rest of your wonderful work on this model. Also, what do you plan for the couplers, and how will they fit in with the rest of the work?

       

       

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    • November 21, 2017 12:08 PM EST
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      Thanks, John. I have stack and hatch treatments in the works. Couplers are link n pin, with a custom knuckle I can use if the need arises.

    • November 21, 2017 2:44 PM EST

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      John

      Would you share with us 1) how you extended the deck area for the wood load including frame extension (?) and 2) added the trailing truck?  Photos would be great.

      Mike

    • November 21, 2017 6:22 PM EST

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      Brilliant! I love the way you connected the relocated stack and water hatch.

    • November 21, 2017 6:38 PM EST
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      Great work John. Inspiring loco to say the least

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