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    • April 15, 2020 12:58 PM EDT
      • West Glocester, Rhode Island
         
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      WOW!  As expected.  You are truly an artist Mike!

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    • April 15, 2020 1:56 PM EDT
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      Great work Mike.

       

      Shane

       

    • April 15, 2020 3:11 PM EDT
      • romeoville, illinois
         
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      Thanks Dan and Shane . 

    • April 15, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

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      mike dorsch said:

         Today I finished car # 1 , BFTX 10057 . Not a big fan of graffiti but that is what it is these days especially on these cars . The next cars I do , and I plan to do 4 at the same time will be newer REGX gon's . They seem to have a lot less "tagging" on them and are a simpler design . The last things I had to do to finish this car were the load and trucks. The trucks get a wash of chalks . The load was made from 2 inch thick pink insulation board topped with small pieces of wood and stuff from my junk box. Its all held together with white glue  and topped with a orange veil netting. I'll post pictures of car # 2 when its done . Thanks for looking !  Here's some pictures.                                                                                     

       

       

      Moving to the next page Mike ...

       

      Outstanding work as usual  !!

    • May 21, 2020 3:31 PM EDT
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       Well I finished car #2 of this build yesterday and here are a few shots of it. I have two beautiful grand kids , Evelyn and Abigail, and thus the graffiti of their names on the sides.  Car # 10057 is Abigail's and #10094 is Evelyn's . I also started putting yellow reflective stripes on all my rolling stock as I try to model today's railroads . I bought it off Amazon and I am very impressed with it's thinness and adhesion to my rolling stock. The name of the tape is JNK Networks 0.2 inch by 150 feet . Here's a link for it https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QQGJ4MB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 . It's also very reflective and adds a touch of realism . Can't wait to see the train at night . Hope you liked this build and am looking forward to my next project , thanks for your comments !                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

      This post was edited by mike dorsch at May 24, 2020 7:30 AM EDT
    • May 21, 2020 3:39 PM EDT
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      Those turned out great Mike, though I think Rooster may be a little disappointed that his tag is missing.

       

      Shane

       

    • May 21, 2020 3:42 PM EDT
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      Thanks Shane , Its funny , I did consider using his tag too . I still might .

    • May 21, 2020 3:50 PM EDT
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      I thought maybe his cheque bounced.

    • May 21, 2020 6:43 PM EDT
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      Shane , Roosters check IS good. I know first hand. As to the Rooster graffiti I didn't use it this time because I didn't model BFTX #10113 . I also deceptively used numbers for the other two that didn't have pictures of in Railroad Pictures Archive. net . That way I could liberally use graffiti of my choice. BTW , looking forward to your caboose build.

    • May 21, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

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      mike dorsch said:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

       

       

       

       

      I quit ...you and Shane are too much !!  Gotta get back in the rhythm myself.  Been moving plants around this spring thinking about a total RR revamp myself.

       

      Excellent work as always Mike !

    • May 21, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

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      Rooster slips a quarter in the jukebox and plays "The Best of Miles Davis" while absorbing it all.

       

       

      Totally badass Mike !!

    • May 21, 2020 9:46 PM EDT
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       Thanks Rooster ! You do some great modeling yourself . Here are some pictures of the tape I was talking about. It measures 6 scale 1/29th inches wide so I had to trim off @ 2 scale inches of it. Using tape and a strait edge I taped it down carefully and then trimmed the width of it down to 4 scale inches. Then I marked off pieces 36" and 18 scale inches long. I used tape on the tank cars to get the stripes as even as possible and marked the tape where the reflective stripes should go. I have more than one to do. The F.R.A. says the longer 36" pieces go as close to the ends as possible or you can use two 18 inch pieces and the smaller strips should be no more than 12 feet apart. here's some pictures on various rolling stock .

    • May 23, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

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      mike dorsch said:

      Thanks Shane , Its funny , I did consider using his tag too . I still might .

      I dare you  !

       

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