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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #75 on: January 30, 2019, 09:25:47 PM »
Graffen


I just got caught up with your build thread.  You are making great progress and your work is wonderful. I'm really enjoying watching your progress.
John Siekirk
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #76 on: February 18, 2019, 02:50:55 PM »
Some more progress on my layout.
The tracks are getting ready to be ballasted. 😀
I'll use crushed chamotte that I'll stain to the colors I like.
Just have to do some painting first.... And add feeder wires where needed.

https://youtu.be/JYtm-BeeMx4






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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #77 on: February 21, 2019, 04:54:52 PM »
https://youtu.be/FFFUjBlHnA0
The track laying continues, I have only 12' of dual gauge tracks left to do.... :o

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #78 on: June 13, 2019, 04:42:51 AM »
Hi all, here's my latest HO build, a car shop I made from a Campbell Seebold and sons kit.











Just some lights left to install.

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #79 on: June 13, 2019, 09:08:58 AM »
Well done Graffen..... 8)
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #80 on: June 13, 2019, 10:35:05 AM »
Excellent work. I'm so impressed by the way you adapted this model from the original. It really belongs to the landscape, when we often just PLOP a structure down on our layouts. Compare with the original:


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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #81 on: June 13, 2019, 03:02:19 PM »
Excellent modeling .
I love photo's, don't we all.

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #82 on: June 16, 2019, 10:15:24 AM »
Great progress and some really nice modeling!
Mark

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #83 on: June 18, 2019, 01:50:07 PM »
 Thanks!  :)
I just started on a LaBelle HOn3 boxcar kit.



I have just a few more details to add before painting it.


I even added the locking planks on the turnbuckles.



I like these kits!

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #84 on: June 19, 2019, 07:44:48 AM »
Graffen, really fine work on the boxcar and the car shop. I like your modification of the structure to gain the height needed--adds so much visual interest.
--George
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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #85 on: June 19, 2019, 02:04:08 PM »
Really nice build, and I like the additional little detail added with the locking planks.

I agree with Graffen, I love building these kits too.  I have quite a stash of LaBelle and Android to assemble.  I realize that there are "better" kits today in terms of details, but the facts that I can assemble a car in essence from a few wood sheets and sticks with a few cast detail parts added makes it worth the while every time.  Also, availability of 36' and 34' cars is somewhat limited from other sources.  I even love running the finished cars on my layout very unprototypically unpainted for a while to admire the finished wood construction.

Looking forward to seeing some pictures of the finished car!

Urs

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #86 on: June 19, 2019, 05:51:23 PM »
Thanks!
Painted and decaled my latest boxcar.
I had a little mishap... I was going to add the handbrake chain, and I took a piece out of the box and soldered it in place.
Then I realized that it was the wrong kind of link!
I had taken a piece of an old gold chain....
Well, it is probably worth more than the kit...





The decals are dry transfers from Woodland scenics and some old ones I had in a box.


Started the weathering. I begin by painting flaked paint, i.e. paint on grayish wood color.


The markings are for one of my mines on my layout; the Yvon Gold Mining company.  Named after my late mother.
 Because there is genuine gold on the car, it suits it well.  My mother would had loved this one.   :)

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #87 on: June 20, 2019, 03:10:25 AM »
Great modeling and great story behind it .
I love photo's, don't we all.

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #88 on: June 20, 2019, 04:02:38 PM »
Hey Graffen:

Nice job on the box car.

Karl

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Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« Reply #89 on: June 20, 2019, 07:53:05 PM »
Thanks!
 :D