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Realistic Weathering Project - Bachmann On30 Log Cars
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 Posted: Sun Oct 24th, 2010 12:14 pm
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Thanks for the links!

I'll have to look into this... 4x8 layout, so there won't be much coupling and uncoupling...



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 Posted: Sun Oct 24th, 2010 08:18 pm
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Here is another option
http://www.foothillmodelworks.com/index.html
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 Posted: Mon Oct 25th, 2010 08:07 pm
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Carl,

Thanks for the link! I'm also really diggin some of their freight car kits...L:



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That is fabulous weathering, the metal rusty parts are very realistic.



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 Posted: Fri May 6th, 2011 05:48 pm
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Now I find myself in the same boat, lots of N scale (which I will keep most of) but have just picked up an On30 Shay. Excellent loco. Now I need a couple of the log cars. Just hope I can do a weathering job even half that good.



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I find myself in the interesting predicament of commenting on my own thread. This is what happens when you walk away and forget...



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 Posted: Sun Nov 25th, 2012 08:40 am
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Link & pin couplers are neat to look at but are another thing to actualy use in operations. Since you won't be doing much "pin pulling" on the layout, you might appreciate the appearance. All my equipment has l & p couplers and while I am used to operations-lots of switching-I don't recommend them for everyone. Even in larger scales, tweezers and great eyesight (or glasses) are required. Would I change from l & p's...NO but them I am a glutton for severe punishment. The link to Harold's site about making KD couplers into L & P is pretty good and easy to do, and since the knuckle coupers are stock on any cars/locos you buy, they are "free", otherwise they cost a bit. Also (MY OPINION), use metal l & P couplers if you can, the plastic couplers that I have bought haven't lasted through as much operation as I have. Good luck...I feel that I have jabbered way too much about couplers already.

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excellent work!!  Wanna weather my 3 cars and Climax?  Weathering is something I have struggled with all of my modeling life.  Just cant get them like I want, which you have done an excellent job.   Only thing I have seen that would make it even better, is moss and crud on the car.  A buddy bought some of the large scale Bachman log cars, which are of the same basic design.  The previous owner weathered them and several have moss and other growth on the trucks and anywhere else dirt might build up and moss take root.  Looks stunning if your modeling an eastern logging line deep in the forest where everything is damp all the time.   I will have to get some pics next time I am at his place.   I want my Climax to look like the 3 trucker on Backwoods Miniatures website (my 3rd truck kit is in the mail now).  Great job!   Cheers   Mike

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Great job!

Question: I know you said the rust was artist's oils and Bragdon powders, but did you also do the wood portions of the buggies with Bragdon powders alone or in conjunction with something else or something else altogether? Been trying to find the technique you mention on Boulder Valley but come up short so far. This is definitely something I want to put on my short list of things to try.

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Tim Rose wrote: Been trying to find the technique you mention on Boulder Valley but come up short so far. This is definitely something I want to put on my short list of things to try.
Tim --

There's a box on the left side of the web site with the header "Tips & Techniques" ... the log car painting is in there ... and the following link will take you directly to it:

http://bouldervalleymodels.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=13



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