Freerails Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Railroad Books > Frijole Flats Sketchbook

Freerails IS ACCEPTING new Members ... To join Freerails ... See how to Register as a Member in the 'Joining Freerails' Forum

Frijole Flats Sketchbook
 Moderated by: .
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
 Rating:  Rating
AuthorPost
 Posted: Mon Feb 7th, 2011 07:37 pm
  PMQuoteReply
1st Post
wclm
Registered


Joined: Thu Dec 25th, 2008
Location: Dacono, Colorado USA
Posts: 555
Status: 
Offline
Hey All
  Just got the new book by Tom Yorke "Frijole Flats Sketchbook" It is soft cover and to me worth the 25 bucks. Has Tom's art work and ideas. To me it really revs up the mind on building some south of the border things. It is worth a look. It says that this is volume one. If your a fan of his structures it's a must.   
                                              Clif K
 



____________________
Clif Korlaske

OWNER,OPERATOR,CHIEF COOK,& BOTTLE WASHER
W.C.L.M.RY
Favorite Quote
"How old will you be before your as stupid as you think I am?"
Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Feb 27th, 2011 05:38 am
  PMQuoteReply
2nd Post
titus
Registered


Joined: Thu Aug 21st, 2008
Location: Colorado USA
Posts: 223
Status: 
Offline
I bet you bought it at the same place I did. I was walking around Caboose Hobbies and it caught my attention.

Yeah it's an interesting book. Volume 1 (Frijole Flats) covers mostly the town and Volume 2 "Pepitos Pintos" will apparently cover more of the industrial portion.

I like the sketches and how they include some design comments. My one thing is I'm now trying to figure out how to make the stucco over brick walls. There's some construction and painting notes in the back and it sounds like Yorke uses the green floral foam and carves it then puts some gritty gesso over it. Seems reasonable.

One of these days I'm going to try making something from it haha.

Back To Top

 Posted: Tue Mar 1st, 2011 04:55 am
  PMQuoteReply
3rd Post
wclm
Registered


Joined: Thu Dec 25th, 2008
Location: Dacono, Colorado USA
Posts: 555
Status: 
Offline
Titus

 I have had some decent results by just using hydrocal on the whole wall and the carving in sections where the stucco appears to have fallen off. It is  very easy to draw on some brick work in the bad section and carve the coarses of brick or stione in.

                                                                                        Clif Korlaske



____________________
Clif Korlaske

OWNER,OPERATOR,CHIEF COOK,& BOTTLE WASHER
W.C.L.M.RY
Favorite Quote
"How old will you be before your as stupid as you think I am?"
Back To Top

 Posted: Wed Mar 2nd, 2011 02:35 pm
  PMQuoteReply
4th Post
tomyorke
Registered
 

Joined: Thu Jul 15th, 2010
Location:  
Posts: 33
Status: 
Offline
Actually, I use an expanded urethane foam of the ten pound variety. That green stuff is way too soft to use. Spackling Paste is used for the stucco. I have just finished patterns for the Depot and I'm working on patterns for the Barrio section. Volume 2 is being worked on. Some day soon I hope to get back to my own Hn18 Grande Barbosa Island Railway. Finishing up several pieces of motive power for that.

Tom

Back To Top

 Posted: Wed Mar 2nd, 2011 06:34 pm
  PMQuoteReply
5th Post
Toeffelholm
Registered


Joined: Sun Sep 21st, 2008
Location: Germany
Posts: 468
Status: 
Offline
Tom,

What means Hn18?

n for narrow gauge and 18 for 18 inch prototype gauge ok, but what scale means H?

Juergen



____________________
modelling in 1:22.5 on 32mm and 16.5mm track
Actual project: 7/8" scale on 45 mm track
Back To Top

 Posted: Wed Mar 2nd, 2011 07:32 pm
  PMQuoteReply
6th Post
Toeffelholm
Registered


Joined: Sun Sep 21st, 2008
Location: Germany
Posts: 468
Status: 
Offline
Ah, I think I know

H means "half inch scale", 1:24 right?

J├╝rgen



____________________
modelling in 1:22.5 on 32mm and 16.5mm track
Actual project: 7/8" scale on 45 mm track
Back To Top

 Posted: Sat Mar 5th, 2011 08:07 pm
  PMQuoteReply
7th Post
tomyorke
Registered
 

Joined: Thu Jul 15th, 2010
Location:  
Posts: 33
Status: 
Offline
That's it; 1/24 scale running with 18" gauge. I actually use On30 gauge which is a tiny bit over 15" and I cheat the extra little bit. Your eye cannot pick up the difference. I like larger equipment than most Gn15 people run, so the extra (supposedly) 3" means I can easily add 9" or so more in width. That helps!

I have quite a collection of resin loco parts I have been making for myself to use because I don't particularly like to make the same parts more than once. I'm working on four steam locos right now.

Tom

Back To Top

 Posted: Mon Mar 7th, 2011 03:03 pm
  PMQuoteReply
8th Post
Dave D
Registered


Joined: Mon Jan 23rd, 2006
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin USA
Posts: 3295
Status: 
Offline
Tom I love seeing your stuff.

Please post some photos of your locos when you are ready or let us know if and when you post them on your site.



____________________
My father worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium, a master.
Back To Top


 Current time is 02:12 pm

Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Railroad Books > Frijole Flats Sketchbook
Top



UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2016 Data 1 Systems