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 Posted: Sun Dec 25th, 2011 04:34 pm
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Fellers....

A new thread in the NG section..I am enthusiastic about half inch extra NG...I will post pitchers of my modeling and lately some from the past ..... I have built nothing during my move and re hash of housing...I have moved to the country...no power ...no lights ...well water on a generator...this is my brothers place...near Bangor california...I have lived here before.. two years,...in 1988 or so...

This may seem bad..but  land  is available for the new mo bettah.... fifteen inch gauge railway.... to be rebuilt ...in the fullness of time...I have enough rails for 280 feet of track...

How do I eat an elephant...one bite at a time...a good thought for me..who wants to over organize and plan everything..to stasis..

Inside I want to have a 1/2 "n 18" railway..minimalist...enjoying the process ..instead of trying to make it all in a day...alot like a hobby...












I am fair proud of the rust   on this one..I painted this one for a friend...



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 Posted: Sun Dec 25th, 2011 06:23 pm
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Thats a great looking ore car, quite riveting. 

 The lettering style is similar to some of the informal lettering styles often seen the turn of the century, subtle, but nice. Seems like many modellers believe that everything old was lettered in old English.

Reminds me of the time three fonts from back east walked into a bar in Mogollon.

The bar tender says: Get out, we don't like your type around here.



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 Posted: Sun Dec 25th, 2011 06:36 pm
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Har dee har! I like the hand painted lettering also. Those 3 fonts must have visited the Goat-where everybody knows your game...

OK, Charley has a new thread we shall give him the "what for", etc. Since this is Christmas night and Sunday, I will be on the chat at 9PM central if any of ya'll want to jabber a bit. Hasta la vista...
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 Posted: Sun Dec 25th, 2011 06:40 pm
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Elminer o , W sea , fellers..

It took me awhile to get that one...hahahahahahaha...

Washes of paint is a trick the mil modelers use..it seems to be  a seldom used thing in Model railways..

And..the lettering ...I started to hand paint a long time ago...not so good results till I started using artist acrylic ..and diluting with water to the right viscosity...by trial and err..

Even these letters are somewhot off....from the uptown railways paint shopps...cause a course we ain't uptown...it gets the job done..the font..or size and shape of letters is whot ever I can paint..not mention...Aaaaah inexpensive...and fast...

I like them..the thing is to realize that old Joe..with a old paint brush..and old paint...might have done just that to identify wagons.

Because some roll better..and some don't roll a tall..this is  plus under the bin on the grade...


These are fotos of horse cars built by a builder in the US for export...very nice light railway bits..












Neat huh....



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 Posted: Sun Dec 25th, 2011 06:43 pm
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WC Duane , fellers...

The chat sounds interesting...whats a fellow gotta do..I am PDT which is maybe two hour lags of Tejas...?...

Chols



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 Posted: Sun Dec 25th, 2011 08:56 pm
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fellers...

The speeder avatar is PE..not SSW...but the paint could be....



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Hi Charley,

Your tipper looks great.
glad to see that there is one more building in that scale on 16.5mm gauge. :wave:

My scale tends more to 1:22,5 with a 40cm prototype gauge, but border between Gn15, Hn18 ... are not really existing I think :)

Juergen

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 Posted: Mon Dec 26th, 2011 11:58 pm
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Juergen , fellers..

I Mis lead you..It is 3/4 inch gauge...using 1/2 inch scale..accurate 18"...gauge...

This is "H" scale..by the lourdes of NMRA....

I call it 1/2 ..."..scale...

Aren't you the guy with the oh so cool sea front...?...an artiste..?...if so...1/2 " scale..?....40 cm { 400 mm}...is a neat one...is this whot you are ..or intend to build in..?...I am very excited about it...as One modeling scale is thought to be beneficial...really.. all the scales are grand and one..I need keep it to one..and of course...the 1: 1..15"....Aaaaarghe..Moo hahahahahahha

I figgered out whot 18" gauge is...463 mil or somat ..moo hahhahaha neat...


Some wagon pitchers loaded yesterday...monorail..?..








And ,,...My brothers Oliver OC-3 ..on fire wood detail..









Charley



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 Posted: Tue Dec 27th, 2011 03:52 am
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Hi Charley,

Artist? No, must be someone else you have in mind. Pictures of my things you can find, a little bit collected, here

I'm building two narrow gauge lines, both situated on the fictional island of Toeffelholm, both in a scale of 1:22.5. 1/2" scale is 1:24, so nearby.
I have a "main line" with 750mm/30" prototype gauge ( 32mm model gauge) and a small industrial line with a more or less fictional prototype gauge of 400mm (ca. 16") modeled with 16.5mm track.
Stuff for an industrial railway with 400mm gauge was first introduced by Decauville but only for hand and horse operation.
I don't like the 15" Heywood things so much, nevertheless I call my things "Gn15".
My recent work is more concentrated on this smaller gauge.

Juergen

Juergen

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I keep going back and looking at those rivets. They look so real that I'm going to ask you to do a step by step of how you did them.



The military model people have it all over us when it comes to realism IMO


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