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 Posted: Mon Jan 8th, 2018 08:26 am
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Hi Alwin :wave:



WOW ! :shocked:

I just love that lil' ol' SIXTY ! :thumb:

Aint she a cutey !! :P





:old dude: BEST TRACTORS THEY EVER MADE SONNY !


The water looks great Alwin.

Love the froth & 'rapids' effects.

Nice greenery.

AWESOME under the bridge photos.

Your layout DOES have a really 'vertical' scenery feel to it.

NICE !



:moose: :moose::moose: :moose: :moose:



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I'd be grabbing my Wellington-boots ...

... that water just looks SO real ! :shocked:

Does the baseboard-edge 'waterfall' leave a pool on the floor ? ;)






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Thanks guys.

Doug, I new that the reson needed a sealed bed, so I used a layer of latex (wallpaint) to achieve that.

Si, actually there is some water on the floor. But I had some newspaper there, so not a big issue. Also I had made some small dams for compartments, also on the baseboard edge, so the water was not running down immediately.

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This summer I wanted a project were I could work on outside. Something with wood was the easiest. If a piece was blown away I could simply cut a new one.

I decided to build a cattle car. Not that I really nead one but it gave me something to do.

So here it is. Besides of the trucks and couplers it is completely scratch built. Only thing left to do is give the couplers some wheatering.













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" If a piece was blown away I could simply cut a new one "



Hi Alwin  :wave:



GREAT lookin' cattle car !  :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:

( watch out for the antlers !! )  ;)



HIGH WIND !  :shocked:  ... Just what you DON'T want, if assembling plastic model kits outside.  :P



What kind of wood were you using Alwin ?  ???





The woodgrain in the close-up looks really  C :cool: :cool: L.



I'm always looking for nicely grained wood to use for models.  L:



What did you use for staining or painting the wood & weathering the car ?  ???



Nice to see the latest at Krampton Mining ...

... I guess the miners eat a lot of steaks & burgers !  :cb:



:)




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Hi Si,


Not sure about the wood. I have a few different types, depending on what is available in de right size.


Best guess: abachi wood for the planks and beech for the underframe.


The grain looks good in the photo but remember that this is 1:87. When I look at the wood that I have laying around then I think that it is not course enough for what you want.



So the painting. I used watercolor. Some brown, some black and that toned with a bit of white. Dilute it with plenty of water so that the wood don't become too black.
After that dried the wheatering is done with powder. A kind of dust color.


The roof is made of filling paper with came with a package. The structure is nice. I mixed some glue (original tacky glue) with some black watercolor and water on some hard flat plastic. Insert one strip each time and dab dry immediately (on a tissue/ kitchen paper) so that some of the paint mixture goes out. That gave the effect of old tarpaper.


Alwin

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Love the layout, your attention to details is great :)
Can you let me know the brand of the sixty kit? I ve been looking for one...found a woodland scenic kit, but not the sixty ;)
thanks!
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That really is a superb cattle truck Alwin and I presume the "dusty" lower areas represents the dried limewash used to disinfect such vehicles - well, at least that was the case in the UK in the early 20th century although I think a true disinfectant began to be used in the late 1920s.
Anyway, whatever the cause it's a first class effect.

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WE LOVE THOSE SWINGIN' SIXTIES !  :cool:



:pimp:  :pimp:  :pimp:  :pimp:  :pimp:




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 Posted: Thu Sep 27th, 2018 09:22 pm
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Thanks guys.

@ Robin: It is a Rio Grande Models kit which you can find here:http://www.riograndemodels.com/HO.htm#Parts
I have also a Holt model 75 but that is still in the box and contains a lot more parts than the sixty.

It are nice models if you take the time for assembly. The manual is poor so try to fit the parts dry before you glue it down. That saved me a few times.

Alwin

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Thanks for the info Alwin!
Nice site , I will order a version

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