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 Posted: Thu Mar 5th, 2020 01:57 am
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Very nice.

I like the warm glow of the lantern.

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Hi Lee  :Salute:



Sometimes the lil' buildings, are as interesting as the BIG uns !  :P 

Nice scene, with all the accumulated 'stuff'.  :thumb:


I've always noticed that sheds seem to be a magnet for 'stuff' !  ;)

Mine is !!  :shocked:





" ... run a light inside, to make it look like a lantern illuminating the shed "


What kind of light did you use inside the model ?  ???

Filament bulb ? ... LED ? ... Real working micro oil lamp ?  L:



Nice  'dusk'  or  'dawn'  like lighting ...

... & a nice balance of sources, in the Speed Graphic snap !  :!:



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Si. wrote:  
What kind of light did you use inside the model ?  ???

Filament bulb ? ... LED ? ... Real working micro oil lamp ?


That was the yellow light from the Woodland Scenics LED "plug and play" system.

The box controlling the lighting
(which has it's own master on/off switch,
just in case I ever wanna turn them off while the rest of the layout is running)
is within a couple of feet of here.

Yeah, they're not cheap but they work great and are so easy to install,
I find them well worth the money.

The only tough part was making sure I drilled the hole in the structure,
and a matching one in the same spot on the layout.

As for the layout lighting, that was mother nature.
My layout room has a window with simple blinds.

I have found that in the afternoons,
I can get some very interesting lighting effects from just turning the overhead lights off
(a LED bar system with 6 small 'cans' pivoted from the center of the ceiling)
and going with what the Sun can provide.

These are the types of shots I've gotten like this:















Doctor G wrote:
 
Very nice.

I like the warm glow of the lantern.


Thanks, Tom!




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Playing around with the camera again last night:

Caboose 505 trails the afternoon freight to Johnson City, Tennessee,
while passing through the rural community of Sadie.

At the Grindstaff store, the old men ponder the "war across the water," circa 1943...







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Very moody, laid back and summery Lee.


But has a casualty volunteer from the war returned ?

As there seems to be a spare leg and foot, leaning against the edge of the building.

A prosthesis perhaps !

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No wooden leg, just the edge of another Sadie TN resident old timer,

too feeble to work in the rayon mills for the war effort.  

ET&WNC ten-wheeler # 12 drifts past the Ensor farm at Sadie, Tennessee,
one late sweltering afternoon in August, 1943,
heading for Johnson City and a much-needed meal for the crew:







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I’ve been mostly either working from home,
doing whatever house cleaning chores my wife comes up with,
or working on these.





They’re laser kits made by On30IMA.

They’re quite challenging to work on,
as a lot of it you just have to figure out on your own,
so I built only one at first, to use as a guide to building the rest.

I’m glad I did that.

The remaining 4 I have (two more shorties and two ‘normal’ length)
were done in an assembly line manner,
all repetitive tasks for each type of part for each car.

Now, the subassemblies are done,
and I need to put them all together into the shape of ET&WNC hopper cars.

I’ll be happy when these are done,
as I’ve always wanted some of the Tweetsie’s ubiquitous wood hoppers,
but before recently nobody made them in O scale.

There are at least two people I know who’ll make them as 3D prints,
but only in O scale.

Heck, I’d have paid a premium price for these as one piece,
but nobody wanted to take the money.

The kits aren’t exactly cheap,
but once they’re done, I think they’ll be worth it.

Only one (the near one in this photo) will not be carrying a load.
They need weights and there’s NO place to put them but inside without being seen.

So I did the detailed interior bottoms of the one,
and the rest will permanently carry coal loads.




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Lee

Looks like you did a great job on these wood hoppers. 
Thanks for posting this. 

Just what I’ve been thinking of for my layout. 
I look forward to more photos.

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I completed the build of my five ET&WNC hopper car kits (from On30IMA) over the weekend.

They weren’t exactly easy kits to make.

But now that they’re done, I’m glad I went through the effort,
as I’ve desperately wanted representations of these hoppers ever since I started the layout.





Hopefully the decaling will go well
(one character at a time, but thankfully I have horizontal boards to use as a guide)
once they get into the paint shop.

I am lacking one set of trucks, that I’m ordering this week, but once the weather obliges
(and I have some gloss black on hand to make the decal work a little easier)
I’ll start the paint!




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Congrats and good job!!!

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