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So I did it step by step...





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:cb: OK. Lets have a look at the first loco project in this beautiful size. But first you should know some things: The first is the story what was the reason to be a model maker - 6 jears ago the docs diagnosed MS in me (multiple sclerosis - is these the right words?) - an my doc said, Toddy, you have to train your coordination in your hands, cause I lost my right hand - and I am a right hander. So I explore the old hobby of my youth, I builded rc planes and ships and I called a trip express model train my own. So I began with little things, some small dioramas, small buildings and so on. A friend of mine has a garden railway and a h0 railroad ind the deep of his house. And he infected me with Railcillus Giganticus, a very dangerous virus - some of you know what I mean. So I started with the smallest garden railway in Germany (I think) L: . The theme of my railroad is a museum railroad. And there you need some playgrounds for the children, so the idea was, an park railroad in my Gardenrailway. The first trying was in N 1/160 with people in 1/22,5 sitting on it. :Crazy: it looks really funny. I showed that a forum-buddy and he said, that would be great in GN15! ---- What in the hell was that??? I searched it in the www and it was the initial sparkling for what I will do in the next (100) years. :rah: - and now I show you the first loco in GN 15:

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a gum machine :)

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--- (pooooh) hard work :)

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it crazy but I really can post one photo in every post! ;)

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rust and sugar and paint.

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And the sugar left its scars.





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and patina.

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and a , äähhh, round light ???? I´m sorry - my english... :)

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--- just a few pics - than I need a big cup of tea! TIIIINNAAAA!!!!! (my best wife I know) - - - I did it myself! PFFF :)

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OK! The last! Thank you for watching all this stuff. I´really sorry but I can´t post more pics than one a time. all the best!

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Welcome aboard Thorsten. Very nice job building your first locomotive. You have great modeling skills. Will you please explain the sugar idea in more detail, the results look convincing.

Larry Gant

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Hi Thorsten

1 photo in every Post is great !!
More than 10 on a Page & it is a very-slow loading page for many people.

Your new critter looks GREAT !!

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

I was brought up as a kid near the sea...
...close to 'The Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway' - 15"
I have always liked this size !

The proportions look just right.
That painting has worked real well.
I have not heard of sugar used before, only salt...
...I guess it's the same, but different.

Keep the photos coming.
We love to see peoples work !!

The 'step by step' was FANTASTIC !!
It is what helps people build their own things easier.

:moose:

All the best

Cheers

Si.

Thorsten.
What chequer-plate floor did you use ?
Was it made by 'Slaters' ?

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Hello everybody! Thank you for your nice words. The floor in the loco... hm... I think I bought it in my little art supply shop. I really don´t know who build it, I´m sorry.
Saugar. It´s the same with salt but sugar is more corny. The scars in the paint are deeper and I think, more "realistic", it´s just in our eyes cause realism is different for everybody so it is subjective.
For to understand the "history" of my loco you must know, in what kind of business she worked. She did a really hard job in a calcareous sandstone factory and the idea is, I found her in a shrunken loco shelter, in Germany we had many of these factorys. See here: https://www.geschichtsspuren.de/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9430&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 - I´m sorry but its not possible to set links in the right way!
In the next post I show you the second loco and it ist not painted yet. So I show the sugar trick step by step. And I take some things of the daily life for to build it like packaging of an IPod and a chairwheel for the fresh air for the diesel .

cu soon

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Hi Thorsten

WOW ! another critter already !!

I was going to ask what you were making next...
...but I guess now I don't have to !

Keep up the GREAT work !!

:moose:

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Thorsten--

Great work--I really like it--especially the second one which must be a Deutz--one of my favorite critters.

Thank you for sharing your very nice work with us here at FreeRails.

Herb

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Thank you all. It is what Ken said: "GN 15 is hard to beat." Thats true. I will do my very best. :) !

I think I show you the way of the last critter. The painting I will do in the next days, when my wife and my daughter (she is 6 years old and she has taken some of the pics!) give me the time for doing that.

OK! there it is...

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.... the first steps...

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I´ve taken the package of a fruit factory :-)

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and the chairwheel...

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and the air filter system.

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the driver mistreat the sound of the diesel. The speaker for the sound is behind the chairwheel cooler.

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The next steps are: a wooden buffer beam, the instruments, light, and the painting

Hope to "see" you next time


I send you all the best from the verryest north of Germany

yours Toddy





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HOT DOG !!

More of that 'funky' chequer-plate !!

If you go back to the model store Thorsten...
...find out what brand it is.

'Evergreen' or 'Plastruct' ? maybe ?

I WANT SOME !

It looks GREAT !

:moose:

Si.

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Hey Si, I will do what I can!


grr toddy

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Outstanding mechanical engine loco & most realistically done painting/weathering

Large scale narrow gauge scratchbuilding at its very best

Rob


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Hi Thorsten.

I hope you are back with us and working in Gn15.

Regards, Dave L.



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Very nice modelling.

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