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 Posted: Mon Jun 5th, 2017 07:01 pm
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Steven B
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Very Steam Punk!  :pimp:   Quite Artimus Gordon.
Like the capped stack very much.  Bet they don't have to use the car stove often.  It's cute.  Had never heard of Red Dead until today.  I'm a spaghetti guy myself.:mex:  Are you laughin' at my mule?

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Great result Will and a very nice level of decrepitude. Just the right flavour of unloved but still running!



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FUNKY JUNK ! ! :shocked:


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'Westworld' ... nice ! ... Much re-watch that sometime.



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Thanks for your comments guys!
Time for an update!

Have been pretty busy recently, so building Hite Valley has taken a seat on the back-burner, but I have bashed a few bits of rolling stock.

I picked up this non-functioning Bachmann HO Jupiter for £5 on ebay and got it working very easily, as the wheels were crudded up and were not picking up.



I decided to bash it into a backwood-style loco, using bits and pieces from my junk box.



Then I painted it to look old and weathered. I was at this point that I realised that to create the look I really want, I need an air-brush, as with brushed acrylic I seem to lose the finer details due to paint flooding and the textured rust bubbling that looked good initially, ends up looking blobby!















I have also repainted a Christmas Express carriage and caboose, and knocked up a few small mining trucks, utilising the trucks left over from the steam dummy bash (not my design, saw on a facebook group).










I have ordered an airbrush now, so hopefully my next bit of rusty paint will be a bit finer.
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Hi Will :wave:



That 5-Quid 'Jupiter' was a bit of a :bg: deal !! :shocked:

Just realized you are a BRIT. !

Not that it matters of course ...

... I despise all nationalities equaly !! ;)

I should read $4!7 properly ...

... you don't get many Yanks deciding to do On30 instead of OO ! :pimp:



Damn AWESOME work Will.

We need to hear from you more often.

I can't digest big meals all at once. ;)



That backwoods lash-up is a CLASSIC ! :cool:



:moose:



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Yep, she's a decaying beauty for sure! Just too cool, she needs a bunch of hoses, barrels, tools, etc. strewn around...just in case.

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Thanks for the feedback.



Yes I'm a Brit - Born and raised in Croydon, now living the dream in the Kent countryside, in close proximity to the Bluebell and Spa valley Railways.


Sorry the updates are so long, I always have 3-4 builds on the go and flit back and forth between them, so they often get finished all at once. This picture shows all the buildings i have scratchbuilt so far and about 50% of them are unfinished!















I am currently working on the details for my blacksmith/carpenter/undertaker shop (Jacque O'Altrayde's), like this hearth, which should be finished by tonight.









I am also collecting parts to build a low-slung mine loco, similar to a Porter Ant or Mole. This will be built as a new loco, being delivered to the mine, probably static, on a flat car as the images are from the 1889 Porter catalogue, which means that it just scrapes into my 1880-1890 time period.

























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Hi Will :wave:



Just kiddin' about long updates ...

... my poor sense of humour. ;)



Great stuff ! :thumb:

I love to see builds in progress, as well as 'finished' stuff.

Hell ... most things are always in 'progress'.

I know mine are. :slow:



Another Kentish lad in the Wild West !

I come from Bromley & now live on the Kent/London borders !!

The Bluebell Railway & the R.H.&.D.R are where I first 'sniffed steam' as a nipper.



Keep up the good work Will.

We seem to have a few 'Wild West' loving Brits. here at Freerails. ! :cb:



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Super stuff Willl !

You are awarded the coveted--



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Looking good Will and I'm looking forward to seeing the blacksmith's shop up and running. You've probably thought of it already but in case not, a couple of red and orange SMLEDs under the coals can add a bit of a lift to the scene. This was my take on it.


k (1) by slateworks, on Flickr

Random flickering LEDs could be even better and simple to wire as the flicker is built in and no special driver is required. This is the effect I got for my moonshine still.

https://youtu.be/9LwPTCHgXbo




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