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 Posted: Sun May 6th, 2018 11:15 pm
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Si,

Done as requested. :D

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L&N RS3 #100 is into the final stretch now.

Once the weathering is finished I'll be adding the number boards to the hood ends.
I also need to create a horn bracket to match the prototype photographs I've been working from, which are here:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2333560

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/ln/ln0100jpa.jpg

I've fitted the railings but still need to weather them.

With some rare sunny weather yesterday, I took her outside to get some daylight photographs:








Overall I'm really happy with how this is turning out.

Next to be detailed and weathered once this one is finished will be my Atlas GP35. :)




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Still a ways to go, but it's already less of a stark contrast as it was before.
I noticed when assembling it that one of the handrails is broken,
so I'm going to scratchbuild a replacement post and use wire to fashion the replacement handrail.
Shouldn't take too much work. :)













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For now, L&N #100 is complete.

I'm just in the process of ordering some glazing sets from Jason Dickie,
and then I'll need to save up for a new loksound decoder to go into it.

As such, I've started on the appearance of the GP35.
I'll get photos as soon as I can.

In the mean time...























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Amazing weathering on that RS-3!



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Cheers Lee!



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With the RS3 pretty much complete, I've made a start on GP35 #2709 - it just HAD to be a S&A unit. :)

So far, I've added decals and then given it a light dusting of a light brown (almost green) Pan Pastel to tone down the black.

Got to build this up in layers, as the matt varnish sealer takes a lot of the pastel effect away. Still, it's a start.

I'm planning on taking photos after each stage of the weathering job so people can see how I do it. :)

When the Southern RS3 gets it's turn, I plan on doing a video of the whole process too. :)























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Good work so far on the GP35.
What decal sheet did you use?
I'm seriously contemplating making a ET&WNC RS-3 in O scale
(with it's original SRR white 'tuxedo' stripe, not the later orange one),
and the sheet you used has all the letters I'd need to make that happen (using two "V"s to make a "W", though).
Just make sure to go through those gaps in the decals where they span the lines for the doors, with a sharp knife.
Otherwise, the decal film bridges those gaps.



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Hi Lee,

It's Microscale "48-328 - Southern Railway Diesel Hoods, Gold Leaf Lettering, (1960+)"

Regarding the white stripe, I bought the locomotive second hand,
and the previous owner had added the high short hood, painted it black and added the white decal stripe around the bottom.

If I'd done it from scratch, I'd have masked it up and airbrushed the white stripe.

As it stands, I'm going with what I've got.
I may regret not removing the decal and starting from scratch, but we shall see.




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" ... given it a light dusting of a light brown (almost green) Pan Pastel ... "


Hi Dan  :wave:


L&N No.100 is looking AWESOME !  :thumb:


I am TRYING to pay attention here.  ;)

BUT ... What is a 'Pan Pastel' ?



Is that a 'brand name' ?

It's either an oily, or chalky, artists colour-stick ... right ?  L:



I have a few different sorts of these.

I wondered what you have.  ???



Anyway ... I'm looking forward to you spilling the beans ...

... & letting us in on all the 'Piedmont Blues' grimy loco techniques !  :bg:


I like the outdoor 'daylight' pix. ... Nice colouring !  :!:



:cool:



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