1943 era model railroad layout
Posted 28 March 2017 - 02:47 PM
Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:10 PM
Posted 03 April 2017 - 10:37 PM
The shed turned out okay, he says. Okay? It's incredible.
He says "okay"...Ha!, hell I cant even color inside the lines. Thats some AMAZING! detailing.
Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:24 AM
I had been eyeballing a Whitcomb On30 diesel they had there for a very long time, and I finally decided to get it. Its a type of locomotive that the Army did buy during WW2 and used a few on narrow gauge lines in Europe and I have no reason to doubt they might have had them stateside as well (I know they had them in standard gauge). The ET&WNC had no diesels until 1968, but I will be adding some detail parts to this, probably painting it black and then lettering it for a US Army-owned locomotive. I will then be weathering it very lightly as itd be new at the time the layout takes place. I already have a good GI figure to put into the cab. It weighs a lot as its almost all metal and it runs great. I need to get the circuit board and speakers to have it as a sound-equipped locomotive. Here it is on a test run around the layout:
Posted 10 May 2017 - 01:49 PM
Posted 10 May 2017 - 01:54 PM
That is fantastic! Congratulations. What is the magazine? I'd love to get a copy.
Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:28 PM
Posted 11 May 2017 - 06:28 PM
I made the signs for the heck of it, but the number boards and scale Whitcomb builders plates are for the new On30 Bachmann diesel.
These were printed on white decal paper, from Micro Mark.
Earlier, I did these decals on blank MicroScale decal paper, for the stencils that will go along the main 'carboy' of the locomotive.
I've decided to keep it in its yellow paint, and will paint the running gear and frame black.
A 1/43 GI figure will be sitting in the engineer's seat once it's done
Edited by willysmb44, 11 May 2017 - 06:29 PM.
Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:38 AM
Later, I took this shot at night, using a cell phone screen for the 'moonlight'
Edited by willysmb44, 16 May 2017 - 10:38 AM.
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