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#151 willysmb44

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 02:47 PM

I recently got the number plate to the left off eBay. It looks great hung on the wall, but its actually made from a plastic-covered foam is some type. It weighs about as much as a piece of like-sized cardboard, so hanging it up as a breeze (other than reaching up that high, over the layout). To the right of it is a reprint excursion flyer I got from the Avery (NC) county museum gift shop. The stock certificate is a real one from the Linville River RR (a subsidiary of the RR I model) and the plate to the right was an aluminum-cast repro I got off eBay and painted to look the part.
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Posted 29 March 2017 - 08:43 AM

Great display which completes your dio perfectly!



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Posted 02 April 2017 - 11:18 PM

I got a shed done, and I think it turned out okay.
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Posted 03 April 2017 - 06:56 PM

Nice touch with the shed.

 

Semper Fi.

 

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:10 PM

The shed turned out okay, he says. Okay? It's incredible.

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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.



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:24 AM

Yesterday, I went to the Tacoma Trains hobby shop for the VERY last time, as they closed their doors for good at 3PM. Im very sad to see the place go as I bought all my track, many of my freight cars and lots of supplies from them during the layout build. Now, Ill have to go to Portland for anything comparable, but at least I wont need to go too often to hobby shops anymore as the layout is for all intents, completed.
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:
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Posted 25 April 2017 - 12:34 AM

Always sad to see a favorite shop like that close down.



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:27 AM

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Took this with my cell over the weekend.

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 01:49 PM

I don't think I've ever seen anyone taking photos of a magazine alongside the real layout the article is about, so I figured, why not, now that my layout is in a magazine?
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Posted 10 May 2017 - 01:54 PM

That is fantastic!  Congratulations.  What is the magazine?  I'd love to get a copy.

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 08:32 AM

You can order a copy here: http://on30annual.com/current-issue/

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:28 PM

This is really incredible. You do outstanding work. You make the surface so life like.
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Posted 11 May 2017 - 06:28 PM

Thanks!

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
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:38 AM

I finished the Whitcomb, with decals for the markings and builder plate I made myself.
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Later, I took this shot at night, using a cell phone screen for the 'moonlight'
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