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#201 BEAST

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 08:00 AM

Thanks again, Manny.
I'm toying around with the idea of modifying a 1/43 scale Jeep to be motorized to re-create a rail jeep like this real one I took photos of at Ft Eustis earlier this year:
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Lee, This would be an awesome addition to the layout!
 



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Posted 23 October 2017 - 07:49 AM

On Saturday, I had a show at a regional RR photography slideshow. People come from all over for this and my 11-minute show went first. But before that, they aired this word from their sponsor, which was met with huge laughs:

https://youtu.be/Lso_YKTdTLo">https://youtu.be/Lso_YKTdTLo

Yesterday afternoon, I did a bunch of stuff to get the layout ready for the all-day operating session event (put in by a Olympia group, people are coming from all over, to run in two three-hour sessions at various layouts in this area). I cleaned the track, got all the paperwork correct (there are cards that tell you where each car is supposed to go) and the track switches marked. I also took a couple of photos just for the heck of it, making up a longer commuter train at Winner:

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 12:40 PM

On Saturday, I had a show at a regional RR photography slideshow. People come from all over for this and my 11-minute show went first. But before that, they aired this word from their sponsor, which was met with huge laughs:

https://youtu.be/Lso_YKTdTLo">https://youtu.be/Lso_YKTdTLo

Yesterday afternoon, I did a bunch of stuff to get the layout ready for the all-day operating session event (put in by a Olympia group, people are coming from all over, to run in two three-hour sessions at various layouts in this area). I cleaned the track, got all the paperwork correct (there are cards that tell you where each car is supposed to go) and the track switches marked. I also took a couple of photos just for the heck of it, making up a longer commuter train at Winner:

24019727118_15d46a0616.jpg

37841301932_fdb075c4d5.jpg


Wow cool! Congratulations (I think?) on the recognition of your amazing work.
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Posted 24 October 2017 - 09:28 AM

Wow cool! Congratulations (I think?) on the recognition of your amazing work.

The really funny part about that slideshow is that the photos were supposed to be funny (I mean, really, holding a speed graphic camera from the 30s- without a flash- to take model train photos without a tripod?), but when I posted the fake commercial on two model train forums, nobody got the joke.
I was biting my nails at the slideshow until those photos were shown, laughs came at the appropriate moments.



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:14 PM

I just finished painting on a scale GMC 2 1/2 ton truck. It's a very rare European made model that was never marketed in the US. I was lucky to find one at any price.

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 08:07 AM

More about the shot above:
I finally got around to working on a GMC 2 ½ ton truck model I’d gotten off eBay a while back. They make them and only sell them in Europe, so finding one is really tough. I was lucky to get this one. I think it makes a good addition to the Army area on the layout as the GMC is a classic WW2 vehicle. It came on Spanish Army markings, so I had to do a lot of work to get those off and get the stateside early-war US markings in place.
Here’s what it looked like by the time I was done:
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And placed in the ‘motor pool’ on the layout:
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Posted 25 October 2017 - 09:03 AM

Absolutely stunning. Great Job!

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 10:35 AM

Great work on that 'deuce and a half'. Both of the trucks and the jeep really amp up the Quonset hut area. This diorama just keeps getting better and better.

 

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 10:12 PM

I made a video from track level, going Westbound:
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 10:30 AM

Nicely done, sir!



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:50 AM

More random shots...
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:51 AM

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