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lmackattack

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« on: November 02, 2009, 07:16:38 PM »

Got this in the mail this afternoon and alread put a new headlight in and weathered it


Before


After

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SteamGene

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009, 09:44:05 PM »

So what did you do to weather it?
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lmackattack

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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009, 09:53:37 PM »

I airbrushed the whole engine/tender with a very watered down steam power black from polly scale
then added a few calicum stains on the cyl walls, brushed painted the side rods oily black, added a "real"coal load, painted the bearing boc covers with grease stains, and ran the engine while I toned down the white stripes on the wheels with some grey powder. I also added an extra 2.5 oz of weight to it and It now pulls 28-30 emptiy cars up my 2.5 grade without slipping. It will need a more powerfull motor now!!! as with 35 cars it drops alot more wheel RPM onthe grade before the wheel slip starts
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2009, 09:44:07 AM »

Very nice weathering there' might i suggest painting the inside of the bell red if you intend having it at the angle shown.
Also would like to know what thinner you used with the Polly scale.
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2009, 01:40:47 PM »

he said water. Grin
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lmackattack

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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2009, 01:42:39 PM »

GOOD IDEA WITH THE BELL.

I used this black from polly scale to tone down the factory gloss finish
http://www.ehobbies.com/flo414110.html

and this testors thinner to thin it down And yes...some times a drop of water works just fine when I dont have thinner Grin
http://www.ehobbies.com/tes1398.html
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jbsmith


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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2009, 12:37:56 AM »

wow! whotta difference! well done!
 
i like the dripping water effect by the steam whistle, great extra touch that.

I have seen the REAL  Nickel Plate 765,,so by that I really do mean
WELL DONE!

And the steam whistle on the real one is the loudest thing i have ever heard, even louder than the crowd at Wrigley Field when the Cubs win,
louder than a jet airliner on take off, i mean that thing is Loud.
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lmackattack

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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2009, 09:55:11 AM »

I have never seen this engine in person but will some day. I see all the vids on youtube and that whistle is pretty loud. Im sure its louder in person.


Here is an action shot of it pulling some coal
 
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2009, 11:14:50 AM »

Very good work. I did see 765 in person in Michigan this July. It actually has a little bit more shine here and there as the crew wipe it down quite regular. Also that pretty brass bell is painted mustard yellow on the outside but don't ask me why? You do have a good touch some  peoples weathering is just way out there.
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lmackattack

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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2009, 12:19:22 PM »

thank you for your info. I try to make my engines look used not abused. This 765 was intended to look as it was in the 1950s. I would think that now adays it has a large crew that like to maintain her shine.  I know what you are saying about some peoples weathering jobs. I always enjoy seeing other peoples work but sometimes I kringe when I see weathering effects that look like a white paint can spilled over LOL!!!
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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2009, 02:33:43 PM »

That's a great looking front end shot. Blacken the coupler and it will look better.
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