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Khaul
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Well, I spent a silly amount of time painting some pipes yellow.

 

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Nothing is glued down in the picture. The blue beams will hold to "I" beams with mobile to use for some special loads. Well, the blue beams won't be blue. They look too plasticky.

 

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They will be brown oxide. I used the Tomix rail markers to do the job in 10min.

 

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The "I" beams. Also painted with another of the Tomix markers.

 

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That's the correct height for the loading docks. The chimney is a good solution for the corner. Also, I may finally glue down the background, although I would lose the chance of taking  photos from some cool angles.

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Pauljag900
32 minutes ago, Khaul said:

Well, I spent a silly amount of paint painting some pipes yellow.

 

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Nothing is glued down in the picture. The blue beams will hold to "I" beams with mobile to use for some special loads. Well, the blue beams won't be blue. They look too plasticky.

 

large.IMG_2294.jpg.126ae2f87826c36bf6fb307fbfea00ca.jpg

They will be brown oxide. I used the Tomix rail markers to do the job in 10min.

 

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The "I" beams. Also painted with another of the Tomix markers.

 

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That's the correct height for the loading docks. The chimney is a good solution for the corner. Also, I may finally glue down the background, although I would lose the chance of taking  photos from some cool angles.

Well worth the effort tho buddy,looks spot on👍👍😀

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Khaul

Today I had a lot of fun with kit bashing. The yellow boiler thingy looked a bit boring. So I have done some industrial fantasy with it.large.DSC_0023.jpg.f6f8e7d3becd874566b9cf08b1d1a458.jpg 

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bill937ca
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My layout with three tracks at the front and a small yard, now posing as Freight Railway Museum leaves little room for a station.  The solution is two Tomx 4060 Mini Platform sets. It is long enough for three 20m cars. The signs came from a Tomix 4031 platform set and the guard's monitor came from a Tomix 3242 Platform Grade Up set. The guard's monitor base is smaller than the pre-punched hole in the platform and is being a real pain to keep upright. Currently I have two pieces of tape over the hole and a small hole punched in the tape.

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I was running in my new Kato C11 this morning.  I've made my small yard into a Freight Railway Museum beside an active train line just like the Japanese museum.  https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/貨物鉄道博物館  This means I can run steamers or my private railway limited express trains in a themed  setting.

 

The Freight Railway Museum has three linear sidings behind and past the station.  There is a row of steamers (Kato C12, C50 and C11) and a sample freight train.

 

The other photo shows the guards monitor at the back of the platform.

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On 4/25/2019 at 6:42 AM, Khaul said:

Well, I spent a silly amount of time painting some pipes yellow.

 

Painting anything yellow is like banging your head against a wall. Even with white primer it took me 4 coats to do railings for a storage tank. I sprayed one of the Tomix gas tanks silver (there was paint damage on it) and want to do the railings around the middle and top yellow, that'll take a ton of coats too. 

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Kiha66

If you're having trouble with yellow I'd recommend trying a white coast first.  I've used that trick for handrails and it usually helps a lot.

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Martijn Meerts

Valejo also have various coloured surface primers that stick rather well on a variety of surfaces. They have a 'desert tan' primer that's a medium beige, which should work well for yellow paint.

 

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Das Steinkopf

Try using a light grey undercoat, I remember reading an article over 30 years ago in Model Railroader using this technique and it has worked perfectly.

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Khaul
19 hours ago, Martijn Meerts said:

Valejo also have various coloured surface primers that stick rather well on a variety of surfaces. They have a 'desert tan' primer that's a medium beige, which should work well for yellow paint.

 

 

I have now glued the yellow parts to the layout. I'll post some pictures when I finish the whole factory area. 

 

I have done some research about Vallejo and found out it is such an interesting company. They are in Vilanova i la Geltrú, a small city in the Barcelona metropolitan area, but the company was founded in New Jersey of all places, back in the 1965. They moved to Barcelona in the early 70s apparently to serve a growing European cartoon industry, go figure! The company developed a line of acrylics for artists in cooperation with professors from the University of Barcelona in the 80s. They did not target the model market up until the 1990s. I imagined Mr Vallejo developed contacts in the US and had a good command of English and that helped his company to succeed in the American market. 

 

I have not been able to find much more about Amadeo Vallejo Díaz other than he was an art collector. 

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Pauljag900

With the arrival of the trucks,containers and building the freight yard is almost complete and just needs a backscene poster and the points connecting to power.   

 

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bill937ca

Pulled a Tsugawa fire engine and a garbage truck out of the package and added them to the train layout.  Positioning is not final.

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JR 500系

Wow Paul! That is just amazing stuff! I bet you found a really good use for those Fujimi construction vehicles! 

 

15 hours ago, bill937ca said:

Pulled a Tsugawa fire engine and a garbage truck out of the package and added them to the train layout.  Positioning is not final.

 

 

Kinda reminded me of initial D somehow...   😛

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Drunkenclam
15 hours ago, bill937ca said:

Pulled a Tsugawa fire engine and a garbage truck out of the package and added them to the train layout.  Positioning is not final.

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Nice cat.

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ChibiNippon
6 hours ago, JR 500系 said:

Wow Paul! That is just amazing stuff! I bet you found a really good use for those Fujimi construction vehicles! 

 

 

Kinda reminded me of initial D somehow...   😛

More like Initial T(ruck)

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bill937ca
6 hours ago, Drunkenclam said:

 

Nice cat.

 

Thank you.  

 

The larger cat is from the Luck Factory.  http://www.luckfactory.com/manekineko1.html  About 45mm high.

 

The smaller cat is a charm from eBay.  About 15mm high.

 

The large beckoning cats are more common than I would have thought.

 

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cteno4

I’ll dig up a pict I have of a bank in japan that had 6 like 7’ tall inflatable good luck cats along the front of the bank as a promotion. It was pretty wild and always wanted to model it. Been looking for small enough charms.

 

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Experimenting with ballast and greenery. 

(The bushes hide where the cloth and card are pinned down.)

 

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Drunkenclam

The wife disappeared to Brussels over the holiday weekend, leaving me with the kids. So limited work done. 

 

A slow build up of ballast, especially around the points. I made the mistake of rushing around these in the past. I need some 3 track catenarys soon. I'm sure Tomix did some that match the 4 track ones. But I can't seem to find the model number.

 

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Plus a little bit of green over the tunnel portals. 

 

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49 minutes ago, Drunkenclam said:

A slow build up of ballast, especially around the points. I made the mistake of rushing around these in the past. I need some 3 track catenarys soon. I'm sure Tomix did some that match the 4 track ones. But I can't seem to find the model number.

 

 

3005 for the 3-track ones, also 3007 for "flexible" width ones which can cover 3 tracks.

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Drunkenclam
20 hours ago, railsquid said:

 

3005 for the 3-track ones, also 3007 for "flexible" width ones which can cover 3 tracks.

 

Cheers Guys.

All the 4 track ones already in place. Now ordered 3 boxes of three of the 3 track ones. I was searching for the wrong term. As they call them wire masts. Not catenary.  

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Waisneed

I had shared this image in discord, and as some of us know, the Kato platforms roof is slightly too high to go under a bridge. I had the viaduct elevated with the empty boxes of Kato DCC decoders ^^.

 

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But @Yavianice thought, a truss bridge may eliminate the need for those boxes, and may even look better than the viaduct. But Kato doesn't produce long enough bridge elements to cover the gap needed.

May a Tomix bridge work? Nah, different spacing on doubletrack.

 

But wait! Let's try my truss bridges I already own, et voilà:

 

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But the plastic piece in the middle seem non detachable. Right?

 

Actually, no. Rather easy to remove:

 

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Still have the bridge elevated slightly with the DCC boxes, looks great now, don't ya think?

 

 

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Sheffie

Finished another section of ballast. It is unclear from the picture but this area is quite steeply sloping. I’m a little concerned that the top layer, which is loose granite, may shift downhill, but right now I don’t have a glue that won’t discolor it. And it withstood a few trains driving by without an avalanche so that’s good. 

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Also, I noticed my double crossover wasn’t firing on all four solenoids. The platform was pressing against the black slider, preventing it from moving easily. Difficult to adjust after all the ballasting and general gluing down of parts! The solution was two cards as shims between track bed and platform. Difficult to see in the pic, because I took a black marker pen to them. 

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On 4/28/2019 at 3:25 PM, Khaul said:

Today I had a lot of fun with kit bashing. The yellow boiler thingy looked a bit boring. So I have done some industrial fantasy with it.large.DSC_0023.jpg.f6f8e7d3becd874566b9cf08b1d1a458.jpg 

Looks dangerous.

Dem  pipes!

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