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MODEL TRAINS

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by FLESHEATER, May 13, 2003.

  1. Zed_Eastwood

    Zed_Eastwood Member

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    thanks Bro Ko. it is loosley based on a prototype CSXT 3 bay sand car common to this area. the proto is a little higher tho. sort of a mix between this

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    and this

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    gotta rust the inside
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2013
  2. PreOne

    PreOne Elite Member

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  3. Ko SprueOne

    Ko SprueOne Senior Member

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    I see. These are fun projects because they're not too strict
     
  4. Ko SprueOne

    Ko SprueOne Senior Member

    Joined: May 8, 2004 Messages: 1,624 Likes Received: 99
    BLMA Models, Inc
    #52723
    Trinity 64' Reefer
    Tropicana
    Road No. #3334

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    Super detailed and not weathered yet . . .
     
  5. Zed_Eastwood

    Zed_Eastwood Member

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    yeah, i may cop one of these soon. it looks real slick!
     
  6. Ko SprueOne

    Ko SprueOne Senior Member

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    It's a very detailed model.

    I was going to try a conversion build using an Athearn 57' mech reefer but the 64' Trinity is taller and has a different roof line.

    I still have the Auto Parts box bodies you sent me a while ago. I might try a CT CRYX reefer conversion build with those
     
  7. Zed_Eastwood

    Zed_Eastwood Member

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    i remember we spoke about that a while ago. not many people realize the tropi reefer is not a high cube, while most other reefers (64' armn, bnsf etc. ) are. i have more of those 90' shells too if you need some.
     
  8. amrik james

    amrik james New Jack

    Joined: Feb 20, 2005 Messages: 71 Likes Received: 1
    Whats up i got tons of weathered and pieced up HO scale trains for sale, well known writer that puts in work, email me for prices and flicks
    [email protected]
     
  9. Ko SprueOne

    Ko SprueOne Senior Member

    Joined: May 8, 2004 Messages: 1,624 Likes Received: 99
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    I started on the Draisine. While building the trucks I decided to make it HO track compatible so I could run it on a layout if I wanted to in the future. Having option are good

    I have a track cleaner car that would fit this function perfectly. The following images are of this conversion



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    As you can see, it matches my other HO rolling stock. In this case a Bi Level Autorack
     
  10. Ko SprueOne

    Ko SprueOne Senior Member

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    bicycle chain link next to tiny turret

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    ready for pintura
     
  11. steve392

    steve392 New Jack

    Joined: Nov 27, 2014 Messages: 2 Likes Received: 1
    did these a couple years ago free hand. Turned out ok. I recently did an ich one on another autorack, but not liking how hte white laid down. The colors on the model blead through and its just doesn't look good. I may sand it down and use an airbrush.
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    There's so many cars out there that I just think are incredible that I want to do, just no time.
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  12. Ko SprueOne

    Ko SprueOne Senior Member

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    Nice collection of autoracks. Do you use paint markers only or sable also?

    If you re-paint that tri-level ICH, I would suggest not sanding. This would destroy the car side paint and graphics as well.

    What about if you mask around your original ICH and then spray with your airbrush.
    This way you'll get the solid fill you want and preserve the original model car sides
     
  13. Ko SprueOne

    Ko SprueOne Senior Member

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    Project completed

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    OOB built kit

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    HO converted for operational layout options

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    HO converted for operational layout options
     
  14. steve392

    steve392 New Jack

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    Marker only. I dont know what im going to do with the ICH. I hear what you mean about sanding. I guess it would be easier to mask it off and hit with a lite coat of white primer than paint it white or hell any other color for that matter.

    I would like to try brush, but dont really have much paint to use. Would those small bottles of acryllic you can buy at michaels or ac moore be good enough?
     
  15. Zed_Eastwood

    Zed_Eastwood Member

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