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    Moose was hoping to spend whole day being a tree-making machine, buuut ... Huge storm ran through Pacific Northwest last night, power was out until a few hours ago. Was able to do some work on some old tree stumps. Not done painting yet.

    Mrs Moose found this bit of wood on roadside whilst da Mooses were taking a wee 3 mile walk around the neighborhood yesterday.

    Mrs Moose said use it for layout. Mr Moose obey...

    Ripping the wood into two pieces (note that this eventually took a hacksaw to cut through):
    1 - Trunk Chop 20190106_172119.jpg

    Then some black paint followed by some dark brown. Neither are done yet. The shorter will be burnt out whilst the other will be the stump-end of a freshly fallen dead tree:
    2 - Trunks Partially Painted 20190106_185126.jpg

    FYI: These tree stumps are about 10-12 foot diameter, which means they may have been well over 200 feet tall before the trunks came crashing down ... Yeah, big'uns!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Mrs Moose found this bit of wood on roadside whilst da Mooses were taking a wee 3 mile walk around the neighborhood yesterday.
    Those look real nice and very realistic, well duh,, thatís because they are.

    Sure glad I saw ď3 mile walkĒ in the sentence above cause at first I didnít.

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    Got some motivarion this weekend, have a few Christmas gifts enroute....Nope, no hints!! So did a lot of track cleaning, being gone about ten days with out running, really gunked up the track. Then added to the refinery spur, and added these bumpers,
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    Then did a little ballast work,
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    All under the supervision of this elusive burro!PIC_0913.jpg
    Northern Pacific and Black Hills RR in N, of course!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOO View Post
    Here is the other loco I worked on.
    This video was taken soon as the shell went on.
    No head light,,the LED is faulty. I replaced it and mounted a 402 size smd led on the speaker enclosure for a rear head light.
    https://youtu.be/-V2wavlEoZA
    The same speaker and enclosure was used in this loco as well.
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    Nice job!

    I have to ask, did you decal that locomotive yourself, or did you get it like that.
    If you applied decals yourself, did you make your own decals, buy custom decals, or do you have a source that sells decals for the named Rock Island units?

    This is relevant to my interests!

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    Quote Originally Posted by richfiles View Post
    I have to ask, did you decal that locomotive yourself, or did you get it like that.
    If you applied decals yourself, did you make your own decals, buy custom decals, or do you have a source that sells decals for the named Rock Island units?
    Atlas did GP38-2's in Rock Island "Bankruptcy Blue" back in 2006 (#'s 4300, 4303 and 4304). A new run with 3 new road numbers (4310, 4319, 4327) was announced in 2017, but has been delayed due to the well documented "China Factory Go Bye Bye" situation. Probably still not too late to preorder one if you're interested.

    As for decals, Microscale makes scads of different sets for various Rock Island locomotives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicago Rail View Post
    Those look real nice and very realistic
    Thank you Ed, much appreciated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    Atlas did GP38-2's in Rock Island "Bankruptcy Blue" back in 2006 (#'s 4300, 4303 and 4304). A new run with 3 new road numbers (4310, 4319, 4327) was announced in 2017, but has been delayed due to the well documented "China Factory Go Bye Bye" situation. Probably still not too late to preorder one if you're interested.

    As for decals, Microscale makes scads of different sets for various Rock Island locomotives.
    Hmm... I'll have to keep an eye out. 4300 Is one of the numbers I want to model. same with 4310 and 4327. The only problem with Microscale, Is I've found decals for the blue and white Rock Island locomotives, but I haven't found a names sheet yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richfiles View Post
    Hmm... I'll have to keep an eye out. 4300 Is one of the numbers I want to model. same with 4310 and 4327. The only problem with Microscale, Is I've found decals for the blue and white Rock Island locomotives, but I haven't found a names sheet yet.
    #60-1041 has the names. Currently out of stock at Microscale, but Osborns Models says they have it in stock if you don't mind ordering from the UK. There may be others, but I didn't look too hard.

    -Mark

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    Started another build thread, actually building 2 structures at the moment, here's one https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...chell-Wagon-Co
    As long as I can model in N-scale, I know I'm not old

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    #60-1041 has the names. Currently out of stock at Microscale, but Osborns Models says they have it in stock if you don't mind ordering from the UK. There may be others, but I didn't look too hard. -Mark
    Wow... And they literally only had THE ONE decal sheet in stock...
    Good thing I only need each locomotive name once! I actually went ahead and ordered it...
    Interestingly enough, it was half the regular price of other Microscale decal sheets I've gotten recently, but boy, they got me on the shipping!

    Of course... I got them back real good! Made Osborns Models send me a few other things, you know, to pad out that shipping and make it "worth it"!
    Those "other bits" will remain a surprise for the "What did you buy" post, for when they actually arrive. No spoilers here, and don't worry... a Moose stampede will be averted!

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    My ten year old daughter wanted to learn how to “make trains”. I include her on my modeling projects whenever she shows interest. Over the holiday break I was clearing out a backlog of unfinished projects. One of these was a Deluxe Innovations bathtub gon that I stripped but then set aside (3 years ago). It never left the bench, it just sat there looking at me. My daughter wanted to help me, so I showed her how to airbrush it, then we decaled it to match a photo I had taken. I body mounted the couplers and added a Hays Brother load yesterday. It was a fun project and she is as proud as I am.
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    Moose still experimenting with creating n-scale trees, logs and stumps...

    Here's the first test of putting moss on a fallen ~ 38" diameter tree trunk:

    1 - Mossy Fallen Tree 20190108_124752.jpg 2 - Moosy Fallen Tree 20190108_124813.jpg

    How's it look?

    Hard to get moss to look right in n-scale...
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    A couple more shots of this log, with Moose standing beside it for scale...

    3 - Mossy Fallen Tree 20190108_132144.jpg 4 - Mossy Fallen Tree 20190108_132117.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    How's it look?
    My two cents if you don't mind me adding them ! I think it looks really good. Too good. Maybe needs blending in. I would try using a stipple brush to dab green paint on and around it ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcook View Post
    My two cents if you don't mind me adding them ! I think it looks really good. Too good.
    Oh, thank you very much Tom!


    Quote Originally Posted by tomcook View Post
    Maybe needs blending in. I would try using a stipple brush to dab green paint on and around it ???
    Moose will ask Mrs Moose about this stipple brush & blending stuff. She's the artist in the family ... Now to wait until she gets home...
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    I think it looks mighty fine! Looking at it out of context, I thought that a log with moss on it should be several shades of gray. But seeing it in situ, I think gray would disappear agains the rocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    I think it looks mighty fine!
    Thank you very much Gordon!


    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Looking at it out of context, I thought that a log with moss on it should be several shades of gray. But seeing it in situ, I think gray would disappear agains the rocks.
    Hmmm, true ... But might change as ground cover is introduced. Haven't gotten to experiment with ground cover yet, sooo will see...
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    Quote Originally Posted by richfiles View Post
    Wow... And they literally only had THE ONE decal sheet in stock...
    Having actually been into Osborns Models shop in Bideford I am not surprised, it is very small and well packed with stuff. I am planning on going in there again when I go to see my Mum who lives a few miles away from Bideford. Maybe I can grab a few cell phone shots as well to give you all an idea. Great guys in there as well.

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    So I managed to cut through the pad on my right hand index finger just before Christmas, I was working on my pickup and had a moment of I really should do x but I will be fine and resulted in me dropping about 30 pounds of metal with a u bracket on my finger it was a little sore. Anyway because of that and me being right handed I was unable to put any kind of pressure on my finger so I laid off the model railroad work. Well this past weekend I still not wanting to do the cork started to wire the tortoise I got 3 wires on them, pin 1 and 8 and the output for 1 of the switches that I am using as a frog juicer. I have 12 so far and they are all done, I have just got more wire colors to do the other 2 wires I need. I also got most of my Atlas turnouts solder with a wire to power the frog. It was good to get some stuff done. I have pictures but I doubt anyone really cares or I am in any danger of a stampede if I don't post them.

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    I think with one hoof disabled, Moose will forgive you (but only this time!!!!!) for no pictures.

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