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New Kits at various stages of construction
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Lately I have been working on several small kits from a couple different manufacturers. The first kit is Sweaty Betty’s from Bar Mills Scale Model Works.  This was a birthday present from my wife. This kit has been really easy to build, the directions are supurb as I have found is standard for Bar Mills.  The way the front windows are put together is...

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ConCor Bakery: Part 2, washing brick
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After doing a little research I found a couple of different techniques, the best of which I found on the NMRA website.  This technique was to paint the walls a brick color, using an airbrush.  Once that had dried I mixed up a batch of watered down white paint.  I brushed this over the wall, covering about one third of the wall. After allowing...

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Pictures from San Leandro Historic Railway Society
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As I was on vacation over the Christmas holiday I did not have any time to work on any of my projects so I decided to post some pictures I took at the San Leandro Historic Railway Society while running some of my trains. This picture shows my F7 A&B units from Proto 2000.  They were the first two models that I installed NCE...

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Assembly
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Assembly

Oct 15, 2009 by

Here the various sub assemblies are put together on the base I cut out of scrap plywood.  In this picture you can see that I have constructed and installed the front dock and the back porch, the only major change I made was in putting another ramp on the near end of the dock.  I have yet to finish weathering the back porch.  The...

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