In the last blog post, I shared an image of fine detail parts. I made those from thin strips of matte Mylar film. There were a few good guesses among the comments, but no one was correct.Continue reading “Not quite”
A few emails from fellow prototype modelers have inspired me to push a couple of models further along. I built the models when I lived in El Paso but they need just a few more details. It’s time to wrap these up. I spent time making the details the other day. Can you tell what they are? They are grouped together in a one-inch square on my workbench. Now I need to find the freight cars and install these final parts.
This all reminds me of the chorus of a Tom Waits song from his Mule Variations LP. The song lyrics are pretty dark, but this project isn’t at all!
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As a new year opens, sometimes I look at my workbench and am disappointed with the unfinished projects. I was hoping to decal three boxcars in November and only finished one. It’s been a busy time of year with a couple trips to visit kids and grand kids, and prepping articles for Model Railroad Hobbyist. I must remind myself that it’s about balance and perspective as I review a busy 2019 and look forward to another trip around the sun.Continue reading “Looking forward”
Bob McGlone sent an email the other day with an interesting model announcement. With his permission, it’s now a blog post.
I’d like to make early rail modelers aware of a new item that is now available. It’s a 3D printed model of the Philadelphia & Reading GAc class steel drop-door gondola.Continue reading “P&R GAc steel drop-door gondola kit”
I often snap photos of projects as they progress on my workbench. It is so easy to capture images with a cell phone, point and shoot camera, or a digital SLR. I’m able to share ideas and techniques with friends and I can send out a call for help when I screw something up.Continue reading “Roster shots”