Posts Tagged ‘rolling stock’

Four Dollars and Some Time

Posted on November 4th, 2018, by Michael Rountree

This was a little weekend project that started life as a $4.00 purchase at the recent train show, at Lakota West High School. It was obviously a cheap car even when it was first made, and most would turn aside from this train-set level of quality. But I figured that with a new paint job, replaced wheels, and other attention, I could have a new wood sheathed caboose to add to my roster.

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Weathering With Oils

Posted on January 7th, 2017, by Michael Rountree

I was encouraged by an online friend to give a new weathering method a try, and this is the result.

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Sophisticated Finishes Rust

Posted on May 28th, 2012, by Michael Rountree

I have been having fun making use of a product called Sophisticated Finishes, which I found at the art store. It’s kind of like a faux-finishing technique, really! Here are some sample photos.

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More Fun in Columbus, Ohio

Posted on May 28th, 2012, by Michael Rountree

I have also posted my story of how I found NSNX 2011 in various places at the show – the module owners were happy to let me pose the car, especially since many of them were familiar with Nscale.net. JB and I had some fun posing that boxcar in various other places too, not just on the club layouts. The fairgrounds in Hilliard also features a historical town setting, which includes an old depot and a caboose.

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NSNX 2011 at the N-Scale Weekend in Columbus, Ohio

Posted on May 28th, 2012, by Michael Rountree

I couldn’t wait for NSNX 2011 to arrive in Winchester, so I decided to go do some sleuthing and find it myself! I knew that there were no direct connections between KCS and N&W (at least not in 1971), so I figured that it would get hopped at least one more time. After some searching, I discovered that it might be in central Ohio, so I went there with camera in hand, and tracked it down.

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