Posts Tagged ‘WPP’

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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So You Want To See My Caboose?

Posted on August 20th, 2011, by Mike

One of several reasons why I model 1971 rather than a more modern era is that I just love a good caboose. Who can resist that red bookend that completes the train? I am always on the lookout for unique caboose models, especially ones that are authentic for Norfolk & Western. Here are a few shots of some of the cabeese on my roster; I’ll add to this when I get more photos and hopefully more models.

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Evolution of a Paint Scheme

Posted on May 19th, 2011, by Mike

I have had a lot of fun tinkering with my road’s paint scheme, coming up with a number of iterations. Rather than try to narrow it down to one, however, I invented a history that explains the development of the schemes over time. The Norfolk & Western, as spartan as it was, also went through a series of schemes, with passenger equipment painted distinctly from the freight. So why not the WP&P?

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Boyce Junction Progress Shots

Posted on June 8th, 2010, by Mike

Here are some photos of my N-Trak module taken over the years, at various shows; you can see the gradual progress on scenery and such.

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Module Design

Posted on June 7th, 2010, by Mike

My N-Trak module was designed initially as an exercise to see just how much could be made to happen within the standard 24″ by 48″ dimensions of a regular module, and adhering to all the N-Trak standards for curvature, tangents, etc. I came up with a design that actually worked pretty well to tell one more piece of the WP&P story, which is its interchange with the Norfolk & Western’s Shenandoah Valley main line.

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