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New guy's question about building Heywood inspired engine

Postby gsnelson » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:55 am

Hello,
I am in the process of building a Heywood inspired Gn15 model over an HO Bachman Percy. Can anyone tell me a source for gauges, meters, handles, pipes, etc. that I need to suggest a little detail? US would be best, but GB is fine, too.
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Postby scott b » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:58 am

Hello Gerry, my suggestion would be to look to other scales or scratch build them, most of what you will find that is in scale will look terribly oversized because of the extra small size of the loco. I like your little vignette, I hope the railway is not owned by the business in the background or your loco will have to be much more rundown!
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Postby michael » Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:29 am

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Postby macbain » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:00 pm

Gerry:

Ozark Miniatures is a great source for these details. They're a US company and great to deal with.

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Postby Dallas_M » Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:41 pm

Hi Gerry --

Western Scale Models makes pipe fittings that might be useful. You'll probably want the O scale version, but check the size on all scales offered:

http://westernscalemodels.com/Details/PipeFittings.htm

The fittings are shown on their vertical boiler here:
http://westernscalemodels.com/Machinery ... Boiler.htm

Precision Scale Co. has a 1/2" scale catalog:
www.precisionscaleco.com

These folks have a variety of parts that look interesting (but I haven't gotten around to actually ordering any yet!) --
http://www.tracksidedetails.com/

And Ozark Miniatures has some pieces as previously noted.

The O scale pipe fittings from Crow River Products might also be useful:
www.crowriverproducts.com

Best regards from the eastern end of I-70! :lol:
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Postby Geno6309 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:36 pm

Thanks for the links, Dallas.
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Your wonderful responses to New guy's question about build..

Postby gsnelson » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:42 pm

Guys,
I am overwhelmed by the kindness of the members who responded so fast and who answered my question thouroghly. I found so many good things that I have to select carefully!... Or shop madly, the more likely result.
Many, many thanks!
I am a little more adept at buildings--at least I have more experience. Here are some shots from the same mini layout:

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Postby mad gerald » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:56 pm

... *madly* ... *mad* ...

I like these words ...

... and you must be "our kind of mad" too, creating that kind of fine buildings ... your pictures are appreciated very much, thank you for sharing!

Welcome aboard, Gerry ...

... and BTW: is that you?

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Postby Rowley » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:16 pm

Great model buildings. Were they built on any in particular. Looks really quaint. Rowley
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Postby gsnelson » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:24 pm

Yes, that is me in Carl's pages:

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I build over foamcore using embossed surfaces fromOakridge Hobbies.

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Postby dr5euss » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:29 pm

Great job, Gerry; they look fantastic :D

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Postby scott b » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:34 pm

I see that you need to give us all a tutorial on making those beautifull buildings!
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Postby greengiant » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:15 pm

Some nice stuff going on there with the buildings.
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Postby Geno6309 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:23 pm

I'd like to second the request for a tutorial.
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Postby Glen A » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:13 am

:shock: Wow Gerry.
Those buildings are so great. 8)
You have done an expert job painting them too, because the roof tiles look like you put each one on by hand, and not like it was a patterned sheet.
Good job!

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Postby michael » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:23 am

I have to agree with the comments on the buildings Gerry. Now here is a thought :twisted: :wink: :idea: A tutorial would be great in a Tome, how about a one or two or three part series, that way the work of collecting your material gets spead over a bit of toime :roll: . send me a PM if you are interested and we can work out the details.
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Re: Your wonderful responses to New guy's question about bui

Postby chris stockdale » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:36 am

gsnelson wrote:
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Just had to add my admiration of some great building modeling. Made me think of scenes in a Tim Burton film.


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Postby Nick Ellingworth » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:47 am

Wow those building are excellent. :shock:
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Postby Rockley Bottom » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:21 pm

Great modelling :roll: :roll:
Thanks for the pictures, hope to see more.

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tome tutorial on the way

Postby gsnelson » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:19 pm

Thanks to everyone for your moving comments. Several in fact have moved me to begin the tutorial, and Michael has offered to help make it into a tome. I have drafted the first of two parts and assembled a few pictures. Michael will do the hard part, and it will become available, for what it's worth, soon.
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The tome is now on line

Postby gsnelson » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:19 pm

If you have not already seen it, you can find the Tome at this address:

http://tome.gn15.info/13_January_09.pdf

or through this page:

http://tome.gn15.info/

Michael has done a fine job of putting together another beautiful installment!
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Postby Dallas_M » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:40 pm

Hi Gerry --

THANK YOU for your efforts in putting together an article for the Tome! I've made a note to order some of those textured panels and give it a whirl ...

Painting over a black base is already one of my favorite techniques ... appears that you're using the opaque white window/door sheets ... is that correct?
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Postby gsnelson » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:35 pm

I normally use the opaque white sheets, but I ordered "Victorian Doors and Windows," and the sheet turned out to be transparent. It handled and painted just like the white sheets. I taped over a window before painting it, and later I may peel it off and put a light behind it.
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