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by PeterBowen
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming
Topic: 2017 Convention
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: 2017 Convention

Clinics:

I have offered to do a clinic on weathering using Pan Pastels as a followup to my weathering clinics at the 2015 and 2016 Conventions.

Plus an easy to make backdrop for photographing your favourite models... but you have to be there to see it...!

Peter Bowen
by PeterBowen
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: OPSIG
Topic: Bruce Chubb Articles in RMC
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Bruce Chubb Articles in RMC

I too would be interested in getting a copy. Peter Bowen


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by PeterBowen
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: OPSIG
Topic: Bruce Chubb Articles in RMC
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Bruce Chubb Articles in RMC

PeterLJ wrote:Hi

I understand that Bruce Chubb has written a number of articles on signalling and signal control panels in the RMC. Can any one please provide me with details?

Thanks

Peter



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by PeterBowen
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Winter 2016 Challenge - Peter Bowen - Scratchbuilt Freight Car
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: Winter 2016 Challenge - Peter Bowen - Scratchbuilt Freight Car

I started to build directly on the plan - a method which I used in the past when building framing components or the sides of buildings. http://stlandh.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/IMG_2635.jpeg http://stlandh.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/IMG_2634.jpeg http://stlandh.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/0...
by PeterBowen
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Winter 2016 Challenge - Peter Bowen - Scratchbuilt Freight Car
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: Winter 2016 Challenge - Peter Bowen - Scratchbuilt Freight Car

Step 2 - First attempt at building Measuring and laying out materials. I like to use Mt. Albert stripwood because it is virtually grain free, and cuts nicely. http://stlandh.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/IMG_2784.jpeg I use the Chopper from NWSL because it cuts clean vertical cuts http://stlandh.c...
by PeterBowen
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Winter 2016 Challenge - Peter Bowen - Scratchbuilt Freight Car
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Winter 2016 Challenge - Peter Bowen - Scratchbuilt Freight Car

Perhaps the title of this entry should be Fright Car as I have started to scratch build a freight car is a frightening prospect...! And a lot more challenging than I first thought...!!! I have been scratch building for over 35 years and was finally rewarded with a Master Builder Structures after my ...
by PeterBowen
Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Winter 2016 Challenge - Jim Botten - Breakheart Trestle
Replies: 28
Views: 2566

Re: Winter 2016 Challenge - Jim Botten - Breakheart Trestle

Jim, This might help you: Prototype Rio Grande Trestle details http://www.drgwrr.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/trestle-diagram.gif http://www.drgwrr.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/NMRA_British_Region_Building_Challenge_dimensions.jpg Construction Methods This sketch below shows the method used ...
by PeterBowen
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Winter Challenge 2016 Koos Fockens work on the layout
Replies: 6
Views: 1141

Re: Winter Challenge 2016 Koos Fockens work on the layout

Koos,

Your new track plan looks good, can you add some photos?

Peter
by PeterBowen
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Winter 2016 Challenge - Jim Botten - Breakheart Trestle
Replies: 28
Views: 2566

Re: Winter 2016 Challenge - Jim Botten - Breakheart Trestle

Jim,

Well done for accepting the challenge. If you need more lumber I found a good source used by model airplane builders at http://www.slecuk.com/

As for staining the bents I found using shoe dye and rubbing alcohol worked very well to get the aged and weathered wood look.

Peter
by PeterBowen
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Winter Challenge 2016 - Dean Halls - Build a Car (or 12)
Replies: 12
Views: 1433

Re: Winter Challenge 2016 - Dean Halls - Build a Car (or 12)

Dean,

Well done... and you are working in N scale...! you must have good eyes.

Nicely documented, looking forward to your posts.

Peter
by PeterBowen
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Master Builder Motive Power
Topic: Requirements
Replies: 0
Views: 696

Requirements

Motive Power First, let's define what is meant by "Motive Power": it is any type of steam, diesel, or electric locomotive, traction unit, maintenance vehicle, or other type of self propelled vehicle that runs on rails. This includes everything from speeders to streetcars to Big Boys. It does not in...
by PeterBowen
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Master Builder Cars
Topic: Requirements
Replies: 0
Views: 704

Requirements

Cars Achievement Program Master Builder - Cars A "Car" is just about anything that runs on rails and is NOT self-propelled (if it's self-propelled, it's Motive Power). This includes freight cars, passenger cars, maintenance of way cars (including equipment such as cranes), cabooses, cable cars, unpo...
by PeterBowen
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Challenge 2016 - Peter Bowen - HO Whitstones Brewing Company
Replies: 9
Views: 1353

Re: Challenge 2016 - Peter Bowen - HO Whitstones Brewing Com

The final assembly stages Attaching a sheet of 0.060" styrene to the back of the building. The supplied card is very flimsy and even with bracing it is likely to warp with changes in Canadian humidity, since this building will be situated in a Canadian environment it will need to withstand drastic ...
by PeterBowen
Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 9342

Re: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

Finishing details I have recently purchased the new PECO PSG-1 Pro Static Grass Applicator http://stlandh.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/IMG_1554-e1474461541854.jpg And I have been very impressed with the results that I am getting... http://stlandh.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/IMG_1551-e147446157...
by PeterBowen
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Competitions & Challenges
Topic: Challenge 2016 - Peter Bowen - HO Whitstones Brewing Company
Replies: 9
Views: 1353

Re: Challenge 2016 - Peter Bowen - HO Whitstones Brewing Com

Moving on with the construction of the Cupola that sits on top of the hoist building The sides are held together with bar clamps http://stlandh.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/IMG_1580-e1474461637399.jpg Note the amazing detail of the louvered openings...! The roof is a pre cut piece of card stock a...