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by PeterBowen
Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 11th Avenue
Replies: 53
Views: 69359

Re: 11th Avenue

Henry,

Many thanks for the heads up on the Megapoints and Tower Hobbies which servos are you using?

Peter
by PeterBowen
Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: Hello folks
Replies: 7
Views: 23863

Re: Hello folks

Henry

I am 105 miles each way to Plymouth and 61 miles to Bearwood each way - very worth visiting - there are some very good modules and modellers at both.

Peter
by PeterBowen
Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 73494

Re: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

Painting Windows Time to start painting the window castings. I am using a combination of three Vallejo colours: No. 71023 Hemp, No. 328 Japanese Tank Crew, No. 334 German Tank Crew http://stlandh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/IMG_8289.jpeg The unpainted window frames have very nice detail, we will...
by PeterBowen
Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 73494

Re: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

It has been a busy week painting and detailing all of the wall sections mentioned above. Before going on any further I thought I would show some before and after photos as it is sometimes hard to imagine what things looked like before painting. Before: http://stlandh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/I...
by PeterBowen
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Layout Design
Topic: Hello folks
Replies: 7
Views: 23863

Re: Hello folks

Welcome to the NMRA Forum... Have you considered building your layout in a modular form built to the Freemo Standard so that you can easily move and possibly display your modules at area modular meets? I am speaking from experience as I had previously constructed both 18" and 24" wide x 12 feet shel...
by PeterBowen
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 11th Avenue
Replies: 53
Views: 69359

Re: 11th Avenue

Conrad Motors

Where can I buy these from?

Peter
by PeterBowen
Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 73494

Re: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

Many thanks for your kind comments...

Peter
by PeterBowen
Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 73494

Re: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

After everything has dried overnight, the result does not look as good as it did when it was wet with paint. But be patient, this is a process of laying down thin washes of colour to build up a three dimensional look. We are trying to make the lovely plastic cast detail look like real bricks and the...
by PeterBowen
Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 73494

Re: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

Time to start the washing – I mean apply the washes…!!! Now that the first coat of undiluted paint has been allowed to dry thoroughly overnight, it is time to start the next step of applying diluted washes of paint on to the brick surface. This method involves applying thin washes which are essentia...
by PeterBowen
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 73494

Re: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

The art of painting plastic…!!! As I mentioned previously, I wanted to show how to transform some great detail of the brickwork from a plastic look to a more realistic “weathered” brick look. In my clinic on “weathering” that I presented at the NMRA Convention in Derby in October I tried to show re...
by PeterBowen
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 73494

Re: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

Source: Railway Preservation News I found the picture below taken in May 1968, not too long before all of the engines were sent to Strasburg. This is the kind of authentic setting I like to see locomotives displayed in. Roundhouse and coal dock were destroyed about 1986 or so, sadly. http://stlandh....
by PeterBowen
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 73494

Re: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

While doing some more research I came across these photos. Interior detail of the roundhouse http://stlandh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/northum4-inside.jpg Photos taken in June 1960 http://stlandh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/NORTHUMBERLAND_PA___PRR__6__6__1960.jpg http://stlandh.com/wp-content...
by PeterBowen
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 73494

Re: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

Research on the actual Northumberland PA Roundhouse. Until the late 1960's it was the home for the PRR's Historic Steam Locomotive collection. It's since been demolished and the area has been reclaimed by vegetation. Photos taken in the late 1960's and early 1970's http://stlandh.com/wp-content/uplo...
by PeterBowen
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 73494

Re: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

I have always been familiar with doing a lot of research and studying photos, drawing plans and trying to imagine what the structure will look like before attempting to start fabricating parts, but this has all been done and when I opened the box, there it is all of the parts and a very simple plan....
by PeterBowen
Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 73494

Challenge 2015 - Peter Bowen - HO Roundhouse

OK I'm up for a challenge and will build a structure from a kit...!!! A kit you say - that sounds like a formidable task for a serial scratch builder - and I must confess that the last plastic kit I built was an Airfix kit when I was 14!! so YES this will be a challenge for me. I purchased two unma...