One of my other hobbies

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Besides photography and bicycling I also enjoy model railroading. I actually enjoy building models more than running trains which is a good thing since I don't have a layout.:smile:

Below is a picture of an engine I built. I started with an unpainted Davenport added some detail parts and painted and weathered it. Scale is On30.

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Dave
Great attention to detail!

My good friend is also a Model RR'er - he is big into the PR&R line. I am amazed at the level of detail you find at such small scale.
 
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Woody, thank you. Yes it is powered. I also have plans to one day add a sound unit to it.

I've seen pictures of your armour and was very impressed.

If there are other model RR'ers here, you may be interested in this site: http://www.railroad-line.com/

There you can see some work of the finest model railroads from around the world. For example here is a thread about an engine house built by Chuck Doan: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9785

I think if you were to show people pictures of this model most would think it is real.
 
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That is awesome! Love the rusty exhaust at the top, and the rivets. Detail really jumps at you. I still have some Lionel 027 gauge from 1960, a HO gauge layout, and my favorite: American Flyer from 1956 with illuminated metal cars and cast engines.

There is nothing better than building your own model. Congrats!
 

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