One of my other hobbies

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Rick727, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. Rick727


    Jun 1, 2007
    Hamilton, NJ
    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.

  2. Hyper-Performance


    Apr 11, 2007
    SW Ohio, USA
    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.
  3. The weathering job is amazing. Well done!
    The photo is good too!
  4. Fantastic looking engine......nice clean photo....thanks for sharing.
  5. Rick727


    Jun 1, 2007
    Hamilton, NJ
    Dave, Alex and Peter, thank you for the kind words.
  6. Nice! I assume it's powered? Nice weathering, especially the rust and that wooden plank.

    There's another model RR buff here, Jarrell. I build WWII Armor when I find time.
  7. Rick727


    Jun 1, 2007
    Hamilton, NJ
    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:

    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:

    I think if you were to show people pictures of this model most would think it is real.
  8. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Hope Jarrell sees this:>)))
  9. gadgetguy11


    Nov 16, 2005
    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!
  10. You have done an exceptional job with this. Thanks for sharing your work.
  11. Rick727


    Jun 1, 2007
    Hamilton, NJ
    Gale, John and Gordon, thank you very much.
  12. Wow, how cool is that.
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