Category Archives: Weathering

55-Ton Three-Truck Shay Conversion

I have just posted a new article in the ARTICLES section explaining how I converted a Bachmann 55-Ton Three-Truck Shay for R/C battery operation.

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Airwire G3 / Phoenix P8 Battery Conversion Article

I have added a new article in the ARTICLES section detailing how I did a battery conversion on a Bachmann Rail Truck using AirWire G3 and Phoenix P8 decoders.

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Weathering

Introduction I weather most things on my layout first before giving Mother Nature a go at it.  I find that I can do it a lot faster than she can.  I use a lot of the typical tricks and short-cuts … Continue reading

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C-19 Battery Conversion Project

I fell in love with a “new-in-the box” Accucraft C-19 model of RGS #41 on display in the RGSRR Hobbies booth at the NGRC last month.  I really tried to resist but the model kept saying “take me, take me” … Continue reading

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GRAMPS Tank Car

Here is a Bachmann GRAMPS tank car that I weathered with acrylic paint washes and powdered pigments.  As I was working on it, my wife walked by and said, “I think you only like things that look old and decrepit!”  … Continue reading

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Bringing Up the Rear

Here are a couple of the cabooses (cabeese?) that I am currently using.  The 0404 long caboose is from Bachmann and include lighted marker lamps and a fully detailed, lighted interior.  The 0402 short caboose is from AMS. I weathered … Continue reading

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Drop Bottom Gondola

Here are a couple of photos of my newly weathered AMS 1:20.3 Drop-Bottom Gondola.  This car has amazing detail and is a great candidate for weathering. I first brushed on a grayish-brown acrylic paint to the car’s interior.  I use … Continue reading

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Caterpillar Tractor-Crawler

The Caterpillar Tractor Company was formed in 1925 with the merger of the Holt and Best companies. Both companies had been independently developing and manufacturing tracked machinery.  Holt acquired the patents of the Hornsby Company of England, which had also … Continue reading

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