I admit these are, to get this thread started, just re-hashed photos already seen elsewhere but I am asking all modelers involved in this type/scale of Railroad Modeling to contribute here if possible.
Two converted & spliced Atlas HO Warren Thru Truss Bridges. Trackage by Trumpeter. Some Trumpeter ballast sections for the tops of the end abutments and the Pz. III is from Tamiya.
KitMaker link of possible interest here:
Here is an image to sort of set the scene for the linked thread:
A high steel trestle done in HO scale!
However if you look closely, you will see that it is made up of a number of off the shelf Atlas O/S scale Signal Bridges.
Add stone piers below the vertical columns for an ever taller structure.
Food for thought?
An HO Signal Bridge would work just as well to represent a large steel trestle in N Scale.
If someone is getting into…
Dragon “Military Scale” railroad models.
Tank by Tamiya.
Converted RR locomotive
(from Italeri) using CCKW Deuce and a Half truck and resin rail wheels.
The Hobby Boss Soviet raisins “Krasnaja Zvezda” in 1/72
I built it box stock and as a conversion into a track cleaner for HO track
Conversion onto an HO scale track cleaner chassis
I see your railroad takes dust-busting seriously!
I know right. This is just a length of track with a little bit of ground work. I made it for photographing my rolling stock. I don’t have a running layout
That reminds me; I need to build a short (perhaps 2 foot long) piece of scenic “photo display track” for use in my little “photo studio” when photographing my RR models.
Yes, they work great for static display photographs. The one I have in the picture above is approximately 2 foot long. It’s a single track so very narrow.
I built another one the same size that I painted flat black. I thought it would look better because the eye would focus on the subject rolling stock. It doesn’t achieve this like I thought it would. I’m going to repaint it ‘prototypical’ like the other one and set them side by side for pictures.
congratulations for the GMC! Where did you find the resin wheels? thank you
As I recall these rail wheels are a PSP product, I ordered them thru Scale-Link in Britain. I believe they are still available.
I’m going to make one of those.
More on the GMC Locomotive:
Resin wheels from PSP
RR Buffers are return rollers from a Pz. III with the roller sanded smooth.
I figured they would need a heavy wooden “Basket” to hold scrap metal and stone for added traction.
Then I hit of the idea that they might raid a local stone cutter’s yard for heavy broken stone columns and gate posts.
Gravel and scrap will eventually be added to the "basket.
Totally amazing fully scratch built French T3 Locomotive done in 1/35th Military Scale by
Here is the link to the full build thread:
Hello everyone, the next work will be a self-construction of a steam locomotive to be inserted in a diorama. Perhaps there will also be another railway wagon, but we will see this later. So I started with the most complex parts, that is the wheels, and to build them I made a plastic prototype to obtain resin clones.
That’s it for now, see you next time.
Incredible and extraordinary modeling. So envious of his skill. Really well done. Enough action and yet none of the components get lost in “clutter.”