Mark's Train Set

Re: Mark's Train Set

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:11 am

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ConducTTor wrote:I just haven't seen many (if any) instances where the ballast is brown.


Because of the rust of the rails and breake dust, brown is the most common color of ballast (if it's not new anymore).
What color of ballast would be prototypical in your eyes? :?:


I guess I only look at pictures of new ballast :wtf:
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Re: Mark's Train Set

Postby CSD » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:00 pm

Before I can put ballast on the far side of the embankment, poles for the catenary have to be installed. The Viessmann green is not appropriate for my local, so I'm painting them grey, which of course allows for some detailing. The rust spots were created by first painting the parts rust, salting them while the paint was still wet, then painting it grey and dusting off the salt.
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Re: Mark's Train Set

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:52 pm

First brown ballast, now grey poles? I kid, I kid :)
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Re: Mark's Train Set

Postby CSD » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:01 pm

Wait until you see the blue grass and green water.
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Re: Mark's Train Set

Postby Arseny » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:49 am

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Re: Mark's Train Set

Postby CSD » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:18 am

Just got my first sections of catenary in. Not too bad of a job. Now I can finish ballasting around it and weather the track before applying the surrounding landscape.
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Re: Mark's Train Set

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:05 am

Looks good man :thumbup:
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Re: Mark's Train Set

Postby Arseny » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:31 am

The first thing I've thought about when I saw this locomotive, was famous Russian poem "Moydodyr" ("Wash'em'clean") :lol:

"Suddenly from Mummy's bedroom,
Crooked-legged, old and lame,
Straight towards me came the
Wash-stand,
And he scolded as the same:

“Oh, you nasty little slacker!
Oh, you naughty little sqirt!
There's no chimney-sweep who's
Blacker,
There's no pig as fond of dirt!
Take a look into the mirrow.
See the ink spots on your nose?
And your neck, your dirty fingers,
Never wash them, I suppose?
So no wonder even socks
Couldn't stand a sight so shocking.

Every morning, bright and early,
All the little mice go washing,
And the kittens, and the ducklings,
And the ants and spiders too.
All but you have washed this morning,
Cleaned their teeth and brushed their
Hair.
You're the only dirty devil,
So you've nothing left to wear!

I'm great and famous wash-stand,
Wash 'Em Clean that is my name.
I command the other wash-stands,
I have troops of spongers tame!"

etc. etc. :lol:

(Sorry for the offtopic... :smile: )
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Re: Mark's Train Set

Postby CSD » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:23 pm

Hilarious, Arseny. You know, Skoda exported those locomotives to Russia. Do you know if they kept the nick name Bobina there too?
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Re: Mark's Train Set

Postby Arseny » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:48 pm

CSD wrote:Hilarious, Arseny. You know, Skoda exported those locomotives to Russia. Do you know if they kept the nick name Bobina there too?


Yes, of course, I know about the Skoda locomotives in Russia. There were a lot of them here, different models. My favorite was ChS-4T - http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A7%D0%A14%D0%A2 , it was used with "Red Arrow" train).
Your locomotive is E.499, am I right? If so, it is Russian ChS-1. As I know, it did not have nickname "Bobina"; it did not have any nickname at all.
The ChS-2 locomotive ( http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A7%D0%A12 ) had nickname "Cheburashka" ("Topple", see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheburashka - a cult character in Russian children's literature)
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