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Impressionistic rolling stock

Postby mattinair » Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:41 pm

Recently added 2 motorized box cars and a fanciful tank car
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Put a magnetic coupler on the shorter box car

WISH PEOPLE WEREN'T SO SHY ABOUT POSTING......
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Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Postby msimister » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:53 pm

Someone once told me that if it looks OK from 3' away then it's fine, and that implies a degree of impressionism, especially in T gauge. But did you mean non-prototypical rather than impressionistic? Plenty of that around in all scales.

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Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Postby dkightley » Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:12 pm

Looking good Matt....

I've always held the belief that unlike larger scales, where the better the detail (ie the right number of rivets) the better the model is, in T, we're striving to fool the mind and make people believe that detail that is too small to be seem is actually there....when in fact its not! Which is exactly what the thread title says!
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Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Postby mattinair » Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:20 pm

Thanks Doug......
I have some ideas for doing some prototypical stuff in the future (God will'n)>But for now I'm more into getting my trains color coordinated ....I already have 2 blue box cars and 3 red box cars so absolutely had to have some yellow ones......the tank car(?)...well that's another story...
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Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Postby mattinair » Tue May 09, 2017 3:55 am

North American box cars are great for hiding motorized units
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I made 3 "new" box car shells but I'm waiting for a new motorized unit for the third one.
I put one of the worn out motorized units in the steam loco. It pulses too badly at low speeds to look right in a diesel loco, but has a quite realistic choo choo sound in the steamer :)
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Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Postby JoeMalinchak » Tue May 09, 2017 4:54 am

That is a great looking photo!

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Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Postby mattinair » Thu May 18, 2017 8:24 am

4 new yellow box cars for the toy train....
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Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Postby zdrada69 » Fri May 19, 2017 9:28 am

Your "older" boxcars looks very nice with the realistic weathering.
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Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Postby mattinair » Mon May 22, 2017 6:06 am

Thanks.....I'm following your project with great interest ......
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Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Postby mattinair » Sat May 27, 2017 4:05 am

Did an end car for the passenger train
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I used plain typing paper instead decal paper .... seems to work :roll:
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