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by jesse6669
Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Decorating a CN FP9
Replies: 9
Views: 15669

Decorating a CN FP9

I've been a big proponent of the "whole-side decal" decoration method. It's not infallible, but for me it's provided the best alternative to decorate T-gauge rolling stock with any reliable level of detail. I can get good logos, numbers, lines, etc. where hand painting is far more difficult or impos...
by jesse6669
Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Sarum Bridge
Replies: 63
Views: 72917

Re: Sarum Bridge

Looking really, really good!
by jesse6669
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: Who's doing what???
Replies: 9
Views: 12427

Re: Who's doing what???

I created an assortment of US, British, and Australian prototype rolling stock and detail parts, some are on Shapeways or were at one time; I still have the STL models. At one point I had hopes of creating a bona-fide commercial line-up, perhaps turning into cast resin or injection moulded models, m...
by jesse6669
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Sarum Bridge
Replies: 63
Views: 72917

Re: Sarum Bridge

That is just fantastic Martin. And all in 4x2 feet! Keep us posted after your hiatus.
by jesse6669
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: WILL IT LOOK RIGHT /
Replies: 8
Views: 12163

Re: WILL IT LOOK RIGHT /

dkightley wrote:They're in the Netherlands...and they also have a New York base as well.
Yep, they have had a New York "office" for some time now.. Anytime I order (I'm in Ohio, USA) it always ships from NYC.
by jesse6669
Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Newbies cry for help!
Replies: 9
Views: 13889

Re: Newbies cry for help!

Ideally i would like to do something based on American rocky mountain railways (or similar) but from what i can see getting loco's/ rolling stock would be a problem ?? Pete Hmm.. something like this? http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/0/6/6/1066.1366950665.jpg Or further north like this: http://...
by jesse6669
Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Seeking advice - track laying
Replies: 8
Views: 11326

Re: Seeking advice - track laying

Having worked with many 3D printed shells, my advice is: Prep the shells properly; Use a stiff artists brush and whisk the little bits of remaining 3D "stuff" out of crevices etc. I just wash them in warm/hot water with a little dish soap scrubbing with a stiff artists brush. I know one person who u...
by jesse6669
Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Initial hand-laid track prototype
Replies: 2
Views: 3362

Re: Initial hand-laid track prototype

How big is the rail? What's it made of? More pics.. Thanks!
by jesse6669
Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 27
Views: 40667

Re: Introductions

Welcome on board Scott, glad to see another US prototype modeler! I'm modelling Chessie-era and will be posting progress on a small "roundy round" layout and my rolling stock here and on my blog (Jesse's T-gauge Models).
by jesse6669
Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Little Tee
Replies: 20
Views: 20873

Re: Little Tee

Looking very good!!
by jesse6669
Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: New Project - EMD GP40
Replies: 13
Views: 16055

Re: New Project - EMD GP40

GP40 primer.jpg
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Sprayed the model in primer, made a couple minor "kit bashes" that will be fixed on the rendering at some point. Now contemplating the paint scheme! Chessie? B&O? Western Maryland? Something completely different?
by jesse6669
Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: New Project - EMD GP40
Replies: 13
Views: 16055

Re: New Project - EMD GP40

Wow, I didn't realize the 50' boxcar was not available to the public on Shapeways.. my mistake. It's now added. (see http://www.shapeways.com/shops/ccetrains?s=12#more-products ) I added it, and the doors (you may want to do your own). The doors -might- be printable in brass so I added them too. And...
by jesse6669
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: New Project - EMD GP40
Replies: 13
Views: 16055

Re: New Project - EMD GP40

Lookie here what the UPS man delivered... :D I need to spray it up in primer and check but I'm pretty excited so far, maybe just a tweak or two to finalize it. You can see the radiator grilles and even panel doors are visible (not to the naked eye though). Picture a string of 50' boxcars (ok, powere...
by jesse6669
Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Block control test
Replies: 22
Views: 32571

Re: Block control test

I like the look of that! You just can't beat the nice broad curves with T-gauge and flextrack. At one point I contemplated making the US GG1 electric, since the catenary is part of the "stock" offering, and I think looks reasonably good. I even had a plan for the mechanism that would've looked decen...
by jesse6669
Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: What to use for transfers
Replies: 9
Views: 10558

Re: What to use for transfers

Connor, I use acrylic paints (brushed) in matching colors to complete my models. Again, they start as solid white models, then decalled over with the clear decal stock inkjet printed with the design. I use decal solvent to get them to conform to the surface as much as possible (some creative cutting...
by jesse6669
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: SD70M - Powered
Replies: 51
Views: 40998

Re: SD70M - Powered

You might try Blender. Pretty powerful but takes some getting used to.

See: http://www.blender.org/
by jesse6669
Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: SD70M - Powered
Replies: 51
Views: 40998

Re: SD70M - Powered

Looking really REALLY good! Does your mechanism run? Understanding it's a prototype I don't necessarily expect so, but I'm sure it will. You have most of the parts down!! Not to hijack the topic, but photo posting here is a bit tricky. If the image is big you need to scroll around (I found you can r...
by jesse6669
Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: What to use for transfers
Replies: 9
Views: 10558

Re: What to use for transfers

Where do you get the electronic train decal designs to print? If you mean artwork, I make mine from photographs or other images I find on the web, then use photo editing software to edit it to work properly with the shell. They end up as regular .jpg files that I print. Usually a nice broadside pho...
by jesse6669
Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: What to use for transfers
Replies: 9
Views: 10558

Re: What to use for transfers

Im in the USA, and I buy my inkjet decal film from MicroMark. I get good results in general. I'm sure there are other suppliers in the UK and elsewhere with good printable inkjet film I'm sure. Regarding print quality, a lot depends on your printer, but most of the photo-quality inkjets will do ok I...
by jesse6669
Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My unnamed guitar case layout is finished
Replies: 12
Views: 14381

Re: My unnamed guitar case layout is finished

Re. the trees/ground cover: I also got some of the Chinese trees "by the bag". They look good I think, but the green is a little to vivid.. I'm planning on knocking it down a bit with some airbrushed "dust" or "khaki" .. that should serve to blend things together a bit.