Impressionistic rolling stock

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mattinair
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Impressionistic rolling stock

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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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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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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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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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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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That is a great looking photo!

Joe.

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4 new yellow box cars for the toy train....
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Your "older" boxcars looks very nice with the realistic weathering.

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Thanks.....I'm following your project with great interest ......

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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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Some more additions to my Abstract Expressionistic rolling stock. I used some steam locomotive wheels on the top of The Power unit From An Alternate reality #1518 . The 2 motorized units are electrically connected with 2 single strands of very thin wire. I used electrically conductive paint instead of solder. The E paint works great .
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Tgauge model train lighting https://youtu.be/VSkvijlFuE4 via
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Yeah, Yeah, Geeeze, I know, I know; I couldn't figure it out; "layout" or "rolling stock" ? :roll:

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