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Impressionistic rolling stock

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:41 pm
by mattinair
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......

Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:53 pm
by msimister
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.

Cheers,

Malcolm

Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:12 pm
by dkightley
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!

Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:20 pm
by mattinair
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...

Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 3:55 am
by mattinair
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 :)

Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 4:54 am
by JoeMalinchak
That is a great looking photo!

Joe.

Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 8:24 am
by mattinair
4 new yellow box cars for the toy train....
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Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:28 am
by zdrada69
Your "older" boxcars looks very nice with the realistic weathering.

Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 6:06 am
by mattinair
Thanks.....I'm following your project with great interest ......

Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 4:05 am
by mattinair
Did an end car for the passenger train
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I used plain typing paper instead decal paper .... seems to work :roll:

Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:39 am
by mattinair
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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Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:40 pm
by mattinair
Tgauge model train lighting https://youtu.be/VSkvijlFuE4 via
@YouTube
Yeah, Yeah, Geeeze, I know, I know; I couldn't figure it out; "layout" or "rolling stock" ? :roll:

Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:38 am
by mattinair

Re: Impressionistic rolling stock

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:05 pm
by mattinair
I'm making an ore car on the shell of a 35mm motorized unit. The plan :roll: is to have it help push the new 8 shunter through the &%$%$& T gauge points
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