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Revell's 1/87 scale NY Central Hudson

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  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Revell's 1/87 scale NY Central Hudson
Posted by Justinryan215 on Monday, November 2, 2020 7:52 AM

a few months ago there was a discussion on why there hasn't been any Plastic Model Railroad kits available.  I found this kit on the 'bay for a price I was willing to pay, so I pulled the trigger.  It is in HO scale, similar to standard model railroad sets.  I plan on building this into an autumn scene, with heavy weathering. 

 

The build was a very straightforward, simple one, almost snap together, with some extra reinforcement with some tamiya extrathin.  I did set it up with some simple LEDs in the headlamp housing as well.

Depending on how this one comes out, I may pick up Revell's 'Big Boy' locomotive and do another!

as I said, it was a very simple, straightforward build, so stay tuned for the additional photos with the weathering and scene building!

 

Thanks for looking!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, November 2, 2020 1:52 PM

Hi;

      I will say this, You did a Neat Job. Now, there are some issues with the All Black appearance though. Anthracite and Dark steel would be visible plus some lighter surfaces around the Wheels and Pistons ( SteamBoxes). How I know is simple. I am the Director and Board president of a Rail Museum.

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, November 2, 2020 3:00 PM

And, it is an interesting question to pose, as many layouts 'need' functionally staic locos for engine sheds, shops and the like.  Or just in yards full of idle power.

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  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Monday, November 2, 2020 3:32 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hi;

      I will say this, You did a Neat Job. Now, there are some issues with the All Black appearance though. Anthracite and Dark steel would be visible plus some lighter surfaces around the Wheels and Pistons ( SteamBoxes). How I know is simple. I am the Director and Board president of a Rail Museum.

 

 

Thanks!  Although, this is just the intial build.  I do have it basecoated in black, but I still need to apply decals, and apply the heavy weathering that these locos are generally sporting.  The build was unusually difficult due to the fact that it was molded in black plastic. (difficult in seeing what I was doing, not so much in the assembly...)

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 5:01 PM

Hi;

 I am having ther same problem with the " Big Boy" It's All Black and many of the real goodies are molded on. Not for long though! Imagine this. You're standing next to the rails( Well, actually fifty feet away) and this BIG beautiful Monster comes " Sneaking " Yeah ! " Sneaking " by at forty mph! I got my friends to take all the photos they could and then I checked our Library. We have a Photo Book about her!

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:14 PM

Justinryan215
I do have it basecoated in black

I've read of using rattle can silver as a basecoat, so that everything has a metalic sort of base color to sit upon.

A buddy of mine built the Big Boy and used rattle can Royal Blue as the base.  And finished the rest in Floquil RR paint (which probably indicates how long ago that was).

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  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Sunday, November 8, 2020 2:36 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hi;

      I will say this, You did a Neat Job. Now, there are some issues with the All Black appearance though. Anthracite and Dark steel would be visible plus some lighter surfaces around the Wheels and Pistons ( SteamBoxes). How I know is simple. I am the Director and Board president of a Rail Museum.

 

How's this for a heavily weathered Steamer?! lol

painting and weathering is complete, and next step is to build up the scene to place this loco in:

I bought a decal set to put this in the markings of a fictional Loco #513 of the Pennsylvania Rail Road, as I will be giving this to a friend and we live in Pennsylvania.

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:02 AM

That's a great finish, Justin, very authentic!  Looks like it could be sitting on the tracks along the Lehigh.

If you want to keep with the Revell theme, the original Revell had a whole line of HO scale buildings for model railroads.  The series debuted in the late 50s, and they ran it to about the mid-60s.  They made buildings and some vehicles.  They pop up on eBay from time to time.  Dave Roehrle uses them for some of his scratchbuilds.

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    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Sunday, November 15, 2020 4:28 PM

OMG!!!  I love the look of the finished model. The weathering is outstanding.

Regarding Revell HO buildings from the 50's and 60's. My Dad built an HO railroad in the late 50's. It had a bunch of Revell buildings, a train station, switch tower, crossing guard tower and farm buildings. Nice stuff. Too bad that they are no longer made.

Go here to see images of the models http://tycotrain.tripod.com/revellhoscaletrainsresource/id8.html

Dig the prices for the models.

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:16 PM

JohnnyK

OMG!!!  I love the look of the finished model. The weathering is outstanding.

Regarding Revell HO buildings from the 50's and 60's. My Dad built an HO railroad in the late 50's. It had a bunch of Revell buildings, a train station, switch tower, crossing guard tower and farm buildings. Nice stuff. Too bad that they are no longer made.

Go here to see images of the models http://tycotrain.tripod.com/revellhoscaletrainsresource/id8.html

Dig the prices for the models.

 

 

Thanks!  Those are cool!

 

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:19 PM

Worked on the base for the train a little this weekend-made some trees and got the track laid out...

 

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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