I completed the first phase of my LED strip light installation Saturday covering the bulk of my line from above Silverton down to Durango. For now, Durango will be lit with the much reduced existing halogen track lights, along with a handful of other places where the strip lights don't quite reach. I plan to eventually double up on most of the strip lighting, but it is nicely adequate with one pass through the scene in most cases.
This shot of the May Day Mine west of Durango is the one area lit with two strings side by side, but also farthest from the ceiling (~3 feet).
Post by buffalobill on Jun 2, 2013 11:51:54 GMT -8
Bobby: Like that span bolster car, did you cast the bolster? Or did you build it up. Yours are works of art. I am thinking of doing a model of one of the GATX built ESSEM Ethylene Oxide cars operated by Union Carbide. I have a drawing and set of prints for the GATX span bolster. Wondering if you cast yours.
Jim, as usual, very nice build on the F unit.
Mike, now we know what the like strings are for. Cool. Bill
Post by tankcarsrule on Jun 2, 2013 12:45:51 GMT -8
Thanks Bill. I scratched two of the span bolsters, and did two using the ones from the Walthers four truck depressed center flat kit. They take a lot of work, but the wheel base is correct. Using the Moloco draft gear is helpful in attaining the look.
Post by tankcarsrule on Jun 2, 2013 15:21:33 GMT -8
Yes, I used the Moloco draft gear to extend the bolsters. The Walthers bolsters are the HD version, I call them the floppy ear bolsters because the front Truck bumpers angle down. To make the regular version cut them off and build the straight ones.