Back in February, TrainWorx had a sale on some of their kits. While I am definitely not very talented when it comes to building things, I figured I take a chance with their Locomotive Service Racks... being pessimistic as to my chances of success, I ordered two kits, figuring that with all my mistakes, I’d end up with one serviceable model. At the time, Dorcie (aka @Traindame) said I’d “find this kit to be ‘easy breezy’ to put together” - let’s just say there are good reasons an ex-boss of mine called me the resident cynic  

Each kit contains 2 racks and comes on four sheets:

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At first glance, I noticed that the various parts have some incredible detail. Some of the pieces are rather delicate (especially the hand rails), but overall, the kit is very well constructed. The overall design of the sheets is very well thought out.

I began by cutting out all of the pieces for the two racks and placing them in two separate piles. I found that a chisel type x-acto blade was very useful in cutting out the various pieces. The sprue holding the pieces is tiny (especially on the 12 steps) and a steady hand helps!!!

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These are all the parts for one rack.

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Assembly was pretty straight forward using CA glue. A small speed square was helpful in aligning some of the pieces while the glue set up.

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I planned on painting the majority of the racks gray and the steps yellow, so I didn’t attach the steps as directed in the instructions until the assembly and painting was completed.

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Here are are two of the racks in my engine yard.

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Overall, I am very pleased with the way the racks came out. I’m not sure I would have called it “easy breezy”, but it was easier than I expected.

 

Paul

Techno-Peasant of the First Order

Provisionary Member - Brotherhood of the Crappy Basement Layout

 TCA 15-70689

LCCA RM-39621

LOTS RM-9326

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Paul, thanks for posting. I too bought them during the sale. I looked at the kit and decided that it could wait. Thank you for the step by step. I wasn't to sure I could tackle this kit but will try it now following your instructions and pictures. Great looking project.

Tom

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Apples55 posted:

Back in February, TrainWorx had a sale on some of their kits. While I am definitely not very talented when it comes to building things, I figured I take a chance with their Locomotive Service Racks... being pessimistic as to my chances of success, I ordered two kits, figuring that with all my mistakes, I’d end up with one serviceable model. At the time, Dorcie (aka @Traindame) said I’d “find this kit to be ‘easy breezy’ to put together” - let’s just say there are good reasons an ex-boss of mine called me the resident cynic  

Each kit contains 2 racks and comes on four sheets:

C7F4867B-AC4B-4253-BC13-825AAB89FE54

At first glance, I noticed that the various parts have some incredible detail. Some of the pieces are rather delicate (especially the hand rails), but overall, the kit is very well constructed. The overall design of the sheets is very well thought out.

I began by cutting out all of the pieces for the two racks and placing them in two separate piles. I found that a chisel type x-acto blade was very useful in cutting out the various pieces. The sprue holding the pieces is tiny (especially on the 12 steps) and a steady hand helps!!!

7D31FB4A-2BBD-4241-8211-DB1A7A8FEAC0

These are all the parts for one rack.

28C4E9A4-20BA-4B95-9A9F-5262B3632031

Assembly was pretty straight forward using CA glue. A small speed square was helpful in aligning some of the pieces while the glue set up.

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73C8F4A8-5C44-4113-BE43-82DC9D56EECB

I planned on painting the majority of the racks gray and the steps yellow, so I didn’t attach the steps as directed in the instructions until the assembly and painting was completed.

D8055C3E-9EA3-4647-8453-4B40E5D6AE52

Here are are two of the racks in my engine yard.

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Overall, I am very pleased with the way the racks came out. I’m not sure I would have called it “easy breezy”, but it was easier than I expected.

 

SOO COOL!!!! Love this post and especially love your results... those are nice racks you have... HaHaHa I know... I know... I'm taking a leap of faith here talking about your "racks" but you totally rocked it!! So maybe this first time out of the gate the breezy wasn't quite there - but moving forward, I have no doubt "easy breezy" will be repeated in your mind as your modeling skills continue to amaze!

Happy Tracks my Trainiac Friend

TrainDame aka Dorcie Farkash
www.blog.traindame.com
TW TrainWorx
Dallas, TX | Concord, NC
(214) 634-2965
www.trainworxlayouts.com 

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