TedW posted:
Moonson posted:

Some favorites from my eastern stable...IMG_1946

FrankM, Moon Township, USA

FrankM, just curious, with your skill and expertise at finishing details, why you chose not to finish your bridges. I think they are stainless, so perhaps thats the reason?  Ted

Hi TedW, That is a fair and a pertinent question. I have often asked myself the same question (!)

Yes, the bridges are solid stainless steel. To have them "finished-off" with, at the very least, a paint job, I would have needed to send them back to Stainless Unlimited for that application to be baked on.

After that, I could - and would have, certainly - taken my weathering kits to them and had a good old time of it.

However, my wife took a liking to the shiny "natural" stainless finish; her viewpoints about the layout mean a lot to me. Also, frankly, I was loathe to have to crate them up again to send them back to Stainless.

A subsequent set of bridges, made by Stainless Unlimited  for me, I did order with a black paint finish baked onto them (seem here.)15

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All that is "needed" now is for me to get fired-up about weathering/aging them. Maybe. Doubtful. Maybe.

FrankM

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Moonson posted:

Some favorites from my eastern stable...

FrankM, Moon Township, USA

FrankM, just curious, with your skill and expertise at finishing details, why you chose not to finish your bridges. I think they are stainless, so perhaps thats the reason?  Ted

Hi TedW, That is a fair and a pertinent question. I have often asked myself the same question (!)

Yes, the bridges are solid stainless steel. To have them "finished-off" with, at the very least, a paint job, I would have needed to send them back to Stainless Unlimited for that application to be baked on.

After that, I could - and would have, certainly - taken my weathering kits to them and had a good old time of it.

However, my wife took a liking to the shiny "natural" stainless finish; her viewpoints about the layout mean a lot to me. Also, frankly, I was loathe to have to crate them up again to send them back to Stainless.

A subsequent set of bridges, made by Stainless Unlimited  for me, I did order with a black paint finish baked onto them (seem here.)15

All that is "needed" now is for me to get fired-up about weathering/aging them. Maybe. Doubtful. Maybe.

FrankM

Interesting, please don't tell your wife but I prefer them painted, then you working your magic. 

gandydancer1950 posted:

My contribution to Front End Friday......steam version......GEDC1446

And GD, I have one for you.  I notice no lines on your telephone/utility poles.  Many modelers follow suit.  I have searched this topic previously because I purchased some lighted poles for the future. Many don't like the entanglement issues, choice of available materials etc.  Again, what was your reasoning?  Thx for the insight. TW

gandydancer1950 posted:

Strictly an entanglement issue.  I have enough trouble knocking things over as it is without the wires.

Guess the "layout in my head" will have to take that into serious consideration when the time comes.

gandydancer1950 posted:

my contribution to Front End Friday......GEDC2029

Hi Gandydancer, That interior wall looks like its made up of cinderblock/concrete blocks ! I've never seen anything like it. Wow. And another WOW!

FrankM

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge has limits.     Dr. W.Dyer

Moonson posted:
gandydancer1950 posted:

my contribution to Front End Friday......GEDC2029

Hi Gandydancer, That interior wall looks like its made up of cinderblock/concrete blocks ! I've never seen anything like it. Wow. And another WOW!

FrankM

Thank you, I'll see if I can find a better photo!

owner, operator of The Cuyahoga Valley Short Line Railroad,

TTOS#8836

gandydancer1950 posted:

Frank, here are two (better?)photos of the enginehouse....20170825_13301620170825_132923

OMGoodness, so very nice. And in a way us men seem to enjoy - beautiful. Thanks for the extra shots of your masterwork.

FrankM

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge has limits.     Dr. W.Dyer

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