Lionelski posted:

A Genie owed me one so I asked him to make me O gauge for an hour so that I can enjoy Warrenville from a different perspective. Note that I still need to wire the light post, maybe this week.

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John - absolutely AWESOME!!!!!!!  LOL!!!!

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

Uh-oh, look what's lurking behind the tree:

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Must be time for dinner. LOL, Arnold

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

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Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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"Men working more or less."IMG_3493IMG_2148IMG_2160

Looks like less than more.....LOL

Scene on my 12'-by-8' layout completed in 2004 and still in operation.

MELGAR

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Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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 Enjoying the air on a break from the new desk job.

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"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





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Great fun at the USO

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Outstanding!!!!!!.  You have made excellent use of your model software, by Evans Designs, and Clever Models.  It's nice to see another modeler using these products to their full potential...😁

 

  Ted 

 

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Little people are like trees in that you can't have too many of them on a layout.

With 2 ball parks on my layout, many of my little people are playing baseball or watching the games:

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Need to fill those Popsicle stick bleachers with more little baseball fans, don't ya think?

Arnold

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Quarter Gauger 48 posted:

Some little folks still under construction'...😃

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And  some after construction'..😋

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Very, very nice homemade Little People. The colors are particularly striking.

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

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Here's another one, Ted.

Take me out to the ballgame:

20191215_155255Here's a close up of the station and sign, which are brand new, and ticket booth:

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Arnold

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Five photos of Hardworking Little People on the Free State Junction Railway. Photo 1.) Transloading down at the team track ( that's me on my bike at 12 years old).  Photo 2.)The dockside switch crew ... Hugo, Bert, Sylvester.  Photos 3,4,5, ) Bad order car truck replacement by the car dept. IMG_5128IMG_5247IMG_5494IMG_5463IMG_5503

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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Five photos of Hardworking Little People on the Free State Junction Railway. Photo 1.) Transloading down at the team track ( that's me on my bike at 12 years old).  Photo 2.)The dockside switch crew ... Hugo, Bert, Sylvester.  Photos 3,4,5, ) Bad order car truck replacement by the car dept. IMG_5128IMG_5247IMG_5494IMG_5463IMG_5503

So many Little People you have, Pat. Did you ever count them? Is it over a 1,000?

On more question: where do you get your Little People? Train shows? LHS? E-BAY?Internet directly from the manufacturers? All of the above?

You have a very nice collection of them, and they always look great in your scenes. Arnold

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

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Strummer posted:
Strummer posted:

I read (on another forum) about the "dip" method: you take a painted person and dip it in whatever product you have that will get into the crevices to bring out the detail.

This guy is one of those fairly lousy K-Line figures that came to me un-painted. The jacket (brown) and pants (maroon) are actually 2 different colors, but the stain made them look almost the same:

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The only thing I had on hand was some Minwax "Red Oak": I think it's too dark, and dries glossy. I gave this fellow (2) shots of Dullcote, and it'll still pretty shiny, but I think if I had some lighter stain, this technique just might work...(?)

Mark in Oregon 

Just as a bit of a follow up:

Here's another guy, painted but "un-dipped":

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Now here's the same dude, after "dipping" and (2) shots of Dullcote:

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As you can see, they're still way too shiny, but it does bring out the details...FWIW.

Mark in Oregon

I'm a long-time advocate for the "dip-method", but you need to abide by the two-foot rule - if it looks good from two feet away, it's good. Close-ups can work too:

Block paint, dip, dry-brush, then a clear-matte overspray. Even the poorest sculpt can look good.

PD

1 or 2 years ago, I went on the Internet searching for another set of O Scale baseball figures. I posted what I was looking for on this Forum, and also mentioned this by email to one of our Forum sponsors, TrainZ, who did not have it at that time.

This past week, I got an email from TrainZ. They found what I was looking for: O scale metal baseball figures made by Kramer Products, which is no longer in business.

Thanks to TrainZ, I have a new team of Kramer Products baseball figures in white uniforms on the Polo Grounds field (with a batter in a gray uniform), as shown below:

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And across the Harlem River, is the original team of Kramer Products O Scale baseball figures in gray uniforms on the field at Yankee Stadium, with a batter and 2 baserunners in white uniforms:

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This was a particularly exciting and gratifying purchase because I had periodically checked on ebay for the Kramer Products figures without success, and had lost hope that I would ever get them.

I cannot thank TrainZ enough. Arnold

 

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Arnold D. Cribari posted:
trumptrain posted:

Five photos of Hardworking Little People on the Free State Junction Railway. Photo 1.) Transloading down at the team track ( that's me on my bike at 12 years old).  Photo 2.)The dockside switch crew ... Hugo, Bert, Sylvester.  Photos 3,4,5, ) Bad order car truck replacement by the car dept. IMG_5128IMG_5247IMG_5494IMG_5463IMG_5503

So many Little People you have, Pat. Did you ever count them? Is it over a 1,000?

On more question: where do you get your Little People? Train shows? LHS? E-BAY?Internet directly from the manufacturers? All of the above?

You have a very nice collection of them, and they always look great in your scenes. Arnold

Arnold - a apologize for the late reply.  I've gathered my Patsburg population from trains shows, and LHS (both used and new ).   There is one local hobby shop that sells used figures.  I'll pick out a batch of those little folks and go to the counter and make an offer ... usually resulting in a really good deal.  I've also benefited from good deals at small community train shows.  I always pick up a few little people when I'm at York too.  I did purchase one Mafia figure on line which came all the way from Croatia.  I use this figure in my Mafia shoot out scene along with my little folks Don, Juan a Fast Finger Eddie.  

The population of Patsburg has never been counted.  Taking an educated guess, I would say 300 - 400 little folks.  The population growth has slowed down, at least for now.  Some cold winter nights ahead may change that ... if you know what I mean ;-) 

Happy holidays to you!  

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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Now arriving in Patsburg ... The Free State Junction Railway Santa Train with Mr. and Mrs. Clause riding the front end.  IMG_8571IMG_8580

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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I have a great idea for manufacturers of O Scale little prople.

How about passengers with face masks that we can put in our trains, subways and train stations?

Do you agree that this is a great idea?

Arnold

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

One more thing: we need more O Scale hospitals on our layouts and O Scale doctors and nurses with Haz-mat masks. We need to model this great mobilization to fight this war against the virus on our layouts and have more hospitals and protective gear for our health service providers.

Joshua Lionel Cowan would agree. He participated in the mobilization of corporate America during WW II by retooling the Lionel Corp. to manufacture compasses and other things that helped us win WW II.

Do you agree Leroof?

What do you others think?

LOL, Arnold

 

 

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Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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Hey, folks, no ball game today.  Haven't you been following the news,?

Baseball games are illegal during this crisis. It's also illegal to have a gathering of little people like this.

Break it up and observe social distancing.

LOL, Arnold

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LP for today.  IMG_0078

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Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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...other li'l people doin' stuff...IMG_0022IMG_0098 [2)FrankM

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

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LP today:  " A new practice in social distancing." IMG_0595

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Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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Moonson posted:

...other li'l people doin' stuff...IMG_0098 [2)FrankM

Moonson,

The lighting and figures in your first scene look like a perfect spring or summer day on a nice neighborhood street.  But, I'm really intrigued by your second scene. What a great assemblage of buildings for your little people. The cafe, the carpet store, and the home improvement store.

Was there a particular inspiration for this corner or the individual buildings?  I can see it as the perfect backdrop for a period noir detective graphic novel. 

What a great study.  Wouldn't mind being a character on your layout this morning :-).  After coffee of course, perhaps the Cafe is serving this early?

Tomlinson Run Railroad

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

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