My newest scene - Abandoned steamer

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jeffrey-wimberly

Dr Frankendiesel
Abandoned Steamer - My new scene

You're about to see the transformation of an old Bachmann steamer into a classic scene of an abandoned rusted relic outside the engine house.

Start with one dilapidated steamer, add some rust,
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Add more rust to suit taste.
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Bury track so only top half of rails show.
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Add some junk to the scene.
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Now for some grass and weeds. Notice that two of the domes and some other pieces have been removed.
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Now throw in some bushes and some diffirent colors of grass.
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Not bad for half a days work.
 
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sushob

Entrepreneurial Teen
I thought it looked pretty good by itself, then I saw the photo with the bushes added. Very nice!
 

Alcomotive

Grandson of ALCO Bldr
sniff sniff....:( that was a UP loco ....waaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!:(

nice work though....sniff sniff.......
 

jeffrey-wimberly

Dr Frankendiesel
It's not finished yet. There's still a lot of little details to be added. There will also be a couple of guys checking her out with hopes of something more than a cosmetic restoration in mind. They have an uphill battle ahead of them, up Mt. Everest!
 

IronBeltKen

Lazy Daydreamer
Nice work! I photographed an abandoned steamer about that size, parked in the C&O's Huntington WV shop facility when I was a teen. Danged if I know where I put it though (probably wasn't very a high quality pic anyway)...
 

jeffrey-wimberly

Dr Frankendiesel
Actually I put that there to remind me that I hadn't eaten yet. Sometimes I get so absorbed in layout work that I forget to eat. Being that I'm a diabetic, that's not good.
 

sushob

Entrepreneurial Teen
Actually I put that there to remind me that I hadn't eaten yet. Sometimes I get so absorbed in layout work that I forget to eat. Being that I'm a diabetic, that's not good.
My aunt and a friend of my father's are both the same way. Neither of them knew they were diabetic until they wound up in the hospital.

Sometimes a distraction from our problems is good, but definitely not in this case.
 

jeffrey-wimberly

Dr Frankendiesel
I got a suggestion on another forum to clear out some of the brush so the rusty parts at the front are more visible. So some of the brush has been cleared out. It should look better now.

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sushob

Entrepreneurial Teen
Looks good! Do you have anything that you could use to simulate ivy or vines growing up the sides? That would make it look like it's been there for a long time without covering up as much of the rust as the bushes did.
 

Myowngod

Pennsy Tuscan Red Blood
Looks really good. The vines are pretty heavy.
suggestion - place some old ties in front of the engine as if the line was taken up and a few ties were left behind. It could of been an old spur off the main facility track where the switch and rails have been removed. Also, throw in a tree or large bush next to it to really settle it down into the scene.
 
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jeffrey-wimberly

Dr Frankendiesel
I'm already working on a stack of ties. I don't think the large bush would be in order. The ones there now are pretty big, though a small tree growing out of the cab might look pretty good.
 




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