TIMMYD: This first passenger car I am bashing is a Bachmann
Virginia Truckee to make the TIMMYD for the Redmond Creek RR. This car was completely taken apart. In
the process parts of the railings and under piping broke. I have
ordered some white steel railings from Ozark Miniatures to replace all the
railings. I believe I will paint them a brass color. I purchased
some brass piping for underneath. I plan to order some custom Decals
for my new Redmond Creek RR as soon as I come up with a logo design.
Here are the first pictures with the car apart and after
the first coat of paint is applied. At this point I still have not
decided what the complete color scheme is going to be like. I just
liked this color. I attempted to find Krylon spray paint at Home Depot
in Redmond, but they only carried Rustoleum. So, Rustoleum is what I
am using. I since have found Krylon at the Fred Meyers right next
door. Well, next car...
I have finally decided on the color schema which is a
mixture of this green color and a darker forest green color with a flat
The Decals are on the way from
Stan Cedarleaf. If you need decals Stan is the Man!
He is not only a pleasure to work with but also does a very
professional job. Thanks Stan! The Decals for Redmond
Creek Railroad will look like this. This should show up great
on the dark green background.
I received the metal Railings from Ozark
Miniatures yesterday. I am going to be painting them a
metallic brass color.
Railings painted with metallic brass color
Ok... we are almost done. I got the
first passenger car back together this weekend after spraying it
with a gloss clear coat. I started with 3 quick sprays and let
each dry about 5 minutes between. I finished with a wet spray
about 2 hours later. I let the car stand over night. The
brass piping I purchased for underneath the car is to narrow and
will have to wait until later this week to get the size I need.
I also need to find someplace that makes metal stair hand rails,
fill in the holes or make the railings myself. Anyway.... here
are the final pictures.
Thanks for all the emails! A
number of you asked for a close up of the decals Stan made for
Redmond Creek Railroad. Here you go...
I finally was able to get back
to the hobby shop to get the 1/16th brass pipe for the underside of
the car. Now all that is left is the stair hand rails. I
think I am going to make them myself.
LOCOMOTIVE: I also decided to customize my LGB Mogul 2018D to be
"the" loco for the Redmond Creek RR. I took the tender
repainted and added the decals from Stan. I am installing the LGB
Steam Sound module next. We are almost there!!!!
BAGGAGE: I finished the last car today. The baggage car.
We are done! Well almost. I have yet to
find outside wall hand rails so I made my own from brass pipe. The
first car I tried the hand rails on is the baggage car and they look
pretty good! The rest of the cars will have the hand rails soon.
Here is the Redmond Creek
I decided the Redmond Creek Railroad
needed and official caboose. Here are the before and after shots
of a USA Trains Southern Pacific caboose.