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Here are some of the modeling activities that our members are working on during our Division activity hiatus. Click on the members name to go to their page to see what they have been working on




Geoff Wood


In regard to weathering technigues:

I really liked weathering with floquil in various dilutions. I have had a Paasche VL double action for years. Lots of control was the thing. Practice and experience counts. When Floquil and Dio-sol was discontinued I stopped. Prep and clean up do discourage one.

I have mostly settled on Pastel Chalks which I have used for years. I still have the 2 boxes I got from Soive Faire in the eighties. One Earth tones and one grays. I have Pan Pastels but am not to fond of them. Dull coat does make effects disappear. On Kadee cars and other semi gloss cars I spray first with dull coat and again afterward. Accurail cars are very flat and weather well and don’t lose as much effect when flat coated. I do weather my locos but it is traumatic. Some have turned out well . A few have not, but are not bad enough to not use.

I don’t use India ink/alcohol at all on cars, and not much on structures. I do use it as the wetting agent on some dirt roads or gravel parking lots. It weathers in one step.

I have not used those other techniques. I have seen good results from oil paint and turpenoid. I doubt if I ever will. Lots of prep and cleanup and drying time,

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I reconfigured the bakery and did some scenery. A little more landscaping. The workers left a little gravel on the stairs and the store and office need signs.

Geoff Wood
I reconfigured the bakery and did scenery
Geoff Wood
I reconfigured the bakery and did scenery
Geoff Wood
I reconfigured the bakery and did scenery












Below are a few Photos of the projects I have been working the past few weeks of this Mess. They are the R.T. Krass Bakery scene and an Atlas/Kato RS3 that I painted and lettered for the MTR. I also installed a V5 Lok sound decoder. I used a ESU sugar cube speaker and installed LED lights. The Alco 244 Prime mover sounds great. Stay safe and Well,

Geoff Wood
Landscaped the bakery.
Geoff Wood
Atlas/Kato RS3











Below are 2 Photos of a Atlas/Kato GP7 that I recently painted, lettered and partially detailed with 3 chime horn and Steam boiler details. I also installed Sountraxx Econami sound and I Phone 4 speaker. I will do anything to keep avoiding Static Grass application!

Geoff Wood
Atlas/Kato GP7
Geoff Wood
Atlas/Kato GP7












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