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Railroad Tycoon
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General question for the O scale people.

I,m into O gauge,Ho gauge and my newest is N gauge.

I am wondering how many O gauge railroaders weather their O.

I weather some of my HO and N but never had the desire to weather my O gauge. (I don't know why)
And then I got to thinking that I never saw any O weathered.(or graffiti ed up).

I was reading tankist's or T-mans comments on a different post, about removing rust on O and it caused me to think about this subject.

So if anyone weathers their O gauge or knows of someone who does let me know. And if you have any pictures on weathered O all the more better.

I don't believe I ever saw a weathered O gauge train. (unless it was like the one I got on e bay and was in a flood) It had that real weathered look. LOL

Thanks, Big Ed (New Guy on the Site)
 

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Hi and welcome.
B&M had a thread on a Maine person who weathered O and sold on Ebay.
I think it was last fall.:confused:
The rust I removed is heavy duty and removed to save the car.:laugh:


Found it THIS guys work

Sorry he has none for sale at the moment but keep an eye on it.
 

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OK thanks all.
I know a lot of N and HO modelers who weather their stuff. I mean everything Engines,rolling stock, houses,bridges, heck I know some who even like rusted track!.
But got to thinking that I never saw any weathered O gauge Lionel or American Flyer.

Then upon further thinking (wait a minute I need a shot of oil) :D.
I never really had a desire to weather any of my O gauge.
And wondered if anyone else did.
I will keep an eye on that e bay seller. Thanks
 

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Man he does do good weathering.
Wow and look at the price of the bids.
 

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Yea it is insane... His cars easily go for $100 plus... I wonder if he will ever get into locomotives :rolleyes:

I just went and looked at his feedback to view what he sold.
Man, he does make a good buck on them.
Pays $25 for a car then weathers it and gets $250!

So there must be a lot of modelers of O that want weathered O gauge.

I got to get an old junk to practice on.

Still......
I don't know if I could weather one of my old cars that is in excellent shape.
Do you think it will devalue it?
With the prices he's getting I wouldn't think so.
 

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A thread, from the past.
One of my first posts, and B&M actually answered. :D
Matter of fact I think he was the only one to answer me.:rolleyes:
I needed somewhere to post this 455.:eek:hwell:


How about the natural worn weathered look.
I got this Lionel # 455 off of Hammered.
For $50 bucks a great deal.:thumbsup:
I will just clean this up a little.

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I hooked it up and got her hot (it helps to hold a drop light next to the tube to speed up the heating process.) once it got hot it bubbled like hell.
The pump takes a little heating up to move the arm I guess?:confused:
After a few seconds it starts pumping. It has a tap...tap...tap, from the counter weight hitting the wood table. Made like that I guess?

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I tried to get a bubble picture, without the flash the tube looks like it is on fire instead of bubbling. With a flash you can see some bubbles but not like I am seeing them with the naked eye. It only shows a few.

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A little fuzzy, but in one you can see the "ghosts" movements of it's up and down motion.:D:thumbsup:


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Once I find a spot for the 455, I will try to work it into a video to capture the action.

I am ordering 4 more drums, I had 4 in my parts box with another 4 barrel rack. Plus the Sunoco sign, I definitely need that too.

The crank? Maybe? I have to see how you attach a new one, I could do without one.

You can still crank it to hang some workers from.:laugh:
 

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Nope B&M was not the only one.:rolleyes:

T man put the link in:thumbsup:,
Sorry T man.:eek:hwell:

I have been watching this guy ever since ( 2009) on e bay.
He does an excellent job but I would never pay the price they end up selling for.:rolleyes:
Check out his work,.....auctions, he normally has a couple listed.
http://myworld.ebay.com/industrialmodels/
 

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I weather my O scale locomotives and rolling stock.

Here are a few examples


Custom-painted and detailed 3RS DT&I GP7 with brass handrails.


Custom-painted and detailed 3RS Ann Arbor RS-2





 

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Hey Ed -- that oil rig setup is really nice. I've never seen one of those before. Quite the action-packed operation. And, at $100/barrel for crude oil, looks like you have a liquid gold mine on your hands!

Oh ... and for the record ... I don't weather my O trains ... I unweather them! ;)

TJ
 

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Hey Ed -- that oil rig setup is really nice. I've never seen one of those before. Quite the action-packed operation. And, at $100/barrel for crude oil, looks like you have a liquid gold mine on your hands!

Oh ... and for the record ... I don't weather my O trains ... I unweather them! ;)

TJ

How can you do that OGauge?:D
Make them look all grimy and dirty?:thumbsup:

It was a good deal TJ, I am glad I snatched it up.:D:thumbsup:
I might move one of the Bethlehem tanks and leave it right there.
Keep the high tank and relocate the other one. Somewhere?:confused:
Maybe on the other side of the dungeon when I expand the layout.
The plastic yard light is just there as I was checking to see if it worked, I don't like the look of the plastic I might try to paint it and weather that up.
 

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Yeah, most of my postwar Lionels don't need weathering,
they need some cleaning up to look properly weathered.
A few have been repainted, and those definitely need it.

A Lionel club layout near me has one of those oil derricks,
it looks really nice pumping and bubbling away.
Just need a siding with a few tank cars by it.
I guess I need one of these, I have so many Sunoco cars.
 

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Yeah, most of my postwar Lionels don't need weathering,
they need some cleaning up to look properly weathered.
A few have been repainted, and those definitely need it.

A Lionel club layout near me has one of those oil derricks,
it looks really nice pumping and bubbling away.
Just need a siding with a few tank cars by it.
I guess I need one of these, I have so many Sunoco cars.

It is like eating potato chips, one oil derrick is not enough.:D
 

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I have seen many attempts at weathering for many years, primarily in HO scale. Frankly, IMHO, too much of it is overdone with a heavy hand, and it winds up detracting from the models that it is intended to enhance. And that goes for some that I have tried to do myself. It takes a lot of observation of prototype railroad subjects and study of photographs to get it right. In weathering models of whatever scale, a light touch is called for, I feel. A little bit goes a long way. Just my 2 cents worth.
 

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I have seen many attempts at weathering for many years, primarily in HO scale. Frankly, IMHO, too much of it is overdone with a heavy hand, and it winds up detracting from the models that it is intended to enhance. And that goes for some that I have tried to do myself. It takes a lot of observation of prototype railroad subjects and study of photographs to get it right. In weathering models of whatever scale, a light touch is called for, I feel. A little bit goes a long way. Just my 2 cents worth.

I agree, did you check out this guy?

http://www.ebay.com/sch/industrialmodels/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

I have been watching him since the beginning of this thread.

I see a lot of RR cars in my travels and some are really in need of a fresh coat of paint, so some of the overly done weathering is accurate if done right. If over done wrong it looks like you know what.

Look at this tanker,

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