Didn’t get much of a narrative on the below, but I loved the pics so thought I publish.
“Thanks! Everyone has a hobby.
“Easy way to soot engines and cars,use a hurricane light. Turn it up till you have black coming off of the flame, hold the item into the black till you get the desired effect. Spray with a sealer to hold effect.
“Hi Al wasn’t happy with the steam tubes the way they sat so I cut the firewall back further and will replace the tubes with better ones.The front balkhead will fit back perfectly in place and will be left open to show the tubes for steam.maybe hang from a hinge or something.And the inside will be rusty brown as well as the rest of the locomotive.
Will dismantle parts and lay around and maybe sink the loco on a track on a slant in mud to make believe it is sinking and about to fall over to one side.Im also building a stil that will be sitting next to the engine with moonshiners.anyways you get the picture of a rusted abandoned locomotive sunk into the ground after years.
That’s all for this missive friends.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And if today is the day you get started on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.