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Author Topic: 1:8 Scale Gmeinder Feldbahn  (Read 22829 times)
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« on: December 24, 2009, 10:39:31 AM »

Found these photos on another forum and thought them worth reposting here because of the inspirational quality of the brass and metal work. Unfortunately I don't read German (at least not without considerable effort), but the builder's name is Christian from somewhere near Braunschweig.

Paul


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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2009, 10:48:43 AM »

Very impressive! I'm surprised he didn't make a working engine.

Wonder if it will be painted, and if so, weathered.
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2009, 10:52:19 AM »

Further into the post Chuck, you can see the painted version. Unfortunately, I don't think the paintwork is up to the outstanding quality of the model... IMO.

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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2009, 02:43:53 PM »

I tried Yahoo Babel Fish for the first time. Put in the web page address and the whole thing is translated-somewhat humorously but it will give you an idea.

It seems the levers make it go and reverse. The paint is alright but I think the original finish is so NASA-like in quality he should have left it. The big surprise is that the louvers are from a German kitchen fan of some sort. Very smart there.

Nice find Paul.

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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2009, 11:26:48 PM »

Beautiful piece of work!
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« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2009, 05:05:13 AM »

The loco is truly a beautiful piece of workmanship....and the original paint coats are very nicely applied also...but that weathering is a freaking abomination, it ruins and negates all the hard work that went before it.  People that build beautiful models but can't paint or weather for sh*t, should really get to know their limits. I was really saddened by what he did to that loco.

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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2009, 08:30:35 AM »

Yeah what a beautiful model, but I'm sorry I clicked that link and saw the model go from a work of art to a toy train.  This guy is clearly an excellent machinist and builder, but he's out of his league with the weathering.  Looks like he loaded a squirtgun with watercolors and fired away.   Lame   Undecided

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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2009, 07:48:10 PM »

Yeah, it's a real shame, such superb construction work then just ruined with lousy paintwork. It would have been preferable to just leave it as brass or at the very least pass it on to a skilled painter to finish it. Oh well, we can still take inspiration from his metalwork.

Paul
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2009, 09:05:53 AM »

I thought you guys were being unjustly harsh until I clicked on the link.
Talk about falling off a cliff............
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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2009, 01:22:45 PM »

I thought you guys were being unjustly harsh until I clicked on the link.
Talk about falling off a cliff............


Heh, that's what I like about this forum, its justly harsh.       


   
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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2009, 02:07:38 PM »

Hey Guys,      you cant be good in everything Grin      Craig
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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2009, 03:36:46 PM »

Hey Guys,      you cant be good in everything Grin      Craig

  I've set my sights on being good at something . I'll worry about being good at everything later .


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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2009, 07:27:22 PM »

I thought I was wrong once. Turned out I was wrong. Grin

I guess it is difficult to to be fully talented in a variety of related fields. For example, many car builders have someone else apply the paint even if they perform excellent mechanical modifications. It is a rare modeler who can scratchbuild most everything, create a layout with great scenery, then run the equipment realistically around believable structures and settings, maybe running with electronics and sound. So, OK, the guy should have looked up some forums for weathering ideas before touching that mechanical masterpiece.

Can anybody name a Beyond Acceptable Modeler who, in the past or present history of railway modeling, seems to have it all figured out?

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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2009, 08:12:21 PM »

There is some French guy and his wife that did an absolutely stunning all scratch-built layout in some wierd scale like 1:53, or such.  For the world of me I can't remember his name at the moment.


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« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2009, 08:25:13 PM »

 John,        Alot of people might not agree with me on this forum...But ill put in a VOTE for George of Fine Scale Miniatures ...for what he has done ...building the layout he built....makeing kits....all the  good press he's got in the hobby....Known all around the world for his layout....and people from around the world wanting to see his layout...That includes ME Grin 40 years ago seeing his kits got me interested in model railroading. His kit's were the best in HO he was way ahead of his time when he started doing kits... I would love to have that good of a layout at my house even if its HO scale.  OK thats my 2 cents worth    Craig
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