Site seeing – March 31

If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you’ll know that I’ve had some health challenges in the last week. It is perhaps fitting today, for the last day of March, that we look at objects other than me in need of repair.

I love a good wrecked model railcar, especially when they’re done right. Unfortunately scaling down a wreck is not easy. Plastic is not steel, especially in scale and so plastic tends to be an order of magnitude thicker than steel would be in a scale model. Getting it right is more an art form than a science. Which leads us to today’s sites…

Site 1: Model railroad hobbyist forum (Link here)

Over on the MRH Forum there’s a thread running on ‘Train Wreck Experiments with a heat gun and weathering’.  I really like the work that went into this unit. And there’s some great advice on modelling wrecks from those in the know on this thread.

Site 2: Model railroad hobbyist forum (Link here)

Also on the MRH forum is another thread at the moment on dents and dings on cars. There are some reall good comments starting to come out in the conversation, and some great pictures as well like this one by Verne Niner:

Read on for some more great ideas.

Site 3: Jeff Eggert’s Yard Office (Link here)

I’ve vistited Jeff’s website again, and again, and again. His scratchbuilt grain hopper (linked here) is a masterpiece, and in line with today’s dent, bent and rent theme. I hope that you enjoy.

Talk to you again in April.


About Andrew Martin

After a long IT and Telecommunications career in the USA and Australia, I've decided I need a break, I've changed focus and now work in the public transport sector - a complete change of pace. Hobby wise I'm focused on model railway layout building and modelling. I blog, write and publish as often as I am able.
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2 Responses to Site seeing – March 31

    • Colin;
      That is a really nicely done wrecked car. Of note is the interior paint work, especially the scrape on the inside of the door. That’s great work. Thanks for sharing.

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