Historically appropriate weathering...


Jack Burgess
 

If you are modeling the 1930s or so like I am (August 1939) you might appreciate a new YouTube video that just came out on weathering…not how to but more what is appropriate. It is at

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNdxETAkvtk

 

Jack Burgess

www.yosemitevalleyrr.com


vapeurchapelon
 

Hello Jack,
 
I don't model the 30s but appreciated your video nonetheless - many thanks. Top-notch as is expected from you.
One is always well advised not to "overdo" weathering - but most all rolling stock at photos from after WWII was way dirtier than the YV trains you are showing, at least from
what I have seen.
On the other hand I usually don't like the looks of extremely weathered engines - I just like them much more though fully painted (that means all the wheel faces too) but
clean (especially those with white-edged running boards and wheel rims) - with only few exceptions, like a GN O-8, C&NW H-1, D&RGW L-131, some Santa Fe, some UP, and
others. This correlates with the obvious great shape of the YV engines shown at your photos. :-)
 
Thanks again and many greetings
 
Johannes
Modeling the early post-war years up to about 1954
 
Gesendet: Sonntag, 25. April 2021 um 21:34 Uhr
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If you are modeling the 1930s or so like I am (August 1939) you might appreciate a new YouTube video that just came out on weathering…not how to but more what is appropriate. It is at

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNdxETAkvtk

 

Jack Burgess

www.yosemitevalleyrr.com


Jack Burgess
 

Thanks Johannes…

 

I have read (I think) that equipment was much dirtier after the war because of deferred maintenance during the war. I wisely chose to model the YV before the war started!

 

Jack

 

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Sent: Monday, April 26, 2021 12:32 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Historically appropriate weathering...

 

Hello Jack,

 

I don't model the 30s but appreciated your video nonetheless - many thanks. Top-notch as is expected from you.

One is always well advised not to "overdo" weathering - but most all rolling stock at photos from after WWII was way dirtier than the YV trains you are showing, at least from

what I have seen.

On the other hand I usually don't like the looks of extremely weathered engines - I just like them much more though fully painted (that means all the wheel faces too) but

clean (especially those with white-edged running boards and wheel rims) - with only few exceptions, like a GN O-8, C&NW H-1, D&RGW L-131, some Santa Fe, some UP, and

others. This correlates with the obvious great shape of the YV engines shown at your photos. :-)

 

Thanks again and many greetings

 

Johannes

Modeling the early post-war years up to about 1954

 

Gesendet: Sonntag, 25. April 2021 um 21:34 Uhr
Von: "Jack Burgess" <jack@...>
An: RealSTMFC@groups.io
Betreff: [RealSTMFC] Historically appropriate weathering...

If you are modeling the 1930s or so like I am (August 1939) you might appreciate a new YouTube video that just came out on weathering…not how to but more what is appropriate. It is at

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNdxETAkvtk

 

Jack Burgess

www.yosemitevalleyrr.com


ottokroutil
 


Lol, Jack, you wisely chose to model the YV before the railroad was abandoned not too many years later😁 I’ve always admired your work, and the YV, but never more than during our very recent trip to Yosemite when my wife and I had a chance to hike the abandoned ROW, now a trail in full spring bloom, along the Merced River. What a lovely, modelable prototype, which you captured really well, and I consider myself fortunate to have been able to visit both your railroad (some years ago) Inline image

Inline image

and the real place.


Jack Burgess
 

Otto…

 

This is a great time to visit/hike the Merced River area. This is from a few years ago:

 

 

Jack Burgess

 

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Lol, Jack, you wisely chose to model the YV before the railroad was abandoned not too many years later😁 I’ve always admired your work, and the YV, but never more than during our very recent trip to Yosemite when my wife and I had a chance to hike the abandoned ROW, now a trail in full spring bloom, along the Merced River. What a lovely, modelable prototype, which you captured really well, and I consider myself fortunate to have been able to visit both your railroad (some years ago) Inline image

 

Inline image

 

and the real place.