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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby JBConn » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:48 pm

I have the trim film, the Microscale MBTA set and the Tru-color paint. I am leaning towards paint this time, after struggling some to get the decal stripe to lie flat over the many ridges in a (former amtrak) Bachmann Spectrum I did for my kids.

Any suggestions on a plow part #?
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tioy wooden railroad models of the T

Postby Arborwayfan » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:39 pm

What happens when a Bostonian in Indiana reads the "Boston Rapid Transit Album" to his kindergartener and starts talking about the different parts of the system? He builds models of the most interesting stations. So, for your amusement, here is Boylston Station and the abandoned part of the Tremont Street Subway -- in Brio. Rather than cut a hole in my floor I took artistic license and put the westbound Tremont street track over the Boylston Street tracks, instead of under. You're looking at the whole setup in the long picture, and at the crossovers under Tremont Street in the square one. If I can find the Forest Hills (El days, with Arborway and the RR) that I did a while ago, I'll put it up, too. :)
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Re: tioy wooden railroad models of the T

Postby jrc520 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:48 pm

Someday, I hope to do this with my child, once I have one.
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Re: tioy wooden railroad models of the T

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:08 pm

I still have my Orange Line Brio.

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Re: tioy wooden railroad models of the T

Postby diburning » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:32 pm

jrc520 wrote:Someday, I hope to do this with my child, once I have one.


Who needs children? Just make one now!
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Re: tioy wooden railroad models of the T

Postby jrc520 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:28 am

Pft. I could, with HO scale track, but I'd rather start raising the next generation of MBTA railfans ;-)
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Re: tioy wooden railroad models of the T

Postby diburning » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:43 pm

Actually, with HO scale track, you'd need quite a bit of room (perhaps an airplane hangar?) to create an actual scale representation if you're planning on doing more than a few stations without compression.
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Re: tioy wooden railroad models of the T

Postby BostonUrbEx » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:46 pm

You could do the entire Green Line (inluding A line, E to Arborway, F to Dudley, G to City Point, H to the Seaport and Airport, and GLX) in your briefcase with T scale. And still have room for the Orange and Blue Lines.
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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby Arborwayfan » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:18 am

I'm flattered to be moved into the MBTA models thread with what I thought of a a very light-hearted post! Thanks. :)
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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby jaymac » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:36 am

The time served at Boston Latin can never truly said to have been totally a waste. We all learned so much about the T while learning so little about the Ablative Absolute.
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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby MBTA1016 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:10 pm

Cool representation of boyalston. Too bad that the Fremont branch got abandoned a long time ago.
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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby djimpact1 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:43 pm

After having created my first MBTA work car model, 3417 last year, I felt it was time to add a 2nd Green Line work car to my LRV fleet. With that said, you'll see pictures below of my new Maintenance of Way car, 3453.

Along with the completion of this model, I have previously improved 3417's engine performance, put a roof on the articulated section & installed formal windows. I'm now left with 2 very operable & seemingly respectable work cars.

Hope you enjoy the pictures.
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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:44 pm

Nice,
Do you place a clear coat on the decals?
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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby SERY5978 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:27 pm

Figured I'd share these pics finally, enjoy.
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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby jwhite07 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:54 pm

NICE.
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