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Snow is on its way here in Colorado and it’s time for the railroad to start prepping. The engine crews on my garden railroad have requested cab curtains, and with good reason; they’ll be busy pushing recently completed Plow XA around the little road keeping the line clear.
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I’ve always loved cab curtains, and I wanted to experiment with making some in large scale. The material is a repurposed “tea cloth” given to me from my wife under the condition that her 2-4-0 will be so equipped as well. Rivets are 0-80 washers super glued onto the cloth, which is then held to the curtain rod with small rings made from twist ties.
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I added a small amount of weathering, a little black and brown here and there, but mostly clean. This is a live steam locomotive after all, it shouldn’t take long to accumulate grime—“natural weathering”
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I’m quite pleased with how this turned out, it gives the engine a definitive Colorado feel (I think?).

Let me know what you folks think!

Sean
 

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I like what you did so much I'm going to give it a go for my mudhens.

Thanks,
Jim
 
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