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Weekly Update - January 21, 2008
« on: January 21, 2007, 10:27:46 AM »
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It's Sunday again, time to share our accomplishments, occurences, accidents, or whatever related to modeling or railfanning the past week. No photos, but I spent a part of the week dealing with photos. I finally decided that the only way I could be sure to keep my prototype photos on RailImages for a periodic "fruit basket turnover" was to number them. While doing so, I was able to rearrange some to group photos of the same subject together when scanned and posted at different times, except for those not yet shown on Thursday Proto Photo - there are still a couple of month's worth of those.

So, what did y'all do?

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Re: Weekly Update - January 21, 2008
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2007, 10:59:44 AM »
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I finished a Z scale caboose yesterday:



I drew up the sides with CAD and sent them to Chris Jessee at King Mill to laser cut/etch them in .010" thick plastic. These are glued to a inner .005" brass core that I etched. The end rails and some other details were etched in brass as well. Trucks are Nn3 MT passenger trucks with Z scale wheels added. Roof is from 2 PennZee reefers (because the ribs match the prototype)

For ultra closeups look here for more pics:
http://zcentralstation.com/modules/xcgal/thumbnails.php?album=48

Next up will be a Dunmore caboose.


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Re: Weekly Update - January 21, 2008
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2007, 01:41:57 PM »
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Chris333, cool!

For me, some comparison shots I made, just fooling around with the camera:



Closeup:



Enjoy!

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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2007, 02:18:34 PM »
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I visited an HO layout this weekend in Glen Burnie, Md. Its called the Free State Model Railroad Club .. its in the basement of a private residence, and is recreating the B&O Mainline from Grafton to Cumberland.






































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Re: Weekly Update - January 21, 2008
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2007, 02:44:39 PM »
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Here is a short video of a brass shay at the same club

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyixu-yEexQ

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BANTRAK Dec 2006 B&O Museum show
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2007, 03:02:15 PM »
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In December, Bantrak set up their N Scale modules at the B&O museum .. here are a couple of videos I shot ..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1hbx9JwarI


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQERywruR0M



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Re: Weekly Update - January 21, 2008
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2007, 04:40:19 PM »
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I'm usually not a big fan of autumn colors on a layout, but those mountains look great.  Were they decent looking in person?

Here's a brief video from my layout...  I have more, but this is the only one under 100mb they let me upload...
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Here's a view from the work done this week along the river...


There's also a couple of updates at the website
www.wmrywesternlines.net

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Re: Weekly Update - January 21, 2008
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2007, 06:15:53 PM »
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I'm usually not a big fan of autumn colors on a layout, but those mountains look great.  Were they decent looking in person?


it was pretty well done .. I am not a big fan of autum colors .. but 90% of it was done in super trees .. the basement was about the size of mine ..

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Re: Weekly Update - January 21, 2008
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2007, 06:35:42 PM »
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A little scratchin-N-bashin'

First is Cassar Electronics,scratchbuilt except for windows





Second is Curtis Models bashed from DPM Woods Furniture.Ignore the junk to the left.



Third is Fowler's Fine Furniture bashed from Geo. Roberts Printing.

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Re: Weekly Update - January 21, 2008
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2007, 08:58:21 PM »
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    Well I have not posted here in quite awhile so I decided to post a couple pictures.

  The first two are from the " North Fond Du Lac " area on my layout. I have been playing with my new camera which is a digital rebel that I got second hand, it is the 6.1 MP version.

  The third and last pic is a spiral helix that I am working on for the new layout, as the current one is being torn down for a completly new one,,,, with  CODE 55 TRACK FROM ATLAS !!!!!!!!!



  

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 Ya'll have a good one, adios Wyatt

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Re: Weekly Update - January 21, 2008
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2007, 09:07:36 PM »
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How
does a train escape the helix bowl?  I must be missing something...
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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2007, 09:12:06 PM »
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As it descends, it reaches an increasing rate of speed... at a certain point, when the circumference of the helix is in direct alignment with the rotation of the train in the vortex, the matter that makes up the train is transformed into supercharged ions, which pass through the time-space continuum, then re-materialize on the lower level of the layout.



Quite logical.
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Re: BANTRAK Dec 2006 B&O Museum show
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2007, 09:15:29 PM »
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In December, Bantrak set up their N Scale modules at the B&O museum .. here are a couple of videos I shot ..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1hbx9JwarI


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQERywruR0M


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Interesting....all three videos are of my trains.   :)

BTW, you missed the club meeting this afternoon; did your ears burn?

Tim

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Re: BANTRAK Dec 2006 B&O Museum show
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2007, 09:17:40 PM »
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Interesting....all three videos are of my trains.   :)

BTW, you missed the club meeting this afternoon; did your ears burn?

Tim

Hmm .. never got the directions .. oh well ..

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Re: Weekly Update - January 21, 2008
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2007, 09:40:29 PM »
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  Ok, butts that are smart,,

   If you see the smallest loop where the plywood is cut off?????!!!!!!???. That is where the train goes into staging. As you can tell I have not perfected my math for figuring the support heights.

  I just trying to give a rough idea , through the picture, as what I am trying accomplish.

  I tell ya some people!!!!!!LMAOOOOOOO :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D

  Adios Wyatt