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Weekend Update - April 8, 2007
« on: April 08, 2007, 02:34:27 PM »
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Happy Easter to all, even if it is more like Christmas weather in most of the Eastern USA. It is 20 degrees colder here in the Florida Panhandle than it was on Christmas! The only thing I did that was train related this week was to make all the necessary reservations and print maps for my trip to Greensburg, PA, and the PRRT&HS Annual Meeting next month. Also did my income taxes, figure I will have paid at least one GS4's salary for the year.  :'(

So, what did y'all do this past week?

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Weekend Update - 4/8/2007
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2007, 05:27:17 PM »
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Post em if you got em .

I managed to glue some track to a couple of Atlas bridge sections


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Re: Weekend Update - April 8, 2007
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2007, 05:33:10 PM »
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Made progress with the NKP SD9 project.  See the thread in the Weathering etc. section for details.
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Re: Weekend Update - April 8, 2007
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2007, 05:40:54 PM »
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SAH tell us more about that squishy sponge loco /car holder . That looks like a great idea .

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Re: Weekend Update - April 8, 2007
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2007, 06:06:33 PM »
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Some of the track I've been working on:



Used spray glue on the back of the PC ties, then stuck them to my printed out CAD drawing.

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Re: Weekend Update - April 8, 2007
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2007, 06:30:44 PM »
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Chris, could I get you to send me the cad file for that three way?  In exchange, how about a #16?
Thanks much,
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Re: Weekend Update - April 8, 2007
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2007, 10:44:10 PM »
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Well, I'd hoped to get my bridge module "runnable" this weekend, and I didn't quite make it. But I'm a lot closer than I was. The bridge deck is now secured to the piers, which are secured to the module, which just incidentally holds the center of the plastic "river" in place. This means that major structural work is complete.



Tomorrow night, with a bit of luck, I'll get the track laid.
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Re: Weekend Update - April 8, 2007
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2007, 12:17:24 AM »
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Before:


After:


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Re: Weekend Update - April 8, 2007
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2007, 01:35:35 AM »
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Looking good Mike - I can smell that stock car from here. Well done!
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Re: Weekend Update - April 8, 2007
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2007, 07:49:12 AM »
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Wow, Mike!  I can almost smell that car...  Great detailing.
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Re: Weekend Update - April 8, 2007
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2007, 07:53:07 AM »
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Not much but it's all I got   ;D

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Re: Weekend Update - April 8, 2007
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2007, 08:07:05 AM »
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Chris, The trackwork is giving me goose bumps. I love it.

Mike, awsome job!!

Well,
Nothing I can show, but I did get alot accomplished. Finished the artwork and will start etching this week:
  NYC 4-Track Signal Bridge
  NYC 2-Track Signal Bridge
  UP Cantilevered Signal Bridge
  170ft Radio Antenna

I also finished the Master for the PRR G39 Ore Jenny and began the Master for the SP G100 Ore Car. I will endevour to get the artwork for the G39 done this week also.
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Re: Weekend Update - April 8, 2007
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2007, 08:58:57 AM »
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Little more work from last night:


Trying to model the Erie 28th Street Terminal in Manhattan that was only accessed via car float.

Here is a site of an HO scaler modeling the same yard (great proto photo in here):
http://www.nyhrr.com/Erie.htm

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Re: Weekend Updat for a better photoe - April 8, 2007
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2007, 09:32:18 AM »
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SAH tell us more about that squishy sponge loco /car holder . That looks like a great idea .

Take a look at the NKP SD9 thread, Reply #12, 3/30/07 for a better photo.  Nothing squishy about it.   ;)  I stick glued a block of balsa inside the shell and threaded the bolt into it.  The washer & nut hold the frame securely to the shell.  The goal was to straighten the frame realtive to the shell so the handrails can be applied accurately but still allow the frame and shell to seperate for painting.  The stick glue will dissolve when I soak the shell in water, freeing the balsa block in the process.

Using a compressed sponge / rubber thingee is a good idea though.  Kind of like those stoppers sold for wine bottles.

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Re: Weekend Update - April 8, 2007
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2007, 12:10:39 PM »
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Very Nice Chris !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mike