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Weekend Update - April 15, 2007
« on: April 15, 2007, 11:42:19 AM »
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Aside from this normally being tax day  >:(, what have y'all been up to railroadwise this past week? I have been wrestling with a Mark4design X23 boxcar kit. Have stopped to reconsider my plan of attack...

Photos, please, if you've got em!  8)

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Re: Weekend Update - April 15, 2007
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2007, 11:45:38 AM »
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I've been REALLY productive!

I finished up my new Atlas GP38-2s, as well as weathering up my new trainman boxes. I ALSO weathered up an Athearn mill gon, and guess what, the thick paint isn't nearly as bad looking anymore.

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Re: Weekend Update - April 15, 2007
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2007, 11:46:07 AM »
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Oh yeah, I'll get some pictures this evening, when I don't have to fight with door glare.

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Re: Weekend Update - April 15, 2007
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2007, 12:11:38 PM »
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Messed around with a GLa, got this far:

Started with a Red Caboose flatcar.

Looks like I will need to get some decals from Oddball.

My M4D X23 is painted. I think I will rub the CDS transfers to decals paper and try that.


Waiting on more rail and PC ties to finish my turnout maze.

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Re: Weekend Update - April 15, 2007
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2007, 12:34:31 PM »
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Got this through the paint shop



And a shot with Helicon! :)


Still needs a few more decals, dullcoting and the couplers reinstalling.
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Re: Weekend Update - April 15, 2007
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2007, 04:30:11 PM »
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I was off a week and could spend a lot of time on my crane.



For more pictures and explanations, check the Scratchbuilding section of this forum.


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Re: Weekend Update - April 15, 2007
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2007, 05:08:36 PM »
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I saw a picture of a new Canadian Hopper online, so I took an InterMountain Cylindrical Hopper (with the wrong hatches...  ??? ) and with some color (mix Kathy green 33% and CNW green 67%), some Adobe Photoshop, some Alps MD-5000, 30 individual decals and some MicroSol and MicroSet I've done this...



Sorry, before you are asking, The decals are not available ! but this car is on eBay...  ;)

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Re: Weekend Update - April 15, 2007
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2007, 05:29:28 PM »
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Nada mucho for me.  I managed to do a little speed matching and maintenance, otherwise I was just running loops while Andy drew cartoon monsters...

Plus, these guys were putting slow orders on the main line at Shaw...


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Re: Weekend Update - April 15, 2007
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2007, 06:51:49 PM »
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SNFF 2007 04 13

Here's my contribution for the week,
continuing with my weathering of the passenger fleet.

A lightly weathered Santa Fe E6 in N scale:



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We can see improvement areas in the above shot, like painting the inside of the plastic
grabiron footsteps to be silver

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And I need to use a black magic marker on the brass flywheel, which is right now
 visible thru the side window.

Have a good week, all!
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Re: Weekend Update - April 15, 2007
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2007, 09:52:43 PM »
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Engineshop--I know those container cranes are huge, but I didn't realize the scale of what you're working on until I saw that picture. Just how big will the finished model be?

As for me, the ICRR bridge module went to the Cow Palace in Timonium this weekend:



And made its debut as part of MARRS' N-scale setup.

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Re: Weekend Update - April 15, 2007
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2007, 10:10:42 PM »
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Zox,

Looks good!!!!
Also looks like you managed to get that damn in. :D

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Re: Weekend Update - April 15, 2007
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2007, 10:56:23 PM »
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Worked on the passenger cars some more, as well as my Grace Whitcomb.  Also worked on my model of the "Tater House," an old building owned by the railroad, the last railroad owned property in Newport save for the railroad itself.

Also did my taxes today.  I think I'll buy a whole bunch of c55 flex track with the refund.
Thanks much,
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Re: Weekend Update - April 15, 2007
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2007, 09:44:14 AM »
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Pictures: finally.

Full album, where you cane even zoom in: http://picasaweb.google.com/ed.kapuscinski/April2007Modeling

The GP38-2s (I'm not really happy with the lighting here though):





Not a new project, just a new photo:




Atlas Trainman 50's Boxes rock. I'll start another thread about them, but here's my favorite:



And here's the biggest surprise. An Athearn mill gon, thick paint and all. It's not so bad!
« Last Edit: April 16, 2007, 10:23:49 AM by Ed Kapuscinski »

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Re: Weekend Update - April 15, 2007
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2007, 10:07:20 AM »
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I paid my taxes realizing how much RR stuff I could buy with it.  Our club was  set up at a local train show at a Volunteer Fire Dept. along with an O scale hi railer group.   We put up with the usuual comments at first.  But as the afternoon wore on they were definitely having problems especially with an EL F unit ABBA lashup that kept uncouplung.   Their Amtrak train developed a short in one of the cars.  Our layout was small being only 6 X 18 but it worked great even with long trains.  One thing is clear though we need to develop a faster way of setting up modules.  We have all of the tricks to include color coded joiner tracks and gauges but still too much time is required to set up for a show, especially the smaller one day shows.