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Weekend Update - April 29, 2007
« on: April 29, 2007, 10:59:53 AM »
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Have had the little painted trim on my house repainted this week, using a color, "Fine Wine", reminiscent of PRR's Blue Ribbon Fleet. While I was at it, had my house number plaque removed and repainted it myself, as it had been up close to 12 years and had faded somewhat and become alligatored. It's a full-sized reproduction of a PRR Keystone number plate. They are still available at: http://www.waltlee.com  Here's a photo of the finished plate:



The Toluidene Red is Krylon Banner Red and the Lettering Buff is Americana Golden Straw. It goes back up this afternoon.  8)


So, what's up with y'all? Photos please if you've got 'em!  ;)

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Re: Weekend Update - April 29, 2007
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2007, 04:28:33 PM »
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My weekend is being spent in PA with my wife were I am working while my son & his girlfriend went to the old house in WI to finish moving our stuff out including my 15' X 30' layout :'(.

We are relocating to NE and have yet to locate a house with an area large enough for the layout, might have to build ::)?

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Re: Weekend Update - April 29, 2007
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2007, 05:49:02 PM »
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Not much for me...I spent the week in LA for a conference.  Yesterday, I lowered a MT car that has been in my collection for over a year now.  I used a diamond disk cutter wheel for the Dremel to quickly chop the bolster off, followed by hand filing.  I guess it saved a little bit of time.  Thankfully, I only have a few more MT cars in my collection that need lowering.

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Re: Weekend Update - April 29, 2007
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2007, 06:21:11 PM »
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I've painted a Kato SD40-2 into a SOO engine...

major modifications
- old SD40-2 shell w/o Dynamic Brake on a new drive
- SD35 fuel tank




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Re: Weekend Update - April 29, 2007
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2007, 06:24:44 PM »
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Sweet job, Steve.

Tom, you still have all of mine to do....
dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die

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Re: Weekend Update - April 29, 2007
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2007, 06:50:24 PM »
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Did you guys see my Tunnel Motor photos that I posted last Monday?  That counts as last week's work. 8)

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Re: Weekend Update - April 29, 2007
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2007, 07:17:43 PM »
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So That's what the undecs look like now.

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Re: Weekend Update - April 29, 2007
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2007, 08:43:54 PM »
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SNFF 2007 04 27

A N scale steam locomotive 'critter', taken in a German hobby
shop on April 20, 2007:



How's that for small!

You can tell the size of the loco by the Rapido coupler.
I don't remember the name of the manufacturer, but it was one
of the name brand European makers.  Price was something like
139 Euros.  :-)
John Sing
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Re: Weekend Update - April 29, 2007
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2007, 08:55:41 PM »
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John (atsf_arizona) that's a MiniTrix "Glaskasten" inspection locomotive. Quite a drive, with the mainrod driving a jackshaft connected by siderods to the two driving axles. There were inspection locomotives in the US in the 19th century and some were pretty odd, but that's a real oddity.

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Re: Weekend Update - April 29, 2007
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2007, 09:48:49 PM »
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I gave one of these (HO) to Lauren for her birthday:
Thanks much,
Mairi Dulaney, RHCE
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Re: Weekend Update - April 29, 2007
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2007, 10:07:54 PM »
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I gave one of these (HO) to Lauren for her birthday:


Oh .. you shouldnt have .. better deliver some roses while your at it ..

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Re: Weekend Update - April 29, 2007
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2007, 11:18:02 PM »
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I spent all day cleaning the garage yesterday so I could get my work table clear.  Then I spent a few hours last night and all day today working on this...


I had started laying out the basics for it last week.  I'm expanding on the original temporary staging yard to make it a little more functional by adding longer yard tracks, plus 3 shorter tracks for staging my locals.  I also expanded the engine terminal considerably to be able to display all of my locomotives when they're not out on the layout earning their keep.

Although this is a temporary arrangement, I'm going to go ahead and scenic it, since that's what I like to do more than anything else.  I've gotten the ballast on most of it, but still have to finish wiring the turntable and car shop areas.  I'll work on those sections once they're installed in the attic.

Lee
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Re: Weekend Update - April 29, 2007
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2007, 11:21:06 PM »
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Two new proto models

1) NYC 4-Track Signal Bridge (will also be doing a 2-Track)


2) UP Cantilevered Signal Bridge
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Re: Weekend Update - April 29, 2007
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2007, 03:27:53 AM »
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I started turnout linkages for my yard and also started on a Z scale Berkshire:






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Re: Weekend Update - April 29, 2007
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2007, 06:37:34 AM »
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Some FM's