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Weekend update - June 3, 2007
« on: June 03, 2007, 01:11:33 PM »
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Whatcha been doin' this past week, y'all? I have spent a good bit of time loading my photos into Picasa. While I only have a few dozen model photos loaded, I've gotten the vast majority of my prototype photos on there. Reworked a few photos as well, including rescanning a couple:





The previous versions were too dark and streaky. At the rate I have been posting photos on Thursdays, I still have nine weeks before I need to start scanning more...

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Re: Weekend update - June 3, 2007
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2007, 01:28:49 PM »
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I went to the PA RR Museum's Pennsy days with my dad yesterday.

Saw something excellent on the way up there:
A Pair of blue units working in York

http://picasaweb.google.com/ed.kapuscinski/PrettyMuchTheOppositeOfALandmineABluePairInYork

Then I headed off to Strasburg where I had some time to kill before my dad showed up. I chased the 11:00am train out and back, catching him at pretty much every place you can. 50mph Speed Limits, 10mph trains and a big plume of smoke to know where he is all make this like shooting fish in a barrel.













My father showed up and we poked around the Strasburg shops for a while:









We then headed across the street to the museum, but I'll post that separately since I don't have all those photos up yet.


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Re: Weekend update - June 3, 2007
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2007, 02:22:23 PM »
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Ed,

My wife and I were at the Strasburg RR In PA about 4 weeks ago, we rode the train and hit the hobby shops in the area :).

However I did pick up a few Boxcars to add to my collection ;D.

I have no photos to post and am not able to work on the layout as it is in storage waiting for me to find a new home for it, the wife and my self but that is taking more time than we thought :'(.


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Re: Weekend update - June 3, 2007
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2007, 02:54:51 PM »
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Did anyone notice that those steam domes on the ground at Strasburg kinda look like Darth Vaders helmet!

3rdrail

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Re: Weekend update - June 3, 2007
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2007, 03:01:19 PM »
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FANtastic job, Chris, for Z scale, but you've got to admit there is a whole 'nother level of detail on your N scale version - like working Baker valve gear... But, all in all, a scratchbuilt Z scale steamer is one helluvan accomplishment!  8) 8) 8)

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Re: Weekend update - June 3, 2007
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2007, 03:33:01 PM »
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Did anyone notice that those steam domes on the ground at Strasburg kinda look like Darth Vaders helmet!


No, but they did remind me of a scene in Coupling (the BBC one) about how "one has to be better than the other".

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Re: Weekend update - June 3, 2007
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2007, 03:43:05 PM »
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Nothing for me. Contemplating tearing down a couple of sections ..

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Re: Weekend update - June 3, 2007
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2007, 03:43:45 PM »
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Nothing for me. Contemplating tearing down a couple of sections ..

When are you not?  ;D

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Re: Weekend update - June 3, 2007
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2007, 04:49:07 PM »
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Hello to all!

This is my first posting on Railwire with pics and a big nod to the Kapuscinski_Man for all his suggestions, encouragement and help!!

These are from the last year or so....





A PeachCreek shops kit. It took me a while to complete and I made some mistakes, but all in all it makes down the track.














Chris - AWESOME!!!! I would lose any Z scale stuff in my pocket lint!!!!


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Re: Weekend update - June 3, 2007
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2007, 07:06:38 PM »
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For my two cents worth this week I offer,some road and rail competion on my N scale photo diorama between CSX and my new Athearn Mack Model R and Roadway tamdem pups.



and my newest building kitbash temporairily setting in the middle of the road (the lighting is really good there) for photo purposes.The building will be a furniture store and is bashed from two DPM Hilltowne Hotel kits minus two floors. As you can see it is not quite finished yet.

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Re: Weekend update - June 3, 2007
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2007, 07:15:23 PM »
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I finally got some *acceptable* results for my bluff.  It's still ended up too yellow and I can't get rid of the glare.









Now maybe I can get back to the track and ballast without getting plaster into everything.

Jason

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Re: Weekend update - June 3, 2007
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2007, 07:26:17 PM »
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Randy's Whitcomb kit in progress - it runs!

http://www.trainboard.com/railimages/data/511/DSCF0986a.jpg

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Re: Weekend update - June 3, 2007
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2007, 08:27:11 PM »
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I like those wheels Jason, tell me more about those wheels on this Arnold engine...

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Re: Weekend update - June 3, 2007
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2007, 08:32:56 PM »
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I did finally finish this MRL #259 SD40-2XR for Gordon...

first some facts:
- more than 54 #80 holes drilled by hand
- over 44 BLMA and GMM detail parts glued in and on
- over 65 decals on the shell and sill





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