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Weekend update - July 1, 2007
« on: July 01, 2007, 10:31:52 AM »
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What have y'all got to contribute this week? Seems every time I planned to get to work on the railroad this week, something else came up. Hope to get upstairs this afternoon.

As usual, photos are more than welcome.  8) 8)

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Re: Weekend update - July 1, 2007
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2007, 01:44:40 PM »
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Well, I have been a busy beaver trying to finish off some new items for the NTS. Gregg, you will REAL interested in some as I am expanding the tankcar loading platform into most of the facility. Pics next weekend if I can get some time. For this weekend, I have the single track girder bridge I started working on a couple of months ago.



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Re: Weekend update - July 1, 2007
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2007, 02:29:53 PM »
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This RPO is made from JnJ brass sides on a Bachmann shorty coach. I like the results but it's a pain to build. Hopefully someone will do heavyweights before I get the urge to do another one of these conversions.

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Re: Weekend update - July 1, 2007
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2007, 04:03:44 PM »
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I am working on a UP DC-2 Detector Car which was made from UP motor Car M-66 in 1951 ish and lasted through the 50's .
I still have many things to do but its coming along . Roof walkway at nose , pilot sheet metal , sun shades , magnetic carriages , air lines in res's on roof , and blanked out windows are items I will address . The Z wheels that were regauged with WD-40 straws roll like crap at best . The rear truck is a Atlas GP-7 which is a close match , and in fact Teleweld who makes these for the UP , later used GP-7 trucks on later models .

This was the starting point , UP M-32 which is all wrong window wise . I plan on also making a 70 seat and 74 seat UP version of UP Motor Cars bu splicing Lima coach sides to the Bachmann Doodlebug , as well as a stock one for my W&LG . An infestation of them .







Here is the proto as shown in the Streamliner UPHS mag , God I hope they don't sue me , as these DC-2's are rare to find in photos .



Here is another shot of the prototype .


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Re: Weekend update - July 1, 2007
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2007, 04:09:14 PM »
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I only got a couple hours in this week, but enough time to work on a couple of engines on the work bench.


My second attempt at making a beacon for a Kato NW-2



And a LL switcher getting the MN&S treatment (horn for display purposes only).








edit:

OK, after looking at the photos for a while, I decided that the beacon is too small which gave me a couple of new options to make it.



Jason
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Re: Weekend update - July 1, 2007
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2007, 05:33:52 PM »
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Bill Denton, that is a great RPO.


Here's my project this week, in progress:











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Re: Weekend update - July 1, 2007
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2007, 07:58:39 PM »
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Not much for me.  Wrote a few waybills, ran a couple trains, that sort of thing.  Actual work will continue when I have a better handle on what the future holds.

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Re: Weekend update - July 1, 2007
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2007, 08:02:14 PM »
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another job which was sitting for a long time on my workbench...

two NW SD45 engines, #1728 and #1786, for the low nose #1728 I did use an Atlas GP30 nose with nose light and handbrake...
...for #1786 I did use a Mark4Design high hood and Atlas SD35 truck side frames

some self bendt cut levers, a lot of BLMA and GMM detail parts, a digitrax DZ123 under the hood and this is the result...







« Last Edit: July 01, 2007, 08:51:13 PM by nscalesteve »

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Re: Weekend update - July 1, 2007
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2007, 08:08:53 PM »
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Those are gorgeous.

I've been doing little things on the layout: painting a bridge, adding some ballast to the sidings, but nothing really photo worthy yet.

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Re: Weekend update - July 1, 2007
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2007, 08:19:06 PM »
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Beautiful N&W units Steve !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Weekend update - July 1, 2007
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2007, 08:43:00 PM »
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Beautiful N&W units Steve !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ditto Steve, pretty sharp. Running them "hammerhead style"?
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Re: Weekend update - July 1, 2007
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2007, 02:18:34 AM »
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Ed,

What happened to a tree a day?

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Re: Weekend update - July 1, 2007
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2007, 04:34:48 AM »
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Just tinkering   ;D






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Re: Weekend update - July 1, 2007
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2007, 09:48:14 AM »
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Ed,

What happened to a tree a day?

Summer stuff :-)

Actually, I started  working on more groundcover. I Finished roughing in the scenery, now it's all dirt covered, but I can't finish that before I finish the bridge (which is what I'm working on now).

I do need to get back to trees every night though, since I still have some space that needs them, but the good news is that I am making fairly regular progress.

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Re: Weekend update - July 1, 2007
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2007, 10:37:31 AM »
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Nice stuff everyone ! Thanks for sharing .  :)
Thanks ,
Louis