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John

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Weekend Update - 7/27/2009
« on: July 29, 2007, 02:52:00 PM »
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Post em if you got them . for me, not much new .. I did some scenery work ... about 10 linear feet of glue shell ..

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Re: Weekend Update - 7/27/2009
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2007, 03:15:09 PM »
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The Dothan, Alabama, train show is September 15 and 16, so I thought I might run a LIRR train to be different, using the Atlas LIRR H15-44 and Bowser LIRR caboose. Put together a train on my portable layout and had a pileup derailment in a tunnel first trip. In checking the cars, I found that my Atlas Mississippi Chemical Co. tank car had a twisted Accumate truck, first I'd ever run into. Have a ten pack of MTL 1000's, so the trucks were replaced.

While working upstairs, realized that all my old PRR steam went to the PRRT&HS meeting and was up there, so decided to try to operate the L1s Mikado made from an Atlas-Rivarossi Mike and Mini-Trix shells. I oiled it and it ran for the first time in at least 28 years. The next night, I tried it again, and it would only run in reverse, then quit. Put it aside, will order a "Helix Humper" from Alliance Locomotive for it, but don't need it now. The H10s runs just fine but won't pull over 4 cars. The shell is going onto the Bachmann 2-8-0 I bought from Micro-Mark!

Other than the derailment caused by the bad truck, the portable layout ran fine, so I guess it's ready to go to Dothan in 7 weeks. Hope to see some of y'all there.  8)
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Re: Weekend Update - 7/27/2009
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2007, 04:37:03 PM »
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Just a little video of the lower level . actually, just screwing around



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Re: Weekend Update - 7/27/2009
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2007, 05:27:12 PM »
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Just a little video of the lower level . actually, just screwing around


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Fun to see , and envious of all that track . Thanks for sharing .

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Re: Weekend Update - 7/27/2009
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2007, 05:33:56 PM »
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one of these days I might actually get the scenery done ;)

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Re: Weekend Update - 7/27/2009
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2007, 03:09:02 AM »
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I templated then rough-cut some 1/8th inch hardboard for a riverbed and foam mounting surface and finally joined my local model rr club.  I'd post some pics of the progress on my layout but so far all I have are cameraphone stills, and who wants to see 1.3Mpixel shots?  Someday I'll get around to fixing the digicam.

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Re: Weekend Update - 7/27/2009
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2007, 03:29:49 AM »
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Playing with shells again  ;D ;D Just started and haven't got squat else to show.





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Re: Weekend Update - 7/27/2009
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2007, 10:10:41 AM »
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Just back from the Family Reunion in Ohio.  Outside of a couple of abandoned rights of way, didn't see much railroading.
But coming home on I-68, we stopped for gas at Grantsville, and I saw this interesting load:

It's the parts of one of those power generating windmills.  These are obviously the wings of the propeller...


This is the generator housing


And this is one of several chunks of the stand that holds the whole mess up.  There's a big "farm" of these things around Somerset on the PA turnpike.  I suppose these were headed up there.  I'm not sure if they're imported or fabricated domestically.

Either way, after seeing the windmills in action in Somerset, it was pretty cool to see one in it's primal state.

Nice video, John.  Looks like it's running pretty well!  The Thomas Viaduct cleaned up nicely, and looks good from that angle.

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Re: Weekend Update - 7/27/2009
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2007, 10:39:06 AM »
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Re: Weekend Update - 7/27/2009
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2007, 02:53:46 PM »
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I passed a windmill prop on a lowboy today in Morrisville PA. I think they make them at the old US Steel mill there..
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Re: Weekend Update - 7/27/2009
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2007, 03:10:52 PM »
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Anybody noticed, this piece of Weekend update is actually what will you be doing in two years time?

For me i will actually have something i can run trains on, honest!?!

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Re: Weekend Update - 7/27/2009
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2007, 05:15:50 AM »
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Nothing ground breaking, but fun. A Z scale billboard:


David (dks2855) did a great job on the artwork, from this:

Thanks David!
There was a similar billboard in Youngstown across from the station. The one in Y-town has a more Yellowish tint (like the model) A photo of it next to a RS3 sizes it at only 4' tall, for Z it is enlarged to 6' tall. It will sit across the tracks from my Z scale station.  8)