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Re: Weekend Update - August 26, 2007
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2007, 09:21:58 PM »
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Spent theweekend in Bedford, PA.
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Re: Weekend Update - August 26, 2007
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2007, 10:34:21 PM »
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I'm going to try to make that show next year... looks like fun.
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Re: Weekend Update - August 26, 2007
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2007, 11:33:56 PM »
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Looks like I went to the wrong show. The NSC wasn't even close to that. I will have to go there next year.

I finally am at the stage where I need to get some models done for the layout. Here's my first model built in nearly 20 years. This will be my town hall, reminescent of a couple of town hall here on Long island.



I am underway with two other kits this weekend.

Also spent all day Sunday at the Railroad Museum of Long Island Railfest with our club that was invited to attend. We ran a small layout we are raffleing off at a holiday festival here on the island in December.
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Re: Weekend Update - August 26, 2007
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2007, 10:34:54 AM »
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Nothing for me .. spent the weekend up in Maine .. I did make it down to Brunswick to take pics of the Maine Coast F units. Got a few pics up in Lewiston also near the airport ..
Hey, I was on that train (Maine Eastern)Saturday, My wife gave me that trip as a birthday present.
We took a bus trip from NH up to Brunswick and waited a few minutes for the train; It came into Brunswick (a gravel lot with a boarding ramp)
and turned on the wye; we boarded and setteled into the Morristown and Erie coach behind the Ex New Haven/Amtrack FL-9 for the two hour
ride to Rockland. On the way to Rockland there were photographers at every bridge and road crossing; was this due to the F unit or just a good
day to shoot photos? We had lunch at the Unoin Station in Rockland and headed back to Brunswick,arriving around 6:00. They turned the train
on the wye before we were let off. I really enjoyed the trip, great scenery with lots of bridge crossings; Wisscasset was my favorite area, the
train snakes around the inlet and you can see the remains of the two foot line along the main line.
DANGER ! DANGER! WILL ROBINSON; MY SENSORS INDICATE THE PRESENCE OF CHROME PLATED WARBONNET SANTA FE
F UNITS ! DANGER ! EXTREME DANGER !


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Re: Weekend Update - August 26, 2007
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2007, 08:40:04 PM »
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Always a day late w/ me. But still, my 8 day old daughter Eva is still a great excuse for me. Even with her presence I managed to eek out some modeling time this week. My focus was on details for my lumber yard and the the centerbeam flats that will serve it.

I started off w/ some plywood stacks that will sit in the yard. My first earlier attempts are on the left and the better (fore ground) stacks are on the right. I need about 2 times as many as I have here right now I think.


Then I moved onto making the lumber loads for the centerbeam flat cars. I chopped up some MDF into .3" X .3" X 5.45" strips and then set out to photoshopping the lumber wrapping. I was only able to complete one for a test but I think it will look good. Especially when it is tied down and has the strapping around it.







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Re: Weekend Update - August 26, 2007
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2007, 09:21:03 PM »
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Congrats on Eva...it seems like just yesterday mine was 8 days old... :)

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Re: Weekend Update - August 26, 2007
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2007, 10:54:28 PM »
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i went to Bedford with the goal to buy freight cars and boy did i.  i went from 7 cars to 24 cars and added a 4th loco to the roster, an Atlas PRR GP-30.  tonight i started work on dismantling the HO switching layout (homasote central) and preparing for the N scale switching replacement.  my goal is to pickup another 15-20 cars for run through freights at the next Scale show. 

once the run through cars have been acquired, i can start building up the roster of PRR hoppers, 75' trailer train flats, and open frame open racks.  i would like to have a decent sized TV-3/4 to run at the B&O in December...

and, i have even decided to put together a PRR passenger train - simply because in 1967 they looked more like freight trains.

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Re: Weekend Update - August 26, 2007
« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2007, 11:03:53 PM »
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Nice Steve!
I'm a big GP30 fan.

Are you going to be the brave one and try adding the antenna supports like I chickened out from?

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Re: Weekend Update - August 26, 2007
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2007, 05:01:46 AM »
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Are you going to be the brave one and try adding the antenna supports like I chickened out from?

thank you Ed...
...I have no reason to be brave, the prototype has no such antenna supports - lucky me   ;)

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Re: Weekend Update - August 26, 2007
« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2007, 06:09:52 AM »
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I have been working on the wiring on my layout. Also breaking in my new Kato switcher. I discovered the ultimate electrical tape for light gauge low voltage wires. It is the tape used to color code leads on residential cable. It is much thinner than standard electrical tape which tends to ball up as you wrap. It comes in packs with green, red, white. and blue. Home centers carry it.

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Re: Weekend Update - August 26, 2007
« Reply #26 on: August 28, 2007, 01:32:03 PM »
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Um.... what are the odds of a Chessie GP30 having PRR antenna brackets?  Or am I just a bit confused...

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Re: Weekend Update - August 26, 2007
« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2007, 02:39:45 PM »
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Nice Steve!
I'm a big GP30 fan.

Are you going to be the brave one and try adding the antenna supports like I chickened out from?

there is a reason i'm doing 1967....
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Re: Weekend Update - August 26, 2007
« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2007, 10:49:48 PM »
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Um.... what are the odds of a Chessie GP30 having PRR antenna brackets?  Or am I just a bit confused...

Lee

I think he meant asciibaron who posted that he just bought a PRR GP30.

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Re: Weekend Update - August 26, 2007
« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2007, 11:07:17 AM »
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Um.... what are the odds of a Chessie GP30 having PRR antenna brackets?  Or am I just a bit confused...

Lee

You and the other Steve were confused, I was talking to the other Steve,  Mr 1967.

Speaking of which, 1967 doesn't get you out of trouble, you still have the brackets, not the whole posts, see my diatribe here:

http://therailwire.net/smf/index.php?topic=13469.0