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Re: Weekend Update - 9/30/2007
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2007, 08:58:41 AM »
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Not much this week.  We have an exchange student from Germany staying with us for a couple weeks, so we've been on the go.  However, Ed and I have been working on developing a timetable for the layout we can use at the end of October.

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Re: Weekend Update - 9/30/2007
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2007, 09:00:11 AM »
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Not much this week.  We have an exchange student from Germany staying with us for a couple weeks, so we've been on the go.  However, Ed and I have been working on developing a timetable for the layout we can use at the end of October.

Lee

Tell him "guten tag" for me .. where is the student from?

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Re: Weekend Update - 9/30/2007
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2007, 10:52:02 AM »
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Auch von mir einen Guten Tag an den Austauschstudenten. ;D

Got plastered this weekend:


More pictures to see here: http://cgbier.zenfolio.com/p1027864971

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Re: Weekend Update - 9/30/2007
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2007, 11:01:07 AM »
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SNFF 2007 09 28

A couple of old way-back photos on my Peavine Line layout.

SP LifeLike SD7 model photos, taken in Feb 2004, three and a half years ago:



And this was taken in Oct 2004, three years ago:



Both shots were taken when the layout looked like this, before the Kato Unitrack
was ballasted:



Here's a similar angle on the layout, taken January 2006:



Amazing how time passes.

Someday soon, I gotta get back to more scenicking and detailing on the layout itself. 
The past year it's been all weathering and detailing on specific models.

Speaking of model projects, I have another thread going on (slowly) that one (a Santa Fe GP7B
project) over at:

http://forum.atlasrr.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40783

:-)
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Re: Weekend Update - 9/30/2007
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2007, 11:12:03 AM »
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Converted my second Shay to a coal burner, as after all, Lima No. 2 was a coal burner. Ran it doubleheaded with PP&L "B" at the Dothan show.




Went to the doctor Sept. 11 for semi-annual checkup. Had me take more tests last week, called this week saying my B12 level was very deficient - no wonder I was dragging tail. Have had four shots so far and have more energy, so should get more done.

Got my 1941 Locomotive Cyclopedia I won on eBay this week. It's the original, not the reprint. Also made the LIRR decal for the missing logo on the Atlas H15-44, but have yet to apply it. Will apply today as put Glosscote on the cab side yesterday.
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Re: Weekend Update - 9/30/2007
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2007, 11:42:43 AM »
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Converting 5 IM F's to DCC and painting some militry radio van trucks khaki and making them ambulances (found some red cross decals which just fix).

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Re: Weekend Update - 9/30/2007
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2007, 11:57:59 AM »
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I finally slapped some decals on my On30 boxcar*.  I'll take photos later on.



*I want to see what Chris333 did to his first.
 

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Re: Weekend Update - 9/30/2007
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2007, 12:26:49 PM »
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Due to my job I am sitting in a Motel Room viewing various forums and dreaming of the day that I will have another home that will accept my layout :'(.

In the mean time I keep an eye on e-bay hit any local hobby shops for things that I could use or want and if a show is close by check it out :).

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Re: Weekend Update - 9/30/2007
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2007, 01:26:26 PM »
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I've been learining a few new skills, or getting ready to...  lets see: tried painting track floquil rail brown rattle bomb; finished soldering about 40 power drops to the freshly painted rails for my lower loops and yardage - should have soldered then painted but after spraying a test section of the track, i just wanted to continue painting... oops.  Finished basic assembly and priming a tichy train wreck train kit (no primer on the crane yet, but i was bored so i rigged the boom temporarily to see how fun it would be).  got a container of hydrocal so i can try out plastering, too.  Also gonna try some of that "blackenIt" on the rails too...  almost ready to try ballasting for the first time, but before I do that, i'm gonna install an under-table switch machine for the first time, begin eliminating some of those atlas track coffins (eventually i'll have all hand-made turnouts but i just couldn't wait to have an operating layout any longer)... i'm just trying to decide how to mount my control panel to my layout...

(this pic shows old panel design, i've had to modify it to correlate with the as-built trackplan, tape tags for reference only.)

here's my most enthusiastic helper, taking a well deserved shop visit away from the 4 cats upstairs.


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Re: Weekend Update - 9/30/2007
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2007, 02:17:07 PM »
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Nice to see some layout progress pictures since I have been neglecting that part of the hobby for some time.

Claus
How is the florist foam working out? Is it better than the regular stuff (pink/blue) or just what you had available.

I finished my 5 unit Gunderson well car, 40ft rebuilt, which is a NScaleKits model with the decal I design for this model.




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Re: Weekend Update - 9/30/2007
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2007, 02:39:52 PM »
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You guys saw my beginnings of virtual modeling and now I something to show for it. The brass bottle is HO with the blue bottle being N-Scale.


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Re: Weekend Update - 9/30/2007
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2007, 03:21:37 PM »
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Nice work guys . I am in and around Latham/Cohoes , NY , where the Mohawk dumps into the Hudson . I plan on visiting JP Trains & Hobbies as UMTRR suggested , as soon as the girls get back from the mall .

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Re: Weekend Update - 9/30/2007
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2007, 05:46:31 PM »
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I just finished this so I'll post the pic.
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Re: Weekend Update - 9/30/2007
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2007, 06:32:52 PM »
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*I want to see what Chris333 did to his first.

Might have to wait a while, I hear he is messing with Nn3/Z scale tender pick ups: