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Weekend Update - 11-4-2007
« on: November 04, 2007, 11:48:28 AM »
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Re: Weekend Update - 11-4-2007
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2007, 01:07:50 PM »
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OK I'll be first!!!

I finished this PCM E7 for MEC_FAN. It's the only
thing I have right now but I do have some F40's
that I am starting on.  ;D

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Re: Weekend Update - 11-4-2007
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2007, 03:04:03 PM »
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I am getting close to paint on a slightly modified Randy's square tank class a Climax .






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Re: Weekend Update - 11-4-2007
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2007, 03:31:37 PM »
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Added some loads to some flats.  Used junk parks out of my 1/35 scale military models box.  Car on left is an old Lima with those real funky trucks.  Had a hard time finding proper size pints for the new trucks.  Still need to add tiedowns and bracing.



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Re: Weekend Update - 11-4-2007
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2007, 03:52:31 PM »
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CV finished up the MEC E-7 unit and delivered it Saturday, so took her for a spin today. Looks great and runs great, got to turn the sound down way to loud. Thanks Jon up for another one in the green scheme!!!! Other than that we've been wiring up the new section.




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Re: Weekend Update - 11-4-2007
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2007, 04:02:04 PM »
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Still working on valve gear for a Nn3 2-8-0.

Waiting for some electronics for a On30 Davenport.

Started engineering a new coal bunker for a Model Power Vanderbilt tender to use behind the new USRA 0-8-0.

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Re: Weekend Update - 11-4-2007
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2007, 04:29:48 PM »
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I completed my helix, so now I can once again run trains from the lower to upper level.  I moved the helix under the stairs, 18" diameter . 4 turns, 2 inch spacing between levels .. .. about 1.8% grade

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Re: Weekend Update - 11-4-2007
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2007, 05:17:33 PM »
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I'm measuring the room adjacent to the layout room... ;D

I also spent the morning yesterday running some trains.  I'm getting the hang of the whole car card thing.

And...

Put some more Big Power on the road with a couple of recent eBay scores.  The diesel fuel and sand tower are also new.  You may recognize the sander as a G scale milk can by Bachmann...

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Re: Weekend Update - 11-4-2007
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2007, 05:24:16 PM »
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This is the JL Innovation Designs Mc Leod Service Station. Great kit, roof is just sitting on the structure and will be glued. Not complete, but almost there.

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Re: Weekend Update - 11-4-2007
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2007, 06:34:49 PM »
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SNFF 2007 11 04 N

Here's my contribution this week, some shots from thru the window
of the Los Angeles area East Valley Lines N scale club - located at
Travel Town Museum in Griffith Park.  Enjoy!











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Re: Weekend Update - 11-4-2007
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2007, 07:31:44 PM »
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Jon
Great job on the paint and the straight lines on the MEC model. I am always afraid of paint schemes with lines.

After almost a year of owning a Micro-Mark's etch set, I took the plunge and did to pieces. First one is the last part I need for my container crane. It is the huge cable wheel I could not find a piece that would match the real thing.



Since I went through all those steps, I decided to start also on my next project for the container yard. This is the first piece of the Kalmar Straddle Carrier. Most of the other pieces will be styrene but I will try to photo etch the cabin since it has about 15 different angles.



The quality of the photo etched parts is not near the commercial available parts but it is nice to have an option of making some unique pieces that will never be available. I think, Micro-Mark has done a nice kit, which is easy to use.

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Re: Weekend Update - 11-4-2007
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2007, 07:48:24 PM »
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Started to put some paint and grass on my layout:



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Re: Weekend Update - 11-4-2007
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2007, 08:49:46 PM »
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Before embarking on my current CN Passenger adventure I finished the A B set of CGW F3's that served as lease units on CP rail in the ealry 1970's....





I also finished the GN Heavyweight project I was on for a month with the Cafe-Coach Observation car.....





Now back to the CN project

Model railroading isn't saving my life, but it's providing me moments of joy not normally associated with my current situation..... Train are good!

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Re: Weekend Update - 11-4-2007
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2007, 09:13:04 PM »
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Jon
Great job on the paint and the straight lines on the MEC model. I am always afraid of paint schemes with lines.

After almost a year of owning a Micro-Mark's etch set, I took the plunge and did to pieces. First one is the last part I need for my container crane. It is the huge cable wheel I could not find a piece that would match the real thing.



Since I went through all those steps, I decided to start also on my next project for the container yard. This is the first piece of the Kalmar Straddle Carrier. Most of the other pieces will be styrene but I will try to photo etch the cabin since it has about 15 different angles.



Wow, great job!  I too have the kit, sitting there collecting dust.   Care to give us some steps on how you did it?   what'd you use for the artwork?

Tim

The quality of the photo etched parts is not near the commercial available parts but it is nice to have an option of making some unique pieces that will never be available. I think, Micro-Mark has done a nice kit, which is easy to use.


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Re: Weekend Update - 11-4-2007
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2007, 09:37:39 PM »
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It's been kinda long & painful, but I've made it this far with this one.....



There will be a few new tricks on this attempt.  The testing with the cast metal fuel tank is the first one, it adds 9g of weight.