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Weekend Update - Dec. 9, 2007
« on: December 09, 2007, 03:38:21 PM »
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Hey, it's Sunday at 3:30 and no one's started the Weekend Update.

Got photos?? Or narrative??

Post 'em!

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Re: Weekend Update - Dec. 9, 2007
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2007, 03:57:35 PM »
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SNFF 2007 12 07

Just so all of you don't think that I am only a Santa Fe bigot....
(which I am, btw)..... here is a shot of one of my other favorite
locos, the Southern Pacific SD7/SD9 "Cadillac":



I purchased this stock Atlas SD7 N scale model off that auction site,
repaired broken Sunrise details (the 'barrel can' SP lights), then lightly
weathered with Bragdon powders and Grimy Black dry-brushed on the trucks. 

Happy Holidays, all!
John Sing
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Re: Weekend Update - Dec. 9, 2007
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2007, 04:10:46 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update - Dec. 9, 2007
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2007, 04:27:17 PM »
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Been working on IHC's Colonial Homes block... washed in grout for the brick, doing prefit and filing and some assembly.

May end up with some HO stuff, too...  we'll see

Otherwise, just cleaning and organizing so I can set my layout back up.

Cheers!

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Re: Weekend Update - Dec. 9, 2007
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2007, 04:56:52 PM »
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I spent the weekend extending the main switch yard.  Added another 25 linear feet on 5 spurs.  Also expanded my staging yard by adding 2 more sidings and extending them by about 5'.  Eventually, I plan to adding 2 more sidings and extending them by the same 5'.

I also worked on Finger Rock in preparation for the B&O Festival of Trains.  I fixed on of the legs by replacing the insert, replaced the power poles and cleaned all the track.

Dave

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Re: Weekend Update - Dec. 9, 2007
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2007, 05:38:41 PM »
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And I always like to post something a little different on Railwire.net, so everyone
doesn't see the same thing on all the SNFF's on all the forums.  Here's a
repeat from about 8 months ago:
A lightly weathered Santa Fe E6 in N scale:



We can see improvement areas in the above shot, like painting the inside of the plastic
grabiron footsteps to be silver

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Enjoy, all.
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Re: Weekend Update - Dec. 9, 2007
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2007, 06:21:56 PM »
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In trying to clear more stuff off the workbench, I finally 'finished' this M&STL NW-2.  Please disregard the green and yellow paint.




I messed up when I did the decals (too light) and I need to get some short stacks, but it'll do for now.


Jason

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Re: Weekend Update - Dec. 9, 2007
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2007, 07:07:47 PM »
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Been working on this Milwaukee GP30.

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Re: Weekend Update - Dec. 9, 2007
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2007, 01:22:51 AM »
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Got some more progress done on a few more mini mod-u-trak modules....

Cork, feeders, Atlas Code 55 track, Atlas #10 turnouts on the siding and #7 on the industry siding are all down on the two five foot Franksville, Wisconsin modules (MILW C&M Division):



Also got all the feeders, cork and track done on two more curve modules:



And some superelevation for good measure:



I also airbrushed all the track as well but will post pics of that later if I get a chance.

Lastly I pulled all the wheels off my first-run Athearn Challengers and sent them into Athearn to get some Code 55 wheelsets in return. A good week overall which will make up for this week's travel and meetings (in other words little modeling!) :)

- jamie

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Re: Weekend Update - Dec. 9, 2007
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2007, 01:34:35 AM »
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Jamie
I have never seen such a clean work on the sub-structure. Almost too nice to cover it up with landscape.
John
Your light weathering captures nicely the engine in a time when the railroad companies spend some money to wash their passenger locomotives frequently.
Of course I am a little disappointed at Gregg since I has been very reluctant showing off his layout in progress lately.

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Re: Weekend Update - Dec. 9, 2007
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2007, 05:11:40 PM »
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Well we had our Christmas party this weekend, and all the work that went into the little Christmas Garden layout paid off...


And after it was all over, I sat down to check out the Sunday night photo forums...  I think I only made it to one before my wife took this picture...


Ain't the holidays great!
Lee
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Re: Weekend Update - Dec. 9, 2007
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2007, 05:22:52 PM »
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Western Maryland yardmaster making sure the hotshot and the local clear
the crossing.
Chuck Geiger
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Re: Weekend Update - Dec. 9, 2007
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2007, 10:08:03 PM »
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I moved out of a leased duplex over the last 2 weeks.  I learned this time, that I'm a bit too picky when it comes to cleaning.  9 days of cleaning, four to eight hours a day.  I'm beat.  Absolutely exhausted.

So... my only train-related news is in regards to packing everything up.  :(

Most of it has no hope of seeing daylight for 8-9 months.  A small portion of it may see some daylight in about 2 months...  Only time will tell.

-Robert

Uintah Railway, Utah Railway.

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Re: Weekend Update - Dec. 9, 2007
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2007, 09:11:02 AM »
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i realized my "modify as you build it" layout lacked staging or yard tracks since i turned the staging into the main.  i decided to use the upper right corner for a 3 track holding yard and eliminate an industry.  i think it will work, but i need to re-think my crossovers.



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Re: Weekend Update - Dec. 9, 2007
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2007, 11:10:45 AM »
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SquirrelHollow, I feel for you. I've been living out of boxes for about 4 years now. Hopefully, for me, that's about to change, though it's back to apartment living again.  :(

Steve, what's the scale on that layout? Is that a one foot or 24 in. grid?
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