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Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« on: February 21, 2010, 10:45:48 AM »
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Show us what you whipped out .

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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2010, 10:47:41 AM »
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This trailer and flatcar was given to me by Lee Weldon which I combined to make a TOFC set up . Thanks again Lee ..

 
Lettering credit almost made me blind :)
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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2010, 10:50:02 AM »
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Great props to Lee, Richie!
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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2010, 11:37:02 AM »
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Show us what you whipped out .


Ummm,But this is a Family site.....but if you insist I will have to take a picture in a few minutes..... 8)
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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2010, 11:49:15 AM »
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Except for pouring water, the scenery on the farm side of the layout is now finished.
 


Layout completion now stands at a good 75%, although the remaining 25% will be more labor-intensive.
 
« Last Edit: February 21, 2010, 11:51:19 AM by David K. Smith »
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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2010, 12:15:07 PM »
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Just about finished with my first diesel detailing project:




Just a bit more weathering and some rear-view mirrors to go...

Richie - you need to hook up with someone who has a layout and put those pigs in a train - then take a run-by video for us!
« Last Edit: February 21, 2010, 03:09:28 PM by GaryHinshaw »

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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2010, 12:30:52 PM »
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Nice work Gary!  And yes, a run by or two fo the Ritchie Trailer Special would be a great Weekend Update Special Feature!
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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2010, 01:04:48 PM »
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I decided to scratchbuild a 24 roometter "I" class Canadian National sleeper...... nope; don't know why.....brass sides are availbale but at almost $50.00 a set plus core kit... "nah".....

The "I" class were the first post WW2 modern cars ordered by CNR in 1947. It took until 1950 for them to be delivered and they were huge.... over 80 tons, thus the three axle trucks....

Those trucks caused issues with the American Core Kit; thus not being able to use the standard steps; rather having to cut caboose steps off and "McGiver" them in....

The sides were cut from .20 thou styrene; corner hole drilled windows and brass grabs and ladders....



The sides were sanded; and then primed with flat white. A home made mixture for CN Grey 17 was made; slightly yellower then the norm because I wanted the car to look like it had been in service for 22 years (I model the early 1970's)

The sides were masked, painted black and then clear styrene was used and window treatments were applied. Decals then followed.

The car was assembled and then weathered....

Here's the "Iroquois" with a Rapido "E" class Duplex sleeper and an Intermountain-Centralia 4-4-2 sleeper rounding the Northill corner... and "yes" I forgot to paint the ladder.... @##!#@!@!!!



Ironically; this car will run in the first section of the "Super Continental" as by the 1970's these were either "Tourist Sleepers" mixed with coaches or Dayniters or worse.... crew bunk cars at the end of the consist....

A unique car; and I'm overall happy with it...
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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2010, 01:09:41 PM »
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Just about done soldering feeders and am ready to start running the bus wires, then the fun part begins scenery and structures and of
course running the first trains! 8) So I will be posting plenty of pics this spring of my summer of 1980 Chessie System (some early Conrail is depicted too. I'm also going to be etching my first bridge and hopefully going to market a few soon.

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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2010, 01:29:36 PM »
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Nothin much really, I had 40hrs of OT this week. Did get 18 Red Caboose autoracks in and I'm waiting for more and 2 more BDL168's to arrive this week.

Got some more track down in the area of Lakeland wye. Painted my Custom Model Railroads station and am just getting ready to install it. While the CMR builds up some great detail with the layers of acrylic, it really makes the possibility of putting in a detailed interior hard. With such a large building with large windows I had planned on adding an interior and lighting but thats up in the air right now.





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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2010, 01:32:57 PM »
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Nothing much for me, I arranged my stuff into plastic drawer cabinat getting it out of the box in the office. hoping to replace the plastic thing with somethign a little more "furniture" looking in the future. Also, I finally got my E-bay purchace in the mail (APO can be slow), a Bachmann 65' combine. I fitted some low profile wheelsets, chopped the rapido couplers off, body mounted some MT's and scraped the silly silouttes off the windows. looks pretty good now. I gotta track down 2 more combines, 3 more coaches and an obs for a decend price, some people on E-bay think that they are worth $20 each, Plus shipping!
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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2010, 01:55:38 PM »
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My major news for the week was the arrival and decoder installation of my AC-12.  What is an SPF doing with an AC-12?  The same thing he did with a challenger!

The PRR UH-1 is essentially a copy of the SP's AC-12 cab-forward, built under contract from Baldwin.  A borrowed AC-12 underwent preliminary testing on the west coast, and the design was found to be promising.  When the SP would not agree to an extended loan for more thorough testing, the PRR decided to build their own.  Here, the prototype UH-1 pulls out of the Juniata Shops and heads for the 12th street shops and the Test Plant.



Early testing at the Test Plant confirms the design as a powerful and useful locomotive, but PRR management is concerned about the safety hazards of having the cab exposed at the front.  Here the prototype leaves the test plant after a hard day of testing, her future uncertain.



It's a beautiful looking model, but I've still got some decal and detail work to do.
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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2010, 02:20:45 PM »
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Nothin much really, I had 40hrs of OT this week. Did get 18 Red Caboose autoracks in and I'm waiting for more and 2 more BDL168's to arrive this week.




That's some handsome station . The mortar coloring looks great  and done so neatly , what method did you use ? As far as interior detail , would a big transparency of a station innards work , don't know where to find one though . Could be back lit .

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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2010, 02:38:41 PM »
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I finally completed my home brew 120VAC grassinator.  
The color of the grass is pretty light and definitely affected by the color of the ground cover underneath.

I could only find the WS grass locally(light green and honey). I'm going to order some of the Noch stuff to add to the grass concoction.


Sorry about the photo quality, my cam is a POS.

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Re: Weekend Update - 2/21/2010
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2010, 02:47:43 PM »
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Been messing with the computer for the whole weekend, trying to get the graphics card to work with a game.